August 29th, 2014
WALTON â€” In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubuscoâ€™s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7 after a long weather delay.
Churubusco jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Eaglesâ€™ defense continued to control the game in the opening minutes of the second quarter, when Churubusco held off Lewis Cass, on fourth down, one yard away from the goal, to force a turnover on downs.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcatsâ€™ Ryan Huff Field.
In a stark reversal of last weekâ€™s grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the clubâ€™s Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor took the opportunity to review the districtâ€™s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s a fair geared for senior citizens, but it wonâ€™t feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Agingâ€™s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady Squires Thursday evening in Manchester. Lady â€˜Cats varsity team won 3-1 and the JV team fell 2-0. Led by Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith, the match leaders were Maddie Gawthrop with 17 kills, Elaine Warner with 37 assists and Tressa Keim with 34 digs a three aces.
DECATUR â€” A rough second half led to a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss for Columbia Cityâ€™s boys soccer team Thursday night.
Demolition continues at the 100-year-old building at the corner Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City. The building was the former home of the Eagles Lodge, but the property is now owned by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. Officials hope to find a retailer to build on the property after the demolition.