April 17th, 2015
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team took a lopsided win at Rochester Thursday, 82-50.
The Lady Wildcats were led by several first-place finishes.
Elaine Warner had a stellar performance for Whitko, placing first in two events, second in another and helping a relay team to a win.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For decades, the Whitley County 4-H Bike Club has been offering free bike repairs.
What many don‚Äôt know, is that those bike repairs are also free to the public.
Bike repair day is a community service project by 4-H Leader Eric Blank and the Bike Club. The event is scheduled for May 2.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys golf team traveled to Timber Ridge Golf Course Thursday to take on Norwell.
The Eagles came away with an impressive score and the win, 155-174, to remain undefeated on the season.
‚ÄúThis was a strong win on the road to open conference play,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson. ‚ÄúI thought our guys handled the wet conditions well.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia Township firefighters and Whitley County Sheriff's deputies are working to wrangle a tractor on the loose after its driver fell off and was run over and killed Friday afternoon.
Crews were called to the area of a tree nursery on Keiser Road in southwest Whitley County at 12:15 p.m.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Whitley County coroner has been called to investigate.
Police scanner traffic indicated that the tractor was going around in circles with no driver aboard.
Juniors from Whitko, Churubusco and Columbia City high schools gathered at Peabody Public Library in Columbia City Thursday for College Boot Camp. As a part of Indiana‚Äôs College Success Coalition, students visited with representatives Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Saint Francis to learn about college, career paths, goal setting and future networking opportunities. Above, Joyce Baker with the Career Services Department at Ivy Tech, talks to students about the challenge of choosing a major in college at Thursday‚Äôs College Boot Camp.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Sending 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team put on an offensive display against the visiting Garrett Railroaders Thursday evening, taking a 14-2 win in five innings.
The host Eagles pounded out 12 hits for the contest in just four at-bats. The outcome could have been worse as the Eagles left six runners on base.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ City officials are looking for the public‚Äôs input before making a final decision on its comprehensive plan.
The 159-page draft of the plan is published online and includes three main categories, broken down into subcategories.
The three categories include: People, Places and Things.
‚ÄĘPeople: Playing, supporting, learning and acting.
‚ÄĘPlaces: Living, experiencing, moving and growing.
‚ÄĘThings: Work, serve, preserve and share.
The document also includes maps, summaries, visions and goals.
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OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls‚Äô tennis team opened the season with a 4-1 win at Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell Tuesday evening.
Rachel Flauding, dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Norwell‚Äôs Molly Burton in the No. 1 singles match.
Katie Doerhmann downed Norwell‚Äôs Megan Herber by identical 6-1, 6-1 scores in the No. 2 singles slot, while Hannah Clark defeated Norwell‚Äôs Cierra Middleton 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The City of Columbia City is taking a stance against drug and alcohol abuse by its employees.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre trying to get as close to ‚Äėzero tolerance‚Äô as we can,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. ‚ÄúOur intent isn‚Äôt to intrude into our employees‚Äô private lives, but as employees of the city we can‚Äôt have someone impaired.‚ÄĚ
Daniel noted that many city employees are operating expensive equipment, paid for by taxpayers, and public safety employees can face life-or-death situations.