Archive - Oct 24, 2013
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COLUMBIA CITYâ A week is only seven days long, but sometimes it can feel like a longer passage of time.
Columbia Cityâs football team will be looking for a much different result this Friday when it plays Norwell than it earned last week.
Norwell beat the Eagles 35-21 in Columbia City. Now, the stakes are higher in the rematch: Win or go home.
Columbia City will have to travel for its sectional quarterfinal. The Knights will host the game, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff, in Ossian.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Town officials reviewed appraisals on South Whitleyâs water and infrastructure at Tuesdayâs council meeting.
An average value of $1.4 million was derived from two appraisals.
The assessment was conducted when town leaders started to entertain the idea of selling the townâs water utility to American Water, a company that services 1.2 million people in 126 communities throughout Indiana.
Town Council member Steve Smith wanted clarification that the bid for sale might differ from the appraised value.
PIERCETON â A vote to reconstruct Whitko Community School Corporationâs administrative office in Pierceton passed 4 to 1.
As construction plans and designs are beginning for a new Pierceton Elementary School, the district had the opportunity to revisit where the administrative offices should be located.
Currently the offices are attached to Pierceton Elementary School, but with the current structure slated to be demolished and replaced with a new elementary school, board members discussed in September the possibility of moving the corporationâs offices to a more central locale.
PIERCETON â Numerous negative comments encircled Indianaâs ISTEP+ testing process when computer malfunctions upset the online assessment.
However, at Pierceton Elementary School, faculty and students celebrated some good news that came from the standardized test.
Ryan Brown, now a fourth grader at PES, achieved a perfect score on the test in the spring.
At Mondayâs school board meeting, much applause was given to the boy for his academic success.
Shirley A. Goff, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born May 23, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Judson Mote and Violet Bessie (Hanson) Foltz.
She had lived her entire life in the Allen County and Whitley County area. She graduated Columbia City High School with the Class of 1949.
On Oct. 3, 1976, she married Stanley C. Goff in Columbia City. She had worked at Essex Wire & Cable in Columbia City and Vera Bradley in Fort Wayne for a short time. She also was a housewife and homemaker.
CHURUBUSCO â As the postseason begins this week for high school football, Churubuscoâs football team will try to put two straight losses behind it as sectional play starts Friday.
The Eagles lost by one point to Lakeland last week and to Fairfield two weeks ago. It was the first two-game losing streak for Churubusco in six years, as the Eagles lost to the same two schools in 2007.
âBuscoâs football team might hope for a similar postseason. In 2007, the Eagles made it to the semi-state round.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Commissioners discussed a two-year plan for spending CEDIT funds.
Commissioners agreed to not âskimpâ on maintenance for the Community Corrections Work Release building.
When air conditioning units leaked into the walls and insulation, costly repairs started accumulating.
âThis is a jewel of the community,â Commissioner Don Amber said. âI donât want to short the building.â
Courthouse maintenance was on the list and included plans to make roof repairs and install carpeting.