Archive - News Article
August 29th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor took the opportunity to review the districtâ€™s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s a fair geared for senior citizens, but it wonâ€™t feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Agingâ€™s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.
DECATUR â€” A rough second half led to a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss for Columbia Cityâ€™s boys soccer team Thursday night.
Demolition continues at the 100-year-old building at the corner Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City. The building was the former home of the Eagles Lodge, but the property is now owned by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. Officials hope to find a retailer to build on the property after the demolition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Have you ever looked to the skies in Columbia City around dusk and seen what looks to be a small airplane flying? Then youâ€™ve probably spotted local resident Ervin â€śJuniorâ€ť Geiger Jr. in his homemade ultralight aircraft. The 66-year old Columbia City resident and retired aircraft engineer has been designing and flying aircraft his entire life. â€śMy mom would tell me stories of when I was two or three; I would put popsicle sticks together and fly them around the room,â€ť said Geiger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After the Columbia City Park Department recently announced its future plans for Kids Dreamland playground on West Van Buren Street, the park board discussed the viability of that location. â€śIâ€™m all for an upgraded playground, I just think there should be a discussion about the location,â€ť said Park Board member Maury Bordner.
The Park Boardâ€™s next meeting is Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.
The free meal, prepared by Bruno's Bar-B-Q, "with all the fixin's," is part of Ball Furniture's "End-of-Summer Sizzlin' Saturday Cookout Sale," as well as a salute to past, current and future customers.
"Customer Appreciation Savings" of up to 60 percent will be available on furniture, mattresses and accessories this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the store.
Seventh-grade students enrolled in Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s Family and Consumer Sciences class recently learned about first aid. Christine Miller, Whitko Middle School a registered nurse, presented and demonstrated to the students how to perform CPR, the Heimlich maneuver and basic first aid procedures. The students were then able to practice those skills on a manikin.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Less than two weeks ago, Thorncreek Township Fire Department unveiled a new fire engine for its station. As one new engine came into the department, another engine was let go.