April 13th, 2012
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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Phase II of South Whitleyâ€™s wastewater treatment facility renovation continues to forge ahead as Project Manager David Harvey â€” with Fleis and Vandenbrink â€” presented the latest bulletin to South Whitley Town Council members Tuesday evening.
Providing a wide-range of municipal services, Fleis and Vandenbrink is the townâ€™s engineering consultant.
With three bids received, Gerig-Ottenweller Construction was awarded the Phase II state-mandated renovation with a bid of $3,087,000 for the main project with an alternate bid of $27,000 for material revisions.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In compliance with the townâ€™s unsafe building ordinance, the exposed south wall of the Green Parrot was repaired last June, but the vacant lot where the now-demolished Hicks and Deaton building shared a common wall continues to be an â€śeye soreâ€ť in South Whitley.
Currently, blue barrels are barricading the vacant lot which is owned by Betty Deaton.
Last year, previous town council members advised Utilities Manager Dennis Eberhart and Tim Moyer Excavating to have the lot filled in and leveled.
County museumâ€™s Titanic party April 14
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The results are in, and based on the 77 votes received in The Post & Mail's online poll, Indiana's longtime Sentator Richard Lugar could be enjoying his last term in the U.S. Senate.
The results of the poll showed Lugar receiving only 32 percent of the votes while challenger Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock garnered 47 percent.
Nine percent of poll takers were undecided.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team fell to 1-2 Thursday night after losing to Norwell, 171-179.
The Knights had two linksters who shot a 41 on the par 36 course, and another with a 43. â€śYou have to give them credit to come in here and shoot two 41s and a 43,â€ť Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. â€śThey played a good road match.â€ť
Though the Eagles moved into a losing record after facing a loss Tuesday against Churubusco, their score showed improvement. Tuesday, Columbia City posted a 186, seven strokes worse than Thursdayâ€™s score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.
Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said heâ€™d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.
â€śI wish we had gotten some more offense,â€ť said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.
Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.
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.