Archive - Mar 28, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â A throwback to a different era will be marking its conclusion Saturday.
Hammond Oil, located in Columbia City on North Line Street, will be closing its doors Saturday, March 30. What makes Hammond Oil unique is that it is a full-service gas station. This distinct offering will be missed by many in the community.
âPeople are asking me, âwhat are we going to do?,ââ said Randy Wood, assistant manager.
Wood said there are many handicapped individuals who regularly frequent the business. There are some elderly women who come to the station as well.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Board of Works and Public Safety unanimously approved the rain barrel program at Tuesdayâs meeting.
Citizens may purchase rain barrels and have part of the cost refunded by the city as part of the rebate. Participation in the program meets one of the minimum control requirements.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Extension Office welcomed three new board members at its annual meeting Tuesday night.
Four members from the 12-member board were completing their term, including John Hilligoss, Meredith Hoffman, John Saggers and Doug Sheetz.
All but Sheetz declined being nominated for a new term. Joining Sheetz, following an election, were new board members Jeff Geiger, Sharon Hesting and Judy Kreider.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Churubusco man, who was accused of assisting his sons in manufacturing methamphetamine, was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Ed Greer, 59, was arrested in December and charged with aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Greer previously pled guilty to aiding in manufacturing of meth, a Class B felony, and had 11 other counts dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco softball head coach Wayne Gibson didnât have any seniors on his team last year.
The 2012 âBusco team still managed to compile a 11-16 record, while finishing 4-6 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
Last yearâs Lady Eaglesâ season ended in a close 2-1 loss in the first round of sectionals. The opponent that fell them: eventual 2012 2A state runner-up Adams Central.
âWe felt we competed last year, and we feel we can compete in the conference and our sectional this year,â said the âBusco coach.
COLUMBIA CITY â The third Columbia City football player this week has named his college choice.
Buddy OâDell, senior defensive tackle for the Eagles, has committed to attend Earlham College and plans to major in human development and social relations.
Heâs seeking a minor in business and nonprofit management.
LIGONIER â Despite the weather, Whitkoâs girls tennis team scored a victory over West Noble in its opening match of the year.
The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Chargers by a final of 3-2. Whitko earned a victory at No. 1 singles from senior Laura Hippensteel, who won 6-1, 6-4.
Whitkoâs Aressa Tackwell won the No. 2 singles match, 6-2, 6-2.
The clinching match for the Lady Wildcats was a comeback win at No. 1 doubles. Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall erased a 3-0 hole in the first set to win 6-4, 6-4.