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May 7th, 2015

PITCHERS: Lead ’Cats to win

May 7, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko baseball Head Coach Eric Hisner knew for his team to be successful this year the team's pitching staff was going to have to develop quickly. Hisner found out just how good his pitchers have become Wednesday night when the Wildcats faced a Wabash team with seven players hitting over .300. The Whitko pitchers held their own and threw the 'Cats to a 5-4 victory against the Apaches.

THE IMPACT CENTER FOOD PANTRY: Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently visited The Impact Center Food Pantry to celebrate its growth at Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Founded in 1999, The Impact Center Food Pantry serves more than 1,200 men, women and children each month, providing not only non-perishables, but fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and more.

FOR THE FUTURE: JA builds financial literacy

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Junior Achievement (JA) is constantly working towards the education of youth through hands-on learning activities to reinforce core business and economic concepts.

Through JA, students learn about their roles as individuals, consumers and workers in the local, national and global economy.

BIG FIFTH INNING: Key to Eagle win

May 7, 2015

GARRETT — A seven-run outburst in the fifth inning powered Columbia City’s Eagle baseball team to an 11-2 win over the home-standing Garrett Railroaders Wednesday evening.

The visiting Eagles picked up a run in the top of the first inning to go up 1-0. They held onto that lead until the bottom of the third inning when the Railroaders pushed across two runs to take a 2-1 lead.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages provides safe, affordable housing

May 7, 2015

Passages Profiles ’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 — Passages, Inc. has built a name for itself in the Columbia City and Whitley County communities for its care and programming for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Lesser known is that another program, Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation falls under the umbrella of Passages Inc.

POUNDED: Whitko softball takes Wabash

May 7, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team took a big lead and was able to get some players into the game who earned valuable experience Wednesday.

Whitko got contributions from everyone on the way to beating Wabash 14-1 in five innings.

NOMINATION: Rentschler receives national honors

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City High School teacher has received a nomination for a national award.

Kristen Rentschler, a 16-year social studies teacher at CCHS, is one of two teachers in Indiana nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.

May 6th

CHURUBUSCO: Orphan Annie to take the stage

May 6, 2015

phan Annie will charm the hearts of all when she takes to the stage at Churubusco High School this weekend as the CHS Fine Arts Department presents the classic musical, "Annie.”  

Set in 1930’s New York City, Annie finds refuge from an orphanage run by the embittered Miss Hannigan when billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to spend the holidays with him.  

DEER KILLS: Whitley Co. ranks 59th

May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This past deer hunting season, Whitley County hunters killed 997 deer. This ranks 59th of 92 counties in Indiana according to a 2014 report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Of the deer killed in Whitley County, 575 were antlerless deer, leaving 422 as antlered.

GOING 1-3: Eagle boys’ volleyball at Zionsville

May 6, 2015

ZIONSVILLE — Columbia City’s Eagle boys’ volleyball team traveled to Zionsville on Saturday, for a 10-team tourney at Zionsville High School. The Eagles finished the day with a 1-3 record.

Columbia City opened play against Lafayette Jefferson in what was the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

WARSAW — Whitko’s Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of...
WARSAW — A sweep of the singles matches gave Whitko’s Lady Wildcats a 3-2 win over Tippecanoe...
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