May 7th, 2015
Passages Profiles â€™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 â€” 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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
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.â€ť Â
Set in 1930â€™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. Â
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
ZIONSVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle boysâ€™ 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursday is National Day of Prayer, and several local events will be held in Whitley County.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. there will be a Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church.
A prayer service will be held by the Whitley County Ministerial Association at noon at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo.
Another service will be held at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Community of Hope Church.
DECATUR â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boysâ€™ track team took second in a Northeast Hoosier Conference triangular track meet with Carroll and host Bellmont Tuesday evening. The Chargers took first with 101 points. The Eagles were second with 37, and the Braves took third with 29 points.
CHURUBUSCO â€” As Whitley County sees its first 80-degree days of the year, area farmers are in the home stretch of their planting season. Aside from recent showers and thunderstorms, the soil has remained dry enough to plant through most of the spring thus far.
Mark Johnson, from Shady Grove Farms in rural Churubusco, says his farm has prepared for less than ideal conditions in fields.
WATERLOO â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team continued a string of wins, downing host DeKalb 4-1 in a match played under ominous skies in Waterloo Tuesday night.
In the match at No. 1 singles, the Lady Baronsâ€™ Kelsey Helmkamp defeated Columbia Cityâ€™s Rachel Flauding 6-0, 6-1.