April 16th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball saw its five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Garrett Saturday.
The Wildcats lost a pair of close contests to the Railroaders in a varsity doubleheader. Garrett won game one 6-4 and took game two 1-0.
Leading Whitko at the plate in game one were Alex Stoddard and Ethan Nicodemus, who both had two hits and a run scored.
Stoddard threw a complete-game, two-hitter in the second contest, giving up the lone run of the game unearned and having 13 strikeouts.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Putting up six runs in the first inning makes the game of baseball a lot easier. The Whitko Wildcats did just that and never looked back, taking a 13-3, five-inning win over the visiting West Noble Chargers Monday evening.
The Chargers got on the board in the top of the first, benefiting from a leadoff single, an error and a wild pitch that let the runner score from third. Wildcat pitcher Zach Snep settled down, recording a strikeout, picking off a runner, and closing out the Chargers with another strikeout.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ More than 50 students from all four of Whitko Community Schools will come together to present, ‚ÄúThe Wizard of Oz,‚ÄĚ Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee show April 28 at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School.
‚ÄúThe students have been hard at work to create this spring‚Äôs masterpiece on the high school stage,‚ÄĚ said Director Dawn Hinthorn. ‚ÄúThis timeless story has been a beloved show for decades, and we are proud to finally welcome it to South Whitley.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Both the principal and assistant principal of Churubusco Elementary School (CES) will resign at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
CES Principal Shellie Miller‚Äôs and CES Assistant Principal Nicole Veit‚Äôs resignations from their respective positions were accepted at the Monday meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve had the opportunity to be a leader in so many different areas,‚ÄĚ Geiger said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think I would have had those same opportunities if it wasn‚Äôt for FFA.‚ÄĚ
Growing up on a farm, Geiger learned early on the hard work it takes to have a successful career in the agricultural arena.
‚ÄúI became passionate about ag because I grew up with it,‚ÄĚ he said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs 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) ‚ÄĒ The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world‚Äôs 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 city‚Äôs most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack.
BOSTON (AP) ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúWe are thankful for partners like the Dekko Foundation who understand the value of planning and providing recreational activities for children and adults,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄĒ The Eagles extended their streak to six.
That‚Äôs what happened Saturday when Churubusco‚Äôs boys track and field team won the ‚ÄôBusco Invite. The Eagles have now won their own invite every year since 2008.
The run began in Head Coach Zach Dock‚Äôs second year with the team.
‚ÄúTo win six straight is pretty important to our kids,‚ÄĚ Dock said.
Weather conditions were not conducive to the running, jumping and throwing that the high school athletes were doing.