May 15th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle School hosted its annual invitational golf tournament Saturday at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Indian Springsâ€™ girls team placed second, losing in a tiebreaker.
Indian Springs shot a 273 as a team to tie for first in the five-team tournament, but took second on a tiebreaker.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” Town council members approved a tree trimming and removal plan at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting in South Whitley.
Plant Growth Management Systems, Inc. will handle the $77,000 project to clear unwanted trees and trim low-hanging limbs.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Lady Eagle tennis team split a pair of away matches, dropping a 5-0 decision to Prairie Heights on Monday, coming back on Tuesday evening to claim a 3-2 win over Lakeland.
In Mondayâ€™s contest against Prairie Heights, Churubuscoâ€™s Audrey Gier-cher fell 6-3, 6-1 to Andra Ledgerwood.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” Whitko High School received a silver medal and was ranked 47th in the state in a recently released report from U.S. News and World Reports.
Information supplied by the Indiana Department of Education was used to determine school ranking. The report ranked schools based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness and proficiency in algebra and English.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis team wrapped up the Northeast Hoosier Conference portion of its schedule Thursday evening at the DeVol Field courts. The Lady Eagles fell to Carroll by a 4-1 score on Senior night.
At No.1 singles Eagle Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-1 to Carrollâ€™s Sydney Jackson.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two new deputies were sworn in to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department Thursday afternoon.
Jon Stoffel and Tim Hartman are no strangers to law enforcement, and have begun patrol in Whitley County.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls track team edged Northfield to take the Three Rivers Conference track and field title at Southwood Thursday evening.
Whitko put up 122.5 points to finish ahead of Northfieldâ€™s 114.5 points. Rochester was third at 84 points, with Southwood taking fourth with 81.5.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A popular entertainment event at the Whitley County 4-H Fair is facing scrutiny and criticism from concerned citizens.
As it enters the third year at the Grandstand, pig wrestling is being called â€śbarbaricâ€ť and â€śclasslessâ€ť by those who oppose a team of people attempting to restrain a screaming pig.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School held its Honors Convocation Monday evening in Newell Rice Auditorium.
Awards and scholarships were distributed for academics, extra-curriculars and athletics.
Northeast Indiana Cub Scouts converged in Columbia City for the annual Soap Box Derby. Above, Brandon Kirtlan, of Fremont, speeds down the hill on Old Trail Road Saturday morning. The track was set up on Old Trail Road between Van Buren Street and Market Street.