April 29th, 2011
SOUTH WHITLEY — Thursday’s dreary weather couldn’t stop a rivalry where both parties got to experience a victory.
When a late afternoon shower canceled some events, the track and field doubleheader at South Whitley carried on with Whitko playing host to the girls and boys track teams from Columbia City.
Whitko got its victory for the night on the boys side of the meet but the Columbia City Lady Eagles evened the score handing the Lady Wildcats a 97-35 loss to remain undefeated on the season.
COLUMBIA CITY — Anyone could tell the weather was a bit windy. There were whitecaps in the outfield.
Even two straight weeks of rainy cold weather, leaky Thursday skies and standing water were not enough to keep the Columbia City Lady Eagles off the diamond at Morsches Park.
Playing for the first time since April 13, the Columbia City Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead and then held on against a late Manchester rally to take a 7-3 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs limb pick-up program is in full swing and city officials are reminding residents of what is and is not acceptable as city trucks drive through the town collecting sticks, twigs, small limbs and brush.
âThis program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm-related events and small pruning projects,â said the city in a recent press release.
The program began during the first full week of April and will continue until October.
COLUMBIA CITY â The brainchild of local children could some day provide free transportation to residents of Columbia City.
At Tuesday nightâs meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, City Police Chief Mike Petersen and Mayor Jim Fleck reported on a fresh new idea being bandied about by a group of youngsters from Mary Raber Elementary School.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Sheriffâs Department Det. Chuck Vogely had no idea what the woman was talking about.
The veteran police officer received a phone call out of the blue on Wednesday from a longtime friend.
âShe says âI am on my way to pick up that check for Publisherâs Clearinghouse,ââ said Vogely this morning.
âI told her I didnât know what she was talking about and she swore sheâd talked to me the day before (Tuesday) and Iâve known this lady for years. I said â(the ladyâs first name) I never talked to you yesterday. I never talked to you at all.ââ
COLUMBIA CITY — For four years Columbia City High School was fortunate enough to have Renee Menzie.
But all good things must come to an end.
Wednesday, while she attempts to finish out her career with a third team sectional title in track, Menzie signed her national letter of intent to run at Division I Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN).
ALBION — Under increasingly dark and wet skies, it was the Churubusco boys’ track team that rained on three other schools competing in a Northeast Corner Conference four-way meet Wednesday at Central Noble High School.
The Eagles downed the host Cougars 83-48, the Eastside Blazers 84-48, and the Prairie Heights Panthers by an 85-47 count.
The number of days canceled are starting to catch up with the amount of games played and for some teams it’s surpassed.
Heavy rain this week has kept the Whitley County sports schedule from having a full night of action.
Keeping up with schedule changes has Friday as a day filled with make-ups.
Both Columbia City baseball and softball teams will play.
SOUTH WHITLEY â An industrial park with shovel-ready sites along Hathaway Drive and Williams Way in South Whitley is becoming a reality.
Kevin Neal, director of wholesale relations for Duke Energy Indiana, the townâs electrical supplier, awarded a $5,000 check to Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, at Tuesday eveningâs town council meeting which will be used to develop the site.
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