Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Evolving with the times can mean several changes for businesses.
However, rather than shirk market trends, one Columbia City firm is learning how to dovetail tried and true practices with the fast-paced demands of a younger generation.
Orizon Real Estate, Inc., located at 518 Garland Ave., has been servicing the real estate needs of Whitley County and surrounding areas since 1978.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the Columbia City VFW and American Legion are combining efforts to raise money for veterans.
â€śBuddyâ€ť Poppies will be handed out Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 in Columbia City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Drive.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” There will be a new sheriff in Whitley County by Novemberâ€™s election.
There are three candidates on the Republican ballot for Tuesdayâ€™s primary election, looking to replace current Sheriff Mark Hodges.
Hodges has served two consecutive terms and is ineligible for reelection.
The three Republican candidates for sheriff are Marcus Gatton, George D Peppas Jr., and Greg Stier.
Both Stier and Gatton bring several years of law enforcement experience to the table. Peppas was unavailable for comment and no information was provided regarding his campaign.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Thursday at Northrop, 4-1.
â€śWe are very excited,â€ť said Churubusco Head Coach Natalie Pugh.
The Lady Eagles worked hard in the win, with three matches going to three sets.
In No. 1 singles, Audrey Giercher won the first set 7-5, then fell in the second set 6-0. She came back to win a long third set, 7-6 (7-5).
The No. 2 doubles team of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in a similar match.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team fell to Homestead, 10-1, Thursday.
The Eagles got on the board first against the Spartans in the top of the first inning.
Leadoff hitter Travis Herbst led the game off with a single.
After two passed balls, Keaton Reed drove in Herbst with a sacrifice fly to right field.
The Eagles had a chance for a big inning after Ryan Kerschner walked and Zac Steinke got on-board with a single.
However, they failed to push another run across in the inning after a fly-out and a strikeout.
Breanna Kennedy, a fourth grader at Pierceton Elementary School, presents her Envision project to Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s school board members at the April meeting. Envision is a program offered to students who might have exhibit advanced learning skills.
Through multi-media projects and presentations, an independent work, elementary students can take part in additional academic programming. Kennedy chose to prepare a presentation on her pet bird.
Board of Works
The Columbia City Board of Public Works and Safety will hold an executive session Thursday at 5 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers for the purposes as allowed IC 5-14-1.5-6.1., which is to interview prospective employees.
Board of Zoning
The Columbia City Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include a request for a special exception to allow for outdoor storage in conjunction with an automobile sales lot.
The Columbia City Plan Commission will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City will be having a Spiral Rope Beading Class Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Spiral beading is a stitch that appears to be a twisted bead rope. Spiral beading looks particularly effective using contrasting color beads.
This is a versatile stitch that can be used to make many different projects such as necklaces, purse handles, bracelets and more.
Participants will go home with a finished bracelet as well as the knowledge to do it again on their own.
Pat Smith, a Potawatomie citizen, will teach the class.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team suffered its second loss of the week Thursday night at Wawasee.
After falling in a one-run loss to Southwood Wednesday night, the Wildcats dropped a 14-3 contest Thursday in Syracuse.
Whitko took the lead early on in the game, scoring a run in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 1-0.
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Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle tennis team was defeated by conference rival Homestead by a score of 3-2 Thursday night in less than desirable weather conditions.
However, the wind didnâ€™t stop the No. 1 doubles team of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen from overcoming Homestead 6-1, 6-1.
The No. 2 doubles team, Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith, played a tough three-set match, coming out with a win of 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.
Hard-fought matches were played by the singles teammates.