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Shining Stars

December 5, 2013

Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrate its November Shining Stars.  The following students were recognized this month for using their life skills, treating people right and doing the right thing: Kindergarteners — Ethan Huerta, Lillen Johnson, Tatianna Saavedra, Meya Gonzalez, Wesley Fowler and Haylee Harpel. First graders — Aleighya Loe, Brandelyn Maggard, Isabelle Landis, Iziah Rinehold, Kassidy Welch and Mikayla Cochran. Second graders — Brodie Baughman, Xander Ogden, Sam Bechtold and Kelan Ferguson.

Upcoming events

December 5, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday
• Walk of Trees - 5 p.m.
In its fourth year, The Walk of Trees will open for tours Friday at 5 p.m. and will continue Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14. at The Clugston, Chauncey Street, Columbia City.
More than 20 trees are expected to be a part of this year’s walk.

Whitko comeback falls short against Northrop

December 5, 2013

FORT WAYNE — A third-quarter charge was not enough for Whitko’s girls basketball team against Fort Wayne Northrop Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Bruins by a final score of 60-49.

It was the second defeat in a row for Whitko (3-3), but the third consecutive contest against a Class 4A school. It was the first win of the year for 1-5 Northrop.

Whitko Girls Basketball Head Coach Brandon Bradley said Northrop challenges his squad in a unique fashion.

Col. City clasps county crown

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Eagle wrestling squads squared off Wednesday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium for Whitley County bragging rights and both the Olde Golden Eagle Trophy and the Blake-Jones-Koontz Cup, as wrestling supremacy in Whitley County was on the line.

Columbia City, fresh off a victory over Whitko at the Wawasee Invitational, looked to defend last year’s title. Standing in the Eagles’ way was a veteran Churubusco team looking to avenge last year’s narrow, home loss to Columbia City.

S. Whitley library expands to offer new youth center

December 5, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A new space for teens will officially open Saturday for the South Whitley Community Public Library.

The Foundation, 207 E. Front St., will be available to the public to tour during an open house Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at its location next to the library.

Shannon Langmaid is in charge of youth services and children’s programming at the library. She said the newly-renovated building will serve as a youth center.

City makes bid selection on Westgate project

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Several years ago, when Columbia City annexed the Westgate area, located west of the city, officials identified some drainage issues.

At that time, the city collaborated with Whitley County officials to make some repairs to the east side of the annexation.

In 2005, Westgate had severe flooding, and in 2006 there was a study and proposed improvement project — to the tune of $300,000.

Progress comes after court rules against junk

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After several meetings with the Whitley County Commissioners and county health department officials, it was Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl that made the final decision on a neglected property in rural Columbia City.

Thomas Ebetino, owner of the property located on County Road 400 South, took his continuing case to court.

After receiving complaints from residents that own property near Ebetino, County Health Specialist Scott Wagner filed the necessary paperwork to have official action taken against Ebetino in September.

Eagles prep for Bruins

December 5, 2013

atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.

In Columbia City’s boys basketball team’s third game of the season, the Eagles will travel to Northrop Friday.

While most of the players who battled it out on the court for the last several years are gone now, the game is still expected to be competitive.

Like Columbia City, Northrop lost several key players to graduation, mainly twins Brenton and Bryson Scott, who went on to play Division I hoops at Indiana State and Purdue, respectively.

New fire truck sparks funding talks

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the last several months, Columbia City’s fire department has been in the process of purchasing a new truck.

A committee was formed, specs were sent out, and several bids were awarded at last week’s Columbia City Board of Works meeting.

The fire truck committee met Nov. 2 to review several bids before choosing 911 Fleet and Fire Equipment’s bid for $499,529.

With the new truck comes the need for new equipment. The Board of Works also approved $109,824.89 in equipment from multiple vendors.

ISMS girls basketball splits Summit

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls basketball team took a win and a loss against Summit Middle School Tuesday night.

The seventh-grade Lady Eagles won 47-21 to go 2-0 on the season, and the eighth-grade girls fell 43-15, falling to 1-1 on the year.

All of the seventh-grade Lady Eagles’ players had the opportunity to contribute during the game, led by Grace Cotter with 14 points, as well as going 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.

Ava Winters and Alaina Rongos made a strong showing on the boards, as well as contributing 12 and six points, respectively.

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