May 17th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Spring weather means lawn mowing, landscaping and yard work of all kinds.
Some South Whitley residents questioned town council members as to the correct procedure in disposing of yard waste.
‚ÄúWe need to cut our grass and clean up limbs,‚ÄĚ said a homeowner present at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting. ‚ÄúNow that we have these trash containers, we don‚Äôt know what to do with our grass clippings.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúIt is rare for me to come in and say entirely positive things about my client.‚ÄĚ
Those were the comments of Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz at the sentencing hearing for Christopher Padgett, who pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class B felony, last month.
Voelz made his comments in his testimony on Padgett‚Äôs behalf while awaiting sentencing from Circuit Court Judge James Heuer. Heuer handed down a six-year sentence for Padgett.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Citizens interested in the future of aquatics in Columbia City will have a chance to give their opinion next week.
Park Director Mark Green said there will be a public forum to discuss the future of aquatics, both in Columbia City and Whitley County, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall in the Columbia City Common Council Chamber on the second floor.
Much of this discussion sprang from last year‚Äôs announcement that Burnworth Memorial Pool will be holding its last season in the summer of 2014, before it is closed.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Nearly 20 Whitley County girls athletes are headed to the Northrop Regional track meet Tuesday.
Though all have different goals and aspirations for the rest of the season, one thing is certain ‚ÄĒ all are happy to stay in the mix for another week.
For Columbia City junior Samantha Roush, its a state finals bid she‚Äôs looking for. For Whitko senior Josie Sparks, it‚Äôs a school record.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúWhat we are seeing here is the byproduct of four years of hard work.‚ÄĚ
Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner didn‚Äôt expect to have an undefeated pitcher this far into the season ‚ÄĒ but he does.
Wyatt Wolf, senior, is 5-0 on the season, including throwing a no-hitter earlier this year.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not something we emphasize with our pitchers,‚ÄĚ Hisner said. ‚ÄúWe emphasize controlling the controllable. Sometimes you have no control over your win-loss record. What we do have control over is our attitude, effort and competitiveness.‚ÄĚ
(May 17, 2013) ‚ÄĒ A special feature highlighting Performing Arts at Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko High Schools is inserted in today's paper. This full-color publication depicts the arts during the 2012-13 school year.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team fell in two Three Rivers Conference games earlier this week.
The Lady Wildcats lost to North Miami Monday. The host-Lady Warriors beat the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats dropped their senior night contest Wednesday to Rochester, 14-0.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Golf Club.
The Wildcats shot 164. Tippecanoe Valley scored 164 as well, and the tie was broken by the score of the fifth golfer. Manchester came in third with a total of 186.
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team captured a conference win Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat NECC-rival Central Noble, getting the final run in the seventh inning to get the 4-3 victory.
Both teams got one run in the first inning. The next score did not come all the way until the top of the fifth, when the Lady Eagles put two more on the board to make it 3-1.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ For most of the team, Whitko‚Äôs girls tennis season came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles dropped a close 3-2 contest to Wawasee in the opening round of sectionals.
But it‚Äôs not all over yet.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won their match over Wawasee, qualifying to move on to the regional with Columbia City‚Äôs Celine Rongos in singles, and the doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen.
Alfieri and Marshall took a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Lady Warriors Jada Antonides and Sam Prins.