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Archive - May 6, 2011

Gangwer returns, Snider bats beat City

May 6, 2011

Columbia City lefty Emily Gangwer makes contact during the Lady Eagles home game Friday night. City trailed by as much as seven runs and fell to Snider 10-3. Gangwer made one of her first appearances of the season Friday since coming off a injury in the preseason.

Post & Mail photo / Andrew Shultz

Columbia City track and field at Carroll Relays

May 6, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — Friday night saw the Columbia City track squads travel to Carroll High School for the 41st annual Carroll Relays, a unique event that combines the scores for both the boys and girls teams to  arrive at a team champion.  
   The Columbia City girls placed third with the boys taking fifth, with the combined score placing the Eagles fifth behind the host Chargers who claimed the team title.

Donation gives boost to shelter

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Earlier this week, The Post & Mail received a press release from Mark Espich, president of the board of the Whitley County Humane Society, that they are facing a financial crisis.
In a plea for public support to offset operating expenses, Espich praised the Whitley County Community Foundation for a recent grant given to help stabilize the shelter’s finances.
“The economy has been particularly hard on our area’s non-profit organizations,” explained September McConnell, Community Foundation Director.

Dean Ayers, 92

May 6, 2011

Dean L. Ayers, 92, a long-time resident of Churubusco, passed away at 10:16 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Ayers was born in Lowell June 1, 1918, a son of Arthur and Carrie (Hathaway) Ayers, and as a child moved to Roanoke with his parents and two brothers.
On April 18, 1944 he was married to Helen Prible. The couple lived in Fort Wayne briefly, prior to moving to Blue Lake near Churubusco in 1946. Later, the couple purchased a small farm southwest of Churubusco.

School board agrees to renovation plan

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees is paying, reluctantly, for the design of a renovation to the former Marshall Middle School that some board members said they didn’t see coming.
“Are we done with these surprises?” asked board member Deborah Hiss, when the board was asked to approve a contract with Gibraltar Design as architects for a renovation to the building’s kitchen.
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Dual credit progam considered by WCCS

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Teachers within the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation are championing a program that would have local students hitting the accelerator pedal on their education.
Known as Early College High School, a panel of WCCS teachers have been studying the concept for a year to see if the program will be feasible here.
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City to pay for work stoppage

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of delay, a construction company will receive payment for delays it experienced when contamination in Columbia City was discovered.
“It’s been a frustrating issue for me,” said Roger Seymoure of the city’s Board of Works and Safety, who made a motion Friday that the city pay $377,760 to Bowen Engineering.
“In my opinion we were not served well by the engineer (Burgess & Niple) or by the state of Indiana.”
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Amber terminated from job

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber stuck his neck out as far as he could for what he says is patient care and public safety of Whitley County residents.
On Thursday, it apparently cost him his job.
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Summer road work subject of meeting

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Highway Department will host a public meeting in order to discuss planned road work for the summer and an ongoing dust control program for county residents living on gravel roads.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioner/council chambers of the Whitley County Government Center.
At the meeting, residents will be able to find out which roads are scheduled for work, what will be done and when it’s scheduled.
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Eagles quietly dispose of Leo

May 6, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The 2-7 record put up by Columbia City boys’ golf might not seem like much at a glance but something quietly is building on the links.
   Thursday the Leo Lions were one of the first to bear witness at Eagle Glen Golf Course as the Eagles put up one of their strongest showings of the season.
   After posting a season-best total against Carroll Tuesday, Columbia City bettered that mark in a 173-177 win over Leo.

 

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