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May 17th, 2013

PERFORMING ARTS in review

May 17, 2013

(May 17, 2013) — 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.

Whitko softball falls to North Miami, Rochester

May 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s 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.

Whitko golf splits match

May 17, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s 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.

Lady Eagles defeat Central Noble, 4-3

May 17, 2013

ALBION — Churubusco’s 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.

Whitko’s Alfieri, Marshall on to regional

May 17, 2013

WARSAW — For most of the team, Whitko’s 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’s 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’s 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.

Tracksters advance to next round

May 17, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Girls tracksters had their shot at qualifying for the regional Tuesday, and the boys took their turn at Thursday’s sectionals.

Churubusco’s athletes competed at North Side, while Whitko and Columbia City headed back to Wayne for the second year in a row.

Two tracksters had standout performances — Whitko’s Connor Stouder and Churubusco’s Austin McClure.

McClure took first place in both of his throwing events.

He won the discus with a heave of 152 feet, 2 inches — 10 feet more than his closest opponent.

Guitar concert

May 17, 2013

New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will be performing at the Peabody Public Library’s Robert E. Brittain Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The concert is free and open to the public.

This concert is part of a nationwide tour, right after a highly regarded appearance in New York at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.

Major works will include the Bach Chaconne and Suite Compostelana by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou.

Planting day

May 17, 2013

Whole Health Wellness Center will have its first Planting Day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1065 West CR 150 N., Columbia City.

There will be a ribbon-cutting with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at 2 p.m. Activities will include planting in the community garden and learning about large- and small-scale composting.

Children’s garden planting will start at 2:30 p.m.

Whole Health Wellness Center is a new organization created by and for the people of Columbia City.

The center’s mission is to establish community gardens and improve overall health.

Spring spruce-up

May 17, 2013

Whitley on the Move will put on its Spring Spruce-Up in South Whitley Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Volunteers are asked to join in and help pick up around the town. To participate, citizens need to show up at the bandstand on Front Street at 8 a.m. with work gloves, a trash bag or two, and, if possible, a push broom or rake.

To suggest a specific area to be cleaned up May 18, call Darci Kessie at 723-6128 or Julia Robinson at 723-4637.

Nicodemus prepares for her third 4-H fair

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Emma Nicodemus is no stranger to the Whitley County 4-H program.

Nicodemus grew up watching her older cousins Tanner, Colin, Ethan and Aly Nicodemus participate in 4-H.

Nicodemus is the daughter of Steve and Amy Nicodemus. She attends Coesse Elementary School where she is in the fifth grade.

Her projects for the year include pigs and feeder calves.

Growing up around her cousins and their animals, Nicodemus wanted to join 4-H because of her cousins. She said she likes to do whatever her cousins are doing.

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