March 28th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A trial date has been set in a large child-crime case in Whitley County.
Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, is facing 23 counts of child molesting, child exploitation and child pornography.
Larson appeared in court Monday and Whitley County Circuit Judge James Heuer set a two-day trial for July 14-15.
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INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Columbia City High School Eaglesâ€™ boysâ€™ volleyball team traveled to Indianapolis for its season-opening tournament at Bishop Chatard High School, recording a 1-3 record for the tournament.
The squad, consisting of three seniors, one junior and the rest sophomores, opened pool play against Fishers, a new team in the IBVCA membership.
The Eagles struggled to put together points until the end of the first game, when they rallied from a 21-16 deficit to win the first game, 26-24.
SOUTH WHITLEYâ€” Baseball is the American pastime and basic fundamentals are still at its core. If a team can hit the ball and play good defense it can win a lot of games. The 2015 Whitko Wildcats baseball team fits perfectly into that mold. Whitko will be strong at the plate, defensively very sound and if the â€˜Cats can find some more pitching they just might be a threat come sectional time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation (SWCD) hosted its 59th annual meeting in the fellowship hall at Grace Lutheran Church Tuesday evening, electing a new board member and honoring a pair of river-friendly farmers.
The meeting began with an election for the open position on the SWCD Board. Michael Hinen from Jefferson Township and Brent Cormany from Etna-Troy and Richland Township were the two candidates on the ballot.
INDIANAPOLIS â€”The IndyStar.com Indiana boys Junior All-Star team for 2015 has been announced. The 18 players selected include Columbia Cityâ€™s Brachen Hazen.
Hazen, a 6-foot-7 forward, was selected as a member of the South group which will play one game along with the core group against the senior All-Stars.
Players in the core group include Joey Brunk of Southport, Eron Gordon of Cathedral, Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central, Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central, Kyle Mallers of Carroll (Fort Wayne) and C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” New board members were elected at the Whitley County Extension Serviceâ€™s annual meeting Wednesday evening at the 4-H Center.
Ag Plus, Whitley County Farm Bureau, Inc., Farm Credit Services, Northeastern REMC and Micropulse, Inc. sponsored a pork loin dinner for attendees.
WASHINGTON â€” Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obamaâ€™s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.