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Whitko outlasts Squires

September 13, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — On Aug. 29, the Manchester Lady Squires visited Whitko for a volleyball match. The Lady ‘Cats defeated their opponent in three games.

Their first meeting was not considered a conference match. However, on Thursday evening the two teams battled at Manchester for Three Rivers Conference bragging rights.

The outcome was like their first meeting — with Whitko prevailing — but this time needing five games in order to leave Wabash County with the winning edge. Whitko outlasted the Squires 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 18-25, 15-10.

Lady Eagles fall to Luers

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers earned a victory over Columbia City’s girls soccer team Thursday.

The Lady Knights beat the Lady Eagles 7-0 Thursday.

Luers got four goals in the first half and three in the second half on its way to the victory.

Columbia City’s record falls to 2-7 for the year. The Lady Eagles will play at New Haven Monday at 5 p.m.

Luers has a record of 6-3 overall.

Kaitlyn Burlage, 20

September 13, 2013

Kaitlyn “Katie” Rose Burlage, 20, of Columbia City, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
Born June 20, 1993, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of James D. and Renee L. (Eichler) Burlage.
She attended Columbia City High School graduating with the Class of 2012 and attended IPFW University, Fort Wayne.
She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church and was a volunteer at Erin’s House, Fort Wayne.

Col. City produces engagement app

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced another citizen engagement component for residents and visitors of Columbia City.

“I’m happy to announce our community now has an Android version of our popular ‘My Columbia City’ app,” said Daniel.

Last September, the City of Columbia City rolled out an iPhone/iPad app that allows for citizens to locate the nearest city park, retrieve elected official information, or view the city’s tax budget.

City will make alley one-way

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As traffic at Eagle Tech Academy continues to increase, concerns have been raised regarding the alley south of the building.

“We’ve had complaints of some close-calls,” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. “As time goes on, there’s been more and more people at the school using the alley.”

The alley, which runs between Walnut and Elm Streets, is marked as “one-way,” but is not defined in the city’s ordinance.

Firm adding new facility to enhance capabilities

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sound Ideas, a locally based creative firm, recently announced the company will be breaking ground on a new facility.

The 4,400-square-foot office space will be located at the intersection of Ind. 14 and CR 600 East in Whitley County.

“We are very optimistic about the future needs of our clients and our ability to serve them with great solutions,” said Sound Ideas President Dave Hazen.

“We’re building a dedicated creative and production space to meet increased customer demands.”

PRIESTLY: Sigler has smooth first year at St. Paul

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church is everything Father Gary expected it to be.

Sigler, who has been with the church for more than a year, said he always thought St. Paul would be a wonderful place to be.

"I used to tell people if I could have any parish in the diocese, it would be St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City," Sigler said. "So when the Bishop offered it to me, I was just amazed because it was the parish I've always wanted."

Sigler said St. Paul was his church of choice because of the community and size of the parish.

HOMETOWN EVENT: Plow Day entertains, benefits community

September 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A hometown event that began in 2006 with 800 people will return for its seventh year.

The 7th Annual Plow Day and Benefit will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., south of South Whitley on Ind. 5 at 9621 S. 350 W.

Hosted by Roy and Mary Rubrake, Dan and Deb Michel and Stoner and Marta Harshbarger, the event will center around plowing fields.

RELEVANT EQUATIONS: Eberly gives purpose to math problems

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the students who say they’ll never use superior mathematical equations after they graduate from school — teacher Brett Eberly concurs.

Eberly, a math teacher at Eagle Tech Adademy, Columbia City, has taken a new approach to teaching his students — giving them skills to last a lifetime.

“It’s not realistic to think they’ll use this math for the rest of their lives,” Eberly said. “My goal is to help them build problem-solving skills so when they’re presented with a problem in the working world, they’ll have the experience and can work their way through that problem.”

Leo edges Col.City linksters by two strokes

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team lost a narrow home contest to Leo Thursday.

In their last match-up before the NHC meet, the Lady Eagles shot an even 200 on their home course.

Visiting Leo had 191 to earn the victory.

Cheyenne Johnson led the way for Columbia City with a score of 46, which tied Leo’s Anna Feldman for the top score of the meet.

Taylor Daniel had 49, and Macenzie Lane had 52. Courtney Bacon and Allison Yoder had 53 and 62, respectively, for the remainder of Columbia City’s scores.

For the year, the Lady Eagles now hold a 4-9 record. Leo is 12-3.

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