April 9th, 2012
After a trip to semi-state last year, the Lady Eagle softball team is eager to kick off this season, hosting Marion tonight at Morsches Park at 5 p.m. Above, Columbia City celebrates after winning the regionals last year
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team only played 10 total innings in a double header in South Whitley Saturday.
The games werenâ€™t cut short due to weather, but the Wildcats 10-run-ruled Argos in the fifth inning of both games, defeating the Dragons with crushing 22-2 and 14-0 wins.
Whitkoâ€™s Avery Robbins had 10 RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases in 10 innings.
Ethan Nicodemus also had a stand-out performance, pitching the first three innings of the opening game with four strikeouts and no runs. In the second game, he scored four runs, had four RBIs and three stolen bases.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Samuel Curry, 77, of rural South Whitley, died at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born July 5, 1934, in Bloomington, a son of Charles Wilber and Inez May (Burks) Curry.
He is survived by his wife, Julieta; two daughters, Tana Baker, Ellettsville, and Sabrina D. Faust, St. Johns, Fla.; four sons, Samuel J. Curry, Columbia City, Charles B. Curry, Andrews, John C, Curry, Florida, and Brandon Y. Curry, South Whitley; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Carroll and were beat 11-1 to the two-time defending state champion Chargers. Above, left-handed pitcher Jacob Howe pitched the last inning.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Solid Waste Management Department has, for years, held a one-day event to collect waste and hazardous material from residents. That has changed to a much more frequent service.
â€śWe want to provide a better service and make things more user friendly for the community,â€ť said Director Jorrell Tucker.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Columbia City Tree Board, it is estimated that a single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 pounds per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings for that time.
Trees and shrubs are a very important part of the city, and contribute to the overall quality of life in the community. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Trees can also absorb rainfall, helping to reduce the release of overflow sewage into the rivers during heavy rain.
Editorâ€™s Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the impact that the event is having today on a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Holding back tears in her eyes, Gail Morris from Shriner Lake folded her hands together, sat back in her chair and turned her thoughts to the Titanic.
â€śWhen I think about the Titanic, I just thank God that my grandfather was not on it,â€ť said Morris. â€śI feel very bad for everybody that was.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team started the season with two wins. Below, Jacob Johnson takes a swing at Concordia. The Eagles won 17-8 over the Cadets. Right, Connor Slavich prepares to pitch against Central Noble. Columbia City beat the Cougars 3-2. The Eagles are back in action Tuesday at North Side.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Oak Hill and lost Thursday night, 5-0.
With several players out on spring break, Eagle Head Coach Mark Grove said the team was short-handed.
â€śMuch of the team wasnâ€™t in town,â€ť Grove said. â€śThat should also make it tough tonight when we travel to Carroll.â€ť
Carroll has won several state baseball titles in the last five years.
Oak Hill picked up its five runs gradually throughout the game, with one in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.
John R. McKinney, 82, a resident of rural Eel River Township in Allen County, died at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Lebanon, a son of Vern and Katherine (Hunt) McKinney.
He served with the U.S. Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret A. McKinney; a son John R. McKinney, Jr. of Norwood, Mo.; a daughter, Janice R. Ogg of Eel River Township; his brother, David Joe McKinney of Thorntown; and three grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.