Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As Columbia City residents north of U.S. 30 were yet again afflicted by low pressure and no water last week, officials are working toward a permanent solution to the problem.
The main issue is not a man-made problem, but instead a problem with the soil, according to Columbia City Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear.
â€śThe soil conditions are very acidic right there. Itâ€™s eating into the pipe,â€ť Dear said.
Whitko tennis falls in close match to Rochester, 3-2
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys tennis team lost to TRC-rival Rochester Tuesday.
The Zebras won 3-2.
Whitko picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
Tyler Baugher got a victory for the Wildcats at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Blake Castle earned a straight-set win at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 7-5.
Cole Bechtold fell in three sets at No. 3 singles. The No. 1 doubles pair of Alex Robbins and Bailey Platt lost in straight sets, as did the No. 2 doubles team of Alex Bechtold and Reed Brace.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team scored a win against a conference opponent with the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament on tap for later this week.
The Lady Eagles beat Norwell, 199-201 at Orchard Ridge Country Club.
Orchard Ridge is the site of the NHC Tournament this Saturday. With practice time for the tournament limited, both teams decided to play on the course.
With the win, Columbia City ends its conference dual slate with a 2-5 record.
In remembrance of September 11, 2001, the terrorist attacks on the U.S., public safety officials across the country are being honored today, Patriot Day.
The Post & Mailâ€™s special publication, â€śEmergency Personnel Saluteâ€ť, is inserted in todayâ€™s newspaper.
Pictured, a group of Whitley County firemen raise a ladder at a local house fire.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Tri-Lakes womanâ€™s foray into Native American research has led to her joining up with a professional author for a book series.
Liz Martinez began her research approximately 20 years ago. She studied remedies used by Native cultures that would cure a variety of maladies.
Through this research, she became connected online with Karen D. Musson. Musson lives in southern Missouri and began writing a book series 10 years ago about 19th-century Native American life, particularly the Lakota Tribe.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Funding school safety has been an ongoing topic of conversation among municipalities in Whitley County.
Whitko Middle School Principal Parrish Kruger spoke on behalf of the district and petitioned the South Whitley Town Council to consider a $10,000 contribution in order for the district to hire a school resource officer (SRO).
â€śWe have the opportunity to get a grant with matching funds,â€ť Kruger said. â€śThe district can show a $30,000 investment. However, if South Whitley can put in $10,000 and Pierceton can do the same, we can get $50,000 in matching funds.â€ť
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys tennis team took two out of three singles matches from New Haven Tuesday.
Niko Rongos of Columbia City moved his 2013 record to 9-0 with a straight-set win.
He beat Corbin Yoh of New Haven, 6-1, 6-2.
In No. 2 singles, Eagle senior Blake Fearnow also grabbed a win. He defeated Drew Guise of New Haven 6-2, 6-2.
Nathan Miller got the lone singles win for the Bulldogs, beating Columbia Cityâ€™s Dillon Reed 6-2, 6-2.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This Labor Day, questions were raised at a Columbia City Board of Works meeting regarding the use of consumer, or personal, fireworks.
According to Columbia Cityâ€™s ordinance, fireworks are only allowed to be used on Labor Day and the Sunday before, but not the rest of the holiday weekend.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel received a call from a resident who requested that citizens be allowed to shoot off fireworks all weekend, sparking a temporary exception to the ordinance by the Board of Works for the 2013 Labor Day weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission made the decision to make an offer on the Eagles Lodge building in downtown Columbia City Aug. 20.
This week, the Eagles Lodge accepted the $165,000 offer, and the city is moving forward on the purchasing process, Columbia City Councilman Ben Romine told the council Tuesday.
Romine said Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working with a title company to complete the final steps to buy the building, located at the corner of Van Buren and Line Streets, 306 W. Van Buren.
(Sept. 10, 2013) U.S. President Barack Obama offered his opinion on the apparent chemical attack in Syria Aug. 21.
After viewing countless videos and photographic images along with medical reports, President Obama, in a television address, said his recommendation was to make a military strike against Syria.
However, he did agree to hold off on the strike until more discussion could be held with other United Nation leaders. President Obama did make it clear that should a military strike be the nation's response, he would not send troops to Syria.