March 29th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Soon the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank will celebrate its silver anniversary.
April 1 will mark 25 years that the food bank has served South Whitley. The food bank‚Äôs founder and former long-time director Susan Butcher is somewhat amazed that the nonprofit has stood the test of time.
Columbia City Rotary Club sponsored an egg hunt at Morsches Park Thursday. Children hunted eggs filled with candy, money and other treats. The eggs were filled with help of Passages, Inc. Above, a group of enthusiastic egg-hunters sprint to fill their baskets.
To see more photos from the egg hunt, see our facebook page for a 152-picture photo album.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A man who violated his probation had one year of his suspended sentence revoked Monday.
Bobby Herrick was in Whitley County Circuit Court. He admitted to violating his probation when he had a positive drug test. He and his attorney believed work release was the best place for him. He was denied work release though, which put him in a difficult spot.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.
Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.
The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety heard bids on the city‚Äôs solid waste collection Tuesday.
The city received bids from five companies. The board took the bids under advisement and said a decision will be made at a later date.
In other business the board of works approved the purchase of $39,815.45 in GIS mapping software equipment.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ It was the same results at a different place in this season‚Äôs Whitley County track meet.
As it ended in 2012, Columbia City‚Äôs girls and Churubusco‚Äôs boys track teams led the county.
Whitko hosted the rivalry event and placed second in both the girls and boys meets.
The competition was the first outdoor meet for all three schools, who have hardly had the opportunity to practice outside due to cold, snowy conditions.
Polar opposite from last season, which saw temperatures as high as the 80s in March.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs JV baseball team scored a victory over West Noble Thursday.
The Wildcats beat the Chargers 6-2. Sophomore Tanner Hughes was the winning pitcher for Whitko, allowing just one run and striking out nine in four innings. Riley Anderson went the rest of the way for the Wildcats, allowing just one run as well.
CHURUBUSCO ‚Äď A four-run first inning was all the Churubusco team needed to earn a win in its season opener.
The Eagles would go on to add four more runs throughout the game on their way to an 8-0 victory over Woodlan.
Brent Simmons was dominant on the mound for the Eagles. In six innings of shutout work, the junior allowed only one hit. Simmons also struck out 11 batters. Hayden Kilgore closed the game out for ‚ÄėBusco on the mound with a perfect seventh inning.
Area Easter services
‚ÄúThe Passion and Crucifixion: A Physician‚Äôs Perspective‚ÄĚ is the title of the church‚Äôs community Good Friday serviceat 7 p.m. Dr. Dave Johnson will offer a presentation on the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. Johnson combines scriptural teachings with historical writings, archeological evidence and medical research. All are invited. There is no cost. The offering will be given to the community transient needs fund.
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