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May 8th, 2013

Col. City girls tennis drops East Noble, 4-1

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s No. 1 singles stand-out Celine Rongos stayed undefeated Tuesday night, and the Lady Eagles downed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble 4-1.

Rongos topped her opponent, Chelsea Ort, by a 6-0, 6-1 score.

Adriana Brown won a close No. 3 singles match. After falling 6-2 in the first set, she came back to win 6-2 in the second.

Brown won the third set by a 6-4 score over East Noble’s Hope Deyo to take the win.

“I’m proud of Adriana for not giving up after that first set,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.

NECC track begins

May 8, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School is playing host to the Northeast Corner Conference’s track meet this week.

Preliminaries began Tuesday night, and the meet will conclude Friday.

Churubusco’s boys currently sit third in the team rankings, and the girls are in fifth place.

Katie Monk was named conference champion in the girls discus.

In the girls prelims, Alyssa Anderson took eighth in the 100-meter dash to advance. Danielle Pippenger is moving on in the 100-meter hurdles and finished fourth in the long jump.

Columbia City goes 5-0 in NHC

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — With an undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line and perennial baseball powerhouse Carroll on the schedule for Thursday, Columbia City was on its way to a trap game in Kendallville against East Noble Tuesday night.

However, the Eagles stayed vigilant, taking down the Knights 6-1 behind a complete game by pitcher Ryan Kerschner.

Kerschner only gave up two hits, while striking out five, allowing one earned run and walking two in seven innings.

Eagles knock off undefeated Knights

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.

“The conference is loaded and we proved that we’re in the running and can play with the big boys,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “It’s great to knock off an undefeated team.”

The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.

Columbia City’s score is a new low for the year.

Park play

May 8, 2013

Celena Crouse, 1, rides a turtle at Churubusco’s town park Tuesday. Warmer, dry weather has allowed for more outside play for children.

Rotary discusses reducing student loan debt

May 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Speaking this week at Columbia City’s Rotary Club was Questa representative Marc Levy.

Questa is a Northeast Indiana foundation set up to do principally two things: reduce the typical student’s loan debt after finishing college, and keep that individual in Northeast Indiana ,contributing to the educational job force in our part of the state.

“The average student in Indiana leaves college with a four-year degree and $27,000 in debt,” Levy said. “Often times, they will leave the area to find suitable work,” he added.

Construction continues

May 8, 2013

Smith-Green Community Schools is still under construction as remodeling continues both inside and out.

Pictured, the entrance to CJSHS remains closed as work progresses toward a new facade for the building.

Whitley Co. YMCA reaches Strong Kids goal

May 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Family YMCA announced recently that it reached its 2013 Strong Kids Campaign goal.

Dan Heise, of Warner Electric, led this year’s volunteers to reach a community campaign goal of $39,000.

The Strong Kids Campaign provides scholarships for programs and memberships to individuals and families in need.

Funds raised directly support the Y’s cause of strengthening communities by ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

’Round and ’round

May 8, 2013

Four siblings had took a spin on a circular swing at Morsches Park Tuesday evening. From left, Haley Miller, A.J. Tope, Elizabeth Miller and Ryan Tope.

County makes payment to Wood-Land-Lakes

May 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Wood-Land-Lakes, a nonprofit group working across several counties in the state, had a request for funds approved by the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.

The commissioners approved $400 for the group. Stanley Crum, a board member for Wood-Land-Lakes, was on hand, and told commissioners all his organization does, how they are trying to stay in budget, and reach out to stakeholders.

“Wood-Land-Lakes can’t disappear,” he said. “It is the holder of almost 10,000 acres of agriculture preservation land easements.”

The decision unanimously passed.

 

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