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May 14th, 2012

Col. City splits double-header

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.

In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.

The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett’s pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.

Lady Eagles win three over the weekend

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Columbia City’s softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.

The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.

In Saturday’s first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.

Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Conference Champs: ISMS girls win NHMLC; boys take fourth place

May 14, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.

The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.

The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.

See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.

Columbia City golf takes 10th at invite; Churubusco takes 12th, Ryan Mayer fires a 76

May 14, 2012

LEO — Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City’s golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.

Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia City’s 348. The Eagle’s score tied with Leo’s second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.

Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.

Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.

May 11th

SHRIMP: EDC requests tax abatement for shrimp operation

May 12, 2012

LARWILL — In an effort to encourage growth in the Town of Larwill and utilize the former Larwill High School, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Alan Tio and Economic Development District and Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Jim Atz, attended the Larwill town council meeting Thursday evening requesting a tax abatement.

HIKE: Larwill utility rate hike on the horizon

May 12, 2012

LARWILL — Larwill residents will soon incur an increase on their monthly utility billing as the town’s sewer ordinance has been amended. Town attorney, Greg Hockemeyer, made the changes to the ordinance which outlines a 14.3 percent rate hike. The monthly rate for a single family dwelling will increase from $35 to $40. A copy of the amended rate ordinance is available for inspection at the clerk’s office during posted business hours.

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT: Salvation Army has 75 years of giving; needs never cease

May 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— With doughnuts to share, the Salvation Army of Whitley County celebrated 75 years of service with an open house. Members of the community were invited to visit the new location that is now inside First Church of God off DePoy Dr in Columbia City.

The organization has grown in support and in its effort to extend a helping hand to those in need. But there are still residents of Whitley County who are not aware of the Salvation Army’s willingness to serve them.

Local manufacturer joins forces with Whitko H.S. students

May 12, 2012

LARWILL — Locally-based contract manufacturer Red Star Manufacturing, Inc. recently collaborated with Whitko High School to support component manufacturing for a custom-ordered 10-ton plastic injection molding machine.

In late 2011, Red Star owner Scott Werstler approached Whitko Engineering and Welding Technology teacher Jay Ocken about providing his students with hands-on experience with tools and techniques in component manufacturing.

Ducharme posts surety bond

May 12, 2012

MCKINNEY, Texas — The Columbia City man jailed in April in Collin County, Texas on charges of money laundering has been released on bail, according to court officials in that county.

According to Tim Wyatt, the attorney for Duane Ducharme, 70, posted a $40,000 surety bond on Wednesday.

Ducharme is represented by McKinney, Texas-based attorney Gregg Gibbs. Wyatt said Friday that an examining trial is scheduled there May 25.

“I can find nothing that says his (Ducharme) whereabouts, and I don’t have the conditions of his bond.

Ducharme was booked April 13.

HIGHWAY DEPT.: works on plans for sealing, dust control

May 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Highway Department is laying out plans for their summer sealing program and the continuation of dust control efforts.

“It’s when we get the most calls,” said Mike Barton, highway department superintendent. “They want to know which roads will be done first and second and if there are roads that are going to be done at all.”

“We’ll go out, and especially the roads we’ve milled, we want to get them out of any possible dust they’ve seen since last fall,” said Barton.

Barton said the Highway Department has not seen as much dust on the roads as they expected.

 

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