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EASTER: Rain may impede egg hunt

March 31, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY —More than 3,000 Easter eggs will be scattered across Morsches Park Thursday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club.

Weather permitting, the fun will start at 6 p.m. on the baseball diamonds where eggs filled by clients from Passages will be waiting to be found by local children.

Toddlers up to 2 years old can be assisted by a parent while kids from 3 to 5 years old can search with an accompanying adult.

Age groups of nine- to 11-year-olds and six- to eight-year-olds may not have a parent on the field.

LETTER OF INTENT: ’Busco’s Barkley headed to Defiance

March 31, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School Senior Beau Barkley has chosen to continue his football and golf careers at Defiance College in Ohio.

Barkley, who played four years of football, four years of golf and four years of basketball, opted for Defiance over Anderson University, Hanover College, Trine University, St. Francis University and Ferris State University.

MUSEUM HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING: Historical Society hears international speaker

March 31, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday’s Whitley County Historical Society’s annual banquet began with not one national anthem, but rather two, as the society welcomed Canadian guest speaker Ron Zboril to the Agricultural Museum to speak on Indiana’s road to statehood.

Dressed in the uniform of a 1750s French marine, Zboril detailed the development of Indiana from colonial days through the French and Indian War and on through the American Revolution and the conflicts with the Native Americans to the conquest of the Northwest Territory.

March 30th

BARN BLAZE

March 30, 2015

Firefighters from multiple departments battled a barn fire Sunday night in southeast Whitley County. Crews were dispatched at 9:15 p.m. Sunday to 9885 S. CR 500 E. to a fully-involved barn. With several other structures in the area, Jefferson Township’s Fire Department called for assistance from multiple other departments. Within 30 minutes, the blaze was knocked down to a smolder. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. According to Whitley County GIS, the property is owned by Chad and Stephanie Nix.

NCAA BRACKETOLOGY: Sweet 16 Roundup – and a look ahead to Final Four

March 30, 2015

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

Midwest Region

MARKING 15 YEARS: Lighthouse leaders celebrate new vision

March 30, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — For 15 years, Whitley County's homeless and displaced have been served by The Lighthouse, and now leaders are prepared to plan for the nonprofit's future.

Jeremy Wike, senior pastor for Community of Hope church in Columbia City, recently took on the role of board president for InterFaith Mission, Inc., the board tasked with making decisions for The Lighthouse. After serving four years as a board member, Wike accepted the president nomination “because there is more work to be done.”

ROCKIN' OUT

March 30, 2015

The Volunteers, an adjunct of the U.S. Army Band, performed a free concert at Columbia City High School Sunday afternoon. The 90-minute show offered rock, pop, country and patriotic music to approximately 300 attendees. The event was sponsored by The Post & Mail, American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582. Above, from left: Randy Wight, plays the keyboard and Thomas Lindsey plays the guitar.

WHITKO GRAD: Irwin named NAIA All-American

March 30, 2015

WINONA LAKE — Whitko grad and Grace College junior Logan Irwin capped a successful season by being named to the honorable mention for NAIA All-American team and a second team selection for the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American squad.

CLIMBING THE RANKS: Regional Partnership welcomes senior vice president, EDC’s Alan Tio

March 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership announced that Whitley County Economic Development President Alan Tio is joining the regional leadership team to serve as senior vice president.

Tio will join the partnership effective May 4 and lead the organization’s business development, marketing and regional initiatives. In turn, Tio is stepping down from his position at the local level.

“Alan is a great addition to the leadership team of the Regional Partnership,” said John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

March 29th

COUNTRY QUILTERS: Showing off the colors

March 29, 2015

Caitlin Ackerman, a new member, demonstrated her love of color during show-and-tell at the February meeting of the Whitley County Country Quilters.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...

 

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