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May 21st, 2013

Eagles 10-runned by Angola, 13-3

May 21, 2013

ANGOLA — Whatever momentum Columbia City’s baseball team had built up heading towards sectionals was lost Monday night at Angola.

The Eagles were 10-runned by the Hornets by a final of 13-3 after five innings.

Columbia City was only down 5-3 in the middle of the fifth frame.

However, what started as a feasible deficit to overcome turned into an insurmountable one that ultimately ended the game without the Eagles getting another turn to bat. Angola scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the matchup, 13-3.

Whitko golfers beat Knights

May 21, 2013

ANDREWS — Whitko’s boys golf team picked up a win on the way to sectionals later this week.

The Wildcats beat Southwood Monday, 184-192 at Etna Acres Golf Club.

Whitko was paced by Danny Zawlocki, who shot 44, tying him with two Southwood golfers for the top score.

Barkley, Martin named all NECC in golf

May 21, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco sophomore linkster Beau Barkley made 1st-Team All-Northeast Corner Conference for the second time Saturday, placing eighth.

Barkley, along with junior Brad Martin, led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish at the NECC match at Noble Hawk Golf Links.

Martin was also named 1st-Team All-Conference, finishing 12th for the Eagles.

He dropped a 10-foot birdie put on the 18th hole that lifted him from 16th to 12 place. Martin missed all-conference by one stroke last season.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: ISMS boys tracksters take NELMSC title

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.

The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.

ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.

Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.

The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitko’s girls won.

Results for Whitko’s athletes were not available.

Holiday trash pick-up

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no collections Monday for trash and recycling.

Monday collections will be made on Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday. Wednesday collections will be made on Thursday. Thursday collections will be made on Friday.

Friday collections will be made on Saturday.

All trash and recycling collections the week of May 27 will be performed one day later than normally scheduled.

S. Whitley to host party

May 21, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A celebration on the streets of South Whitley is planned for Friday night.

Entertainment will be provided by Ivory West, who recently opened for country-music singer Collin Raye, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Whitley On The Move is hosting the event and will provide other forms of entertainment in what is being labeled a “fun-filled street party.”

Walking group to begin in June

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley Walkers will begin training to walk 13.1 miles in the Veterans Day Mini-Marathon held Nov. 9, 2013.

Training starts Monday, June 3. This is not a running club.

However, the group will be coached by local marathoners, including Greg Fahl, Betty Nelson, Kim Lefever, Carl Fields and BJ Hohenstein, as well as several Whitley County YMCA staff members.

Winning work of art

May 21, 2013

Abbi Copeland, an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School, recently won 2nd place in the anime drawing contest at the Cherry Blossom Festival.

There were approximately 200 entries in the categories, and three winners chose in four categories.

Copeland won a $20 cash prize, had her photo taken for the Cherry Blossom Festival website, and her artwork will hang in the Young Adult section of the Main Allen County Public Library for the month of June.

Copeland is enrolled in art and design classes for her freshman year at Columbia City High School.

Library offers downloadable tunes

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library has joined with Library Ideas to offer a network accessing more than 3 million songs.

The Freegal Music Service will allow library patrons to increase the size and diversity of their music collection by offering access to more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries.

Registered library cardholders can download three Freegal Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no cost by going to the library’s website at http://ppl.lib.in.us. Click on the Freegal icon in the upper right corner of the website and enter the library card number.

Community garden opens

May 21, 2013

Whole Health Wellness Center held its first planting day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Whole Health Wellness Center is a new organization created by and for the people of Columbia City. The center’s mission is to establish community gardens and improve overall health. The garden officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The day’s activities included planting in both the community and children’s gardens as well as learning about composting.

The garden is located at 1065 West CR 150 N., Columbia City.

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