May 11th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team split three weekend road games, dropping an 11-8 decision at Bellmont on Friday evening, but rebounding to take both halves of a doubleheader at Southern Wells by scores of 7-2 and 11-1.
At Belmont, the Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, only to have the Braves come back with two runs each in the bottom of both the second and third innings to go up 4-1.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though some Indiana school districts have noted issues with the stateâ€™s ISTEP testing this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools is not one of those.
â€śI am happy to report that it is going very well,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor. â€śBecause of all the disruptions on the computer tests, we decided to go to the paper-and-pencil test.â€ť
Due to issues in recent years, the state has allowed schools to choose between an online test and the traditional paper test.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle baseball team couldnâ€™t take advantage of a strong pitching performance by Jacob Wolfe, dropping an eight-inning 3-2 decision to the host Bishop Luers Knights Friday evening at Indiana Tech.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Jacob Wolfe and Luersâ€™ Tony Bottone engaged in a pitching duel in the low-scoring contest.
A tornado warning has been issued for Adams, Allen and Wells counties.
A tornado watch has been issued in Whitley County, effective until 8 p.m., as well as the following counties:
Three of Whitley Countyâ€™s members of the Statehouse were at the Whitley County Ag Museum Saturday morning for a legislative breakfast after the recent conclusion of the legislative session. From left: State Rep. Christopher Judy, State Rep. David Ober and State Sen. Amanda Banks, who was chosen to fill in for her husband Jim while he was on military leave. Approximately 25 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Whitley County Republican Party.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Saturdayâ€™s doubleheader against New Haven resulted in two losses for Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team. On its home field, the Eagles fell short of the Bulldogs 12-1 and 10-3.
New Haven came out swinging in the first game, scoring two runs in the first inning while holding â€™Busco scoreless until the third.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Following statements from a number of YMCA supporters, the Whitley County Council approved a motion to provide $25,000 of CEDIT funds to fulfill a commitment to the YMCAâ€™s Armstrong Early Learning Center.
The motion to approve this funding had been presented at two previous Whitley County Council meetings and died for lack of a second each time.
ROANOKE, IN â€“ Congressman Marlin Stutzman officially announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™s U.S Senate seat Saturday.
In front of a crowd of more than 500 friends, family and supporters, Marlin formally announced his candidacy saying, "We need tested proven conservative leadership to get our country back on track, that is why today I am announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate."
Marlin spoke of the need for new leadership, "Right now, in this moment, we need that same brand of Hoosier leadership in Washington to finish the job. â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Board of Commissioners voted to enter into an inter-local agreement with Allen County for repairs on a bridge on County Line Road in its May 4 meeting.
Brandon Forrester, Whitley County engineer, came before the commissioners to apprise them of a situation concerning bridge No. 76, located on County Line Road near CR 900 South.
Forrester explained that it is one of the bridges that must be inspected on a yearly basis, and that the inspection revealed problems that required the posting of a nine-ton limit for traffic on the bridge.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Whitley County Consolidated Schools is again forced to raise school lunch prices.
The national school lunch program says schools must provide lunches to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but funding isnâ€™t provided to the schools to fully compensate for the lunches.
Because of this, WCCS has to make up for the cost in paid lunches, tacking on a 10-cent increase for next yearâ€™s lunch and breakfast fees.