May 29th, 2015
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BUTLER ‚ÄĒ A back-and-forth game between Churubusco and South Adams ended in with an Eagle victory Thursday evening.
Josh Howk crossed home plate off a sacrifice fly to give Churubusco an early 1-0 lead in the first inning at Eastside.
South Adams responded with a run of its own in the second, and neither team scored again until the Starfires scored in the fifth inning.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ A spare building and property adjacent to South Whitey Public Library will be leased to the town for at least the next year and a half.
South Whitley town council members agreed to sign a $500-per month lease with intentions to use the building as a site for community improvement.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball season came to an end in the finals of Thursday‚Äôs Lakeland IHSAA Sectional 21 with an 11-1 loss to Fairfield‚Äôs Lady Falcons.
Fairfield batted around, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning to put the Wildcats in a hole they were never able to climb from.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ‚Äď The Indiana Department of Transportation announced signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in Whitley County beginning today, weather permitting.
Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne is scheduled to begin the $1 million modernization project in Whitley County, moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.
Col. City‚Äôs McFarland headed for state in 400-meter dash
SOUTH BEND ¬≠‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Andrew McFarland participated at the boys Regional Track Meet at St. Joe High School in South Bend. McFarland qualified for the state finals track meet in Bloomington ‚ÄĒ twice in the same event.
McFarland ran in the 200-meter dash trials and qualified for the finals. McFarland then ran in the fast heat of the 400-meter dash and won with an unofficial time of 48.8, which would have set a new school record.
Churubusco track runs at Marion regional
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COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď With a statewide ban on all bird movements to events such as county fairs, Whitley County 4-H and its poultry club are exploring alternative events and activities for the hard-working members who have put time and effort into their projects.
The ban issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is in response to the avian flu virus that made its way into Whitley County earlier this month. With poultry shows cancelled across the state, more than 100 4-H poultry club members in Whitley County are left searching for alternative ways to exhibit their projects.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äės Lady Eagle 1,600-meter relay team received official word that it has qualified for the June 6 state finals track meet at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The team of Regan Decker, Molly Green, Elise Cormany and Hanna Wappes, along with alternates Samina Qureshi, Morgan von Seggern and Lauren Keller, got its ‚Äúcall back‚ÄĚ qualification notice on Wednesday afternoon.
The team placed fourth at the Warsaw Regional in a time of 4:04.45. That time was good enough to seed them in the 21st spot in the 27-team field.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Homelessness isn‚Äôt something that many tend to think about, and the students at Eagle Tech Academy want to change this.
In the last trimester of the school year, the students have been working in their advisory classes, side by side with The Lighthouse, to help those in need.