April 22nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.
The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.
The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.
Snow and ice are falling from the sky (Wednesday, 11 a.m.) in Columbia City today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” So far in the 2015 golf season, Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagle golf team has been able to rely on grouping several scores in the 38- to 40-stroke range.
On a windy, cold Tuesday evening the Eagles needed a second low in their Northeast Hoosier Conference showdown match against the Homestead Spartans. The Eagles failed to get that second low score and fell to the Spartans by a narrow margin, 171-174, in a match played at Eagle Glen.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the past month, local residents have seen a colorful change to the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets in downtown Columbia City.
The building at the northeast corner has taken on new life, with a brightly colored interior and a painted facade on the 125-year-old brick building. Yo2Go, a new frozen yogurt shop, is opening for business today.
The shop, owned by city resident Billy Reffit, offers thousands of options to customers â€” 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 30 options for toppings.
The shop opens at noon today.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The right programs can nurture a community into its full potential.
A draft of the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan offers ideas to support community growth through local programs.
One of those suggested programs is the creation of a â€śKeep Columbia City Beautifulâ€ť program.
The group would support community pride through appearance and cleanliness of the cityâ€™s neighborhoods.
April is a busy month of prep sports in Whitley County. Pictured, Heath Atkins lands an attempt in the long jump where he finished fifth at the North Side Relays Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidatedâ€™s Board of School Trustees re-appointed Chris Bechtold to the districtâ€™s position on the library board.
Bechtold currently serves on the Peabody Public Library Board of Trustees as its secretary.
â€śWe want our library board representative to be intelligent, make wise decisions and be able to commit time to the board,â€ť said WCCS Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in early May.
City officials ask that drivers use caution driving through areas where crews are flushing the hydrants.
Officials say the flushing is scheduled to take place during the week of May 11 to 15.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls softball team is on a roll, winning its last two games by the 10-run rule. The Lady Eagles topped Warsaw Saturday. Pictured, Columbia Cityâ€™s Samantha Winebrenner beats out an infield hit in the third inning of the Eaglesâ€™ 11-1 win over Warsaw.
CHURUBUSCO â€“ A local couple is beginning the process to develop a non-profit in Churubusco that focuses on the youth of the community. Miles and Tarah Wilson have filed the paperwork for a 501C3 to start the Churubusco Youth Foundation that is â€ś100 percent focused on just the kids.â€ť
â€śSince we have come to Churubusco, we have tried to be as involved in the community as we possibly can,â€ť said Miles Wilson.