Archive - Oct 4, 2010
It took seven weeks and back-to-back wins over state-ranked teams but Columbia City football went from beating ranked opponents to becoming one itself.
After their thrilling 56-55 win at East Noble Friday night, the Eagles opened week eight of the Indiana high school football regular season ranked No. 8 in class 4A.
Currently, Columbia City stands at 6-1 overall in a four-way tie atop the Northeast Hoosier Conference with a 4-1 record.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City boys’ soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2010 season with a 2-0 shutout win over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell in a game that saw the Eagles make the most of their opportunities and take increasing control as the game went on.
The Eagles were on the defensive most of the first half, but when they did get an offensive opportunity they made the most of it.
Samuel T. Kreider, 89, of rural South Whitley, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at the Peabody Home, North Manchester where he had been a resident since April 7.
He was born March 30, 1921 in Cleveland Township, a son of Riley and Tressa (Roberts) Kreider. A lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, he graduated from South Whitley High School.
On May 31, 1941 he was united in marriage to Rosalie Wendel.
He was inducted into the United States Army Nov. 17, 1942, serving in France; Leumberg, Germany; and Austria. His honorable discharge was Dec. 1, 1945.
Albert D. â€śDaveâ€ť Bowman, 72, of Columbia City, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where he was admitted Friday. He had been in failing health for the past year.
He was born Dec. 30, 1937 in Hillsdale County, Mich., a son of Merrill and Carrie Inez (Brown) Bowman. He graduated from North Adams High School in 1955 and received an associates degree from Michigan State University.
FORT WAYNE — The gap wasn’t much at the top of Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference meet.
State-ranked No. 8 Carroll came in as the odds on favorite looking to defend its crown in the girls’ race for a seventh consecutive year. However, the No. 17 Lady Eagles used a school record from freshman Samantha Roush to tighten the field.
Despite five Eagles in the top 20, Columbia City couldn’t overcome Carroll’s NHC dominance falling to the Lady Chargers by 14 points.
CULVER — Saturday was the first time all season Churubusco football had experienced it.
A deficit in the fourth quarter. Having run the board in the first six weeks of the Indiana high school football season, the No. 2 Eagles had its toughest test to date in its only non-conference game of the season.
’Busco took trip to Culver Military Academy Saturday for its first meeting with the school. A turnover plagued game saw the Eagles trailing 14-8 at halftime.
When cities and towns deliver water as a utility, they expect to have a certain amount of “missing water,” which refers to the difference between how much water was pumped and how much was billed.
Usually, the difference is about 12 to 13 percent, but in recent months, Columbia City has seen that number nearly double.
“Our unaccounted for water in the last six months has really increased,” said Mike Dear, water department superintendent for Columbia City.
With budgets at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind, how to keep school districts afloat during financial uncertainty was the dominant theme at this year’s Indiana School Board Association conference.
For local superintendents, how to do the same or more with less funding was a common theme.
“It’s all based on the revenue that the state generates,” said Steve Darnell, superintendent of Smith-Green Community Schools.
Whether a full house, barely-occupied seats or somewhere in between, Whitko Community Schools administration and board members are ready for whatever comes their way Tuesday night for an in-depth look an upcoming referendum for a tax levy increase in the district.
At 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Whitko High School, superintendent Steve Clason, financial operations director Tom McFarland and board of school trustees members will make their case for why voters need to approve the tax levy increase.