April 22nd, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team dropped an 11-0 contest to Peru Tuesday night.
The Wildcats used four pitchers in the loss, and managed one hit on the night.
Closing pitcher Hunter Sroufe had the lone hit.
He pitched fourth and final inning for the Wildcat defense, tallying two strikeouts.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Played in 30 mile-per-hour winds that made playing fly balls an adventure, Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle baseball team pulled out a 14-9 win over the visiting Leo.
In cold, windy conditions, the Eagles took advantage of a strong wind blowing out to right field and enough defense to outlast the Lions in a contest that was never short on offense.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Farm Bureau announced their sponsorship of two scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors. High school seniors who plan to major in an agricultural-related field and whose parents are Farm Bureau members are eligible.
Scholarship applications can be found online at www.infarmbureau.org and are due to the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance office at 607 N. Opportunity Dr. in Columbia City by Friday.
OSSIAN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girlsâ€™ track team made the long trip to Norwell for a triangular meet with the Knights and the DeKalb Lady Barons.
The Lady Eagles came out on top, scoring 51 points. DeKalb was second with 50, and the host Lady Knights were third with 44 points in very windy, cold conditions.
Today is Earth Day. Places such as Whitley Environmental work to protect the environment by collecting all recycling from residential properties in Whitley County. The service is funded by residential property taxes. Pictured, crews at Whitley Environmental sort and compact plastic bottles for recycling.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” Seasonably cool temperatures and gusting winds did not stop Churubuscoâ€™s boys golf team from competing against Lakeland and West Noble high schools Tuesday at Eel River Golf Course.
The Eagles took first with a combined score of 168, followed by Lakeland with 181 and then West Noble, 191.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.
The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.
The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.
Snow and ice are falling from the sky (Wednesday, 11 a.m.) in Columbia City today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” So far in the 2015 golf season, Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle golf team has been able to rely on grouping several scores in the 38- to 40-stroke range.
On a windy, cold Tuesday evening the Eagles needed a second low in their Northeast Hoosier Conference showdown match against the Homestead Spartans. The Eagles failed to get that second low score and fell to the Spartans by a narrow margin, 171-174, in a match played at Eagle Glen.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the past month, local residents have seen a colorful change to the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets in downtown Columbia City.
The building at the northeast corner has taken on new life, with a brightly colored interior and a painted facade on the 125-year-old brick building. Yo2Go, a new frozen yogurt shop, is opening for business today.
The shop, owned by city resident Billy Reffit, offers thousands of options to customers â€” 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 30 options for toppings.
The shop opens at noon today.