May 5th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In a showdown between two Whitley County tennis teams, Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagles downed their Churubusco counterparts 5-0 Monday evening at the DeVol Field courts.
Columbia City‚Äôs Rachel Flauding took a tough first set from Churubusco‚Äôs Camille Cseri 7-6, winning 10-8 in the tie breaker. Flauding took the second set 6-2 for the win at No. 1 singles.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Saturday will mark the 23rd anniversary of the National Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
In an effort to help the less fortunate, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from mail customers on the second Saturday in May each year.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team held a sixth-inning rally and closed out Northrop Saturday, 10-8.
After the first inning left the score 2-1 in favor of Churubusco, neither team scored through the second and third.
‚ÄôBusco came out swinging in the fourth inning, tallying four runs to increase the Lady Eagle lead to 6-1.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A motorcycle driver was seriously injured Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash.
Adam Fogle, 39, of Spencerville, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital in serious condition following the crash at the intersection of CR 950 East and CR 150 North.
According to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, Greg Barkley, 44, of Churubusco, was driving north on CR 950 East in his truck when he pulled out in front of the other two vehicles, which were traveling on CR 150 N.
TOPEKA ¬≠‚ÄĒ In a doubly momentous occasion, Churubusco‚Äôs Eagle baseball team scored a 14-9 win over West Noble Saturday in a game played at Westview. The win gave the Eagles the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title and Head Coach Mark Grove his 500th win as a coach.
Churubusco jumped out in front, scoring four runs in the top of the second inning. The Eagles added another run in the top of the third to take a 5-0 lead.
HUNTINGTON COUNTY ‚ÄĒThe Indiana State Police is currently assisting the Huntington County Sheriff Department at the scene of a crash involving a small airplane and a pickup truck that occurred within the last hour at the intersection of US 224 and State Road 5, just outside of the city of Huntington.
At this time, that intersection is closed to traffic while investigators continue to gather information to determine why the single engine plane attempted to make an emergency landing before striking the rear of the stopped pickup truck.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A new face in city government is challenging a two-time incumbent in Columbia City‚Äôs Southeast District in Tuesday‚Äôs primary election.
Nicole Penrod and Billy Reffitt are on the Republican ballot ‚ÄĒ a ballot that is only available to residents living in the Southeast District.
KENDALLVILLE ¬≠¬≠‚ÄĒ Dominating performances by relay teams helped Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team take second at the East Noble Relays Saturday.
The 800-meter relay team of Regan Decker, Molly Green, Hannah Wappes and Elise Cormany finished first with a time of 1 minute, 49 seconds.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ To local schoolchildren, related arts may not seem educational, rather a fun time to get away from book work.
Related arts, or ‚Äúspecials‚ÄĚ as called by the children, include physical education class, art, music, library and technology.
CULVER, Ind. ‚ÄĒ Jill Long Thompson, Whitley County native and 1970 Columbia City High School graduate, has been named interim director of the Museum of Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee History.
Long Thompson said the opportunity was ‚Äújust too interesting to pass up.‚ÄĚ She began duties at the museum in mid-April, shortly after her term as board chair and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration ended.