April 23rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team beat county-rival Whitko in a close 3-2 match Monday night.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 singles and both doubles matches, while Whitko was victorious in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, making the match competitive.
Though the score was close, Columbia City scored its three wins from lopsided matches.
In No. 1 singles, Celine Rongos took a 6-0, 6-4 win over Whitkoâ€™s Laura Alfieri.
The No. 1 doubles team of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford won 6-2, 6-1 over Abby Marshall and Erin Murphy of Whitko.
NEW HAVEN â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team rebounded from a tough loss to Northeast Hoosier Conference Norwell Saturday to top fellow NHC competition, New Haven, Monday night.
The Wildcats posted a strong fifth inning en route to a 10-4 win at New Haven, improving their record to 8-4.
The opening innings were slow offensively, as Whitko scored the only run in the first three frames, while holding the Bulldogs off home plate.
Wildcat Derek Snep scored the opening run off a throwing error by New Havenâ€™s third baseman.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Normally, when a team scores six runs in a high school softball game they can expect to be in the thick of things.
But that doesnâ€™t apply when the other teams scores 10 runs in the first inning alone â€” sending 15 batters to the plate in the same inning.
The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team found itself on the wrong side of that situation as it dropped a 25-6 contest to a hard-hitting Concordia team in a non-conference contest Monday evening at the Churubusco diamond.
The Eagles found themselves in a 10-0 hole at the end of the first inning.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second part of a two-part series on The Luckey Hospital Museum.
WOLF LAKE â€” The Luckey Hospital, built in 1929, is now a one-of-a-kind museum at the corner of U.S. 33 and Ind. 109.
Dr. James E. Luckey, founded the hospital, which began operations in 1931.
Today the Luckey Hospital Museum is run by Luckeyâ€™s great-niece Sue Johnson and â€śthe adopted Luckeyâ€ť Sandy Huntsman, who is also the acting president of the museumâ€™s board.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” From U.S. 30, it may appear that Eagle Glen Golf Course had an extreme makeover, but in fact, Mother Nature decided to do its own remodeling, turning the back half of the course into a giant water hazard.
Storms from nearly one week ago dumped several inches of rain in the county, flooding yards, parks and roads.
Eagle Glen wasnâ€™t the only course to go underwater.
The front nine of Eel River remains closed to flooding, and many other courses in the area are feeling the effects of the rain.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pair charged with dealing methamphetamine had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Warren Goodman Jr., 41, Pierceton, and Rita Elswick, 19, Columbia City, were arrested Thursday and charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to ma-nufacture and possession of paraphernalia.
Dealing methamphetam-ine is a Class B felony.
Both individuals pleaded not guilty to the charges and will have public defenders.
Elswick will be represented by Brad Voelz and Goodman by Brad Baber.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) Board of School Trustees heard an update on its technology plan recently.
WCCS Technology Director Anne Plunkett presented a plan to the board communicating the vision, mission and goals for her department.
The vision for the department is to provide technology resources that enhance communication, instruction, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to inspire excellence.
To that end, Plunkett has steps in mind.
PIERCETON â€” School administrators have been exploring ways to better the education offered to Whitko Community School students.
At last weekâ€™s school board meeting, principals with each school reported a number of academic success stories, but a visit from the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) ruled positive for Pierceton Elementary School.
An evaluation for the stateâ€™s Title I program was conducted at the elementary school after PES received a low grade from the DOE earlier in the school year.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team fell to visiting Norwell Saturday.
The Knight pitching held Whitko to just one hit in an 11-0 loss. Wyatt Wolf had the lone Wildcat hit.
Norwell took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, 5-0 advantage by the second frame, and was ahead 8-0 by the end of the fourth before winning 11-0 by the 10-run rule.
Whitko is now 7-4 on the year and plays New Haven tonight.
Norwellâ€™s Luke Hunter was the winning pitcher, while Whitkoâ€™s Avery Robbins was handed the loss.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The â€śblack divisionâ€ť team championship of Saturdayâ€™s Turtletown Classic girlâ€™s track meet came down to the final two races.
When the smoke cleared, the Whitko Lady Wildcats topped host Churubusco by a narrow, 90-83, margin to claim the team title, while in the Gold Division for larger schools â€” the Columbia City Lady Eagle squad placed third behind Warsaw and Bellmont.
The Wildcats and Churubusco paced an 11-team black division that included teams from Woodlan, Fremont, Westview, Central Noble, Manchester, Canterbury, Culver, Garrett and Prairie Heights.