Archive - Sep 28, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — “It was not because of a lack of effort,” Columbia City head coach Nicole Gebfert said.
Effort can overcome a lot for an underdog. It can withstand the elements of mother nature. It also can fend off a No. 12 state ranked offense.
Monday night, Columbia City girls’ soccer put up a defensive battle against the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top team in the Lady Chargers.
Columbia City’s Madi Sjahfiedin, left, and Hailey Woll, center go up for a block on Whitko’s Karissa Olinske Monday night at WHS. The Lady Eagles needed just three games to fly by their county rival 25-14, 25-17, 25-8. The junior varsity also won for CC 25-10, 25-10. The City C team also won 25-14, 25-8.
CHURUBUSCO — When Whitko took the cross county trip to Churubusco Monday there was no question it was going to be a tight boys’ tennis match.
A rivalry will do that nine out of 10 times.
In a battle of singles verse doubles wins, the Wildcats used three points in singles to top Churubusco in the narrowest of margins 3-2.
With two singles positions reaching the finals of the Three Rivers Conference tournament last week, it’s no surprise that Whitko’s strength is in its solo players.
A woman already serving time in LaGrange County for aiding in a business burglary there pleaded guilty Monday in Whitley Circuit Court to the same charge in Whitley County for another business burglary.
Twenty-year-old Catessa T. Butler of Albion admitted to her role in the Oct. 30, 2009 burglary to Oliverz in Columbia City and added a third felony conviction to her record for the crime spree with three others.
From his second-story office, Korean War Veteran Gene Rohrer offers all the help he can for local veterans who need assistance to deal with a service-related disability.
Rohrer is in his third year as the veterans service officer for Whitley County, but he feels it’s time the office found a permanent location and something more easily accessible than his office that has nearly two dozen steps up to it.
Columbia City received another boost in its efforts to restore the property of the former CF Gomma plant.
The city learned last week that it received an additional $110,004 grant for its work with the approved firm that will handle the cleanup work at Gomma.
â€śWe had started out thinking it was going to be considerably less than that,â€ť said Jeff Walker, outside operations manager for Columbia City.
FORT WAYNE â€” The general public probably has little awareness of the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) and Region III-A. And yet, the work of NIRCC and Region III-A surrounds everyone. From the roads we drive on, the trails we bike on, the air we breathe, and in some instances the broadband we access and community facilities we enjoy, these two organizations do the behind-the-scenes work to make northeast Indiana a livable region.
When Indiana fifth graders study history, one of the points of emphasis set forth by state standards is the American Revolution and the founding of the Republic.
One teacher, Columbia City resident Mark Parker, is bringing that time period to life, immersing his students in the sights, sounds, ideas and events of the American Revolution.
Parker has been a teacher at Wolcott Mills Elementary in LaGrange County for nearly 25 years.
His method of teaching his students about one of the most turbulent times in our nationâ€™s history has earned Parker an ING Unsung Hero award.