April 25th, 2012
NORTH WEBSTER â€” Wilma May Mitchell, 81, of North Webster, passed away April 24, 2012, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Noble County to William and Mabel (Simpson) Wilfong.
On May 15, 1954, in South Whitley she married Dick Mitchell who preceded her in 2012.
She moved to North Webster from South Whitley in 1957 and has resided there since then.
She retired from the deli/bakery at Augsburgers in North Webster in 1996 after 25 years.
She volunteered at the North Webster Food Pantry since 1998.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys and girls track teams both won a four-way meet against Three Rivers Conference foes Manchester, Northfield and Lakeland Tuesday at Northfield.
The boys are now 5-0 in the TRC, collecting 116 points over Manchester (75.5), Northfield (43.5) and Lakeland Christian (4).
Trapper Mize won both the 800- and 1600-meter runs. Derek Snep won the shot put, Alec Wilkinson took first in the pole vault, Brady Herendeen won the long jump and Brandon Nettrouer led the 400-meter dash.
DECATURâ€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team opened its conference schedule last night with a loss at Bellmont High School by a score of 8-5.
Columbia City scored five runs on nine hits with one error, and Bellmont scored eight runs with 13 hits and one error.
Eagle designated hitter Austin McCormick and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit one double each, while first baseman Connor Reed clobbered a home run, his first of the season.
DECATUR â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team traveled to Decatur to face Northeast Hoosier Conference foe and undefeated Bellmont team (4-0, 3-0 in NHC).
The Braves routed the Eagles 167-180 on a windy Tuesday at Cross Creek.
Bellmont had three scores less than Columbia Cityâ€™s best (44). Max Dryer and Drew Burnsworth led the Eagles, each shooting a 44.
Chase Ellsworth of Bellmont was the medalist with a 37. The Braves also posted a 41,42, 47 and 48.
Dustin Parrett and Trent Murphy each got a 46. Derek Philbee rounded off Columbia Cityâ€™s scoring with a 47.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle track team claimed first place in 10-of-16 events Tuesday night to down Northeast Hoosier Conference foes East Noble and New Haven at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Columbia City racked up 75 points, outrunning East Noble, who came in second with 62 points and New Haven, who finished with 30.
The Eagles had several multiple-event winners on the blustery evening.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s and Columbia Cityâ€™s tennis teams not only faced each other Monday night in South Whitley, but battled gusty wind.
Columbia City beat the Lady â€™Cats 5-0.
In No. 1 singles, Celene Rongos beat Whitkoâ€™s Abby Marshall 6-1, 6-0. Columbia Cityâ€™s Kennedy Slavicek defeated Aressa Tackwell 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles. Whitkoâ€™s Laura Hippensteel lost to Alaina Beckner 6-4, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco golf team won a home match Friday night against Lakewood Park and Manchester by shooting a season low 157 at Eel River Friday night. Manchester finished second with a 169 followed by Lakewood Parkâ€™s 172.
Ryan Mayer took medalist honors, carding a 38 followed by Parker Conradâ€™s 39, Beau Barkley and Brad Martin with 40s. Brandon Norris and Jordan Andrews also had solid rounds of 42 and 45, respectively.
The double-win makes the Eagles 5-4 on the year.
On Saturday the â€™Busco golf team participated in the Lakeland Invite held at Herron Creek in Lagrange.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ After a 103-year absence, furniture believed to have belonged to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall has returned home to Whitley County.
Marshall was the 28th vice president of the United States, serving two terms under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1921.
â€śIt just really makes the room to have this back here,â€ť said Barb Jones, a volunteer for the museum.
NOBLESVILLE â€” The Churubusco High School Destination Imagination (DI) team won the state title Saturday, and now it is going global.
CHS took two teams to the state finals in DI at Noblesville High School. Both were focused, but only one team will compete in the global finals in Knoxville, Tenn., May 23-26.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thirty-seven different vendors, using 52 tables, sat in rows as the community wandered through the 4-H Center Building Sunday afternoon.
The fundraising event, Spring Fling, was held from noon to 4 p.m., to raise money for the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Natalie Lewis, a member of the task force, said the organization was revived in 2009, and that its has regular meetings each month at Parkview Whitley Hospital which includes attorneys, the sheriffâ€™s department, the YMCA, the Lighthouse and the task forceâ€™s board.