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August 30th

Lady Eagle volleyball goes 4-0

August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team moved to 4-0 for the season with a convincing sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Thursday.

The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Archers, 25-6, 25-6, 25-12.

Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the match was an opportunity to see some of what her team has.

“We were trying to run through our offense and do it at a different tempo,” she said.

The Lady Eagles have two matches on the docket Saturday in a triangular meet at Fort Wayne Snider. South Bend Washington will also compete at that meet.

Museum extols local movie star

August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a program about local past Hollywood movie star, Dean Jagger.

The program will take place Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The community is invited to come for an afternoon of stories, photos, movie clips and more on the life of Dean Jagger. Admission is free.

Drama team to visit Pierceton

August 30, 2013

PIERCETON — The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Drama Ministry Team at First Baptist Church of Pierceton Thursday at 7 p.m.

The program will feature an original drama, “Instant Message.”

The Drama Ministry Team is touring the Midwest this fall.

ENROLLMENT NUMBERS: SGCS numbers may be up

August 30, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Projected enrollment numbers for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) could be higher than originally believed.

SGCS Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said the district’s numbers, which were expected to decline for the 2013-14 school year, have actually ticked up.

“Our enrollment is up, and it’s a great thing,” he said.

So far, Fleetwood said the district had 18 more than expected in the elementary school, and were down approximately nine students in the junior-senior high school.

WHITKO: Constructing newer, safer schools

August 30, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation continues to move forward on its plans to renovate South Whitley Elementary School and construct a new Pierceton Elementary School.

At a recent meeting of the corporation’s Board of Trustees, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an update on the timeline in which work will commence during the following months.

“We are definitely in the design phase,” Clason said. “We are working on obtaining feedback from community members as well as faculty.”

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: City approves agreement with WCCS

August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works approved the final step of an agreement between the city and Whitley County Consolidated Schools for a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The board approved a memo of understanding that clarifies the responsibilities of each party if an SRO is hired by WCCS.

The memo of understanding (MOU) was approved by the WCCS Board of School Trustees at its Aug. 19 meeting.

With the MOU approved by both parties, WCCS can now apply for a grant that would help fund the officer.

Eagles hope to continue winning against Cougars

August 30, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s football team opened 2013 with an impressive shutout victory over Fremont Friday.

Now, the Eagles want to keep their momentum going, and will welcome Central Noble this Friday for their home opener in Churubusco.

Recognition from around the state has already come the Eagles’ way. They opened the year ranked 10th in the Class 2A Associated Press preseason poll and moved up to eighth for this week after defeating Fremont.

‘Busco beat Fremont 56-0 last week to open the year at 1-0. Central Noble fell to Fairfield last week, 35-21, and is now 0-1.

County battle set for tonight

August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Two football teams searching for their first win would be enough for excitement on any Friday night.

When the two schools involved are Whitley County rivals, such as Columbia City and Whitko, the tension goes up another notch.

The Eagles and Wildcats will kick off their annual battle for Whitley County supremacy tonight at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School.

Last week, the Eagles fell to Warsaw, 33-14. Whitko dropped a 42-20 game against Wawasee, in the first game as Wildcat head coach for Josh Mohr.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND: City allows fireworks this Saturday

August 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works made an exception to the fireworks ordinance for this weekend.

According to the ordinance, on this holiday weekend fireworks are only allowed on Labor Day and the Sunday before.

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said a citizen requested that an exemption be made for Saturday as well.

The Board of Works agreed, and an exception was made for Saturday until midnight.

“It just makes a lot of sense,” Daniel said. “We may possibly permanently change the ordinance as well.”

LOW WATER PRESSURE

August 30, 2013

Water pressure is expected to be low in the Eagle Glen and Irish Glen areas due to a water main break on Ind. 205 near Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Crews are currently working to repair the water main, and city employees said work may take most of the day.

Traffic is slowed on Ind. 205, as the break was directly under the road.

Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...
WARSAW — Whitko’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland...
NEW HAVEN — After a strong week of conference play, Columbia City’s girls golf team placed seventh...

 

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