May 3rd, 2013
Anthony L. ‚ÄúTony‚ÄĚ Leedy, 59, a native of Etna Troy Township, passed away peacefully among family and friends, May 1, 2013, at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla.
A beloved son of Kenneth R. Leedy and Lona M. (Gaff) Leedy, he was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Wolf Lake.
He attended school at Etna-Troy Grade School, Columbia City High School and Ball State University, where he was a brother of the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls tennis team had two Three Rivers Conference matches this week and split the pair.
Monday, the Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Southwood, 3-2. At No. 1 singles, Laura Hippensteel pulled out a tight three-set win over Southwood‚Äôs Sarah Peters in a match that was more than two hours.
At No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell of Whitko beat Southwood‚Äôs Emma Flynn 6-0, 6-1.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis squad dropped a road contest to a Northeast Corner Conference opponent Thursday.
It was the Chargers from West Noble that victimized the Lady Eagles. The hosts defeated visiting ‚ÄėBusco 4-1 in varsity action.
At No. 1 singles, Churubusco‚Äôs Audrey Gierscher picked up the lone win for vistors at 6-3, 6-1 over Hannah Pfenning.
At No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Conner of ‚ÄėBusco fell to Rachel Strouse, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kayleen Mitchell of the Lady Eagles lost to Joise Gibbons, 6-2, 6-2.
HAMILTON ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team defeated Northeast Corner Conference-rival Hamilton Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles were 9-1 victors in the road win.
In the circle, Courtney Luttman keyed the ‚ÄėBusco charge.
She pitched seven innings, allowing just one run and striking out eight and scattering eight hits.
Offensively, Elaine Horn helped lead Churubusco by going 3-for-3.
Luttman was one of two Lady Eagles to get two hits. She was 2-of-4, as was Chandler Blake. Both had one RBI as well.
Blake and Kellary Crabil both had a double with Crabil driving in two runs.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity softball team is 11-0 for the season, and four of those wins came this week.
The Lady Wildcats won four straight days, Monday through Thursday, defeating Huntington North, North Miami, Central Noble and Carroll, respectively.
Monday, Whitko downed Huntington North, 15-5. Adrianna Holst struck out five while picking up the win in the circle for the Lady ‚ÄėCats. Whitko had six extra-base hits in the game.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It was altogether fitting that on Thursday‚Äôs senior night that the Columbia City Eagle Baseball team got standout performances from its senior leaders in the Northeast Hoosier Conference game with the visiting New Haven Bulldogs.
The Eagles used a dominating pitching performance from senior Jordan Bickle and multiple extra-base hits from seniors Derek Hinen, Andrew Biggs and Austin McCormick to hang a 14-1 loss on the Bulldogs.
Bickle turned in an outstanding game on the mound for the Eagles.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Little Turtle Elementary School teachers and administrators are working every day to fulfill the building‚Äôs mission statement.
That statement is one the faculty hopes each student embraces, ‚ÄúI am here to learn.‚ÄĚ
Learning is aided for the students by Quality Circles, which are groups of teachers who work together within specializations. Academic quality groups include such areas as literacy and math.
‚ÄúAll quality circles will support the school‚Äôs goals,‚ÄĚ said Little Turtle Principal Tammy Weimer.
ANDERSON ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team traveled to Anderson Prep School Thursday night and took a decisive 14-2 win.
Tanner Gaff led the Wildcats from the mound and the plate.
Gaff pitched four innings, giving up one earned run and striking out nine. From the plate, Gaff batted 3-for-4, scoring three runs and two RBIs.
Ryan Weigold finished up on the mound for Whitko, pitching the fifth and final inning, giving up one of Anderson‚Äôs seven hits.
Weigold also batted well, going 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City man who pleaded guilty last month to two meth-related charges received a 20-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Joshua Lemmon, 34, was handed a pair of 10-year sentences, to be served concurrently, with none of the time suspended. The two charges to which he admitted his guilt were dealing in methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.
In his sentencing, Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he would recommend Lemmon for work release and said the sentences could be modified in the future.
Little Turtle Elementary School recently named its Spirit Award recipients.