May 14th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was their 15 minutes of fame and they will never forget it.
NBCâ€™s The Today Show was in Churubusco early Saturday morning to do a live broadcast of three local teens recalling a now-famous deck collapse right before the schoolâ€™s prom May 5.
It was a picture perfect day when 12 Churubusco teens were posed on the deck of Greg and Margaret Blakeâ€™s deck just north of Churubusco on U.S. 33. The group was waiting for Haleigh Gross to appear.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mailâ€™s second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazineâ€™s nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.
MONROEVILLE â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.
After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.
Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady â€™Catâ€™s lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.
Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 Garrettâ€™s pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Columbia Cityâ€™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 Saturdayâ€™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.
NEW HAVEN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™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.
LEO â€” Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia Cityâ€™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 Cityâ€™s 348. The Eagleâ€™s score tied with Leoâ€™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.
LARWILL â€” 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 â€” Larwill residents will soon incur an increase on their monthly utility billing as the townâ€™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 clerkâ€™s office during posted business hours.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ€” 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 Armyâ€™s willingness to serve them.