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November 1st

TAUNTS, TRICKS & TREATS: Weather holds off for successful Halloween

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While some Indiana cities and towns chose to postpone trick-or-treating to Friday, Columbia City’s and Churubusco’s Halloween festivities went on as scheduled Thursday.

Despite a threatening weather forecast, and some vocal citizens, the weather held off during trick-or-treating hours, and many said they were pleased with how the night turned out.

“It was a tough decision. I know there was a lot of discussion about us not postponing it, but we still felt this was the right decision,” Columbia City Councilman and Board of Works member Dan Weigold said.

GAS LEAK: Struck gas line evacuates local businesses

November 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— A gas leak Thursday afternoon forced several Columbia City businesses to evacuate and temporarily shut down.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Columbia City’s fire department was sent to the Columbia City Plaza, located at the corner of U.S. 30 and Ind. 109, for a gas leak.

According to Fire Chief Tom LaRue, crews were boring under the pavement between two strip malls when they struck a gas line.

LaRue said it took nearly two hours to shut off the gas to the area, and several buildings were filled with natural gas.

Whitko middle schoolers finish football season

November 1, 2013

LARWILL— Whitko’s middle school football teams have finished their respective 2013 seasons.

The seventh grade team scored a win Oct. 16 against Crestview by a 28-16 score.

Spencer Sroufe scored two touchdowns and had an extra point, Collin Loe scored one touchdown and Jack Curless had one.

The eighth grade Wildcats also won Oct. 16 against Crestview 12-0. Touchdowns were scored by Hunter Reed and Chaz Stanley.

The seventh grade team ended the year at 2-7 and the eighth grade squad finished 4-5.

Oct. 12

Green wins junior golf tournament

November 1, 2013

LEBANON, Ohio — A Columbia City High School sophomore captured a Golf Week Junior Tour (GJT) win last weekend.

Tyler Green won the tour event at Shaker Run in Lebanon, Ohio.

It took a playoff for Green to do it, as he and Spencer Dobbs both shot 152 over the two days to tie in the boys’ 15-19 division.

On the second playoff hole, though, Green nearly had a hole-in-one. His tee shot landed just three feet from the cup. He finished and won the tournament on that hole.

Roush to cap off harrier career at state meet

November 1, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — A Columbia City cross country runner will step onto the course one more time Saturday.

Lady Eagle senior Samantha Roush qualified for the state meet, which will be this Saturday in Terre Haute.

She clinched the spot by placing seventh at the New Haven semi-state meet last Saturday.

This is the fourth consecutive year Roush has qualified. Her freshman year she was 16th, she came in seventh as a sophomore and was 24th last year.

The girls race will be at 1:45 p.m. at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute. The boys race is at 1 p.m.

 

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