August 29th, 2014
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.
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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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team fell in a 5-0 match to Manchester. The Eagles suffered difficult losses, including several sweeps.
Playing the most competitive match was Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles. Lillmars fell 6-4, 6-2 to Manchesterâ€™s Connor Eichenauer.
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to the Three Rivers Conference foe. Whitkoâ€™s lone goal was scored by Riley Insley in the first half, but the Lady Zebras tallied three goals in the first half and tacked on another in the second half for the win. Whitko goalkeeper Ilyssa Bennett posted 17 saves in the loss.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team traveled cross-county to South Whitley to take on the Lady Wildcats Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles picked up the win in a close, five-game match with Whitko.
FORT WAYNE â€” Web.comâ€™s Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne opens with the first round of golf today. Tee times began at 7:30 a.m. and the match will be aired on the Golf Channel. The championship consists of four rounds, with the final round on Sunday, weather permitting.
The Hotel Fitness Championship is held at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
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.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko and Columbia City are bringing two different styles of play to Friday nightâ€™s county-rivalry match up in South Whitley. Columbia City brings a competitive passing game, while Whitko ran much of its season opener on the ground last week.
Whitko quarterback Garrett Elder had a strong performance on the ground in the Wildcatsâ€™ season opener against Wawasee last week. Elder was the leading ballcarrier with 168 of Whitkoâ€™s 312 rushing yards, including an 80-yard break-away run for a touchdown.