April 16th, 2012
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was supposed to be a â€śrebuildâ€ť for Churubusco boysâ€™ track.
With the big names that led them for the past two seasons gone, the Eagles were supposed to have taken a step back.
Someone forgot to tell â€™Busco Head Coach Zack Dock and his five-time Churubusco boys track Invitational Champions Saturday.
Using their depth, the Eagles surpassed their own previous records on rout to a record 191-point day and a five-peat of their own invitational.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team rebounded from its first loss Thursday night at Wawasee by defeating county-rival Whitko, 9-0.
Last season, the Lady Wildcats upset Columbia City, which finished the season with a close loss at semi-state. The tables turned this year, as the Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, starting with Kayla Parks, followed by Alyssa Brandt and Hannah Schnorr.
â€śParks played really well, though everybody contributed,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was a great team win.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite a threatening sixth inning, Whitkoâ€™s baseball team held on for a 9-7 win over Eastbrook Friday night in South Whitley.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Mort and Alex Stoddard scored off a single by Riley Cokl, and Wyatt Wolf hit a groundout to drive teammate Zach Snep to home plate.
Eastbrook didnâ€™t score its first run until the fourth frame.
The Lady Wildcats track team hosted and beat the visiting Rochester Thursday by a score of 83-47.
In the 100-meter low hurdles, Micaela Sylvester placed first with a time of 17.3 seconds, and was followed in second by Reghan Craig at 18.2. Sylvester also won the 300-meter hurdles, coming in at 52.5, three seconds ahead of second place Lady Wildcat Reghan Craig.
Jerry Lee Badskey, 74, of North Webster and North Manchester, died at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, April, 13, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
He was born on March 30, 1938, in Huntington to Lorin Justin and Ruby Marie (Lepley) Badskey.
He served in the Air National Guard of Indiana and the Reserve of the U.S. Air Force during the Berlin Crisis.
Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, 61, of Loon Lake, died at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Fla.
He was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Fort Wayne, a son of Ivan and Mary A. (Smith) Blaugh.
His formative years were spent in rural Columbia City.
Dennis graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1969.
On Nov. 23, 1985, he married Marsha Stier. They made their home in Columbia City and Naples, Fla.
He was employed at C&R Plating DBA KC Jones as CEO, making plans for his retirement in early June, 2012 with 43 years of service.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Paul and Carol Burkett of Columbia City can vividly remember Elmer Zimmermanâ€™s talk about his mother surviving the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
The presentation was held Oct. 3, 1996 at the Whitley County Historical Societyâ€™s fall banquet at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Carol knew Elmer since her cousin, Helen (Miller) Zimmerman, married him. The Zimmermans lived in Rochester.
Although Elmer is no longer around to tell the story, Paul said he was a very good public speaker. Elmerâ€™s mother was Bertha (Lehman) Zimmerman, born March 31, 1895, in Lotziel, Switzerland.
Smith-Green Community School Corporation is taking steps to map the right courses for its students.
During Monday nightâ€™s board meeting, Shellie Miller, the Churubusco Elementary School principal, and Austin Couch, the Churubusco Junior Senior High School principal, explained the mapping process for each grade level and course in the â€śtechnical areasâ€ť of arts, agriculture, family and consumer science, business-technology and information technology, Project Lead the Way/engineering and technology education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local bowler made history Wednesday night; personal history, Main Bowl history and United States Bowling Congress history.
Randy Bockelman rolled 11 straight strikes. On his twelfth and final heave of his first game, he left three pins standing, giving him a final score of 297 out of a possible 300.
Though it would be difficult to say a 297 is something to be unhappy about, the score remained on Bockelmanâ€™s mind.
â€śI was nervous during the first game more than anything,â€ť Bockelman said. â€śI was worried I wouldnâ€™t get another chance to bowl a 300 this year.â€ť
LARWILL â€” With numerous repairs at the ball diamond lift station site, a 14.3 percent sewer rate increase will soon be imposed on Larwill residents. Feminine hygiene products, baby-wipes, personal wipes and Q-tips continue to be flushed down the system by the ball diamond, accounting for the increase.