April 26th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team didn‚Äôt end the night victorious Friday, the Eagles came the closest to beating Homestead since 2009.
Columbia City fell 157-162, but it wasn‚Äôt from lack of talent on the Spartans‚Äô end.
Columbia City‚Äôs Tyler Green finished on par with 36 strokes. Fellow Eagle Spencer Klimek also finished under 40, with a 39. Green rebounded from a 41 the night before, a prediction of Head Coach Andrew Thompson‚Äôs that held true.
‚ÄúIt was nice to see Tyler recover from last night and shoot par at home,‚ÄĚ Thompson said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They survived.
More than once Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagles‚Äô softball team had a big inning against Churubusco, only to have the visitors respond. Columbia City emerged victorious though Friday with a 9-8 win.
The winning run came on a wild pitch. Hannah Schnorr of Columbia City was on third waiting and raced across the plate in the bottom of the sixth for the deciding score.
‚ÄúI told Schnorr be ready, we‚Äôve got to score,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Softball Head Coach Steve Cox.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ It was less than 24 hours after the Eagles‚Äô come-from-behind, 8-7 win in a conference rivalry game against Homestead before Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team had to take the field again.
The situation was similar to the night before. Friday‚Äôs opponent, Huntington North, is a larger school than Columbia City. So is Homestead, the Eagles‚Äô Thursday opponent. Also, both adversaries sport warrior-type mascots.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Board of Commissioners approved a request from Passages, Inc. for funding at its last meeting.
The commissioners were unanimous in their approval. Passages, Inc. had previously requested for money from the county‚Äôs CEDIT fund at the meeting of the commissioners April 1. That request was tabled.
‚ÄúNow we will give it to the county council,‚ÄĚ said Commissioner Chair George Schrumpf, referring to the next step in the process.
Passages, Inc. President Tom O‚ÄôNeill was pleased with the approval of the commissioners.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Churubusco man accused of four meth-related crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for the first time Monday.
Christopher Bell, 26, was arrested April 12 for unlawful sale of precursors, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.
Bell‚Äôs next court date is May 20, and Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz will be his attorney.
According to case reports, Bell was booked on an unrelated charge earlier this year. As soon as he was released, he began purchasing pseudoephedrine.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Superior Courtroom went mobile Friday.
Real defendants, real prosecution and real cases traveled to Whitley County‚Äôs middle schools to give students a true feel for what goes on in the courtroom.
Real life defendants volunteered to participate in the program.
After the hearings, students had the opportunity to ask the prosecution, Judge Doug Fahl, the public defender and the defendants questions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Recent heavy rains have primed Whitley County to be a possible breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Scott Wagner, Whitley County‚Äôs environmental health specialist, said as the temperatures rise, standing water will become attractive pools for mosquitoes to hatch.
‚ÄúTypically the mosquitoes that bite and transmit the West Nile virus start moving when the temperatures get above 65 degrees,‚ÄĚ Wagner said. ‚ÄúAlthough we haven‚Äôt had those kind of temperatures yet, we will be getting warmer and it‚Äôs time for people to start thinking about mosquitoes.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY (April 26, 2013) ‚ÄĒ A tractor-trailer rollover on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon caused traffic problems for commuters heading westbound into Columbia City. No serious injuries were reported in the accident, but Whitley County‚Äôs HazMat team was called to the scene to clean up fuel and oil spills. The semi was hauling automotive parts, and rolled over in the area of U.S. 30‚Äôs intersection with County Road 100 South.
An autism support group will meet today and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA.
Barbershop music-7 p.m.
The Barbershoppers' Reunion will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the basement of Peabody Public Library. Cookies will be served. Attendees will hear award-winning barbershop quartets.
Pam Crone, tour director for Travel Time Senior Tours, in affiliation with the Whitley County Council on Aging, will host a travel show Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Don Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne to preview "The Best of the West- Great National Parks by Train" tour on August 15 to 29.