April 16th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team made quick work of Whitley County rival Churubusco Monday night.
The host Columbia City team took a definitive 5-0 win.
Celine Rongos set the tone for Columbia City, topping her ‚ÄôBusco opponent, Cheyenne Conner, by a 6-0, 6-0 score.
In No. 2 singles, Kennedy Slavicek beat Churubusco‚Äôs Audrey Gierscher 6-1, 6-0.
The No. 3 singles match was slightly more competitive, as Churubusco‚Äôs Madi Cook put up a 6-4, 6-4, fight against the winning Lauren Rivas.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Ryan Kerschner hit a grand slam, but it still took extra innings for Columbia City to beat Churubusco Monday.
Columbia City defeated ‚ÄėBusco by a final of 6-5 in eight innings.
Kerschner may have had the big blast, but it was Jordan Bickle who had the winning one, doubling in the bottom of the eighth to bring home Travis Herbst and end the game.
The grand slam came in the bottom of the first inning and gave Columbia City a 4-1 lead. Churubusco had scored in the top of the first off of a sacrifice hit by Brent Simmons, which scored Logan Harris.
Richard W. Bowyer, 68, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Marion Veterans Administration Medical Center where he had been a patient since July 2011.
He was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Logansport, a son of the late A. Mac and Marliz (McKinney) Bowyer.
He spent his formative years in Cass County, and attended Wheatland Avenue Methodist Church, Logansport. He graduated from Washington Township School in 1963.
On June 12, 1963, he entered the U. S. Air Force. From 1964-67 he was stationed at Spangdahelm AFB, Germany. He received his honorable discharge from active duty April 11, 1967.
Florence M. Heath, 80, of Albion, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Parkview Noble Hospital.
Born July 14, 1932, in Decatur, she was the daughter of Nelson W. and Ida E. (Busch) Lahrman.
Bonnie Elaine Knetter, 74, of South Whitley, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1938, in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Lee Arthur and Ethel Pearl (Weeks) Brown.
She lived most of her lifetime in Whitley County, graduating from Columbia City High School. She worked at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Parkview Oaks and retired from Oak Pointe as a QMA. She was a former member of B.T. Roberts Free Methodist Church.
Benjamin C. ‚ÄúBen‚ÄĚ Tackitt, 77, of Huntington, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at The Heritage of Huntington.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with one-hour visitation prior to service at Bailey-Love Mortuary, with Rev. Matt Gapinski officiating. The burial will be held in South Whitley Cemetery.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys golf team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win Monday night, topping North Miami at Sycamore Golf Club in southwest Whitley County.
The Wildcats won 175-205.
Whitko was led by Will Peters and Daniel Zawlocki, who both scored 43s.
Cole Bechtold finished one stroke behind at a 44, and Colton LeTourneau scored a 45.
Whitko‚Äôs Jacob Silveus finished with a 46 and Matt Hathaway was the Wildcats‚Äô No. 6 with a 47.
Nearly all of Whitko‚Äôs scores were better than North Miami‚Äôs best ‚ÄĒ¬≠ Corey Shirdiff, who scored a 46.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball saw its five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Garrett Saturday.
The Wildcats lost a pair of close contests to the Railroaders in a varsity doubleheader. Garrett won game one 6-4 and took game two 1-0.
Leading Whitko at the plate in game one were Alex Stoddard and Ethan Nicodemus, who both had two hits and a run scored.
Stoddard threw a complete-game, two-hitter in the second contest, giving up the lone run of the game unearned and having 13 strikeouts.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Putting up six runs in the first inning makes the game of baseball a lot easier. The Whitko Wildcats did just that and never looked back, taking a 13-3, five-inning win over the visiting West Noble Chargers Monday evening.
The Chargers got on the board in the top of the first, benefiting from a leadoff single, an error and a wild pitch that let the runner score from third. Wildcat pitcher Zach Snep settled down, recording a strikeout, picking off a runner, and closing out the Chargers with another strikeout.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ More than 50 students from all four of Whitko Community Schools will come together to present, ‚ÄúThe Wizard of Oz,‚ÄĚ Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee show April 28 at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School.
‚ÄúThe students have been hard at work to create this spring‚Äôs masterpiece on the high school stage,‚ÄĚ said Director Dawn Hinthorn. ‚ÄúThis timeless story has been a beloved show for decades, and we are proud to finally welcome it to South Whitley.‚ÄĚ