April 29th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced a new program which will provide additional accessibility to the mayor for city residents.
‚ÄúWe will begin a Mayor‚Äôs Night In program which will allow residents, who aren‚Äôt available during regular business hours, to have the opportunity to meet and discuss their city issues with me,‚ÄĚ stated Daniel.
Ten-minute slots will be available during a two- hour period, once a month for meetings with citizens.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team split a doubleheader with West Noble Saturday, giving the Eagles a 5-2 record on the year.
Columbia City lost the morning game 12-10, and then took the second game 12-2 in five innings.
In game one, the visiting Chargers put up eight runs in the first two innings, while the Eagles only managed one. West Noble‚Äôs biggest lead in the game was eight, when the Chargers were up 10-2 after four innings.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team won the East Noble Relays for the sixth year in a row on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles won the invitational by a close 15 points.
‚ÄúIt was a close meet the entire day,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. ‚ÄúIt came down the the last race. It was a great display of effort by so many young ladies.‚ÄĚ
The team was led by Kalisha Goree, who was named the John Reed Relays MVP.
Goree won the long jump and 100-meter hurdles, and placed fourth in the high jump, behind teammate Carlee Hearld who won the event.
PONETO ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team took two lopsided wins over Southern Wells Saturday.
The Wildcats won the first game 13-3, and the second 15-4.
In game one, Hunter Sroufe batted 3-for-3, scored four runs, including a home run, and had two RBIs.
Wyatt Wolf pitched all five innings with four strike outs. He gave up one earned run, three hits and two walks.
Sroufe, along with Ethan Nicodemus, picked up the opening runs for the ‚ÄôCats off a single by Zach Snep.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team placed 10th in a field of 15 at the Wawasee Invitational Saturday at South Shore Golf Course.
The Eagles were led by freshman Spencer Klimek, who finished fourth overall with a score of 75, three over par.
Kilmek shot a 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back half to pace Columbia City.
Tyler Green wasn‚Äôt far behind, shooting a 79.
Northwood won the invite with a score of 305, 32 strokes less than the Eagles.
Whitko also competed in the event and placed 13th.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team played host on Saturday to a very athletic Bishop Dwenger Lady Saints team on a day that boasted the best weather in weeks.
The Lady Eagles dropped both ends of a doubleheader, playing the first game close before falling 5-1, and cleared the bench for the second contest in a 10-0 loss.
In game one the Saints got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning, as the second Saints‚Äô batter, Amanda Miller was hit by Columbia City pitcher Krystin Van Houten.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs JV baseball squad split a doubleheader with Garrett Saturday.
The Wildcats took game one 10-7 and lost a close game two, 9-8.
Garrett Smiley pitched six innings and earned the win in game one from the mound. He had four strikeouts.
At the plate, Carter Keirn had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Riley Anderson had two hits with a double and two RBIs. Reed Brace got two hits as well for Whitko, including a double.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team had a familiar weekend performance Saturday.
For the second time in two days, the Lady Eagles lost a 9-8 ball game to a much larger school. Friday, it was against Columbia City. Saturday, it was on the road at Fort Wayne Northrop, with ‚ÄėBusco falling in 12 innings.
It wasn‚Äôt for a lack of hitting on ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs part. The Lady Eagles cracked 13 hits overall in the contest, with Amber Aspy leading the way with three. Chandler Blake had two hits and a double and also scored twice. Gabby Jones and Lacey Pulley both had two hits also.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Indiana‚Äôs General Assembly voted to give Indiana Governor Mike Pence a portion of what he wanted.
Pence was seeking a 10 percent income tax cut phased in over two years with 5 percent starting two months from now, and another 5 percent a year later. The full cut, under his proposal, would have been in place by mid-2014.
Instead, legislators saw that a 3 percent income tax cut would begin in 2015, and another 2 percent would start in 2017.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Runners took their marks Saturday for the 5K Walk/Run for Jesus.
The event was slated as a kick off to the National Day of Prayer to be held Thursday.
Although the National Day of Prayer will be recognized Thursday, the entire month of May is reserved for prayer for the country and the community.
‚ÄúThis is the time of year when we focus our prayers specifically for the state of our nation and our community leaders,‚ÄĚ said Suzie Langohr event planner.