September 24th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂÂâ€” ÂFormer Whitley County Chamber of Commerce President Sara Lochner-Goff is ordered to appear in court for a jury trial set on Jan. 23 and 24, of 2013, at 8 a.m.
Lochner-Goff is charged with theft, a Class D felony.
According to the Columbia City Police Department, Lochner-Goff was accused of cashing around $2,100 worth of certificates or â€śchamber bucksâ€ť between the dates of Dec. 1, 2010 and Sept. 13 2011.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Susan L. Wolfe, 56, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at her home at 5:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. She had been battling cancer.
She was born Oct. 2, 1955, in Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, a daughter of the late Emmett G. and Huldah F. (Ramsey) Bowie.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1974. She then attended Purdue University.
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Columbia City held its homecoming game Friday night, crowning Russell Hazelet and Audrey Gruettert as king and queen.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football game against West Noble came with no surprises, as the undefeated Eagles topped the winless Chargers 60-0 in Ligonier Friday.
â€™Busco jumped out to a 46-0 lead in the rainy first half and scored two more touchdowns in the second half.
The first play from scrimmage set the tone for the game, as the Eagles scored on a 65-yard play with a pass to Caleb Teusch, making the score 6-0 with 10 seconds off the clock.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.
The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.
The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Ryan Daniel and the Columbia City Park Board will be breaking ground on the new Blue River Trail Extension Saturday.
The ground breaking will take place on the north side of U.S. 30 in Morsches Park at 12:30 p.m.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, the project will extend the trail eight tenths of a mile, which will open up the park to citizens on the north side of the city.
Green said the extension will begin just south of the pond in Morshes Park, cross over the river and end near DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated Board of School Trustees approved construction bids for Phase III Development of Eagle Tech Academy, with hopes the project will be finished by next year.
â€śThe lowest bid on the project of the five bidders was $1,948,572, of Hamilton Hunter (Builders) out of Fort Wayne,â€ť said school board member Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śOut of the five bids, they were all within about 2.5 percent of each other.â€ť