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April 15th, 2013

Whitko JV sweeps W. Noble

April 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.

The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.

West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.

Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.

The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.

The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.

POLISHING THE TOMBSTONES: History enthusiasts revive family cemetery

April 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Preserving history made for cold, wet work Saturday as individuals gathered at the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve to restore tombstones.

The Leaman Cemetery, tucked back in the woods along a hiking trail, had been overgrown and forgotten, until Gene Heckman, Thorncreek Township trustee, was told about the cemetery by his son, Dan.

CCPD: New Col. City reserves to be sworn in next week

April 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department recently added three new reserve officers.

Jeremy Brice, Heath Fearnow and Anthony Kumfer have joined the force doubling the total reserve officers to six.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the three have completed their 40-hour, pre-basic training. Next will be field work.

“They have a manual they have to go through. With training officers, investigations, crash reports and case reports all included,” Longenbaugh said.

BODY FOUND IN S. WHITLEY POND: 74-year-old woman dies Sunday

April 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A South Whitley woman was found dead in a pond in Cleveland Township Sunday morning.

Officials say Bonnie Knetter, a 74-year-old who lived in the apartments located at 7550 W. CR 500 S, was discovered in a pond near her home by her family.

According to Indiana conservation officers, Knetter’s relatives came to check on her at approximately 10:45 a.m. Sunday, but couldn’t find her in her home.

The family searched the vicinity and found her in the pond a few hundred feet from her home, officials say.

VOGELY TO APPEAR IN COURT: Detective booked for OWI

April 15, 2013

LARWILL — A Whitley County Sheriff’s detective was arrested Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Chuck Vogely, 60, was booked into the Whitley County Jail Saturday at 5:35 p.m.

According to police scanner traffic, Whitley County received a call from Kosciusko County on a possible intoxicated driver, headed eastbound on U.S. 30.

Vogely was stopped in the Larwill area by a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy.

He was arrested and booked by the Indiana State Police.

Norman Doud, 84

April 15, 2013

Norman D. Doud , 84, of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Hubert and Nora (Goings) Doud. He retired in 1990 from Boilermakers 374 after 33 years.

April 13th

TOP CHEFS: Cooking contest heats up Eagle Tech

April 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — War was waged at Eagle Tech Academy Friday — a cooking war, that is.

Sophomore Spanish students at ETA participated in a cooking competition that not only brought out creative dishes, but creative learning as well.

Seventeen teams fought for the honor of “Top Chef.” Several of the classrooms were converted into mini, make-shift eateries, as students prepared and served dishes from Spanish-speaking countries.

LILLY SCHOLAR: Chandler Brown receives endowment

April 13, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Out of 39 applicants participating in the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship selection process, Chandler Brown, a senior at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School, was awarded the honor.Chandler is the son of Doug and Larisa Brown, and the older brother of Seth.

As the endowment’s recipient, Chandler receives full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.His college of choice — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute.

April 12th

Col. City pummels Lady Wildcats, 18-1

April 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season — in prime fashion — with an 18-1 win.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.

Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.

“We finally hit the ball like we wanted,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.

City wins baseball opener

April 13, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City’s varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.

While the weather held off for the Eagles’ Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.

Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.

The Eagle’s opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.

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