April 10th, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” â€śThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
â€śHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,â€ť Fahl said. â€śI thought it was going to be close.â€ť
The score wasnâ€™t as close as Fahl thought itâ€™d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.
The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.
Whitko earns first win of season
FORT WAYNE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team picked up its first victory of 2013 by crushing Fort Wayne Southside Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Archers, 15-5. As a team, Whitko had 15 hits and 20 stolen bases.
Hannah Himes was 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored. Jenny Brown was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, three RBIâ€™s and four stolen bases. Amanda Shepherd and Sydney Lancaster were both 2-for-3 with a double each.
Emily Weigold went the distance on the mound, picking up the win for the Lady Wildcats.
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to earn a victory over Wawasee Tuesday.
The Wildcats won by a final score of 7-3. The game was tied 3-3 until Whitko broke it with four runs in the sixth inning to bring the game to its final result.
Ethan Nicodemus earned the win for Whitko while pitching in relief. Tanner Gaff, Ryan Weigold, Avery Robbins and Josh Kessie were all 2-of-4 from the plate, with Robbins having two RBIâ€™s.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) are thinking of the future and looking at different possibilities for a new high school in Columbia City.
WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor presented to the school board Monday four courses the district could possibly chart.
While presenting, Oâ€™Connor informed the board that Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s poor facilities are the major focus as the district looks ahead.
â€śThe Columbia City High School facility is grossly inadequate, functionally obsolete and not serving the needs of the students or community,â€ť she said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After receiving input from citizens, the Columbia City Common Council agreed to delay the passage of a pair of ordinances that would withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Tuesday.
The councilâ€™s decision was unanimous to push back the final reading to April 23.
â€śThe purpose of the delay is to gather any additional information from people,â€ť said Councilwoman Nicole Penrod.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County has celebrated several economic advances in recent months.
Kerr Real Estate, a Michigan-based developer, announced in January that Dunhamâ€™s Sports would soon occupy part of the former Scottâ€™s grocery store building in Columbia City.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. made plans in December to add new rail production capabilities creating approximately 40 new jobs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety selected Advance Disposal to take care of the cityâ€™s solid waste for the next two years.
The move passed on a unanimous vote. The contract will be for two years with an option for a three-year renewal if Advance Disposal is meeting the cityâ€™s specs.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team hosted Carroll Monday night. Above, Churubuscoâ€™s Kody Poyser catches a ball at second base. After a 0-0 score in the third inning, the Eagles fell 14-3 to the Chargers.
Whitley County has seen an abundance of field fires recently, as dry, windy conditions have provided the perfect storm for a blaze. Field fires may be less prevalent in the coming week, as the area saw rain Monday afternoon and more showers are expected throughout the week.