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August 27th

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.

THE CENTER: Renovations to build relationships

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Cultivating relationships is the motivation behind every decision made at The Center for Whitley County Youth — even when choosing paint color.

“To some it might seem like its just paint and drywall, but there’s a purpose to what we’ve done here,” said Jeff Wike, The Center’s executive director. “Even building a concession stand was done in a way to see relationships grow.”

Something as simple as creating a space to “hang out” could spur a positive conversation and connection between teens and adult volunteers.

Col. City RB/LB Dailey’s condition upgraded to fair

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sam Dailey’s condition has been upgraded to “fair” Monday.

Dailey, a running back and linebacker for Columbia City’s football team, was injured at Friday night’s football game at Warsaw after he made a tackle.

According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Columbia City High School is investigating what happened to cause the injury.

The injury is considered “catastrophic,” meaning expenses will exceed $25,000 and the IHSAA will take care of the medical costs.

SWINDLED: Police say protect yourself from scams

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department is warning residents to protect themselves from scams.

While detectives investigate every case as thoroughly as possible, CCPD detective Chip Stephenson said scam cases are hard to prove, especially since many scammers live states, even continents away.

“Oftentimes, the tips we get lead us nowhere,” Stephenson said. “Unfortunately, very few of those crimes are solved.”

Stephenson said the best way to avoid scams is to know how to protect yourself.

August 26th

Keep away

August 26, 2013

Whitko’s girls soccer team tied with West Noble Saturday morning.

Pictured above, Whitko senior Christa Baughman (#15) tries to keep the ball away from West Noble senior Sandy Carrillo.

’Cats boys soccer falls 4-1

August 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — According to Whitko boys varsity soccer coach Jason Ehrman, it takes a series of steps in order to reach your goal.

Following his team’s loss to Lakeland Christian Academy Saturday, 4-1, he told his team the same thing.

Ehrman said the ‘Cats did everything he asked of them except for putting the ball in the net.

“We are much further along, and to be honest, I didn’t think we could play and possess the ball the way we did,” said Ehrman.

’Busco goes winless at invite

August 26, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s volleyball team fell in pool play at its own tournament Saturday.

The Lady Eagles fell to Lakewood Park, 25-21, 25-18, lost to Shenandoah 16-25, 25-10 and 25-12 and were defeated by eventual-tournament winner Mishawaka, 25-17, 25-20.

Mishawaka defeated the winner of the other pool, Northridge, in a sweep for the tournament championship.

Council convenes

August 26, 2013

Whitley County’s Youth Council gathered for its first meeting Tuesday.

The group of students work with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel along with other community leaders to learn leadership and to offer suggestions and ideas on bettering Whitley County.

Approximately 10 students serve on the council during the school year.

SQUAWBUCK DAYS: Larwill hosts crowds in support of 159th festival

August 26, 2013

LARWILL — In its 159th annual event, Squawbuck Days was held in Larwill Friday through Sunday.

The three-day event was sponsored by the Larwill Firemen, Lions Club and the Richland Township Community Association, and was a joint fundraiser to raise money for the community.

Festivities began Friday with a tenderlion dinner at the town’s fire department. The Larwill Lions Club hosted a night of bingo.

Saturday, a breakfast was held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and visitors were able to purchase crafts, take in a flea market and venture out to several garage sales in town.

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