May 10th, 2013
WABASH â€” Josie Sparks had three top-four individual finishes to lead the Whitko girls track team to a third-place finish at the Three Rivers Conference Track and Field Meet Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats scored 103.5 points. Rochester won with a score of 121.5 and Tippecanoe Valley was second with 115.
Sparks was second in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes and fourth in the 100-meter dash. She also anchored the third-place 1,600-meter relay team, which consisted of fellow Lady Wildcat runners Taylor Zwick, Miranda Terrill and Holly Frantz.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the bottom of the seventh, the tying run was on base.
Thatâ€™s how close Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team came to beating Carroll Thursday night and securing at least a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title.
The Eagles lost the one-run contest, 7-6, at home. They took their first in-conference loss, as they fell to 5-1 in the NHC and 9-5 overall.
A light drizzle fell throughout the game, making for less than ideal playing conditions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team dropped to a whole new low Thursday night â€” and not the bad kind.
The Eagles were determined to even out their Northeast Hoosier Conference record, topping New Haven by an impressive 148-200 score â€” the lowest score Columbia City has posted this season â€” and in the last 10 years.
â€śThat kind of score will get you anywhere,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said, alluding that a 148 could advance nearly any team to the state finals. â€śI think some people will see this score and start to notice us.
â€śThatâ€™s just tremendous golf.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team hosted, and fell, to Huntington North Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped the meet 89-43, but Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said there were several high-points on the night.
Carlee Hearld jumped a personal record, 5 feet, 6 inches, then went for the school record.
The current record, set by Indiana University graduate Ashley Rhoades approximately five years ago, is 5 feet, 7 inches.
Hearld attempted a leap of 5-7.5, but wasnâ€™t able to clear the bar.
Several other tracksters had personal records Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Regardless of problems that caused students to be kicked offline and see frozen screens instead of their ISTEP tests, students shouldnâ€™t expect to go back to No. 2 pencils and bubble sheets when taking standardized tests.
Online testing lets schools get results back weeks faster than with paper-and-pencil exams. That means teachers are able to see earlier what lessons students do and donâ€™t understand and have more time to adjust their lessons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Indiana troopers plan to crack down on motorists and truck drivers who drive aggressively around each other.
The Indiana State Police say they'll participate in a federal program aimed at such aggressive driving starting Sunday.
The Motor Carrier Safety Administration program is aimed at reducing the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars and will run through June 8.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) â€” A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000.
Reshma survived, in remarkably good shape, by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.
She was discovered on the second floor of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, where crews have been focused on recovering bodies, not rescuing survivors, for much of the past two weeks.
NEW HAVEN (AP) â€” Authorities say a woman and young boy were rescued from a burning second-floor apartment in a complex near Fort Wayne.
Emergency crews were called to the Cameron Court Apartments in New Haven about 2:30 a.m. Friday. New Haven police Sgt. Brent Bolinger tells area media that flames were shooting from a front window when he arrived and the woman lowered the boy to him from a back window.
LARWILL â€” Whitko Middle School will recognize student successes at its annual awards program.
The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the schoolâ€™s gymnasium. Students will be applauded for attendance, academic team participation and various accomplishments.
â€śPlease plan to join our staff in recognizing our studentsâ€™ 2012-13 accomplishments,â€ť said school leaders.
WMS is located at 710 Ind. 5 in Larwill and can be contacted at 327-3603.
Epsilon Chapterâ€™s Chorus recently performed at Laud Christian Church for a group of ladies representing area churches.
Songs included â€śThe Prayer Perfect,â€ť â€śPraise the Lord for Everything,â€ť â€śThanks Be to God,â€ť â€śSimple Gifts,â€ť and â€ś Itâ€™s a Grand Night for Singing.â€ť
The chorus is under the direction of Evelyn Zumbrun (in front). Myra Schmidt accompanied.
Front row, from left: Janelle Smith, Kris Richey, Evelyn Zumbrun and Carol Burkett. Back row, from left: Mary Helfrich, DiAnna Weiss, Rosemary Steiner, Jerilyn Geiger and Nancy Fries.