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February 27th, 2015

FOOTBALL: The Post & Mail debuts legacy poster

February 28, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Similar to last year’s basketball legacy poster, The Post & Mail has published a Columbia City High School Legacy Football Poster.

The poster is 24x36 inches and includes nearly 300 individual photos of teams, players, coaches and fans from the entire history of CCHS’ fooball program, dating back to 1923.

The poster is suitable for framing and would look great in a family room, den, business office lounge or “mancave.”

EAGLES FALL: CC drops final tune-up before sectional

February 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule, traveling to Concordia Lutheran for a contest with the Cadets that they hoped would establish some momentum heading into next week’s sectional action, but inconsistent play on both ends of the court cost the Eagles as they fell to the Cadets 52-46 Friday night.

“In the end, all you can say is they got it done, and we didn’t,” said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict.

CHAMPIONS: ’Busco boys capture NECC title

February 28, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Phil Collins’s “In the Air Tonight” played over the gym speakers as the Class 2A 9th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team ran onto the gym floor Friday night.

For six Eagles, it was their last time doing this warm-up on their home court.

Churubusco hosted Eastside on senior night, winning 69-39 and taking a share of the conference title.

The gym was packed to say thank you and goodbye to a group of boys who have been part of a historic season.

CLOSE TO HOME: ISIS suspect arrested in Indy

February 27, 2015

A man was arrested earlier this month in Indianapolis, and has now been identified as someone with connections to ISIS.

The arrest was made during Obama's visit earlier this month after police stopped his truck and found weapons. He was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with terrorist-related crimes.

Today,, the suspect was identified as and ISIS-related terrorist, and is one of the six Bosnian terrorists conspiring to funnel money, guns, and military equipment to ISIS fighters in the Middle East.
The suspect is now in custody in Missouri.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Lilly Scholar uses education to study abroad

February 27, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is part of a series on former Whitley County Lilly Community Scholarship winners

CHURUBUSCO — Kelsie Murray graduated from Churubusco High School and was one of two students from Whitley County to receive the Lilly Community Scholarship in 2005. She chose to attend Butler University in Indianapolis where she majored in General Studies as a freshman.

While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Murray was able to study abroad in Athens, Greece and Salamanca, Spain.

WHITLEY CO. STUDENTS: Choosing to stay local

February 27, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY – A recently-released report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) indicated that most students who graduated from Whitley County high schools chose to attend college either at Ivy Tech or Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne in 2013.

According to the CHE’s College Readiness Report, 279 of the 498 high school graduates in Whitley County enrolled in college in 2013.

Of those who enrolled, 66 chose IPFW and 66 chose Ivy Tech for further education.

TIMES TWO: City adds second junk pick up day

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City residents will now have a second opportunity to have their larger “junk” items picked up by the city’s trash service.

Junk pick up day was previously held once per year, but due to savings with a new trash service that was contracted in 2013, junk pick up will now be held twice per year.

“We are very happy with the service Advanced Disposal has provided,” said Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold. “They are timely and work hard to get the trash picked up, even in inclement weather.”

FENDER-BENDER: No injuries in minor accident with school bus

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in an early-morning accident at the intersection of Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City Friday.

At approximately 8 a.m., a WCCS bus carrying about 25 students was involved in a minor collision with a late-model Toyota Camry.

OUTBOUND: Carmen Jagger will travel, study in Peru via Rotary Outbound Youth Exchange

February 27, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Carmen Jagger, daughter of Ryan & Leah Jagger of Thorncreek Township, announced Tuesday to her sponsoring Columbia City Rotary Club that her Outbound Youth Exchange destination for next year will be the South American country of Peru.

The Columbia City High School/Eagle Tech Academy student will fly out sometime in July or August for her south-of-the-equator educational experience.

Arline J. Jones, 87

February 27, 2015

July 18, 1927 — Feb. 26, 2015
Arline J. Jones, 87, formerly of Columbia City, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 26, 2015 at Englewood Health & Rehab, Fort Wayne.
She was born July 18, 1927 in Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, a daughter of Floyd D. and Gladys L. (Betzner) Chapman. She attended Thorncreek School and graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to William E. Jones. They made their home in Columbia City.

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