May 19th, 2015
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley Countyâs United Way announced the end of its current fundraising campaign and the beginning of the grant-making process that will send $100,000 into the Whitley County community.
The campaign raised about $165,000, approximately $60,000 short of the goal of $225,000.
SOUTH WHITLEY â A late surge from West Noble came up short and Whitkoâs baseball team earned its 17th win of the season Monday, 5-3.
Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot over the fence in the first to start the game.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High School held its Senior Awards program last week to recognize outstanding students.
Awards and scholarships were given for academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â In a game shortened to five innings, Columbia Cityâs Lady Eagle softball team used the long ball to down visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell 13-6 Monday evening.
Every time the visiting Lady Knights scored, the Lady Eagles responded with offensive output of their own.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary Schoolâs principal.
Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The town council members in South Whitley are still dealing with the headaches of an under-constructed wastewater treatment facility.
The council met May 18 with Steve Grass, senior engineer at Donohue and Associates, to discuss how to deal with the problems moving forward.
Tanner Hughes, Whitko senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Defiance College. Front, from left: Todd Hughes, father; Tanner Hughes; and Robin Hughes, mother. Back: Whitko Head Football Coach Josh Mohr and Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.
Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.
ZIONSVILLE â Columbia Cityâs golf team placed third in the prestigious Dave Sollman Invitational at Zionsville, downing ranked teams in the process.
The Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the latest coachesâ poll shot a 312, behind only No. 3-ranked Westfieldâs 297, and No. 1-ranked Center Grove which shot a 302. The Eagles placed ahead of No. 2-Ranked Carmelâs 318 and No. 6-ranked Zionsville in the 17-team tournament.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting âHistoric Survival Skills,â a disaster preparedness event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event consists of various speakers on survival topics such as: fire, shelter, first aid, self defense, firearms safety and hunting,