Archive - Nov 2010
SYRACUSE — Following five long rounds of wrestling, both Whitely County schools had accomplished at least some of their goals for the day.
For the Whitko Wildcats it was to repeat as Wawasee Super Duals Invitational tournament champions, and for the Columbia City Eagles it was to notch their first match win of the season.
Both teams met their goals with the Wildcats going 5-0 on the day to claim the Invitational title and the young Eagles picking up their first win of the season, a 54-27 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
WARSAW — Following up an emotional last second win over rival Whitko to open the season, Columbia City (1-1) was on the road for the first time Saturday night.
The Eagles faced the big claws of class 4A’s state runner-up and No. 3 ranked team in Warsaw (2-0).
Behind its size and senior leadership, Warsaw handed Columbia City its first loss of the season 49-31.
The Tigers had three starters at six-foot-three-inches or more standing over a smaller Columbia City squad.
FORT WAYNE — It’s one of the toughest tournaments Churubusco may have all year and its the first one for the Eagle wrestlers.
Saturday, ’Busco took a young team to the Homestead duals in a field that featured state qualifiers.
Despite going 2-3 and finishing fourth on out of six teams, Churubusco came away with three individual weight class champions.
COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night was just another step in the right direction for Columbia City girls’ basketball and its preparation for what matters most, the postseason.
Picking up their third consecutive win over Fort Wayne North Side 47-30, the Lady Eagles improved to 4-1 in working for a strong run in February.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats were handed a 65-46 loss by the Warsaw Lady Tigers Friday night.
The game kicked off with a three-point play by Karissa Olinske and was followed by several more three-pointers by the junior guard.
“She was hitting well, we were able to kick it out to her and she dropped the shots,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.
Olinske racked up four three-point shots and 23 points for the Lady ’Cats and also led the team in steals with four.
Skyler Tucker of Columbia City considers carefully what he would like for Christmas after assuring Santa that he has been good. Santa arrived Friday to his little house on the courthouse square in grand style â€” a carriage pulled by horse-like â€śreindeerâ€ť â€” to nearly a block-long line of excited children anxious to tell him their Christmas wishes. He will be back today and Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19 from noon to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the Columbia City Common Council discussed their own salaries Tuesday night and the second reading of the ordinance establishing their 2011 pay did not pass by without discussion.
Council member Roger Seymoure took issue with the way the pay is set up, which is an annual salary, but which is divided into bi-weekly pay periods.
A fluke that happens only once in a great while caused the council members, as well as the mayor and the clerk-treasurer, to receive an extra paycheck in 2010.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Randy and Linda Striggle were in attendance at the town council meeting Tuesday evening to provide an update on repairs to the Green Parrotâ€™s exposed wall since demolition of the Hicks and Deaton building in June. The Striggles were granted an extension of Nov. 29 to make repairs to their exposed south wall building.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. â€” Proverbs 17:22
If you could bottle Harold Normanâ€™s laugh, every patient would get a prescription for it from their doctor. Life has thrown him some curves which could break a manâ€™s spirit, but one wouldnâ€™t know it from his continuous and infectious laughter.
â€śI always look forward to a phone call from my friend, Harold Norman!â€ť says Rosalie Geller-Byrne. â€śHis laughter is like a vitamin pill.â€ť
Kathleen A. Rupert, 83, of Columbia City, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 24, 1927 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of Howard and Elizabeth (Gallaway) Hilyard. As an infant, her family moved to Fort Wayne. She graduated from Central High School.
In 1949 she was united in marriage to William T. Rupert. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1953 when they moved to Whitley County, moving into Columbia City in 1989. Mr. Rupert died Dec. 18, 1992.