June 3rd, 2015
Columbia City High School held its annual girls track banquet last week. Coach Bob Fahl presented the following awards: (Front row, from left) junior Hannah Wappes, Most Valuable Runner; freshman Alissa Jagger, Most Improved Runner; senior Kailynn Miller, Most Valuable Track Athlete; senior Lauren Ottinger, Most Improved Field Event; (Back row) senior Samina Qureshi, Coaches Award; senior Morgan Von Seggern, Mental Attitude; senior Sydney Burdge, Most Valuable Field Event; and senior Abbi Gottfried, Rookie of the Year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As an ensemble of the Fort Wayne Childrenâ€™s Choir (FWCC), the Whitley Community Childrenâ€™s Choir (WCCC) just finished its fourth year of performances and musical education.
The group performed for Whitley County Holiday Pops, Santa Parade, Christmas at the Courthouse, Fall Festival, nursing homes and the Farmerâ€™s Market this past year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the past, every student in the area had to be in the same classroom, regardless of their age. The world of education has changed and not every student completes school in the same fashion.
This is where T.R.O.Y. Center is helpful. T.R.O.Y. Center, Whitley Countyâ€™s alternative school, specializes in finding success for students who have difficulty in the regular classroom.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School junior first baseman Carson Reed earned a place on the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference second team at the corner infield position.
Reed compiled a .414 batting average while pounding out 29 hits. Reed hit three doubles, two triples and one home run during the just-completed season.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team finish the 2015 season with a 6-17 record, bowing out in sectional competition with a loss to Bellmont.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko High School recently held its Underclassmen Academic Awards. Jasmine Gregory and Maddie Shultz were awarded for three years of outstanding attendance. Juniors Nicholas Crosson, Nichole Crouch, Jacob Hyser, Veronica Palmer and Nathan Wiehe as well as sophomores Ronald Brown, Brandon Oaks and Emily Riddle received awards for two years of outstanding attendance.
Whitkoâ€™s 627 Awards were given to Casey Dierks, Mikayla Findley, Erick Loe, Morgan Miller, Veronica Palmer, Garrett Smiley and Cecilia White.
BUTLER â€” First came a conference tournament championship. Then came a Northeast Corner Conference regular-season championship. Monday night, Churubuscoâ€™s Eagle baseball team added an IHSAA sectional title with a nail-biting 6-4 win over the Bluffton Tigers in the title game of the Eastside 2A Sectional.
As they have throughout this yearâ€™s sectional, the Eagles used a big inning to build a lead. However, Monday evening, the Eagles had to hang on against Bluffton.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Churubusco High School announced scholarship winners from the class of 2015 Friday in the high school auditorium. Numerous local individuals and organizations offered financial assistance for graduates pursuing further education.
Awarded in the Gaylord Jackson Top Five were Valedictorian Valerie Pope, Salutatorian Peyton Brandt, Kennedy Sade, Devon Zeigler and Madison Bieber. Each of the top five received a $700 scholarship.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a wide variety of academic levels in the district, Whitley County Consolidated Schools worked hard this school year to meet the needs of all students.
WCCS has a handful of students who have been labeled â€śhigh-abilityâ€ť and about 18 percent of its enrollment is â€śspecial education.â€ť
CULVER â€” Columbia City senior tennis players Macie Hinenâ€™s and Aubrey Wrightâ€™s season came to a close Friday evening in the Culver Academies tennis regional. The Lady Eagle doubles team fell in a three-set match to a team from host Culver.
Wright and Hinen took the first set 7-6, winning the tie-breaker 7-4. The Culver team of Amanda and Regina Padilla came back to take the second set by a 6-3 score. In the third and deciding set, the Culver duo won by a 6-2 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.
The phenomenon is known as â€śswatting.â€ť
More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.