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October 3rd

Lady Eagles nab win over Wildcats

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With one game to go before sectional play begins, Columbia City‘s girls soccer team scored a win over Whitko Wednesday.

With a goal in each half, the Lady Eagles picked up the victory by a 2-0 margin.

Hannah Wappes put the ball in the net in the first half, assisted by Emily Ewing and Katie Peterson, and Starrla Hodson got the second half goal for Columbia City, with an assist from Sarah Wise.

Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley said the victory should give the 3-11 Lady Eagles a boost going into Tuesday’s sectional opener against Huntington North.

Donald Coffelt, 72

October 3, 2013

Donald “Jack” Coffelt, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Christine; daughters, Helena (Fred) Palmer, Julia (Chris) Sheckler and Carol (Eugene) Christman; stepchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Douglas and Brian; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
To honor Mr. Coffelt’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.
Arrangements were entrusted by DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Drive Funeral Home.

Michael Kilander, 66

October 3, 2013

Michael Andrew Kilander, 66, a resident of South Whitley, died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he had been taken earlier by the E.M.S. He had been in failing health.
He was born March 10, 1947, in Wabash, a son of Kenneth L. and Effie Mae (Lee) Kilander.
His formative years were spent in Wabash. He attended Wabash High School.
On July 14, 1965 he entered into the U. S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge Aug. 1, 1966.

State parks, reservoirs remain open

October 3, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — No need to worry, Hoosier outdoor lovers.

Although national parks and national wildlife refuges are closed because of the federal government shutdown, Indiana’s 24 state parks and eight reservoir properties remain open for business as usual — if you call the burst of fall colors usual.

There is an Indiana state park or reservoir property within a one-hour drive of every Hoosier.

The properties offer an array of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, canoe and kayaking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife watching.

Food shortage causes local pantry to close

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The food pantry at Victory Christian Fellowship Church, located at 1330 W. Business 30 in Columbia City, is temporarily closed due to a shortage in food.

According to organizers, the pantry, which is typically open Mondays 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays noon to 2 p.m., has run out of food items to give away to those in need.

Ind. Rep. Heuer makes clear Common Core opinion

October 3, 2013

During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly was presented with House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1427 which paused the implementation of Common Core State Standards for further study.

I had the opportunity to talk with all of the superintendents in my district, and a few outside my district, to hear their thoughts on this issue.

The superintendents I spoke with suggested that we not pause the implementation.

CAMPAIGN CHAIR: Wells leads United Way in fundraiser

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving back to the community where she’s grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.

“I care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,” Wells said. “The United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.”

PUBLIC COMMENT: Ordinance hearing brings out cost concern

October 3, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — When municipalities propose a change in policy, a public hearing is held before the ordinance update is instituted.

It is at this time public comment is heard on the issue and council members can choose to address the concerns. Churubusco residents have not been silent when it comes to changes in town policy.

When a change to a garage sale ordinance was proposed, residents created such a noise that Town Council members decided to table the issue.

START YOUR ENGINES: Slotcar racing takes local track

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular hobby around the country has taken track locally in Columbia City.

Slot car racing has been happening at AllPro Raceway, which is adjacent to AllPro Towing on Fridays for almost six years. Jeff Hull works at AllPro Towing during the day and helps run the racing league in the evenings.

Hull said competition is open to the public, and the season, which runs from November to April, is set to begin soon.

Rongos, Baugher stay alive in boys tennis

October 3, 2013

WARSAW — Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitko’s Tyler Baugher and Columbia City’s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.

Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams aren’t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their team’s lone points.

Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.

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