April 13th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On May 11, the Columbia City Fire Department is welcoming the Fire and Life Safety Dog, Kasey.
Kasey, a black Labrador Retriever, and firefighter Jeff Owens, as part of Koorsen Fire and Security, travel the country performing â€śan exciting educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills.â€ť
â€śWe have the opportunity to have the fire dog come in and do fire prevention for kids,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
A springtime sun sets over silhouetted silos and outbuildings on a Whitley County farm in the area of CR 550 E and CR 150 N.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council is taking a hard look at the accident issue occurring at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway in Columbia City.
Councilman Bill Simpson raised the topic and reported having received several recent complaints about the intersection.
â€śSeveral people have come to talk to me and they feel it is dangerous crossing the intersection coming onto U.S. 30,â€ť Simpson said.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he grew up near the intersection and was familiar with the sound of â€ścrashing metal.â€ť
â€™Busco golf undefeated after three matches
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.
The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.
â€śThis was just a tremendous team effortâ€ť, said Coach Todd Fry. â€śEvery coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.â€ť
Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.
Churubusco, along with the rest of the Northeast Corner Conference, had the opportunity to play at Parkview Field.
The Eagles lost to Fairfield, 15-5.
Above, Sam Siddons gets caught in a run-down between first and second base.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia City football stand-out Jared Murphy was named to the 2012 Indiana Football Digest Prime-Time 25 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis March 18.
Each year, over 400 people attend this banquet and award ceremony to recognize the best players, coaches and media representatives in Indiana High School Football.
These current juniors (Class of 2013) will appear on the cover of the 2012 Indiana Football Digest which will debut at the North-South All-Star Classic on July 13 at North Central High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eighteen-year-olds Jenee Schneider and Michaela Thomas, were selected as this yearâ€™s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Columbia City High School â€“ and the academic honors are opening doors.
Jenee is the daughter of Robert and Julie Schneider, and Michaela, the salutatorian, is the daughter of Micah and Michelle Thomas.
Both girls are good friends, playing volleyball together in high school and hanging out around Columbia City, as they both enjoy the lessons they have learned in high school.
OSSIAN â€”Whitkoâ€™s baseball team lost in 12 innings to Norwell (7-1) Wednesday night in Ossian.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Knights worked their way back in the ballgame to tie the score at four in the seventh inning.
The Wildcats went scoreless for six frames, and Norwell finally scored a run at the bottom of the 12th to end the game, 5-4.
Wyatt Wolf was the first to cross home plate Wednesday, scoring off a double by Colin Nicodemus. Nicodemus was close behind, getting the Wildcatsâ€™ second run from a single by Ryan Weigold.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The National Association of Counties (NAC) is an organization that helps promote County Government. April has been designated as Local County Government Month, with the 2012 theme being â€śHealthy Counties, Healthy Families.â€ť
In a press release issued for the month, Whitley County leaders have proclaimed they take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of residents in a sensible and cost-effective way.