April 30th, 2012
ROANOKE â€” A three-year old boy was killed and three other children were severely injured in a Sunday night crash on the edge of Whitley County.
At approximately 8 p.m., a Honda van containing two adults and four children was rear-ended by another Honda van at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Ind. 114, injuring four and taking the life of a three-year-old boy.
The vehicle that hit the van with the children was driven by Mya Tha Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne. Tun was arrested for operating while intoxicated causing death, after rear-ending the other van.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Saturdayâ€™s baseball double header between the Whitko Wildcats and the Southern Wells Raiders was delayed by rain, and the weather had the players and fans wondering if snow might also be a possibility.
The two games took very different routes to the same end.
In game one, the Wildcats broke on top with a big lead and then held on for a 10-6 win while in game two the host Wildcats had to come from behind several times to take a 12-9 win over the Raiders.
The Columbia City Police and Fire Departments competed in a game of â€śFamily Feudâ€ť at the Woodlands Senior Center Thursday afternoon.
The Police Department won, bringing its recent record to 3-0 at the senior center against their public servant counterparts.
CCPD Capt. Tony Hively and fireman Nathan Wilz await the question from Parkview Oakâ€™s clinical liaison and emcee Kristi Maloney.
HAMILTON â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team fought off a seventh-frame Hamilton rally to defeat the Marines Friday night in the semi-final game of the Northeast Corner Conference tournament.
The Eagles had a 7-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
With the Marines up to bat, Hamilton scored three runs, had to runners on base and the winning run up to bat.
The Eagles held on for the 7-5 win.
The game started off uneventful offensively.
The score was tied at one until the bottom of the third when Hamilton scored off a sacrifice bunt down the third-base line.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s junior varsity softball team beat Northside Friday night 30-0.
Lady Eagle Amanda Sparks pitched a near-perfect game. Only one North Side runner got on base.
Anna Price, Maddie Clark, Jasmine Hiss, Cari Ann Freed, Maddie Barshaw,Ashley Williamson, Misty Hyndman, all drove in RBIâ€™s.
Caitlyn Zoltek knocked a three-run homer about 250 feet and over the fence.
The Lady Eagles are now 7-3.
FORT WAYNE â€” Pitchers Cassie Vodde and Krysten VanHouten combined for a perfect game Friday night at Northrop.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team, now 9-5, beat the Lady Bruins 10-0 in five innings.
Though the Lady Eagles were scoreless in the first inning, they found their bats in the second, scoring seven runs.
Columbia City added another run in the third and two more in the fourth.
The Lady Eagles held onto their 10-0 lead through the fifth inning to win by the 10-run-rule.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Eaglesâ€™ baseball team lost in extra innings to Huntington North Friday night in Columbia City.
With the game tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, the Vikings scored two unanswered runs in the top of the eighth to rout the Eagles 6-4.
Connor Reed led the Eagles in hitting, going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Landon Rehrer had two RBIs, a run and a hit in three at-bats. Also recording hits were: Brandon Gay, Connor Slavich, Derek Lamle, Austin McCormick and Jacob Johnson.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sitxty-two-year-old Helen Carter, an Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest student from Churubusco, will walk at her graduation ceremony this spring, fulfilling a dream.
â€śFollow your dreams, and you can always do it,â€ť said Helen.
â€śI really didnâ€™t think when I started out that I would be able to do it, but I found out that I can. Itâ€™s probably been harder for me than a lot of people, but I stuck to it, and Iâ€™m proud that Iâ€™ve done it.â€ť
Herbert Raymond Brooks, 77, a resident of Wolf Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his home.
He was born in North Judson on Nov. 4, 1934, a son of Raymond and Clara (Katchke) Brooks.
As a young man he served with the U. S. Army.
He was married to Patricia Maciejack. She preceded him in death in 1978.
Tyler Jeffrey Geisleman, 26, of Urbana, passed away at 4:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on July 1, 1985, in Huntington, he was the son of Jeff P. and Maria J. (Rupel) Geisleman.
He spent his lifetime in Huntington, Wabash and Whitley Counties, graduating from Huntington North High School.
He first worked at Warner Electric and currently was employed at Reelcraft both of Columbia City.