April 20th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śThe world is filled with darkness but we can light the way,â€ś said Pat Mossburg, director of the Salvation Army in Whitley County Monday.
More than 100 people attended the solemn occasion at the fifth annual Light the Way to Child Abuse Prevention and Education hour at First Church of God in Columbia City.
â€śThis is an evening of remembrance of children lost to abuse, neglect and human trafficking...but also a night of hope that through awareness we can make a difference in a childâ€™s life,â€ť said Mossburg.
She added her goal is to never have to do this seminar again.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churu-buscoâ€™s baseball team picked up its second win in a row Thursday night, hosting West Noble.
The Eagles won 9-2.
The game stayed competitive through the third inning with Churubusco winning by a slim 4-2 margin.
The Eagles tore the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs to seal the deal on the Chargers.
Picking up runs for â€™Busco were, Alan Meeks (2), Hayden Kilgore (2), Kody Poyser, Adam Boggess, Brent Simmons, Logan Harris and Cody Schaefer.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” There are ugly wins, and there are lucky wins. The Churubusco Lady Eaglesâ€™ win over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble was neither lucky nor ugly.
â€™Busco used solid pitching and an aggressive offense which ground out 14 hits against two West Noble pitchers to come up with an 11-1 win in the game that ended in the fifth via the 10-run mercy rule.
Churubusco jumped on the Lady Chargers in the bottom of the first inning, pushing across two runs.
Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the teamâ€™s performance in the last week.
â€śThis has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,â€ť Fahl said. â€śEach meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. â€śTo be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Though Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team faced its fourth loss of the season, the Eagles recorded their best overall score of the season Thursday night at Eagle Glen against Canterbury.
Columbia City lost 160-172 to the Cavaliers, but the score of 172 was encouraging, according to Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson.
The season-best score came amidst three Eagle linksters shooting over eight strokes on the ninth hole.
Lunch and learn session April 20
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced this week that Ind. 114 is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, weather permitting, to accommodate replacement of the bridge over the west fork of Clear Creek, between CR 200 W. and South Washington Road, approximately 12 miles east of North Manchester.
The official detour is from Ind. 5 to Ind. 14 to Ind. 9.
The bridge requires rehabilitation for continued safety to the traveling public, according to INDOT.Â
Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of August.Â
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Troy Alternative Center for Learning has been in contract negotiations with Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WWCS) to extend the agreement already in place.
Oâ€™Connor said the center is an alternative and sometimes a last chance for many students, who are facing either expulsion or are simply not succeeding in a typical classroom environment.
â€śAs weâ€™ve looked at the data, weâ€™ve seen the program has been successful for us,â€ť Oâ€™Connor said. â€śThis placement is ideal for students in need of additional social considerations.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s county seat continues to display its passion for trunks, leaves, limbs and branches, having garnered nearly two decades of recognition as a safe haven for all things â€śhardwood.â€ť
â€śThis is our 18th straight year as a Tree City,â€ť said Mayor Ryan Daniel Wednesday, referring to the announcement by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources proclaiming Columbia City as one of 67 towns in the Hoosier State to be designated a Tree City.
The IDNR reported that among the awarded cities, Indianaâ€™s Tree Cities planted 15,423 trees in 2011.