Archive - May 29, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the cityâ€™s jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
â€śThe size of the parcel that is being requested is just shy of 1.5 acres, located on the north side of West Lincolnway, west of 150 west,â€ť said Sewell.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Freedom isnâ€™t free. That was the theme of the ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery Monday presented by American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582.
Under the direction of Richard A. Stark, current adjutant and past commander of Post 98, several speakers told of the meaning behind Memorial Day to hundreds of people carrying American flags.
The day began with a parade going through downtown Columbia City and ending at the cemetery. The parade was directed by Joe Pittenger.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ€” Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words â€śbreast cancerâ€ť attached to her diagnosis.
â€śAugust 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,â€ť said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.
AUBURN â€” After a lopsided win over DeKalb Monday afternoon, Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss in Monday nightâ€™s sectional final game at DeKalb.
Carroll beat the Eagles 13-2. The Chargers jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first four innings.
Ă‡olumbia Cityâ€™s first run of the game came off a home run by Connor Slavich. Travis Herbst scored the final run of the season for the Eagles off a hit by Connor Reed.
Columbia City used Slavich, Austin Clark and Jordan Bickle at the mound.
Carroll won 9-1 over East Noble in Monday morningâ€™s semi-final game.
FORT WAYNE â€” What goes around comes around.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team very aware of that saying after suffering a 6-5 loss in the sectional semi-final game against South Adams Monday.
Last Thursday against Eastside, the Eagles squeezed out a 4-3 win with a walk-off single to keep their tournament hopes alive.
The Starfires avenged Eastside Monday afternoon, winning with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 6-5 and end Churubuscoâ€™s season.