Archive - Sep 2010
FORT WAYNE — It’s been a while since Columbia City volleyball has experienced what it did Thursday night.
Not since the 2008 season have the Lady Eagles recorded a win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference. That changed in the conference opener at Homestead.
Behind the frontline attack of senior Paige Moore, City snapped its losing streak in the NHC with a commanding 25-21, 25-21, 25-14 rout of Homestead.
COLUMBIA CITY–– It was a battle between brothers Thursday night at DeVol Field’s tennis courts, with Columbia City tennis coach Doug Stoffel feuding with older brother and coach for the Carroll Chargers, Kyle Stoffel.
After a long hard-fought battle first with the weather, then with the Chargers, Columbia City knocked off the No. 22 state-ranked Chargers, 3-2.
COLUMBIA CITY — With wind gusts strong enough to roll a golf ball across the greens at the Links of Eagle Glen, the Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team squared off against county rival Whitko and the Manchester Lady Squires.
On the cold, wet afternoon scores ballooned for everyone but the Eagles still managed a split falling by a narrow 206-208 score to Manchester, while taking a 208-231 win over the Lady Wildcats.
SYRACUSE – A last-minute change in its lineup and an unlucky bounce cost the Columbia City boys’ soccer team a 1-0 loss to the Wawasee Warriors Wednesday evening.
“One of our varsity starters, the outside midfielder, is sick and in the hospital, and our kids were very concerned about that,” Eagle head coach Chris Bechtold said. “Our kids were focused and were ready to go, and then we had to change the lineup at the last minute when we found out that he wouldn’t be able to play.
All three Whitley County teams take winning records into week five. No. 3 ’Busco gets its first true test at home against No. 8 Angola. Columbia City hits the NHC road to DeKalb. Whitko hosts Wabash for homecoming.
Col. City at DeKalb
Three people suffered injuries Thursday evening when a pickup truck sideswiped a car and hit another truck head-on on U.S. 33 at Clingerman Avenue in Churubusco. According to police, the red pickup truck in the picture was southbound, crossed the center line and sideswiped a car and then hit the black pickup truck head-on. At least one person was transported from the scene by ambulance, but no serious injuries were reported.
Future educational efforts within the Whitko School Corporation could be severely compromised if a referendum to increase the property tax is not passed at the general election in November.
Superintendent Steve Clason informed board members they are moving forward with the ballot initiative.
SOUTH WHITLEY — An agreement for designated parking along Columbia Street has finally been resolved as Brownstone on State owner Kim Balser and Carol’s Corner owner Carol Eberly attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Both businesses utilize parking along the street.
The Whitley County 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday night and heard some good news and some bad.
The 4-H Fair brought in about $21,000 less than last year according to Chad Nix, treasurer, but the expenses have not been completely tallied to give the whole picture.
Bill Leeuw, board president reported Whitley County’s reputation is exemplary when it comes to the 4-H Fair and especially the auction.
Miriam J. Copp, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born April 29, 1926 in Wallins Creek, Ky., a daughter of Gail Whitcomb and Mildred (Caress) Ellers. Her formative years were spent in Central Kentucky. She graduated salutatorian of Harrodsburg High School and continued her education at Blue Mountain College, Georgetown College and the Indiana School of Music at I.P.F.W.
On April 19, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold D. Copp. They made their home in Bunker Hill where they established Copp Farm Supply.