August 29th, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcatsâ Ryan Huff Field.
In a stark reversal of last weekâs grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the clubâs Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ Superintendent Patricia OâConnor took the opportunity to review the districtâs 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 Itâs a fair geared for senior citizens, but it wonât feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Agingâs 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.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ Whitkoâs Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady Squires Thursday evening in Manchester. Lady âCats varsity team won 3-1 and the JV team fell 2-0. Led by Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith, the match leaders were Maddie Gawthrop with 17 kills, Elaine Warner with 37 assists and Tressa Keim with 34 digs a three aces.
DECATUR â A rough second half led to a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss for Columbia Cityâs 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 youâve probably spotted local resident Ervin âJuniorâ 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. âMy 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 said Geiger.