April 26th, 2013
Whitko baseball scores first TRC win
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team picked up a win in its first Three Rivers Conference game of the season Thursday.
The Wildcats shut out Southwood, 1-0, behind a two-hit pitching gem from Alex Stoddard.
Whitko drew first blood immediately, scoring what proved to be the game‚Äôs only run in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Gaff crossed the plate on a single from Zach Snep. Gaff also had the lone extra-base hit of the night, a double.
Lady Eagles drop game to Lakers
FREMONT ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball fell in a NECC Tournament game Thursday to Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles 6-4.
Offensively, ‚ÄėBusco was able to bang out seven hits on the night. Kasey Gibson led with a 3-for-4 stint at the plate.
Hannah Richards crossed the plate twice for the Lady Eagles as well. Other Lady Eagles with hits included Kristen Krill, Richards, Kellary Crabil and Lacey Pulley.
Courtney Luttmann was the losing pitcher for ‚ÄėBusco, with Krill tossing relief innings as well.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ With a multi-million dollar focus on the town‚Äôs waste water utility, South Whitley Town Council members are weighing the possibility of selling the town‚Äôs water utility.
At Tuesday‚Äôs council meeting, town leaders entertained an updated proposal from Indiana American Water Company.
Company representatives had previously brought information to the council on the possibility of IAW purchasing the town‚Äôs water utility.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe weather needs to change.‚ÄĚ
Kent Hoffman expressed a mutual feeling of most of his fellow crop growers after a week of flooding and cool temperatures.
Hoffman, a Whitley County farmer of 2,800 acres, is suffering the effects of the area‚Äôs wicked weather conditions.
‚ÄúThe large amount of water has caused erosion, which means extra field work is going to have to be done to get them ready to plant,‚ÄĚ Hoffman said.
This is a totally different story than last planting season, when temperatures began to warm up in February.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It may not feel like it outside, but some individuals are beginning to anticipate warmer months.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Whitko Community School Corporation has been evaluating the possibility of utilizing more technology in its classrooms.
One-to-One Technology is a plan to incorporate more devices in classrooms to enhance student learning and interaction, as well as equipping teachers with data in a digital format to assess student progress.
The district has been cautious in its movement toward more technology.
Concerns have centered around teacher preparedness and their ability to know the technology in a way that can be taught to students.
Rodney Bell Davenport, 89, of Warsaw, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in his Irish Lake home, surrounded by his family.
Rodney was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Los Angeles, and was the youngest child of Fred and Muriel (White) Davenport‚Äôs three children.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team emerged victorious in a four-team meet Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats defeated two conference foes, Manchester and Northfield, as well as Lakeland Christian Academy.
Whitko rolled up 91 points to edge past Manchester, which had 84.
Lady Wildcat athletes scored first in six events. Josie Sparks was first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Miranda Terril grabbed a pair of wins in the high jump and the 400-meter dash.
Columbia City‚Äôs cheerleading squad held its awards banquet in March.
Awards winners include, front row, junior varsity, from left: Megan Gawthrop, Positive Attitude Award and Spirit Award; Danielle Reust,Most Outstanding Cheerleader Award; and Mariah Dennis, Leadership Award.
Back row, varsity: Emily Wilder, Most Improved Award; Dezer-Ray Lauz, Leadership Award; Courtney Davis, Positive Attitude Award; Molly Drew, Most Improved Award; Kennedy Slavicek, Coaches Award; Bonnie Smith, Leadership Award; Riley Fry, Most Outstanding Cheerleader.
Indian Springs Middle School 7th grader, Jacob Hinen, took advantage of Monday‚Äôs cooperative weather, placing first in the long jump against Wawasee.
Both the 8th-grade boys and girls were victorious with scores of 77-29 and 58-48, respectively. The 6th- and 7th-grade boys and girls both fell to Wawasee, 68-38 and 75-30, respectively.
The teams are back in action Thursday at ISMS for their last home meet of the season. Monday is the county meet at Churubusco at 4:30 p.m.