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September 30th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Itâ€™s not double trouble, but twice blessed for Whitko High Schoolâ€™s football team.
Caleb and Logan Busz, 14-year-old identical twins, have spent the last eight seasons on the sideline for the Wildcatsâ€™ football team.
After several seasons as water boys, the Busz brothers are now on their third year as the squadâ€™s ball boys.
The boys began helping the team because their father, Joey Busz, is an assistant coach for the Wildcats.
With two older brothers, both boys agreed thereâ€™s a lot of football in the Busz household.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City High School football player who suffered a severe injury in the first game of the season has finally returned home, reports say.
Sam Dailey, senior captain running back for Columbia City, received a brain injury in the Eaglesâ€™ season opener at Warsaw Aug. 23, and was in serious condition after a blood clot formed on his brain. He underwent several surgeries to reduce the swelling.
After being hospitalized for about 10 days, Dailey was moved to a rehabilitation center.
Whitko High School hosted its homecoming game Friday night against Northfield.
Pictured from left are the 2013 Homecoming Royalty: Prince Lane Wolf, Princess Taylor Trump, Queen Taylor Zwick and King Chris Baker.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second part in a two-part series on alternative education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle Opportunity to Success, a new alternative education program, is now offered to middle and high school students within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district.
Educating students who need something not offered in a traditional classroom is now handled in-house, as opposed to utilizing an outside agency such as T.R.O.Y. Center, located in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two weeks ago, Columbia City's Common Council discussed an amendment to the city's fireworks ordinance.
At Tuesday night's council meeting, the amendment passed, adding additional days for residents to shoot off commercial fireworks.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City held its first public meeting for the 2014 budget Tuesday.
Though none from the community voiced their opinions, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel offered some additional information about the budget to the Common Council: Highlighting it all â€” there will be no tax increase in Columbia City in 2014.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Flushable wipes. Flushable cat litter. Flushable toilet cleaners.
Officials are finding out the hard way â€” these items are not so "flushable."
While Columbia City's wastewater system has struggled with these products â€” it's been a worldwide issue.
"They have 'flushable' everything now," Columbia City Wastewater Superintendent Mike Cook said. "Sure, they'll make it through your toilet, but when they get to our system, it's creating all kinds of problems. They'll flush out of your home, go right into our pumps, and bind them up."
Do you think Columbia City should continue with its Morsches Park September Fall Festival?
Jim Barron, from Christian radio station WBCL (90.3), blended humor, illusion and ministry Wednesday night at Trinity Presbyterianâ€™s Pioneer Club meeting.
He showed children tricks of all kinds.
He had solid metal hoops that appeared to hook together and come back apart at his will, and ropes that came apart to make more ropes, but then seemingly also looped into one rope. He also lit a dollar on fire, destroying it, then made it reappear inside a lemon.
Pictured is Jasmine Petras (left), 9, assisting Barron.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With more than a 40 percent increase in funds raised and participating walkers, the Whitley County Walk for Autism held its second annual walk Sunday.
Last year, Whitley County saw the formation of the Autism Support Group, and families joined together to raise awareness and funds for the group through a one-mile walk.
In its first year, the walk raised $5,000, compared to this yearâ€™s total of more than $7,000. Event planners estimated more than 400 people came out for the event with 325 registered walkers, up from 250 last year.