January 15th, 2015
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad had not beaten the DeKalb Barons in dual meet action since 2009. That came to an end on Wednesday night as the Eagles strung together six pinfall wins on their way to a 45-24 Northeast Hoosier Conference win on the Baronsâ€™ mat.
In the opening bout at 126 pounds, Columbia Cityâ€™s Matt Wright was in control, leading 6-2 when he got reversed and pinned as the Barons took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles knotted the score, 6-6, as Kyle Egolf scored a 32-second first-period pinfall win over Baron senior Susie Fozo at 132 pounds.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The tickets are running out fast for the annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department.
Park Director Mark Green said more than half of the tickets have already been sold.
â€śTheyâ€™re going really quickly,â€ť Green told the City Council Tuesday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s girls basketball teams took dominating wins over conference foe Bellmont this week, winning by big numbers in both games.
The Indian Springs 7th grade Lady Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-0 win over visiting Bellmont.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A donation of downtown property to the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission will come at a cost, officials say. The owner of the two-story building at 213 W. Van Buren Street, in Columbia City, has offered to give the building and land to the city.
The building, approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet long, is located on the alley on the south side of Van Buren Street, between Chauncey and Line streets. Though in a prime location, the building is leaning and has been deemed unstable.
See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication recapping 2014's Whitley County events.
July 8, 1973 â€” Jan. 13, 2015
Christina Diane Jeffers, 41, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born July 8, 1973 in Fort Wayne the daughter of Jerry â€śGrubâ€ť and Terrilyn (Bills) Zumbrun.
Christina spent her lifetime in Columbia City growing up on a family farm where she was very active in raising livestock and was a member of Whitley County 4-H Clubs, showing cattle, sheep and pigs.
TOPEKA â€” Coaching basketball in the state of Indiana is hard on its own. Taking your team into the Westview â€śWarrior Dome,â€ť a place that holds over 3,300 rowdy and proud basketball fans, when your gym only holds 1,200, to try to win your 100th career game, is even harder.
Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride did just that, and the Eagles advanced to the conference tourney semifinals with a 49-36 win over Westview Wednesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since the holiday season has come to a close, board members and staff for InterFaith Mission, Inc. are offering a bit of thanks for the variety of donors that supported The Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse is a nonprofit transitional shelter serving the homeless and displaced in Whitley County. While celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas, some community members and organizations found time and resources to help the shelter.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team made the Associated Pressâ€™ Top 10 poll this week.
The No. 7 Eagles are 7-1 and received 153 votes in the poll in Class 2A. Leading the class is Indianapolis Park Tudor with 340 votes.