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August 28th

POLICE: Stay vigilant, not alarmed

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In light of recent online rumors of a possible child abduction ring in Whitley County, Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh says there's no need for citizens to be alarmed, but to continue to be vigilant, as always.

"As with anything else, if you see anything out of the ordinary, call the police department," Longenbaugh said. "We encourage citizens to report suspicious behavior."

Some say a man with a strong accent is attempting to sell books in Whitley County, and social media sites report the man may be from an national child abduction ring.

City volleyball remains undefeated

August 28, 2013

GARRETT — Improving to 3-0 on the young season, Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen is still seeking the right combination.

After defeating Garrett on the road Tuesday evening, Hinen said, “Overall we did a good job. But I’m still trying to find the best team chemistry on the court.”

The Lady Eagles disposed the Railroaders in three games — 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20.

On a very hot night, with no air conditioning in the Garrett gymnasium, Columbia City showed no ill-effects to the stifling heat.

GANGWAY!: Park board prohibits golf carts on trail

August 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After some debate from local residents, Columbia City’s Park Board decided that golf carts, and all motorized vehicles, will not be allowed on the Blue River Trail.

On July 10, the Park Board was approached by John St. George, who is the president of the CC Buggy Club.

The club was requesting to use the new portion of the Blue River Trial to access the north side of U.S. 30.

The latest addition to the trail opened this summer, linking Morsches Park to Denzil Drive, and providing runners, walkers and bikers the bridge between the north and south sides of town.

August 27th

Col. City golf downs North Side

August 27, 2013

FORT WAYNE — After an 0-4 start, Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to improve, winning its last two matches to bring its record to 2-4.

The Lady Eagles downed Fort Wayne North Side Monday night, 188-258.

Columbia City was led by medalist Macenzie Lane, who scored a 43.

Lady Eagles improve to 2-0

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team ran ITS record to 2-0 with a straight-set win over a solid Angola Lady Hornet team in Columbia City’s home opener. The Lady Eagles downed the Hornets 25-18, 25-17, 26-24.

“In our first match, Kalisha (Goree) didn’t play,” said Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen, “And we’re still looking at setters and back row players and trying to get a feel for where we need to be.”

That feeling out process showed a couple of times during each game as the Lady Eagles were forced to come from behind in each contest.

Pumpkin Run to aid local hospice services

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospice has announced open registration for its fourth annual Pumpkin Run, a 1K Fun Run for children and 5K Run/Walk for all ages.

This year’s event is presented by DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. The events will be held in Columbia City at Morsches Park.

Check-in will begin at 11:45 a.m., and the entry fee is $15 for the Fun Run.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 before Sept. 1, $25 before Sept. 8, and $30 after Oct. 8.

State Fair honors

August 27, 2013

Sarah Palmer, 14, of Larwill, and Ryder Sroufe, 14, of South Whitley, received top honors at the 2013 Indiana State Fair competition Aug. 4.

Palmer (left) demonstrated a second place entry in mechanical science and safety demonstration. She showed several ways to strip wires. She used a variety of gauged wires and several tools, showing how each one worked.

Palmer, a Whitley County 4-H member, has participated in the 4-H Youth Development Program for six years.

She is the daughter of Mike and Yvette Palmer.

BACK AGAIN: Fall fest to be filled with ‘family fun’

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After drought conditions snuffed out Independence Day festivities in 2012, the first fall festival was planned and is slated to return for a second year.

The Fall Festival will be held Sept. 14 at Morsches Park from 1 to 9 p.m.

“This is event is full of family fun,” Mark Green, Columbia City Parks Department director. “No matter what your age, there is something for everyone this year.”

Launching the festival will be a 5K Pumpkin Run at 1 p.m., hosted by Parkview Whitley Hospital and a cornhole tournament at the Whitley County YMCA.

Whitko, Col. City tennis split match

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitko’s and Columbia City’s tennis teams split a condensed match Monday afternoon at Whitko High School, in South Whitley.

The competition consisted of two singles matches.

Columbia City’s Niko Rongos topped Wildcat Tyler Baugher 7-6, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

Rongos is now 2-0 on the season.

“Niko is very talented,” Columbia City Head Coach Ryne Winger said.

‘MAIN STREET’: Col. City working toward designation

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Main Street in Columbia City could soon be considered more than just the stretch of Ind. 9 that goes through the community.

City officials are working with state leaders at the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to achieve Indiana Main Street designation for Columbia City.

According to OCRA’s website, Indiana Main Street encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. The program provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to participating communities.

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