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Archive - Dec 3, 2013

Col. City seeking playmaker

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly every boys basketball team (with the exception of Churubusco, which returned all its players from last season) has been working to identify and fill the gaps left behind by players who graduated last year.

ISMS girls off to strong start

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School hoops is in full swing, with both boys and girls squads taking the court in games.

The ISMS 7th-grade girls ran away with a lopsided 43-6 win to open the season at Harding last Monday.

All of the girls saw action in the opener and many contributed both offensively and defensively.

Ava Winters led all scorers with a quick 14 points off of several rebounds and some strong assists from teammates.

Grace Cotter added a solid 11 points. Brooke Ebersole poured in six points with some offensive put back baskets.

Key girls games on tap this week

December 3, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s girls basketball teams are in different places this week.

Squads will either try to bounce back from defeat or keep momentum rolling as the first full week of December commences.

Columbia City is off to a 4-1 start. The Lady Eagles host Fort Wayne Dwenger Tuesday.

Columbia City will be looking for its third win of the year against a Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) foe.

The Lady Eagles beat Fort Wayne Snider 63-55 Nov. 19 and blew out Fort Wayne North Side 57-36 Friday.

Five things for donors to remember as Dec. 31 draw near each year

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The end of the year will soon be upon us and before we know it a new year will dawn.

To help our Whitley County community finish up this year in charitable style, here are five gentle reminders from the Whitley County Community Foundation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, IN 46725. Phone number is 260 244-5224. Website is: www.whitleycountycommunity foundation.org.

Developer requests PVC water pipes in city

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With many construction companies moving to PVC (plastic) water pipes to save money, a local developer was present at last week’s Columbia City Board of Works meeting to request officials allow for PVC pipe.

Don Langeloh, a local developer, asked the board to consider allowing him to install PVC pipe on a new area he’s developing in the city, Ravenwood Court in Eagle Glen, as well as Lincoln Pointe addition, located near CR 300 East and U.S. 30.

“More and more developers and communities are going to this,” Langeloh said. “I think PVC is the next step for waterlines.”

Council considers demolition ordinance

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — At last week’s Columbia City Common Council meeting, Councilman Bill Simpson shared his concern about the lack of regulations on building demolitions within the city limits.

While there are a number of ordinances and regulations for constructing buildings, there may be a need for city ordinances regarding demolition.

A permit must be obtained before a building can be torn down, but Simpson’s concern lies with the citizens, as there aren’t regulations for safety or timetables for when the demolition needs to be cleaned up.

Decorated homes support homeless

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Decorating for Christmas took on a whole new meaning for some Whitley County families.

The 2nd Annual Lighthouse Christmas Walk took place Saturday and is a fundraiser for the transitional shelter.

“This time of year is harder on us than others,” said Tania Keirn, director for The Lighthouse. “If we had 10 people from every business, church and organization pledge just $10 per month, we would have what we need.”

Attempted rape trial moved to March

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl had a new trial date announced Monday.

Dustin A. Nimtz, 19, of Columbia City, was set to stand trial later this month.

His attorney, Anthony Churchward, made a motion to have the trial date moved to 2014.

Prosecutor Matt Rentschler agreed, and both parties resolved to have a trial, by jury, March 25 at 9 a.m.

 

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