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May 13th, 2013

Crash kills baby, injures 4 children

May 13, 2013

NOBLE COUNTY — An 8-month-old boy was killed and four other children were injured in a vehicle accident Saturday.

According to area media, the car crashed into a tree near the Noble-Elkhart County line Saturday when the driver swerved to miss an animal that ran out into the road.

The driver, Angelica Ibarra, 39, of Ligonier, was cited for not having a license and other violations.

Police said Ibarra drove straight through a curve, slid sideways and struck a tree on the rear passenger side of the vehicle.

Ibarra was not injured, but Gael Ibarra, 8 months, died from his injuries.

Lady Wildcats fall to Heritage

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Saturday dawned cold and damp, and the Whitko softball team had trouble warming up against the visiting Heritage Lady Patriots.

After working out of a first inning jam, the Lady Wildcats gave up seven runs in the top of the third inning. Despite a late-game effort the Lady Wildcats fell in a non-conference matchup by an 11-2 score.

With two outs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Patriots strung together two singles and a walk to load the bases against the home standing Lady Wildcats.

Col. City splits weekend matches

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team split two matches this weekend, beating Peru and falling to Mishawaka Marion.

The Lady Eagles took a strong 4-1 advantage over Peru, dropping their only loss in the No. 2 singles match.

Celine Rongos won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets. In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown took a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

The No. 1 doubles pair of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford took a 6-0, 6-2 win. Alaina Beckner and Breanna Hicks won the No. 2 doubles match by a 6-4, 6-2 score.

Whitko JV takes slew of victories

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s junior varsity baseball squad took both ends of a double-header Saturday, defeating John Adams 9-4 in game one and 10-0 in game two.

In the opener, pitcher Reed Brace earned the win with four innings of relief.

Brace didn’t give up an earned run, while striking out three.

Riley Anderson went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and an RBI, and Brady Weeks added a double and two RBIs.

The Wildcats posted strong third and fifth innings, scoring three runs apiece, to take a strong lead going into the final innings, when John Adams went on a run of its own.

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.

 

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