May 16th, 2013
Shirley Ann Murphy, 78, of Columbia City passed away at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City. Born March 23, 1935, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Doth) Tucker.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ While Wednesday night‚Äôs sectional opener at Warsaw didn‚Äôt go quite the way Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team wanted, several Lady Eagle netters are still alive in tournament play.
As a team, Columbia City fell in a heart-breaking, 3-2, match against the Lady Tigers.
‚ÄúThey just fell short,‚ÄĚ Lady Eagle Head Tennis Coach Kathleen Myers said.
Columbia City picked up wins in No. 1 singles and doubles, but dropped the other matches in the 3-2 score.
The bad news ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs season is over. The good news ‚ÄĒ No. 1 singles and doubles netters are advancing to regionals.
The memorial service for L.M. ‚ÄúLee‚ÄĚ Kilgore, 97, who died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, has been set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with a reception following at Smith & Sons Coach Room. Preferred memorials are to Community Bible Church.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ With sectionals looming, Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team fell to Fort Wayne Wayne Monday.
The Lady Eagles dropped the match to the Lady Generals, 5-0 on the varsity side and took two of five junior varsity match-ups.
In the three singles matches, Cheyenne Connor, Audrey Gierscher and Kayleen Mitchell were each swept in straight sets.
At the varsity doubles, the Lady Eagle pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in straight sets, as did Churubusco‚Äôs No. 2 doubles squad of Nikki Esslinger and Maggie Kitt.
ALBION ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team won its final regular-season match, topping Central Noble Monday night, 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in all matches except No. 2 singles, where Kennedy Slavicek fell in a long match.
After dropping the first set 6-0, Slavicek came back to win the second 6-4. She fell in the deciding set by a 6-2 score.
In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown won in straight sets.
Celine Rongos won No. 1 singles by a 6-1, 6-1 score.
ANGOLA ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team dropped a 17-6 contest at Angola Tuesday night.
Despite the loss, the Lady Eagles had several strong offensive performances.
Kasey Gibson batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and four stolen bases.
Kellary Crabil batted 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.
The Lady Eagles had a 2-1 advantage going into the fourth inning, but Angola tore the game open, tallying 13 total runs in the fourth and fifth frames for the win.
Angola had 16 hits while Churubusco recorded nine.
ANGOLA ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs baseball team was shut out on the road against Angola Tuesday.
The Hornets defeated the Eagles by a final score of 5-0. Churubusco ran into a hot pitcher in the NECC contest, as Angola‚Äôs starter tossed a three-hitter.
Leading ‚ÄėBusco at the plate was Logan Harris, who smacked two of the team‚Äôs three hits. Jordan Howell got the other one.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mark Parker, a Columbia City resident who teaches at Wolcott Mills Elementary School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty-one NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A recruitment session is scheduled for potential participants for the 49th program of Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss Saturday.
The recruitment session is Sunday, May 19,. at 1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City.
All individuals participating must register through the national website of Distinguished Young Woman. Attending the orientation is strongly suggested prior to registering on the national website.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Heart Gallery, an exhibit featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families, is stopping in Columbia City.
The gallery will be at the Whitley County Family YMCA May 20 to June 10. The Indiana Department of Child Services uses the Heart Gallery to help raise awareness about children in foster care in need of a home.
There are approximately 1,100 foster kids in Indiana currently eligible for adoption, and while many will be adopted by a relative or foster parent, DCS is actively seeking adoptive families for a number of them.