April 21st, 2015
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.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.
* STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH FROM THE WEST...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE
* SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. ANY UNSECURED
OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.
* DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND ON NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.
According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.
Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.
The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.