Archive - 2014
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Eagle Tech Academy students coordinated an event to bring a â€śtaste ofâ€ť Columbia City to downtown Saturday.
Taste of the Town was a class project where high school students worked together to host an outdoor fair of food, entertainment and crafts could be displayed.
â€śThere is a lot in Columbia City, but I donâ€™t think people realize it,â€ť said Miranda Ringle, a sophomore at ETA. â€śWe wanted to bring what Columbia City has to offer to one spot â€” the Whitley County Courthouse Square.â€ť
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Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team fell to East Noble Wednesday night with a close score of 6-5.
In the top of the first inning, an error on the Eaglesâ€™ part allowed the Knights to score a run and take the lead.
The second inning remained scoreless, as both teams kept the other from reaching home plate.
In the top of the third inning, two base hits from East Noble put players at first and second base. Then the Knights hit a home run, scoring three.
After an ISTEP testing fiasco last year and several schools reporting problems again this year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials were on guard for testing problems again this year.
Fort Wayne Community Schools, along with several other districts, elected to go with the paper and pencil test after having problems, again, with the ISTEP testing websites.
Hours of preparation paid off for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, which had no major issues with this yearâ€™s test.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team was defeated Thursday night against its conference rival Carroll by a score of 5-0.
Columbia Cityâ€™s undefeated No. 1 doubles team, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen suffered its first loss of the season with by a score of 6-0, 6-0.
Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith, playing at No. 2 doubles, were also defeated by in a closer match, by a score of 6-2, 7-5.
The Lady Eagles playing singles also struggled against the strong Carroll squad.
Rosa N. Williamson, 89, of Columbia City, died Thursday morning, May 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Linda.
She was born November 3, 1924, in Bashi, Ala., a daughter of William and Alma (Snodgrass) Walker. Her formative years were spent in Bashi where she graduated from high school.
Dec. 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Williamson. They made their home in Bashi for a year before moving to Columbia City. Mr. Williamson died Aug. 18, 1983.
Melvin E. Kistler, 85, of Columbia City, died at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where he was admitted on May 9.
He was born February 25, 1929, in Elkhart, a son of Ralph and Ruth (Patterson) Kistler. His formative years were spent in Whitley County. He completed his education at Larwill High School.
From frigid, to hot and back to cold again, many area residents have had enough of Indianaâ€™s weather.
All in one week, the weather has gone from normal spring weather, thunderstorms, rain and 70 degrees, to over 90 degrees, and Friday morning, temps were near freezing again.
â€śIt is insane,â€ť said Sheila Lentz on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page. â€śAll my kids are starting to get sick.â€ť
Many athletic contests have been rained out this week, creating more scheduling havoc after a long winter of cancellations and postponements.