April 16th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO â€” Senior Colton Geiger has allowed the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School to hone not only his agricultural knowledge, but also his leadership skills.
â€śIâ€™ve had the opportunity to be a leader in so many different areas,â€ť Geiger said. â€śI donâ€™t think I would have had those same opportunities if it wasnâ€™t for FFA.â€ť
Growing up on a farm, Geiger learned early on the hard work it takes to have a successful career in the agricultural arena.
â€śI became passionate about ag because I grew up with it,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s detective is not expected to return to duty in the near future after pleading guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Whitley County Superior Court Monday.
Charles Vogely, 61, was arrested for OWI Saturday. He pleaded guilty in court Monday and was sentenced to one year at the Whitley County Jail, with six days to serve and the remainder suspended.
BOSTON (AP) â€” The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the worldâ€™s most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, more than 140 wounded and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.
Federal investigators said no one had claimed responsibility for the bombings one of the cityâ€™s most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said.
One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.
About two hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Parks and Recreation Department Director Mark Green announced that the City of Columbia City has received a grant for $15,000 from the Dekko Foundation toward a study for an Aquatics Facility.
â€śWe are thankful for partners like the Dekko Foundation who understand the value of planning and providing recreational activities for children and adults,â€ť said Green.
After a financial report showing repairs in excess of $1 million needed for Burnworth Pool, the Columbia City Park Board made a decision to form an Aquatics Facility Task Force.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Eagles extended their streak to six.
Thatâ€™s what happened Saturday when Churubuscoâ€™s boys track and field team won the â€™Busco Invite. The Eagles have now won their own invite every year since 2008.
The run began in Head Coach Zach Dockâ€™s second year with the team.
â€śTo win six straight is pretty important to our kids,â€ť Dock said.
Weather conditions were not conducive to the running, jumping and throwing that the high school athletes were doing.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team continued its winning ways, taking top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday in Fort Wayne.
The Lady Eagles won a close meet over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell, which placed second.
Columbia City is now 11-0 on the season.
Columbia City scored 80.33 points, while the Lady Knights were close behind with 75.66.
Leo came in third, followed by New Haven, Wayne, Bishop Dwenger, Canterbury, Prairie Heights and Bishop Luers.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s freshmen continue to lead the Eaglesâ€™ golf team, as Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek took first and second place at the Northrop Invitational Saturday.
In a pool of six teams, Green and Klimek tied with Sebastian Eckert, of Huntington North, finishing their rounds in 80 strokes.
Green won the playoff, followed by Klimek.
In cold, damp weather, Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson was proud of the pair.
â€śIt was great to see them do so well in those conditions,â€ť Thompson said. â€śWe were awfully close to the team title.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys track and field squad captured third in the team race at Bishop Luers Saturday.
The Eagles rolled up 79 team points. Leo won with a score of 110 and Norwell was second with 96.
Columbia City took first place in one relay and one individual event.
Mitchell Maloney grabbed first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6.
The distance medley relay team of Evan Harney, Austin Beachy, Andrew McFarland and Seth Kissinger came in first with a time of 12:36.96.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.
The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.
West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.
Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.
The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.
The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.