April 20th, 2015
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô baseball team got quite the workout Saturday, going ten innings to beat Northeast Corner Conference foe Eastside 3-2 Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles pushed across a run in the bottom of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Eastside countered in the top of the fourth to knot the score at 1-1 after four innings.
The pond at Morsches Park was nearly shoulder-to-shoulder with people Saturday for the Department of Natural Resource‚Äôs fishing derby. Prizes of fishing reels and supplies were awarded to the children with the biggest fish.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys‚Äô track team almost doubled the nearest competitor‚Äôs score in taking their own ‚ÄėBusco Invitational title Saturday.
The Eagles scored 180.5 points, and won seven of 16 events. Jimtown was a distant second with 97.5 points.NECC foe Eastside was third with 86. Woodlan (80), Wabash (77), Manchester (66), Culver (16), Triton (15) and Fremont (4) rounded out the rest of the field.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Education was a priority for city leaders when constructing the draft of Columbia City‚Äôs new Comprehensive Plan.
Along with ideas to further residents‚Äô learning and education, the plan also cites a potential new location of Columbia City High School ‚ÄĒ outside the city limits.
The Comprehensive Plan states that the current high school is ‚Äúin poor condition and out of date.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe building has negatively affected the reputation of the school system,‚ÄĚ reads the plan.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Saturday, for the second time in as many games, the Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle softball team dispatched a rival by the ten-run rule. After downing Whitko 15-2 on Friday, Columbia City beat the Warsaw Lady Tigers 11-1 in five innings in a game at the Morsches Park diamond.
Eagle pitcher Anna Weigold gave up a one-out single, but the Eagle catcher, Bella Krieg, erased that threat by cutting down the Tiger baserunner on her attempt to steal second. A ground-out to shortstop set the Tigers down in the first.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Work has officially begun on Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) in Columbia City.
Prep work on the $3.14 million project began in late March, and last week city commuters saw a glimpse of the traffic troubles to come.
Parts of the highway are expected to be closed in the coming months, limiting access to Morsches Park, Peabody Public Library and Towerview Drive.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An inmate was found dead in his jail cell early Monday morning.
The Indiana State Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the 51-year-old jail inmate, Brian Gurchiek, who was found unconscious and unresponsive at 1:30 a.m. Monday during a routine check by confinement officers.
A report by the Indiana State Police states that officers immediately entered the cell and began performing CPR until Parkview Whitley EMS arrived minutes later.
Gurchiek was pronounced dead after medics attempted to save his life for approximately 40 minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A downtown building deemed to be unsafe is expected to be torn down in the upcoming months.
The building at 213 W. Van Buren St. is leaning and in poor condition. The property was given to the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. Because of the condition of the building, officials elected to tear it down.
Requests for bids were sent to three local companies and are due back by May 1.
Community Development Director Jeff Walker said the lot will be seeded and grass will grow until the Redevelopment Commission decides what to do with it.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After 31 years of service in Columbia City, Pete Yorg untied his boots, unstrapped his gun belt and hung up his uniform for the last time this week.
The 63-year-old has served in every rank of the Columbia City Police Department: chief, captain, detective, sergeant, patrolman and ordinance officer.
In his time, Yorg has seen the good, bad and ugly of Columbia City. He has had the opportunity to help many people and made an impact that will carry on for years to come.
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