Archive - May 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â It was a banner day for the Columbia City boys golf team.
The Eagles beat Central Noble, 150-186, at Eagle Glen Golf Course Tuesday, coming together for an impressive team effort.
Columbia City was led by medalist Spencer Klimek, who shot a 34, good for two-under par. Teammate Tyler Green was right at par with a 36.
All told, the five Eagle varsity golfers outscored the top Cougar golfer, as Max Dryer and Matt Benedict both had scores of 40 and Cameron Slavich was at 43. The top Central Noble golfer shot 44.
Piereceton Elementary Schoolâs top three students from each third-grade classroom won a pizza party with Principal Eric Speicher for third trimester of Accelerated Reading.
Pictured clockwise, from left: Breanna Kennedy, Branigan Gayheart, Speicher, Isaiah Kyles, Reese Bradford, Danielle Kelly, Alexis Funnell, Abbi Metz, AJ Fortman and Ryan Brown.
COLUMBIA CITY Â â Columbia City High School students spent Friday outside for a time of carnival-style events and games.
Struggle Day is held each spring, at the end of the school year, to help celebrate the months spent inside the classrooms.
Both Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools will continue classes into June.
Columbia City High Schoolâs last day of school is June 10 with high school graduation ceremonies slated for June 14 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Northern Heights Elementary School fourth graders took a field trip to Indianapolis Friday.
While touring the Statehouse the students met Governor Mike Pence who took time to stop for a photo with several students from Lisa Kissingerâs and Teri Harmonâs classes.
During its annual Live United Campaign, donations and pledges were collected for United Way of Whitley County.
In the end, the nonprofit raised $202,000 for its work in financially supporting other nonprofits in the county that âinspire hope for a better tomorrow.â
Pictured are Campaign Co-Chairs Jacie Worrick (left) and June Keiser (right) presenting United Wayâs Executive Director Cindy Baker with the fundraising check.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two men arrested over the weekend for attempted burglary had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
William Ward-Bey, 60, of Gary, and Anthony Allen, 54, of Fort Wayne, both pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary, a Class C felony.
Ward-Bey will be represented by Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz. Allen said he plans to hire his own attorney.
Both men were arrested Thursday. Case reports indicate the men were allegedly involved in an attempted break-in at Gendel Low-Bob, LLC, on Frontage Road.
SOUTH WHITLEY â With recent events deemed a success by its leaders, Whitley On The Move (WOTM) is continuing with plans to revitalize South Whitley.
A spring clean up day was held last weekend to get town residents engaged in picking up trash, washing windows and tidying the town park. Whitley On The Move is made up of South Whitley residents who have worked together in several committees focused on different aspects of the town.
SOUTH WHITLEY â For two meetings, Christine Price, of South Whitley, has appeared before the South Whitley Town Council looking for answers to a sewer line mishap that left Price with no service and a costly fix.
When construction was taking place on South Whitleyâs new waste water treatment plant, sewer pipe was laid and homes were disconnected off the old line and reconnected to the new line.
However, it seems after some investigation that Priceâs sewer line never was connected to the new mains.
HUNTERTOWN â For the third year in a row, the Columbia City baseball team is sectional runner-up.
This year, the Eagles came closer to hoisting the sectional trophy than they have in either of the two previous years.
Columbia City lost to Carroll 6-3 Tuesday night in the sectional championship game.
It was the second game of the day for the Eagles, who earned their way into the finals after defeating Snider earlier that day 6-0 in the semifinals.
âTo have a showing like we did in our sectional, you canât really ask for a whole lot more,â said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
COLUMBIA CITY â Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.
Dunhamâs Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.
It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scottâs building.
The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.