May 9th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team scored its first win in Three Rivers Conference play for the 2013 season.
The Lady Wildcats shut out visiting Wabash 5-0 Wednesday. Whitko is now 4-14 on the year and 1-4 in the TRC.
Emily Weigold went the distance for Whitko from the circle, striking out eight Apache batters and only allowing four hits.
Whitko scored twice in the second inning, once in third, and twice in the fifth in the game.
A summer car show will be held once on month on Monday evenings in order to benefit community food banks.
Each car show participant is asked to bring two or three food items that will be collected and then distributed to the food pantries.
Music will be provided at the show as well as prizes for the cars displayed.
The show will be held in the parking lot of Arbyâ€™s, Columbia City on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Beginning Sunday, Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Columbia City, will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center.
With the theme of â€śTeam Care: Everyone Pitches In,â€ť the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.
Eagle Tech Academy freshmen and sophomore students spent part of their school day serving in the community.
Pictured, Lucas Steinke (back) and Davin Lawrence paint an exterior door at The Center for Whitley County Youth.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball teamâ€™s smallest fan, Marshall Cox, watched the Lady Eagles at a recent game at Morsches Park. Marshall is the grandson of Head Coach Steve Cox.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Typically people in Whitley County would not associate 4-H with life inside the city limits.
However, Marley Heritier is breaking the stereotype of 4-H being just for those that live in the country.
She became involved in the 4-H program while growing up within the city limits of Columbia City.
Marley is in her second year of 4-H, and is the daughter of Christian Heritier and Cathy Heritier.
She attends Mary Raber Elementary School where she is a fourth grader. She has one older brother, Julian, who is in his fourth year of the 4-H program.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team will hold its senior night Friday at the home game against Central Noble at 5 p.m.
Pictured are the 2013 Lady Eagle seniors. Front row, from left: Mariah Hanauer, Emily Gangwer and Krystin VanHouten. Back row, from left: Natasha Rubrake, Brey Ousley, Claire Kauffman and Hannah Schnorr.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThe sky is the limit for Celine.â€ť
Kathleen Myers, Columbia Cityâ€™s head tennis coach, believes in her No. 1 singles player.
But who wouldnâ€™t?
Celine Rongos is undefeated after 14 matches, topping all Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents that sheâ€™s faced.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to see a 6-0, 6-0 score next to Rongosâ€™ name â€” but the wins didnâ€™t come without hard work.
â€śCeline doesnâ€™t just play from March to May,â€ť Myers said. â€śShe works a number of hours outside the tennis season and has a very strong work ethic.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” Amanda Martin has moved to the head of the Class of 2013 for Churubusco Junior-Senior High School.
Martin, daughter of David and Amy Martin, was named valedictorian.
Coming in at the number two spot was Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient Chandler Brown.
Brown, CJSHSâ€™s salutatorian, is the son of Doug and Larisa Brown.
Looking back over their four years at CJSHS, the pair of academic achievers agree that the time was well spent.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Surrounded by members of his school safety working group, Governor Mike Pence Wednesday signed Senate Enrolled Act 1, which defines training requirements for school resource officers (SRO) and establishes a grant program to assist schools in enhancing their security.
â€śWe have no higher priority than ensuring the safety of our children,â€ť said Pence. â€śIn combination with our administrationâ€™s school safety working group, the legislation I sign today will provide new resources to make our schools safer so our teachers can focus on education and our kids can simply be kids.â€ť