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City adopts 2014 budget

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council adopted the 2014 budget at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

While changes can be made until the end of the year, the council appeared to have no opposition to the budget, which was proposed by Mayor Ryan Daniel at a meeting Sept. 24.

Daniel and Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle worked together to make the budget, which won’t raise taxes for city citizens.

“Rosie and I worked very hard to make this a balanced budget,” Daniel said.

WMS teacher recognized

October 25, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Middle School teacher Rochelle Leininger was honored at the district’s school board meeting Monday.

However, the recognition didn’t come from school board members or administration, but a parent.

Cathy Juricak works at Raytheon, a company in Fort Wayne. When the corporation offered a grant for teachers, Juricak nominated Leininger for the award.

“She was a teacher to my kids who are now graduated,” said Juricak. “I know how special she was to them and to me as a parent. I thought this was the best way to honor her.”

Toe-tappin’ tunes not tired, but timeless

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Music appreciation knows no age limitations. Columbia City High School graduates are working to ensure the love of music knows no generational limitation as well.

Jason Klingaman and Todd Ward, both 1996 CCHS grads, founded Fort Wayne Jazz Orchestra (FWJO) that specializes in jazz and big band music.

The pair started playing while part of the schools band program and as age matured perspective, it also grew a passion for entertaining.

City takes steps toward ERA territory

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council took the first official steps toward making the entire city an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA).

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the board moved to approve a blanket ERA for the city, a topic that had been discussed in previous council meetings.

After discussions, several council members agreed — “it makes sense.”

Norwell hands Eagles season-ending loss, 45-28

October 25, 2013

OSSIAN — Despite a four-touchdown rally in the fourth quarter against Norwell Friday night, Columbia City’s football season came to a close in Ossian.

The Eagles faced a 28-0 deficit with less than eight minutes left in the game, but took the momentum to score four touchdowns against their Northeast Hoosier Conference foes.

Despite their efforts, the Eagles fell 45-28 in the sectional opener to a team that beat them just a week before.

Whitko’s season ends; ’Cats fall to Bellmont

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— After a strong year, Whitko’s football season came to a close Friday night against Bellmont.

The Wildcats had the advantage of hosting the opening round of sectional action, but a competitive Bellmont team swooped in to steal the win and keep its season alive with a final score of 35-13.

Bellmont took a quick 28-0 advantage in the first half.

The Braves opened up the game with a touchdown within the first five minutes from kickoff, on their first possession.

Churubusco advances

October 25, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — For Churubusco’s football team, the season will last at least one more week.
The Eagles defeating visiting Eastside by a final of 28-13 in a sectional quarterfinal Friday. ’Busco will go on to play at Bremen next week in a sectional semifinal.
Churubusco had already beaten its Northeast Corner Conference rival once this year.
The Eagles beat the Blazers 31-13 for their homecoming game in ’Busco.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Chris Redman - Working successfully in a ‘man’s world’

October 25, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series highlighting women in businesses throughout Whitley County.

COLUMBIA CITY — If a patron happens to meet Chris Redman while visiting Redman Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in downtown Columbia City, that customer has not only found a business owner, they’ve found a friend.

“You have to have patience and always be nice to people” Chris said. “People don’t remember if you were nice to them, but they never forget if you were mean.”

ISMS spellers only N. Ind. team going to state

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Spelling words like diluvial, propinquity and ungulate, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team came in first place among seven Class 1 schools Tuesday at the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Junior Division area contest held at Indian Springs.

A total of 18 schools competed in three different classes.

This area contest was one of 18 held throughout the state Tuesday night.

Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in competition.

NO TRICKS, JUST TREATS: County, state officials want to ensure safe Halloween

October 25, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With Halloween events beginning this weekend, county and state officials want to ensure the safety of each and every “ghoul and gobblin.”

County commissioners offered a word of warning at their meeting Monday.

“Keep a close eye on those little ones,” Commissioner Amber said. “We want a safe Halloween, so we need to be mindful of kids out trick-or-treating.”

According to the Indiana State Police, a few reminders can help parents observe a safer Halloween holiday.

Costume tips

•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

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