CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls basketball team won its first of three games in a five-day span Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles got the three-home-game week, off to a good start with a 66-54 win against Adams Central.
Churubusco was paced by having three players in double digits. Montana Martin led the Lady Eagles with 18 points.
Jazlyn Needler was right behind with 17, and Brooke Yarnelle contributed 11.
Adams Central struck first, but ‚ÄôBusco bounced back and had a two-point lead by halftime.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Nearly every boys basketball team (with the exception of Churubusco, which returned all its players from last season) has been working to identify and fill the gaps left behind by players who graduated last year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School hoops is in full swing, with both boys and girls squads taking the court in games.
The ISMS 7th-grade girls ran away with a lopsided 43-6 win to open the season at Harding last Monday.
All of the girls saw action in the opener and many contributed both offensively and defensively.
Ava Winters led all scorers with a quick 14 points off of several rebounds and some strong assists from teammates.
Grace Cotter added a solid 11 points. Brooke Ebersole poured in six points with some offensive put back baskets.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs girls basketball teams are in different places this week.
Squads will either try to bounce back from defeat or keep momentum rolling as the first full week of December commences.
Columbia City is off to a 4-1 start. The Lady Eagles host Fort Wayne Dwenger Tuesday.
Columbia City will be looking for its third win of the year against a Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) foe.
The Lady Eagles beat Fort Wayne Snider 63-55 Nov. 19 and blew out Fort Wayne North Side 57-36 Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠‚ÄĒ The end of the year will soon be upon us and before we know it a new year will dawn.
To help our Whitley County community finish up this year in charitable style, here are five gentle reminders from the Whitley County Community Foundation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Whitley County Community Foundation, 400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, IN 46725. Phone number is 260 244-5224. Website is: www.whitleycountycommunity foundation.org.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ With many construction companies moving to PVC (plastic) water pipes to save money, a local developer was present at last week‚Äôs Columbia City Board of Works meeting to request officials allow for PVC pipe.
Don Langeloh, a local developer, asked the board to consider allowing him to install PVC pipe on a new area he‚Äôs developing in the city, Ravenwood Court in Eagle Glen, as well as Lincoln Pointe addition, located near CR 300 East and U.S. 30.
‚ÄúMore and more developers and communities are going to this,‚ÄĚ Langeloh said. ‚ÄúI think PVC is the next step for waterlines.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ At last week‚Äôs Columbia City Common Council meeting, Councilman Bill Simpson shared his concern about the lack of regulations on building demolitions within the city limits.
While there are a number of ordinances and regulations for constructing buildings, there may be a need for city ordinances regarding demolition.
A permit must be obtained before a building can be torn down, but Simpson‚Äôs concern lies with the citizens, as there aren‚Äôt regulations for safety or timetables for when the demolition needs to be cleaned up.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Decorating for Christmas took on a whole new meaning for some Whitley County families.
The 2nd Annual Lighthouse Christmas Walk took place Saturday and is a fundraiser for the transitional shelter.
‚ÄúThis time of year is harder on us than others,‚ÄĚ said Tania Keirn, director for The Lighthouse. ‚ÄúIf we had 10 people from every business, church and organization pledge just $10 per month, we would have what we need.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A man accused of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl had a new trial date announced Monday.
Dustin A. Nimtz, 19, of Columbia City, was set to stand trial later this month.
His attorney, Anthony Churchward, made a motion to have the trial date moved to 2014.
Prosecutor Matt Rentschler agreed, and both parties resolved to have a trial, by jury, March 25 at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7
‚ÄĘ Hanging of greens - 5 p.m.
Hanging of the Greens will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church.
This Advent celebration is a holiday gift for the season. It will be a time of reflection and music. Childcare will be provided.
‚ÄĘ Breakfast with Santa