May 14th, 2015
Whitko Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders performed their musical â€śOn the Radioâ€ť to students and faculty in the schoolâ€™s gym Wednesday morning. Above, Aubrey Till, as Jivinâ€™ Judy (left), and Danielle Schuman, as Marvelous Molly, lead the chorus as they perform hit singles from different radio decades. The musical was directed by Katey Till and Dianne Giannakeff with help from Heather Bingham and Courtney Krider.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” It took nine innings, but the Whitko Wildcat baseball team claimed a 6-5 home Three Rivers Conference win over the Rochester Zebras Wednesday.
In a very evenly played game, both teams put up three runs in the first inning, with Rochester getting theirs in the top half of the first and Whitko matching them in the bottom half.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than 20 years ago the State Use Committee, which administers funds set aside to help people with disabilities, entered into contracts with service providers to provide janitorial and maintenance service for rest stops along Indianaâ€™s highways.
One of Passages, Incorporatedâ€™s programs has involved the placement of clients into those positions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Highway officials reported that Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street in Columbia City would be closed today.
The street shutdown has been delayed until next week.
Starting Monday, officials say there will be no access to Towerview Drive from Ind. 205. The closing will likely last until Thursday.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Three hits and three walks by the host Carroll Lady Chargers in the fourth inning helped send the visiting Columbia City softball team to a 7-4 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss Wednesday evening.
The Lady Eagles drew first blood, when lead-off batter Ciarra Ivy singled past third base, advanced on a sacrifice by Alexis Waldeck, and scored on a double by catcher Ashley Williamson, to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Scott Wise (R) has announced he will be competing for Indianaâ€™s 3rd District Congressional seat in next yearâ€™s primary.
Wise is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat Marlin Stutzman is vacating, marking the second Whitley County native to file for that position this week.
KENDALLVILLE Ââ€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s golf team ran its overall record to 7-2 with a 160-188 win over host East Noble in Tuesday eveningâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Noble Hawk Golf Club.
Columbia City put up solidly consistent numbers with its top four scores all within a two-stroke span.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rain and warm weather last week made for perfect conditions for grass and weeds.
â€śWith the hot days last week, the grass and weeds have grown fast,â€ť said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.
Some residents havenâ€™t mowed their lawns yet, and are in violation of the cityâ€™s ordinance.
The ordinance states that grass and weeds can be no more than 10 inches tall.
Longenbaugh said his department has received many phone calls from the public regarding tall grass.
Longenbaugh said he has and will continue to have officers enforcing the ordinance.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle tennis team kept its Northeast Hoosier Conference record spotless taking a hard-fought 3-2 win over the host East Noble Lady Knights.
At No. 1 singles, East Nobleâ€™s Haley Schroeder downed Columbia Cityâ€™s Rachel Flauding, 6-3, 6-3.
FORT WAYNE â€” State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™s third congressional district Tuesday afternoon.
Banks launched his campaign in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at the Allen County GOP headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Banks vowed to run a substantive campaign built on issues and ideas.