May 26th, 2015
OSSIAN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team lost in the first round of sectional play Monday against the Mississinewa Indians, 8-2.
Gusting winds blew dirt across the infield and even pop-flies into foul territory at Norwell High School while the Lady Eagles tried to keep their regional hopes alive.
LAGRANGE â€” Whitko softball took the first step on the road to an IHSAA sectional softball title Monday afternoon with a 13-2 win over the host Lakeland Lady Lakers in the opening round of Sectional No. 21 play.
Whitko took a first-inning lead thanks in part to a Lakeland error. With one out, Anna Ousley singled and went all the way to third when the Lakeland right fielder misplayed the ball. Ousley scored when Whitney Marsh reached on a second Lady Laker error, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead after one-half inning of play.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team traveled to Fort Wayne Saturday for a doubleheader against Bishop Dwenger. The Eagles lost both games, 10-0 and 6-3.
Game one opened with seven runs in the first two innings for the Saints.
U.S. Army Veteran Clarence Hyndman takes a moment of solitude after the American Legionâ€™s annual Memorial Day ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery.
BRUSHY PRAIRIE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Prairie Heights on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader. Whitko took both halves, winning game one 12-5 and taking the second contest 14-7.
â€śThese are two great wins,â€ť said Wildcat Head Coach Erik Hisner. â€śWe challenged our players after a tough loss at Tippecanoe Valley and they responded with lots of intensity and focus. I canâ€™t say enough about my guys today. They showed a lot of resiliency.â€ť
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii â€“ A 2012 Columbia City High School graduate and Columbia City native is part of a select crew protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navyâ€™s nuclear-powered attack submarine, USS Texas.
Seaman Apprentice Joseph McCullough is a submarine sonar technician aboard the ship, one of the Virginia-class based at the Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
KENDALLVILLE â€” The last name on the Northeast Hoosier Conference golf championship trophy will belong to Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagles.
Columbia City claimed a three-shot victory over Homestead to win the conference tournament at Cobblestone Golf course on Saturday which, combined with their tie for first place in the regular season standings, gave the Eagles the overall NHC title.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County townships have renewed firefighter contracts and are ready to provide fire protection to the countyâ€™s residents and businesses. However, many townships have different methods when operating this service.
Townships such as Cleveland and Jefferson have signed three-year contracts with the men and women of the fire department at the beginning of the year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A possible phony phone call sent police in a scramble Monday evening in Columbia City.
A two-block radius around Main Bowl at 303 S. Main St. was blocked off while police responded to a call that a man had a fight with his girlfriend and he had hurt her, had a weapon with him and was going to get in a shootout with police. Police were dispatched at about 5:15 p.m.
After a 3.5-hour operation that included more than 50 police officers, officials gave the â€śall-clearâ€ť with no signs of anyone inside the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Local police are on the scene of a hostage situation with an armed subject at Main Bowl, 303 S Main St., Columbia City. It is advised to stay clear of the area. Initial reports say a person has been stabbed. Their condition is unknown at this time. Additional information will be released when available.