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April 19th, 2012

Col. City baseball drops second straight

April 19, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Col-umbia City’s baseball team lost its second game in a row Wednesday night in a shortened game at Northrop High School.

The game ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run-rule, with the scoreboard showing the Northrop Bruins ahead 16-2.

The loss gives the Eagles a 5-2 record on the season.

The Eagles had four hits, three walks and three strikeouts in 20 plate appearances after five frames, and were unable to knock Bruins pitcher Tyler Huth out of the game.

Local briefs: High School and Middle School results

April 19, 2012

Whitko loses to C. Noble
SOUTH WHITLEY —Whitko’s softball team traveled to Central Noble Wednesday night and lost, 4-2.
Though the Lady Cougars recorded the win, they went five scoreless innings.
After the first four batters of the game scored, Whitko held Central Noble to no runs for the rest of the game.
The Lady Wildcats attempted a sixth-inning rally, scoring two runs in the final frame.

Indian Springs golf beats ’Cats
On Tuesday, the Indian Springs and Whitko Middle School golf teams competed at Eagle Glen.
ISMS won by a score of 218-336.

Whitko tennis grabs first win of the year

April 19, 2012

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night at Rochester.
The Lady Wildcats won by a close 3-2 margin.

No. 3 singles player Laura Hippensteel is undefeated after three matches. Hippensteel defeated her Rochester opponent 6-4,6-3.

Abby Marshall won in a three-game match over Lady Zebra Makayla Stockberger in No. 1 singles. She won the first game 6-3, lost the second 6-3 and won the third 6-1.

In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell also won in three games. Tackwell won the first 6-4, lost the second game 6-2 and won the third game 6-4.

Wildcats score 7 in the second; beat Peru 8-2

April 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning en route to an 8-2 win over Peru Wednesday evening in South Whitley.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a passed ball by the catcher. The Wildcats’ bats caught fire in the second.

Whitko’s Ryan Weigold and Austin Mort got on base first. Teammate Alex Stoddard grabbed two RBIs with a double, getting the Wildcats on the board and taking the lead.

April 18th

SUMMER PLANS: Whitko tells big evaluation / assessment

April 18, 2012

PIERCETON — According to Whitko Community School Corporation’s Superintendent Steve Clason, summer evaluation plans are in the works.
The evaluations will focus on non-tested subjects including art, music, physical education and areas of social studies classes.

Greg Howard, 43

April 18, 2012

Greg Allen Howard, 43, of New Windsor, Ill., and formerly of South Whitley, recently passed away at his home.
Born July 31, 1968, in Wabash, he was the son of George A. and Janet L. (Brown) Howard.
He graduated from Whitko High School with the Class of 1986 and attended college in Defiance, Ohio and Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.
He lived in South Whitley for 21 years prior to moving to Illinois where he lived for the past 23 years.
He worked at P.P.C. Plastics, Moline, Ill. in the injection mold set-up department.

Nancy Buesching, 70

April 18, 2012

In loving memory of our amazing wife, mother, sister, aunt, and Gummi, we announce the passing of Nancy Buesching Tucker, a resident of rural Churubusco, in Tucson, Ariz. on April 13, 2012.
Growing up on the family farm south of Churubusco with beloved siblings (and outlaws) Ken (Janne) Buesching, Arcola, Bonnie (Al) Gore, Warsaw, Marlene Augenstein, Fort Wayne and Don (Colleen)Buesching, Noblesville, a passion for gardening emerged with the only lingering question being which sibling threw her precious bride doll to the pigs.

Nancy Grissom, 61

April 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Nancy J. Grissom, 61, of Richland Township died at 9:44 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital emergency room.
She was born Jan. 2, 1951, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of Richard D. and Jean L. (Baltzer) Wolfe.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in education.
On Sept. 7, 1974, she was united in marriage to Michael W. Grissom. They made their home in Albion until 1988, when they moved to their present home.

THRICE BLESSED: Trio of babies born on Valentine’s Day

April 18, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Jodi and Ethan Metzger had known they were having triplets since their eighth week of pregnancy, but what they did not know was that on Valentine’s Day they would receive three beautiful gifts from Heaven.
The Metzger triplets were not expected to be born Feb. 14, but Jodi drove herself to her doctor’s appointment earlier in the day, and within the hour, she was scheduled for a cesarean section to deliver.
“The doctor got things in motion, and he told me to call the babies’ daddy right away,” said Jodi.

WINDY WORK: Panel update on wind ordinance 'aired'

April 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As expected, about the only discussion regarding the wind issue with the Whitley County Board of Commissioners Monday was that there would be no discussion regarding the wind issue; not yet, at least.
Whitley County joint Building and Planning Director Dave Sewell was on hand at Monday’s meeting to deliver and “certify” a copy of the proposed ordinance change for zoning, as it pertains to wind energy conversion systems.
Sewell explained that all of the proper and required steps to this point had been taken.

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