CHURUBUSCO — They may stand as only two wrestlers on a team of 30 but Churubusco’s Braxton Siddons and Zack Armstead provide the talent and leadership of a majority.
“They really grew into their role as leaders this year,” Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said. “They weren’t very vocal when they came up but they really have stepped up as vocal leaders and come along to lead the team emotionally.”
LIGONIER — The Lady Wildcats knew that in order to win against West Noble, they had to shut down two players. And that they did.
Thursday, a road trip for Whitko girls’ basketball had the ’Cats taking down the Lady Chargers on their home court 51-34.
The Lady ’Cats knew they had to adjust their defense to the talent of West Noble’s Haley Richardson and Ashley Shepherd.
“We really tried to focus on them,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.
BLUFFTON — The wins keep coming for Columbia City swimming.
Back on the road this week, the City swimmers traveled to Bluffton coming away with two victories. The Lady Eagles topped the Lady Tigers 100-83 while the boys’ won 104-82.
Six wins in all helped the girls squad on their way to victory.
Two Lady Eagles grabbed multiple wins on the evening.
Jena Bosselman took to the pool for her two usual events winning both the 100-meter breaststroke and 200 individual medley.
OSSIAN — Two new faces in the lineup helped Columbia City head wrestling coach Blain Culp more than he could have expected Thursday night.
On the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, Columbia City wrestling took to the mat in search of their first conference win at Norwell.
After being down 27-0, the Eagles used wins from Brandon Ray and Tyler Olsen, who in their first matches of the season rallied Columbia City to a 40-31 victory.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council made several board appointments Tuesday night at its regular meeting.
The board approved the appointment of Marquis Jones to the cityâ€™s Board of Zoning Appeals.
The council also tabbed Don Sexton to be the councilâ€™s representative on the City/County Joint Planning and Building Department Advisory Board.
For the Whitley County Economic Development Commission, the board recommended Councilman Roger Seymoure.
Seymoure will have to be approved by the commission for that appointment.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council made some tweaks to its sewage pollutant concentration regulations with an amendment to its current sewage ordinance.
The amendment was heard in its first reading at the councilâ€™s regular meeting Tuesday night.
Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendent Mike Cook told the board the amendments were necessary to keep the city in compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations.
â€śWe added one limit and the rest was just a matter of changing verbiage,â€ť said Cook.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting Tuesday for the purpose of an additional appropriation of $60,000.
According to Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle, the appropriation, from the cityâ€™s Rainy Day Fund, was needed to cover costs of equipment purchases in the past several months.
In November, the cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety approved the purchase of televising equipment, or video cameras designed to view sewer lines and capture digital video images from inside the pipes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Councilman Dan Weigold announced the winners of the 2010 Christmas lighting contest at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting of the cityâ€™s Common Council.
Weigold and Water Pollution Control Facility Superintendant Mike Cook were the judges for this yearâ€™s competition, driving around the cityâ€™s neighborhoods assessing the light displays of countless residentsâ€™ homes.
â€śWe get pretty picky,â€ť said Weigold when he announced the winners. â€śBut we try to spread it around.â€ť
With the holiday a little over one week away, area Indiana high school basketball teams are getting in their final games before break.
Tournaments and showcases fill the schedule for the last week of 2010 but Friday and Saturday serve as one of the final jam-packed weekends until the new year.
Adding to six games in two days between the six county teams, all come in important conference match-ups whether its in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, North East Corner Conference or Three Rivers Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Common Council is mulling a program that could help cinch down its already tight cyber-security to nearly impenetrable.
Don Smith and David Lefever of The Mako Group spoke to the board at its regular meeting Tuesday night and informed the council about recently-issued regulations from the Federal Trade Commission that will apply directly to the city.
The reason â€” being a municipality with utilities and paying customers.