May 14th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒColumbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs 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.
LEO ‚ÄĒ Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 348. The Eagle‚Äôs score tied with Leo‚Äôs 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.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ 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.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ Larwill residents will soon incur an increase on their monthly utility billing as the town‚Äôs 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‚Äôs office during posted business hours.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠¬≠ ¬≠‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs willingness to serve them.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ 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.
MCKINNEY, Texas ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúI can find nothing that says his (Ducharme) whereabouts, and I don‚Äôt have the conditions of his bond.
Ducharme was booked April 13.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Highway Department is laying out plans for their summer sealing program and the continuation of dust control efforts.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs when we get the most calls,‚ÄĚ said Mike Barton, highway department superintendent. ‚ÄúThey want to know which roads will be done first and second and if there are roads that are going to be done at all.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll go out, and especially the roads we‚Äôve milled, we want to get them out of any possible dust they‚Äôve seen since last fall,‚ÄĚ said Barton.
Barton said the Highway Department has not seen as much dust on the roads as they expected.