Archive - Aug 21, 2013
DECATUR â Though Columbia Cityâs girls golf team suffered another loss Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles posted their best score in three years.
Bellmont, which is undefeated, hosted and dropped Columbia City by a 173-179 score at Cross Creek Golf Course.
Though the team went home without a win, Columbia City Head Coach Jim Thompson was very pleased with the Lady Eaglesâ score.
âThatâs as good as Iâve ever felt with a loss,â Thompson said. âBellmont is a good team and we were playing on their course. All of our girls played well. We were in it until the end.â
SOUTH WHITLEYâ A big fourth-game comeback helped Whitkoâs volleyball team start 2013 with a win Tuesday.
Whitko downed visiting Lakeland Christian Academy 3-2 â 25-22, 19-25, 17-25, 25-13, 15-11.
By the middle of game three, the Lady Wildcats might have wondered if they would take the match the distance, let alone win. Lakeland took advantage of poor Whitko passing to win game two, then never trailed in taking the third game.
âWe struggled getting our passes to the net,â said Whitko Head Volleyball Coach Brandy Smith.
COLUMBIA CITYâ Columbia Cityâs Electric Department was recently able to team up with the Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) in servicing a house in the area.
Electric Superintendent Shawn Lickey said an acreage had some land on city territory and some on REMC territory.
Last week, Lickey shared the story with the Columbia City Common Council.
âWe have worked well with REMC in the 13 years I have been here (with the city),â Lickey said. âI wanted to make sure the mayor and council knew that we continue to work well with the REMC.â
SOUTH WHITLEY â After recently agreeing to a new contract with Advance Disposal, representatives from the company petitioned the South Whitley Town Council to consider changing the days in which trash is picked up.
Jerry Schnitzius, of Advance Disposal, told the council that changing the service day from Tuesday to Thursday would be more convenient for the company.
âThis is a totally selfish request on our part,â Schnitzius said. âIt would help us keep our routes more efficient and effective.â
FORT WAYNE â Columbia Cityâs girls volleyball team opened its season on the road at Fort Wayne North Side and Head Coach Trish Hinen was hoping to start the season with a three-game sweep.
Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, a slow start in the opening game cost them the sweep Hinen was hoping for, but solid and consistent play throughout the night allowed Columbia City to leave Allen County with a win.
After dropping the initial contest 25-15, the Eagles turned the match around, winning the next three 27-25, 25-17 and 25-16.
PIERCETON â New teachers and faculty were welcomed at a reception Monday evening before the Whitko Community School Corporationâs board meeting.
As the Board of Trustees heard from each school administrator, the reports from the first week of school were all positive.
âWe are off to a great start,â said Pierceton Elementary School Principal Nathan Polston. This is Polstonâs first year at PES. âIt was wonderful to get ready and set up for the new year. Weâve already spent some time discussing Common Core and the reading program.â
COLUMBIA CITYâ This year has been a weather contrast from 2012, as rainwater has soaked the community on more than one occasion.
These heavy rain falls cause a burden that must be carried by Columbia Cityâs storm and wastewater systems.
A large rainstorm that came through the city Aug. 2 washed out some alleys and caused back-ups and minor flooding in houses.
According to Community Development Director Jeff Walker, who oversees stormwater for Columbia City, these big rains overwhelm the sewer system.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) decided to make an offer on the Eagles Lodge at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets at Tuesdayâs meeting.
After averaging two appraisals, the group decided to make an offer of $165,000 for the property, which is located at 306 W. Van Buren St., downtown.
âWeâd really like to see that corner developed into something,â said Kevin Snell, of the Columbia City RDC. âWe donât want to see it deteriorate.â