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May 13th, 2013

Green medals; Eagles take fourth

May 13, 2013

LEO-CEDARVILLE ­— After Saturday’s invitational, Columbia City freshman Tyler Green is the Eagles’ third linkster to join the medalist list at the Leo Invite.

Green joins Mike Schumaker (1997-99) and Tyler Gay (2003-04) by taking top honors in the 16-year-old event.

Green’s 73 was the top score at Cedar Creek — a par 71 course — and the Eagles came in fourth as a team.

Eagles go 1-1 at Garrett

May 13, 2013

GARRETT — Columbia City’s baseball team outscored Garrett 18-7 combined in a double-header Saturday. Yet, the Eagles yet took a game and gave up the other to the Railroaders.

The morning game was the Ryan Kerschner show, both at the plate and on the mound. Columbia City won decisively 12-0 as Kerschner threw a two-hit shutout from the mound and hit his fourth home run of the season.

He struck out seven Railroaders and gave up one walk and one hit-by-pitch.

SERVICE A PRIVILEGE: Loft named The Center’s outstanding volunteer

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Chris Loft, 28, is a body mechanic by day and a youth mentor by night.

He doesn’t view himself as anything extraordinary, but to The Center for Whitley County Youth, Loft is an outstanding volunteer.

At the annual benefit cook-off for The Center, Loft was awarded one of the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

“I am at The Center almost every day,” Loft said. “I have the luxury of working a job that allows me to be there shortly after school to volunteer. I don’t see it as an obligation, but a privilege to invest in the lives of these students.”

FARMERS MARKET: Opening day grows interest

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Farmers Market opened its season Saturday to brisk temperatures and overcast skies.

Last year, the market opened a week earlier and experienced colder-than-normal temperatures. Pushing the start of the market back a week, Market Master Chris Lilly hoped the weather would cooperate.

Lilly said that although the temperatures weren’t ideal, the first Saturday of market season was a success.

INVESTIGATION PROGRESSING: Body found in woods I.D.’d as drug felon

May 13, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — More information is coming forward about the man who was found dead in a wooded area Wednesday.

Dillon Warner, 22, was identified Friday as the body found by a property owner in eastern Whitley County.

Warner, a convicted drug felon, may still have been alive had his court hearing last month had a different outcome.

The Allen County judge spared Warner prison time — which may have been more of a death sentence.

HANDGUNS: To carry? Or not to carry?

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For some, carrying a handgun is a way of life, for others, its purely recreational.

Regardless of the reason for registering for a handgun permit, police warn citizens to plan and prepare before they carry.

In Indiana, people aren’t required to complete handgun training before receiving their permits.

In fact, citizens don’t have to take a test regarding the laws of concealed or open carry.

So when can — and can’t — you carry?

Without a license, the options are limited.

Carey Maggert Sr., 62

May 13, 2013

Carey M. Maggert Sr, 62, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Born in Wolf Lake, Carey was a self employed truck driver. He was a NASCAR fan who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

June James, 87

May 13, 2013

June M. James, 87, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, May 11, 2013, with her loving daughters at her side. Born in Assumption, Ill., she was the daughter of the late David and Ola (Davis) Cotner.
She was a member of Woodburn Missionary Church and a faithful prayer warrior. The Hope Center was blessed with the dozens of baby quilts she so enjoyed making for them. She had worked for the old Woodburn telephone company and retired in 2006 from the staff of the Woodburn Missionary Church after 20 years of service.

May 10th

Muffins for moms

May 10, 2013

Pierceton Elementary School celebrated mothers Friday morning before school started. The Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event, which hosted 435 students with their mothers and grandmothers. The breakfast was held in the commons and gym areas of the school. Fathers and grandfathers were celebrated in March with donuts. Pictured is Whitko Community School Corporation’s Superintendent Steve Clason serving muffins to guests.

Banquet held in gratitude of program supporters

May 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School Intern Program recently celebrated a milestone.

The program, ran by Coordinator Judy Moore, has been helping students decide their future plans for the past 15 years.

A banquet was held at Parkview Whitley Hospital to honor the businesses that participate in the ICE program as well as some of the businesses that have been with the Intern Program since its inception.

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