March 29th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City High School girls basketball program recently had two of its own recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associatoin (IBCA).Â
Seniors Sidney Bunyan and Sarah Opliger were awarded the IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention for their efforts in the classroom and on the basketball court.
IBCA head coaches from high schools across the state nominated seniors who met specific criteria, which included a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a rank in the upper 25 percent of oneâ€™s class, a minimum SAT score of 1,500 or minimum ACT score of 23.
WABASH â€” Whitko boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Wabash and game away with victories, 99-33 and 65-57, respectively.
The boys team had several tracksters win multiple events, helping the Wildcats triple the Apacheâ€™s point total.
Trapper Mize won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55 and the 3200 at 10:54. Whitkoâ€™s Jordan Sims also won two events, the 110-meter (16.9 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (42.1). Finishing first in the 100-meter dash was Connor Stouder. Stouderâ€™s time was 11.5 seconds.
His time of 23.8 was also good enough for first in the 200 dash.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Facing an 8-7 deficit going into the final inning, Whitko scored three runs to win 10-8 at Churubusco Wednesday.
One of the three 7th-innintg runs was scored by Wes Gensch, who led the game with 1.000 hitting, two runs and three RBIs. On the defensive end, Gensch got the save, closing out the game with no hits in the final inning.
Whitko took a 2-1 lead in the first frame. Ethan Nicodemus scored the first run off an RBI by Gensch, then Gensch was batted in by Austin Mort. Churubuscoâ€™s Alan Meeks scored off a Whitko error, 1-of-5 the Wildcats had on the night.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team begain its season with a loss Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles faced Fort Wayne South Side and was shut out 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Senior Morgan Young was defeated by South Sideâ€™s Norene Namani, 6-0, 6-1.
Churubuscoâ€™s Nikki Essingler lost 6-1, 6-1 to Mary Downelly in the No. 2 singles match. In No. 3 singles, Lady Eagle Kayleen Mitchell was defeated by Zin Naing, 6-2, 6-3.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) â€” Indiana's top climate expert says the state's streak of unseasonably warm weather should continue for the next three months, bringing with it an elevated risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
But state climatologist Dev Niyogi also says cold air could bring Indiana a frost or freeze at any time, threatening flowers and trees lured into early bloom by recent 70- and 80-degree readings.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair during the Whitley County EXPO April 14 at Indian Springs Middle School
The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is no cost for businesses to set up a table and accept applications, conduct interviews or meet potential employees. Participating businesses will need to bringÂ their ownÂ table, chairs and any information they'd like to provide to potential job candidates.
Reservations for the job fair are required by April 6. Space may be limited, so potential participants are asked to reserve a spot early.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Richard A. Doversberger, 85, of Columbia City, died at 2:12 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Parkview Oaks where he was admitted March 16.
He was born July 19, 1926, in Warren, a son of J. Ezra and Orpha Nadine (Bardsley) Doversberger.
His formative years were spent in Warren.
He graduated from Warren High School, Ball State Teachers College and Ball State University.
On Dec. 30, 1948, he was inducted in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged April 3, 1953.
Mary Lou Lowery, 69, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at her home.
Born March 24, 1943, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Dale E. and Maragaret F. (Veilahauer) Shivley.
She was raised in Huntington, graduating from Huntington Township School with the class of 1962 and from the Fort Wayne School of Cosmetology.
On Nov. 23, 1973, she married E. Allen Lowery in Dillon, S.C.
Mark David Gibson, 49, of Glen Burnie, Md. died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 7, 1963 in Elkhart, he was a son of the late David Gibson and Cora (Dale) Deter of Columbia City.
He was a 1981 graduate of Concord High School in Elkhart and a 1986 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington.
Through his 26 years of service with the Department of Defense, he traveled extensively, most recently living in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Robert Eugene Gilbert, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington.
Born on Dec. 9, 1937, in Lima, Ohio, he was the son of Charles Leonard and Goldie Marie (Toland) Gilbert.
He grew up in Lima, Ohio and his adult lifetime was spent in Delphos, Van Wert, Ohio and, for the past five years, Columbia City.
He graduated from Lima Senior Hgh School and he was a former Walmart employee.
He was married to Marjorie Annette Deubler in Lima, Ohio on April 10, 1959.