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September 27th

POOL RESPONSES: Deadline Oct. 6

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After holding two public forums and opening up an online survey concerning the Burnworth Memorial Pool, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the preliminary responses are leaning toward a new aquatics facility.
“We have 249 responses, which I think is a pretty good response rate up to this point,” said Daniel. “We have until Oct. 6, that’s the last day that we are accepting those responses so I’ll close it at that point.”
An assessment on the pool estimated over $1.1 million dollars in repairs to the pool facility.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Reaches out through projects

September 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Youth Council President Kiersten Thomas, a junior at Columbia City High School, was the second Youth Council member, out of the nine member board, to represent the youth this month at city meetings and update the city on the youth’s projects and progress. Youth Council member Stacey Quinn attended last month’s meetings.
One of the main projects the Youth Council has been working on is their Facebook page called Columbia City Youth Council.
“We have our Facebook page up and running,” said Thomas. “So that’s kind of exciting.”

City tops Whitko in county-rival match, 3-1

September 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitko’s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.

Columbia City’s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.

The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitko’s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady ’Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.

Petra: Homegrown band reunites to deliver a classic performance

September 27, 2012

HAMILTON — In the 1970s, a Christian rock band was being formed around the Fort Wayne and northwest Ohio areas. Little did these holy rock-n-rollers know, their music would strike a resounding chord for future Christian musicians. Having performed in iconic Fort Wayne venues such as Adam’s Apple, the group recorded in the Fort Wayne area during its early years.
Today, after decades of hits, the 1980s classic group, Petra, will have a homecoming of sorts, performing Sunday at Hamilton High School, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton.

SENIOR FAIR

September 27, 2012

Laurie Cox, with Parkview Home Health Care, administers a flu shot to Dorothy Reynolds at the Senior Fair Wednesday. Forty-six vendors transformed the Woodlands Senior Center into the free fair. Event organizers anticipated an estimated 200 people to visit the fair.

POWER PROPOSAL: Council entertains IMPA possibilities

September 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY – The South Whitley Town Council met Tuesday night with a full agenda waiting its attention. Part of the night’s meeting was devoted to a presentation made by Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) in relation to a new energy plan for the town.

September 26th

V-BALL BENEFIT HELPS LOCAL MAN: Hoffman paralyzed in July; vows to walk again

September 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Life for Kent Hoffman changed drastically on July 23 at 6 p.m. After working hard at the farm all day in temperatures that exceeded 90 degrees, Hoffman came home to take a break. He was going to clean the pool and then lay out on the sun deck and take a nap. For some as yet unknown reason, he fell through the railing hitting his head and landing on his back. Hoffman knew immediately that he had broken his neck. He lay there unable to move for six hours.

FESTIVAL FIREWORKS: City officials pleased despite bad weather

September 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Despite strong rain showers and even instances of hail in the afternoon that sent many local citizens taking cover in their cars, city officials said the fireworks which took place later Saturday night at the Fall Festival went smoothly.
“After about 3:30 p.m., when the sun and blue sky came out, it was really nice weather for fireworks out there,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
Daniel complimented the volunteer fire department, who parked cars for the event, and the park staff.

FIREFIGHTER IN TRAINING

September 26, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...
COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match...

 

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