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Archive - May 2011

May 9th

Damaged lift station repaired

May 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety received word last week that a brand-new sewer lift station, dinged up by an excavator during installation, is fully repaired and ready to be put in the ground.
“The repair has been made and meets the repair action plan,” said City Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker on Friday.
“There was no real damage, it was more of a cosmetic and aesthetic issue than anything else. I’m pleased with how it turned out.”
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WCCS considers buying corporation vehicles

May 9, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Amidst a recent budget crunch that included the release of more than 20 teachers, the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees is more than a little resistant to spend money on a couple of vehicles.
At its regular board meeting last week, the board heard a presentation from corporation Business Manager Tony Zickgraf and Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor about the need for corporation vehicles for the school district’s maintenance director and transportation director.
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Back-breaking 7th hands ’Busco pair of losses

May 9, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — One game decided two for Churubusco baseball Saturday.
   The opening game of a home doubleheader against New Haven not only gave the winner a boost but momentum heading into the second game.
   After both teams saw a lead, the Bulldogs finished on top 9-7 after breaking a tie ball game in the seventh inning with three runs.

Wildcats take second at Concord Relays

May 9, 2011

   ELKHART — The Whitko boys’ track and field team traveled to the Concord Relays Friday and finished second in the class B division behind Fairfield.
   The Wildcats tallied 81 points led by a record breaking night for the 3200-meter relay team.
   Together, Jude Stieglitz, Trapper Mize, Brian Menzie and Brody Wilson won the event and also picked up a new school record of 8:19.43.

May 6th

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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