November 3rd, 2014
Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council hosted the first Columbia City Halloween Parade downtown Saturday evening. The parade included a costume contest and treats for participants â€” including dogs. Awards were given in several categories. Pictured above, a line of costumed children spans Van Buren Street from Line to Chauncey streets during the parade.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Deep in the back of one of the Columbia City trophy cases is a trophy labeled with the year 1993. It is the last, and only, IHSAA Sectional Football Championship trophy the Columbia City Eagles claimed. This Friday the Eagles have an opportunity to secure another sectional championship as they play host to the Norwell Knights in the Sectional 20 Championship game.
Columbia Cityâ€™s football team is en route to its second-ever sectional title with only one opponent in its way â€” Norwell. The Eagles beat Norwell in the regular season by one point in overtime on Oct. 17. Pictured above is the team after its win over New Haven Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” More than $100,000 has been allegedly stolen from Whitley County by the countyâ€™s former auditor, Jennifer McGuire. After a four-month-long investigation by the Indiana State Police and Indiana State Board of Accounts, McGuire has been charged with three felonies â€” two theft charges and official misconduct â€” charges that stem from Feb. 2011 â€” just over one month after she was elected into office Jan. 2011.
The frost was certainly on the pumpkin early Sunday morning in Whitley County â€“ and on everything else too!
Columbia City recorded a low of 22 degrees Sunday, Nov. 2 shortly before 7 a.m. It was nearly a record low for the date, which was recorded in 1905 at 19 degrees.
The low Friday was 34, when snow flurries, sleet and high winds were recorded during Halloween trick-or-treating hours in Columbia City and South Whitley.
The low Saturday was 25. The high Saturday was just 43.
Average lows in early November are in the upper 30s, with highs in the mid-50s.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With an impending $18 per month increase coming to Columbia City sewer customers over the next three years, officials are looking at ways to cut costs on the cityâ€™s current long-term plan for the wastewater department.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has mandated that all cities and towns have Long Term Control Plans â€” plans for bringing their facilities into compliance with state regulations within the next several years.
The main focus of compliance is completely stopping combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges into rivers and ditches.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials are gearing up for next weekendâ€™s Veterans Marathon in downtown Columbia City.
In its sixth year, the event will be hosted by Three Rivers Running Company (TRRC), of Fort Wayne.
The race was initially started by local running advocate Gary Bird, and the event was handed off to Three Rivers Running Company last year.
NEW HAVEN â€” An old adage says â€śDefense wins championships.â€ť
The Columbia City football team did its best to prove the wisdom of that, and the Eagles bent but did not break as the New Haven Bulldogs made six trips inside the Columbia City red zone and came away with only a single field goal to show for it.
The Eagles made the most of their offensive opportunity, as a 14-yard scoring pass proved to be the deciding points in the Eaglesâ€™ 7-3 win over the heavily-favored New Haven Bulldogs in Friday nightâ€™s IHSAA Sectional semi-finals.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It's going to be a white Halloween this year, as snow is falling in Columbia City just before trick-or-treat hours tonight.
Be sure to bundle up children before trick-or-treating, or take advantage of the community's indoor activities, including the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene, Millers Merry Manor and the Whitley County Historical Museum.