April 27th, 2015
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team took a 13-9 win over the host West Noble Chargers Friday evening.
The Eagles used a strong offense, highlighted by two four-run innings to down the Chargers.
West Noble broke on top, getting a single run in the bottom of the first inning. Churubusco came back to put up four runs in the top of the second to go up 4-1.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an elderly Columbia City man was reported missing this morning, police found him in his home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday.
According to police scanner traffic, he was returned home in a vehicle with two Elkhart people and one Illinois person. According to the police scanner, Beckner had a handful of cash.
No further information is available at this time.
Becker was reported missing this morning and police say he hadn't been seen since 5 p.m. Sunday.
FORT WAYNE â€” No. 16-ranked Columbia City took third at Saturdayâ€™s Concordia Golf Invitational at the Foster Park golf course.
The Eagles shot 312, placing behind Leo and Bishop Dwenger, who both scored 301. When the tie couldnâ€™t be broken on the fifth golferâ€™s score, the top five for Leo and Dwenger went out for a one-hole playoff to decide the winner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The ride to school was delayed for several Whitley County Consolidated Schools elementary-school students Monday morning after one of its buses was involved in a crash.
Bus 0101, a Mary Raber Elementary School bus, was involved in a crash with a passenger car just after 7 a.m. Monday, while the bus was picking up children for school in Columbia Shores.
No children were reportedly injured in the crash; however, an ambulance was summoned to the scene for the driver of the passenger car, with reports of a minor head injury, according to police scanner traffic.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls track team hosted the Turtle Town Classic invitational Saturday, despite blowing rain and cool temperatures.
The host team placed fifth in the Black division, comprised of smaller schools.
FORT WAYNE â€” Wayne Kreiger is the most recent winner of the Nancy Rehm Award.
Kreiger was recognized for his influence on womenâ€™s athletics, with decades of time put in as a girls basketball coach and a lifetime on the basketball court.
Kreiger, 72, was honored with the award at the annual Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic on Sunday at the University of Saint Francis.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Elise Cormany (left) and Regan Decker (front), leap at the start of the 400-meter dash at the Turtletown Relays Saturday in Churubusco. Cormany placed third and Regan took fifth in the event. There were 23 schools at Churubusco High School for the event. Columbia City placed second in the Gold Division (big school). Whitko came in second and Churubusco placed fifth in the Black Division (small school).
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Similar to a recent hoax at Valparaiso University last week, Manchester University was on lockdown for four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.
At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, police received a phone call that someone had been stabbed, and that there were hostages, explosives and a shotgun involved, near the universityâ€™s administration building.
A reward will be issued for information on the caller.
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Police are looking for a 79-year-old Columbia City man who is missing.
Donald Beckner is approximately 6-feet-tall and 185 pounds. He is bald with grey hair on the sides. Police believe he is wearing a light green jacket with a blue collar.
He has been missing since 5 p.m. Sunday.
Those with information should call the Columbia City Police Department at 248-5121.