October 11th, 2010
Columbia City’s Sidney Bunyan lays out for a ball as teammates yell out. Columbia City traveled to the Whitko Invitational Saturday. The Lady Eagles fell in three pool play games (22-25, 21-25 to North Miami; 21-25, 14-25 to Prairie Heights; 22-25, 25-17, 7-15 to Garrett). The hosting Lady Wildcats also struggled, not advancing out of pool play. Whitko fell in three games (21-25, 15-25 to DeKalb; 25-27, 18-25 to Heritage; 9-25, 25-21, 11-15 to West Noble).
ROCHESTER–– The last two undefeated Three Rivers Conference teams took the field in Rochester Friday night, Whitko taking the long trip to face the heavily favored Zebras.
After a close finish in overtime, the Wildcats pulled out the win, 27-24.
Rochester took a quick 14-0 lead in the beginning of the first half, but Whitko wasn’t going to let its undefeated record slip away that easy.
COLUMBIA CITY — Following last week’s emotional roller coaster of a win over East Noble, the concern was that the Columbia City Eagle football team might come out a bit flat for their senior night Northeast Hoosier Conference contest with the Carroll Chargers. The host Eagles erased those worries with a 24-point, first-half outburst on their way to a 31-24 win over the Chargers that was not as close as the score indicated.
GOSHEN — In four consecutive seasons of starting the football season off 7-0, one thing has still eluded Churubusco.
The Fairfield Falcons.
Despite an early lead Friday night, ’Busco had difficulties stopping the Falcons offense. Fairfield used 28 points in the second quarter to carry a slim halftime lead to victory 52-38.
Week eight on the schedule has had its series of bad luck, torment and curses for the No. 2 Eagles.
The City of Columbia City is considering the purchase of equipment that could help city workers see underground.
Televising equipment, or video cameras design to snake through sewer lines and capture images from inside the pipes, could benefit the city in terms of man-hours and dollars, according to city officials.
The possibility was discussed at Fridayâ€™s meeting of Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety.
According to Kelly Cearbaugh, Superintendent of Columbia Cityâ€™s street department, the benefits of purchasing such equipment could be far-reaching.
A local truck outfitter recently received good news, which translated into glad tidings for several local workers.
W.A. Jones Truck Bodies & Equipment was awarded the contract by Indianaâ€™s Department of Transportation to outfit 62 heavy trucks with all the equipment necessary to remove and/or melt snow and ice during Indianaâ€™s rugged winter months.
As a result, the company was able to add nine jobs at its Gateway Industrial Park location in Columbia City.
According to Sales Manager Denny McIntyre, this contract was the first one awarded to a new company in nearly a quarter century.
After 20 years of doing just about every job there is at a newspaper, veteran journalist Phil Smith has rejoined the staff of The Post & Mail.
Smith spent a couple of years at The Post & Mail in the early â€™90s.
Smithâ€™s main responsibilities will include coverage of city and county government, Whitley County Consolidated Schools and some police and fire coverage.
After leaving The Post & Mail in 1991, Smith worked in various capacities at four different newspapers and most recently worked in the pre-production press shop at Zimmer.
Thorncreek Township resident Paula Reimers filed her candidacy for the Whitley County Council at-large seat being vacated by unopposed State Senate candidate Jim Banks.
Reimers is one of eight current hopefuls for Banksâ€™ term, which has two years remaining. Banks announced his resignation from the county council, effective Nov. 2 in order to run for the senate seat of retiring Sen. Dr. Gary Dillon.
Reimers said having extensive experience in county government is a major feather in her cap in her quest for the soon-to-be-vacant council seat.
Those who are old hands at attending the annual Chamber of Commerce annual meeting will find this yearâ€™s event a different experience.
Starting with a different name, the annual event will also be held at a different venue, with a different menu and a very short business meeting.
Reflecting the countywide nature of the chamber, the annual meeting, which has been renamed as the Chamber Celebration, will meet at the Brownstone on State in South Whitley at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Instead of a sit-down dinner, there will be numerous hors dâ€™oeuvres and dessert selections as well as a cash bar.
(The following is part of a series about early Whitley County gleaned from information provided in journals written by ancestors of Sharon Cearbaugh of Columbia City, who has generously allowed us a glimpse back through time. The Whiltey County Historical Museum was also instrumental in aiding the research.)
The dedication of the Whitley County courthouse cornerstone in September of 1888 may have been the highlight of the year and it was not quite two years later that the dedication of the completed structure was held.