Archive - Dec 2010
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council will hear the second reading of an ordinance creating a special fund that can make money available to local businesses for economic development-type improvements.
At tonightâ€™s regular meeting of the council, the ordinance establishing a â€śRevolving Loan Programâ€ť is likely to be one step closer to enactment.
Mayor Jim Fleck said last month the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission has funds earmarked for economic development.
SYRACUSE — The weekend wrapped up with Columbia City swimming having its best all-around week so far of 2010. After competition Saturday, one team came home with a trophy while both finished in the top three.
The Lady Eagles were at the Wawasee Invitational with the likes of 10 other teams also competing.
Columbia City came away as the top team on the day winning the invitational by one point over the hosting No. 17 state ranked Lady Warriors 289-288.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A group of local veterans of the second world war received long overdue recognition for having served during the conflict that called upon the â€śGreatest Generationâ€ť to give everything for world peace.
Robert Cornmesser, Robert Brock, both of Columbia City, and Fort Wayne resident Pauline â€śPollyâ€ť Bunyan, formerly of Columbia City, were whisked away to Washington, D.C. Nov. 10 as part of the fifth year of trips designed to take the nationâ€™s oldest war veterans to where their grateful nation has erected monuments in their honor.
SYRACUSE — Wawasee’s student section chanted, “Over-rated,” throughout the first three quarters of play, until the fourth quarter rolled around, they were silenced.
After trailing the entire game, Whitko’s Logan Irwin led his team to a comeback, leaving the Warriors stunned with their first loss of the season 80-75 Saturday night.
The Wildcats (4-1) were down by 11 points going into the fourth quarter, but out scored Wawasee (4-1) 31-15 in the final eight minutes to rally for the win.
FORT WAYNE — There is no question the Northeast Hoosier Conference has been one of the best in Indiana high school wrestling for several years.
Whether its Bellmont, Carroll or Columbia City, the NHC has always had state caliber wrestling.
Youth and inexperience has some powerhouses rebuilding for the future while others are primed for more postseason glory.
LIGONIER — The season started late for Churubusco boys’ basketball but the Eagles first win didn’t take long.
On the road Saturday for the second game of its season, ’Busco wasted no time sealing up a 74-51 win by halftime over West Noble.
After dropping a season opening loss to Columbia City Tuesday, the Eagles hit the road to open the North East Corner Conference schedule.
OSSIAN — The point totals weren’t the only statistic lighting up the scoreboard Friday night when Columbia City (5-3) girls’ basketball team took to the conference road at class 3A’s No. 3 Norwell Lady Knights.
Blocking fouls, shooting fouls, over-the-back fouls, whatever it was sounding off.
In the first half alone, the two Northeast Hoosier Conference rivals combined for 25 fouls and 35 free throw attempts.
CHURUBUSCO — Lacking two of their top scorers, the Churubusco Lady Eagles fell short to West Noble Friday night, losing 52-30.
Leading scorer Haleigh Gross and senior Nichole Wormcastle had to watch their team from the bench, due to injuries.
“We were a little short-handed tonight,” Churubusco head coach Jamie Perlich said.
The Lady Eagles held the score close in the beginning of the game, with ’Busco only trailing by three points at the end of the first quarter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials at Whitley County Consolidated Schools have been crunching numbers since last year, trying to ensure the teacher-to-student ratio is manageable in each classroom.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor presented to the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees on Monday a report on classroom size for all five elementary schools, the middle school and high school.
â€śWe studied this issue last year, conducting three months of research,â€ť Oâ€™Connor said.
Oâ€™Connor said a class size taskforce was created to study the issue.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City schools have â€śoverwhelmingâ€ť parental involvement in the progress and future of their students, according to Whitley County Consolidated Schoolâ€™s Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor.
Oâ€™Connor presented the numbers of the most recent parent-teacher conferences to the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees at a work session Monday.
â€śWe were very pleased by the high school percentage of parents that attended the conference,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor, saying that the 50 percent participation in the conferences, or 588 parents, was much higher than in recent years.