April 13th, 2012
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team beat Rochester Thursday, 88-44.
The Wildcats won 13 out of 16 events.
Brandon Nettrouer took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Jordan Sims swept both hurdle events.Whitko took both throwing events, with Derek Snep winning the shot put and Joe Haywood taking the discus.
Alec Wilkinson remains undefeated in the pole vault.
Also taking first was Connor Stouder in the 400-meter dash, Jude Stieglitz in the 800 run and Trapper Mize in the mile run (4:44.1). The â€™Cats take a break before going to the Goshen Relays April 21.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Originally planning a paid hiatus from May to October, Whitley County Assessor Angie Heath now says she will resign on July 7.
Heath was planning a trip to help her husband, a Larwill resident, run a resort he owns in Canada. The resort does not have any employees. â€śItâ€™s the two of us, we do it all ourselves,â€ť Heath said in March.
Now in her 13th year with the Assessorâ€™s Office and in the second year of her third term, originally planned to return after October and remain in office until Rita Sauders, deputy assessor, was fully trained at the position.
For the past six years, the product of women artists from Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition has graced her office. At the end of March, she recognized the 11 winners of the 2012 competition during a statehouse ceremony.
Congratulations to the following women:
Jeanne Amsler, Evansville, The Ross Theatre
Amanda Fruits, Brownsburg, Hostas and Coneflowers
Sarah Hackney, Indianapolis, Amazing Maize
Brenda Jalaie, Zionsville, Super Charged Super Cars
Savreen Kaur, Bloomington, Colors of Griffy Lake
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled â€śThe Miracle Worker,â€ť is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.
Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the studentsâ€™ acting abilities.
â€śThis is the first play weâ€™ve done in a while, and I told them weâ€™re going to do something thatâ€™s going to stretch them a little bit,â€ť said Barkley. â€śThey really have to rely on their acting abilities.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On May 11, the Columbia City Fire Department is welcoming the Fire and Life Safety Dog, Kasey.
Kasey, a black Labrador Retriever, and firefighter Jeff Owens, as part of Koorsen Fire and Security, travel the country performing â€śan exciting educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills.â€ť
â€śWe have the opportunity to have the fire dog come in and do fire prevention for kids,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
A springtime sun sets over silhouetted silos and outbuildings on a Whitley County farm in the area of CR 550 E and CR 150 N.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council is taking a hard look at the accident issue occurring at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway in Columbia City.
Councilman Bill Simpson raised the topic and reported having received several recent complaints about the intersection.
â€śSeveral people have come to talk to me and they feel it is dangerous crossing the intersection coming onto U.S. 30,â€ť Simpson said.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he grew up near the intersection and was familiar with the sound of â€ścrashing metal.â€ť
â€™Busco golf undefeated after three matches
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.
The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.
â€śThis was just a tremendous team effortâ€ť, said Coach Todd Fry. â€śEvery coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.â€ť
Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.
Churubusco, along with the rest of the Northeast Corner Conference, had the opportunity to play at Parkview Field.
The Eagles lost to Fairfield, 15-5.
Above, Sam Siddons gets caught in a run-down between first and second base.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.