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April 22nd, 2011

SDI expansion won't hurt local county plant

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials at the local division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. say that the recent expansion announcement by the company in Allen County won’t have a negative effect on Whitley County.
The steel conglomerate announced last week it was forming a new company in a partnership with a Spanish firm for the purpose of recycling copper for use as wire rods.
The company is considering a site in New Haven as one of four potential locations for the new manufacturing facility.
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Board OKs south side study, with wording tweak

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety acted on a proposed agreement with a consulting firm to investigate flooding in one area of town — well sort of.
Board member Walt Crowder had some reservation about wording in a proposed contract with GAI Consultants to study a watershed area.
After discussion, Crowder moved to approve the agreement, but wanted a slight change in wording regarding the fee.
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Kessie picked for IBCA scholarship

April 22, 2011

   The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association awards two scholarships a year in the name of Pat Aikman.
   One of those comes from Whitley County.
   The Whitko Lady Wildcats’ senior captain Rachelle Kessie was the recipient of scholarship along side Huntington North’s Kyle Bradburn.

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Water main break dumps millions of gallons

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City water superintendent Mike Dear reported Friday morning that a water main break earlier this week near the Blue River may have spilled 10 million gallons of water before it could be repaired.
In an area near the river and Radio Road where on-going sewer line installations have been under way for some time, Dear said he was driving by such a site on Monday when “I spotted water coming out of a culvert pipe that normally wouldn’t have water coming out of it.”
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Ugly win first for ’Busco

April 22, 2011

   LIGONIER — The old adage says that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
   For the Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team, even winning ugly has its charm, as the Lady Eagles worked out of several jams to grab their first win of the season 6-3 over host West Noble Thursday.

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Senior supremacy lifts City

April 22, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — It was nearly a month after Columbia City boys’ track and field was supposed to have its home opener but Thursday turned into a night of big wins, personal records and honoring seven seniors.
   Seniors like thrower Jordan Chapple helped the Eagles open at home on senior night with a convincing 98-34 win over Manchester.

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Columbia City extends win streak to three

April 22, 2011

   ANGOLA — After a 1-1 start to the season, Columbia City girls’ tennis have gone through the second week of the young season with a win streak.
   Following wins at home Monday and Wednesday, the Lady Eagles hit the road for a match Thursday.
   Columbia City got wins from both its singles and doubles players but a three-set match in No. 3 singles lifted the Lady Eagles to a 3-2 win at Angola.

Lady Eagles topple sectional foe HN

April 22, 2011

   HUNTINGTON — It’s just under a month until the girls’ track sectional but Columbia City got a taste of its’ competition Thursday.
   The defending sectional champions traveled to Huntington North. The Lady Vikings have been the major competition for the Lady Eagles trading sectional titles for the last three seasons.
   The regular season preview gave Columbia City good signs for the postseason with a 75-57 win over Huntington.

Canterbury posts low numbers, beat Eagles

April 22, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — The weather was good for Columbia City boys’ golf and the numbers were better.
   However, Fort Wayne Canterbury posted two numbers under 40 to win 161-182.

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Raimund Hawn, 61

April 22, 2011

Raimund Hawn, 61, a resident of South Whitley, died at 9:13 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011 at his stepdaughter’s home in North Manchester. He had been battling cancer for the past three years.
He was born Aug. 5, 1949 in Frankfort, Germany, a son of the late Duane E. and Herta (Fischer) Hawn. His formative years were spent in the Larwill area. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1968.
His work career included 21 years at the former Gripco, South Whitley. Following the closing of the South Whitley plant, he started his own cleaning service.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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