May 21st, 2013
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team suffered a season-ending loss to Carroll in the first round of sectionals Monday.
After taking a 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles fell 11-1 to the Lady Chargers. Pictured above is Allie Vodde.
ANGOLA â€” Whatever momentum Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team had built up heading towards sectionals was lost Monday night at Angola.
The Eagles were 10-runned by the Hornets by a final of 13-3 after five innings.
Columbia City was only down 5-3 in the middle of the fifth frame.
However, what started as a feasible deficit to overcome turned into an insurmountable one that ultimately ended the game without the Eagles getting another turn to bat. Angola scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the matchup, 13-3.
ANDREWS â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team picked up a win on the way to sectionals later this week.
The Wildcats beat Southwood Monday, 184-192 at Etna Acres Golf Club.
Whitko was paced by Danny Zawlocki, who shot 44, tying him with two Southwood golfers for the top score.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubusco sophomore linkster Beau Barkley made 1st-Team All-Northeast Corner Conference for the second time Saturday, placing eighth.
Barkley, along with junior Brad Martin, led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish at the NECC match at Noble Hawk Golf Links.
Martin was also named 1st-Team All-Conference, finishing 12th for the Eagles.
He dropped a 10-foot birdie put on the 18th hole that lifted him from 16th to 12 place. Martin missed all-conference by one stroke last season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.
The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.
ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.
Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.
The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitkoâ€™s girls won.
Results for Whitkoâ€™s athletes were not available.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man accused of home improvement fraud will stand trial next week in Whitley County Circuit Court.
George Martin, 55, of North Manchester, was arrested in October and charged with the Class C felony. His trial will begin Wednesday, May 29 at 9 a.m.
According to case reports, Martin, along with two other men, allegedly performed work on the driveway of a man in Whitley County. The elderly manâ€™s sister, who assists him with finances, called the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department believing her brother had been a victim of fraud.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Although the actual first day of summer is more than a month away, Columbia Cityâ€™s Street Department is gearing up for summer projects.
Among the projects is crack sealing. Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh said during the winter, cracks appear in the pavement and summer is the time to fix them.
â€śWe usually have a company come in and use fiberized crack seal,â€ť he said. â€śThey blow out the cracks and get the sand and debris out first. It just preserves the street that much longer, itâ€™s part of pavement preservation.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indiana State Senator Jim Banks shared numerous actions he deemed as successes during the recent legislative session at a breakfast held for area Republicans Saturday.
Senator Banks listed his education initiatives as a â€świn.â€ť Higher education reform was on his radar as he sought to reduce the cost to attend Indiana state colleges.
â€śWe wanted greater transparency for state colleges,â€ť Banks said. â€śPeople need to see how that money is spent.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s new 911 system just went online last month, but there is an issue that still needs to be addressed.
Scott Jones, 911 director, reported to the Whitley County Commissioners Monday that the voice recorder currently in place records sound only, not text, video or any other way a person may message contact dispatchers with the new 911 system.
Columbia City High School held its honors convocation Monday night.
Above are the top 10 students, academically, for the Class of 2013.
Front row, from left: Aakash Patel, Tiffany Harber and Richelle Menzie. Back row, from left: Adam Wilkinson, Lindsay Angel, Ryan Romanowski, Corinne Kauffman, Carlee Hearld and Emily Lewis. Not pictured; Jordan Bickle.