Archive - Dec 2010
OSSIAN — Two new faces in the lineup helped Columbia City head wrestling coach Blain Culp more than he could have expected Thursday night.
On the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, Columbia City wrestling took to the mat in search of their first conference win at Norwell.
After being down 27-0, the Eagles used wins from Brandon Ray and Tyler Olsen, who in their first matches of the season rallied Columbia City to a 40-31 victory.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council made several board appointments Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
The board approved the appointment of Marquis Jones to the cityâs Board of Zoning Appeals.
The council also tabbed Don Sexton to be the councilâs representative on the City/County Joint Planning and Building Department Advisory Board.
For the Whitley County Economic Development Commission, the board recommended Councilman Roger Seymoure.
Seymoure will have to be approved by the commission for that appointment.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council made some tweaks to its sewage pollutant concentration regulations with an amendment to its current sewage ordinance.
The amendment was heard in its first reading at the councilâs regular meeting Tuesday night.
Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Mike Cook told the board the amendments were necessary to keep the city in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.
âWe added one limit and the rest was just a matter of changing verbiage,â said Cook.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting Tuesday for the purpose of an additional appropriation of $60,000.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the appropriation, from the cityâs Rainy Day Fund, was needed to cover costs of equipment purchases in the past several months.
In November, the cityâs Board of Works and Safety approved the purchase of televising equipment, or video cameras designed to view sewer lines and capture digital video images from inside the pipes.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold announced the winners of the 2010 Christmas lighting contest at Tuesday nightâs meeting of the cityâs Common Council.
Weigold and Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendant Mike Cook were the judges for this yearâs competition, driving around the cityâs neighborhoods assessing the light displays of countless residentsâ homes.
âWe get pretty picky,â said Weigold when he announced the winners. âBut we try to spread it around.â
With the holiday a little over one week away, area Indiana high school basketball teams are getting in their final games before break.
Tournaments and showcases fill the schedule for the last week of 2010 but Friday and Saturday serve as one of the final jam-packed weekends until the new year.
Adding to six games in two days between the six county teams, all come in important conference match-ups whether its in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, North East Corner Conference or Three Rivers Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Columbia City Common Council is mulling a program that could help cinch down its already tight cyber-security to nearly impenetrable.
Don Smith and David Lefever of The Mako Group spoke to the board at its regular meeting Tuesday night and informed the council about recently-issued regulations from the Federal Trade Commission that will apply directly to the city.
The reason â being a municipality with utilities and paying customers.
COLUMBIA CITY â The various city entities, including Columbia Cityâs Street Department reported a busy recent couple of weeks at the Tuesday night common council meeting.
âWeâve been called in roughly five times already this year, all on overtime,â said Columbia City Street Department Superintendant Kelly Cearbaugh during his report to the board.
The calls Cearbaugh referred to were for street crews responding to the recent winter weather that has blanketed northern Indiana with a layer of slippery snow.
The Blue River Big Band will entertain audiences with the Airmen of Noteâs rendition of âThe Little Drummer Boyâ during their annual holiday concert Sunday.
Along with this new offering, the band will be playing lots of familiar Christmas tunes, and singer Dawn Ward will add to the festive concert with her vocal talents.
The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God.
âEven for us, this is one of the signs of Christmas,â said band member Todd Klingaman. âWe really look forward to it.â
Eugene Deck, 57
July 18, 1953 â Dec. 11, 2010
Eugene Lyle Deck, age 57, of Rome City, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at 8:10 a.m.
Born on July 18, 1953 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Ralph and Vada I. (Smeltzer) Deck.