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May 23rd, 2012

Columbia City wins last match at Eagle Glen

May 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Three Columbia City linksters played their last match as Eagles at Eagle Glen Tuesday night against Wawasee.

Columbia City, led by senior Dustin Parrett, won by four strokes over the Warriors in the back nine, 175-179.

Parrett shot a season-low 40. Fellow seniors Drew Burnsworth and Tucker Daniel also wrapped up the home season with competitive scores.

“It was a good way for Parrett to go out,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.

Whitko softball loses extra-frame sectional opener

May 23, 2012

OSSIAN — Whitko’s softball team’s season came to an end Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jamilyn Pegan called, a “heart-breaker.”

“It was a heart-breaker but they went down strong,” Pegan said. “I’m proud of them. “We were one run away, one hit away, one play away.”

The Lady Wildcats fell in the fifth frame, 2-1.

After a tough start from the plate, the Lady Wildcats got on the scoreboard for the first time in the sixth inning.

“They hung in there,” Pegan said. “Especially when they were struggling with hitting in the beginning.”

On to state: Local athletes compete in regionals; three advance to state finals

May 23, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Three Whitley County athletes are advancing to the Indiana State Track Finals in four events after strong placings in Northrop’s regional competition Tuesday night.

Columbia City’s Samantha Roush took second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:04.58, the state-qualifying standard.

Heather Monk from Churubusco is advancing in two events — the shot put and discus.

Monk threw the qualifying standard in both events. She placed second in the shot put with a heave of 41 feet, 9 inches. In the discus, Monk took third with a throw of 128 feet, 11 inches.

May 22nd

Brian Bloom, 62

May 22, 2012

Brian J. Bloom, 62, a resident of Des Plaines Illinois, died on May 7, 2012, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Il., following a brief illness.

NOT FORGOTTEN: Ceremony honors The Oaks' adored canine

May 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Kenia, The Oaks’ beloved chocolate labrador, was remembered with fondness, love and great fun.
Kenia, who died Feb. 16, was a special therapy dog at the Columbia City nursing home. A special ceremony was conducted last Wednesday and her ashes spread around the base of the pink dogwood tree planted in her memory just outside the entrance of the well known health care facility.
Chad Smyth, executive director of The Oaks, welcomed more than 35 people attending. Many patients watched from the lounge area inside the home.

AWARDED: WCCF announces grants

May 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Thanks to the continued generosity of local donors who have given to the Whitley County Community Foundation, 10 local organizations were recently awarded a total of $24,850 in grants. The Board of Directors approved the following funding recommendations made by the 10-member Grants Committee.
• The Columbia City High School Fine Arts Department, $7,500 toward the cost of upgrading the current lighting system in the auditorium at CCHS.
• B.A.B.E. of Whitley County Inc.,$3,000 for inventory items.

MAKING HAY

May 22, 2012

A farmer with his team of draft horse, supervised by the family dog (foreground), rakes hay in a field off CR 500 W last week. While the recent dry weather has many farmers concerned about recently-planted crops, it’s ideal weather for making hay.

May 21st

East Noble upsets Lady Eagles

May 21, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s softball season was cut short Monday night at Carroll.

The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble (17-10) in the first round of sectionals and lost, 6-2.

After winning the NHC with an undefeated 7-0 record and coming of last season’s strong tournament play — a trip to semi-state — fans, parents, players and coaches were disappointed in the early loss.

The Lady Knights scored six runs before Columbia City got on the board.
Whether it be bad luck or strong play by the Lady Knights, the end result was the same.

Barkley, Mayer make 1st-team All-NECC

May 21, 2012

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco’s boys golf team placed an impressive fourth out of 11 teams in the Northeast Corner Conference Golf Tournament Saturday at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.

The Eagles’ score of 333 was just behind third-place Lakeland, second-place Angola and NECC Champion Fairfield, which shot a course blistering 304.

’Busco freshman Beau Barkley waited until conference to shoot his best round of the season, firing an impressive three over par (74). The highlight of the day was Barkley’s second shot on hole No.3.

AUCTION: Benefit causes tails to wag

May 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— The fur was flying Saturday night when bidding got competitive at the 13th Annual Humane Society of Whitley County Benefit Auction.
There were many items that had the crowd salivating, but when Rex Schrader of Schrader Real Estate and Auction stepped up to the microphone, the animals that would benefit from the auction were the true winners.
Preliminary results show approximately $17,000 was raised from the benefit.
Jeanne List, the auction’s clerk for the night, has been involved with the humane society since it started in Whitley County.

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