April 14th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚Äď A special four-page informational piece is being inserted in today‚Äôs Post & Mail explaining ‚ÄúWhitley County Promise,‚ÄĚ a unique investing tool that can allow local children to attend college.
Utilizing Indiana‚Äôs College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan, parents, grandparents and other relatives can assist in future college funding for youngsters.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite eight errors by the Carroll Charger defense, Churubusco‚Äôs varsity baseball team gave up its early lead and lost at home in extra innings Monday night, 10-7.
The first score of the game came from the Eagles off an RBI single by Drew Buffenbarger that sent Brandon Jencks home.
‚ÄôBusco scored once more in the second and once in the third before a three-inning drought.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The second annual Family Trout Fishing Derby in Columbia City will be Saturday morning at Morsches Park.
The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free to the public.
‚ÄúWe are excited to have this unique event at our park again this year,‚ÄĚ said Mark Green, Columbia City park director.
Saturday is one of four free fishing days offered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The pond will be stocked with more trout this week.
No trout fishing will be allowed in the pond until Saturday morning, so there are more fish available for the derby.
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Wildcat baseball team traveled to Argos Saturday and took a pair of lopsided wins against the Dragons. The Wildcats took game one 16-6 in six innings, and game two 15-1 in five innings.
In game one the Wildcats put runs on the board in every inning, taking an 8-1 lead after the fourth inning.
The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth, and withstood a Dragon rally that saw the hosts push across five runs in the bottom of the fifth to close to within four at 10-6.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team had to play from behind Saturday afternoon against Fort Wayne Canterbury. The early deficit was too much for ‚ÄôBusco to overcome, and the Cavaliers left with a 4-3 victory.
‚ÄúThe kids stayed in it and worked their way back, we just ran out of innings,‚ÄĚ said Eagles Head Coach Mark Grove. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to stop digging ourselves holes early in games.‚ÄĚ
Eagle errors gave Canterbury an early lead. ‚ÄėBusco had two miscues in the first inning and the Cavaliers capitalized. Canterbury pushed three runs across the plate before the Eagles had a turn at bat.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A recently-released report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute credited Whitley County with a stellar 90th percentile-ranking in multiple categories in Indiana, including income inequality, diabetic monitoring, high school graduation rates and physical activity.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team squared off against Central Noble‚Äôs Cougars in a seesaw battle that was the season-opener for the Eagles. Columbia City pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 win over the Cougars on Saturday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ More than 150 people came to the 4-H Center Friday evening to celebrate a man who has done a lot of things for a lot of people in Whitley County.
Elmer Heinley turned 100 years old last Thursday and still doesn‚Äôt miss a beat, greeting everyone with a smile and a firm handshake.
‚ÄúHe always has a smile,‚ÄĚ said Jacie Worrick, president-elect of the Columbia City Rotary Club. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs so sharp.‚ÄĚ
Worrick said Heinley is one of the oldest Rotarians in Indiana, with more than 50 years in the local club.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ Two projects that were scheduled to begin this week were delayed due to rain.
Railroad crossing improvements and repaving of Ind. 5 is scheduled to begin Monday in Larwill.
The crossing, located a half mile south of U.S. 30 on Ind. 5, will close traffic between Main and North streets in Larwill.
The Indiana Department of Transportation suggests a detour of U.S. 30 to Ind. 9 to Ind. 205 to Ind. 5.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Sheriff Marc Gatton and Chief Deputy Jason Spencer presented an updated request to the Whitley County Council at its April meeting for funds to purchase two four-wheel drive pickup trucks and one car as part of the vehicle replacement rotation for the department.
Council eventually approved a dollar amount for the purchase, rather than approving specific vehicles.