May 1st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY (May 1, 2013) â A traffic stop for a moving violation by an Indiana State Trooper led to the discovery of heroin, marijuana and other controlled substances which resulted in the arrest of two men from Ohio and one from Illinois yesterday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â A LaGrange man who was representing himself in his criminal proceedings received his sentence Monday.
Terrance Ward, 31, was arrested in July of 2012 and charged with five drug-related crimes. Monday, he was sentenced to 10 years, all to serve, at the Indiana Department of Corrections.
On April 2, Ward pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacturing of meth. The other four counts were dismissed.
WATERLOO â It might be too early to call it a hot streak, but going 3-0 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference is nothing less than a good start for the Columbia City Eagles baseball team.
Columbia City was at it again Tuesday night as the Eagles took on the DeKalb Barons in Waterloo.
Columbia City won a closely contested ballgame 7-4 to stay undefeated in the NHC.
The Eagles improved to 7-2 on the year, while the Baronsâ record fell to 11-5 and were handed their first NHC loss of the season.
Editorâs note: The following is the first of a three-part series on prom season.
COLUMBIA CITY â How much is too much to spend on one night out on the town? With a national average of $1,139 spent for a night of dinner and dancing, is prom becoming an escalating luxury for high schoolers?
This weekend, Columbia City High School will hold its prom at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. As teens plan for the momentous occasion, purchases can start to rack up â making for a costly night.
COLUMBIA CITY â A proposed Indiana House bill could have major effects on local law enforcement.
House Bill 1006, which is set to take effect in the summer of 2014, includes many overhauls to the current criminal justice system.
This includes changing the felony system, which currently has four types of charges based on severity, from Class A to Class D, to a level system, where there will be six levels of felony charges.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Third-grader Jaidyn Gilbert is no stranger to the 4-H program. The daughter of Todd and Margaret Gilbert, Jaidyn has watched her two older brothers, Jordan and Trevor, go through the 4-H program.
Jordan has already completed 10 years, while Jaidyn will spend two years in the program with Trevor. Margaret is the leader of the Whitley County Dairy Beef/Feeder Calf Club.
Jaidyn attends South Whitley Elementary School. Her projects this year include bicycle, sewing, dairy beef, feeder calves and a beef heifer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Their bats hit hard and often on a sunny Monday evening in the City, as the Columbia City Eagles took a key Northeast Hoosier Conference victory over the visiting Bellmont Braves 18-4 to stay perfect in the NHC in baseball Monday.
The Eagles got the win via the 10-run rule after leading by 14 runs at the conclusion of the top half of the fifth inning.
Columbia City pummeled Bellmontâs pitchers for 18 runs on 13 hits, five of them for extra bases, and five walks.
Not a single Eagle batter struck out in the contest.
COLUMBIA CITY â Monday nightâs Columbia City Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game against the visiting DeKalb Lady Barons took barely an hour and a half to complete.
With both pitchers limiting the offensive opportunities for both teams, the contest would come down to any miscues in the field.
Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, three errors accounted directly for Lady Baron runs as DeKalb handed the Lady Eagles a 4-0 loss.
Two errors put the Lady Eagles in a hole in the first inning.
MENTONE â Whitkoâs softball team lost the championship game of the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to Northwestern by a score of 10-0 in six innings.
Emily Weigold and Kennedy Hart got the lone pair of hits for Whitko.
From the circle, Aly Nicodemus took the loss but allowed just one earned run to Northwestern.
In the first game of the tournament, Whitko defeated its TRC rival, host Tippecanoe Valley.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings, 13-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City will host a Motherâs Day Tea on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Come for an âAfternoonâ style tea as Motherâs Day is celebrated at the museum.
Learn about tea, etiquette, and womenâs domestic life through history. The menu will include a sampling of sweet and savory items, as well as a spot of tea.
Admission to the tea is $8. Reservations may be made by calling 244-6372. The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.