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October 1st, 2014

NEW RECRUITMENT TARGET: Chairman bolsters Rotary Club’s member rolls

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Dan Ryan, chairman of the District 6540 Membership Committee, was the speaker recently at a meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club. Ryan’s intention during the meeting was to build up membership rolls. “Every club goes through the same types of fluctuations in members,” he said. In order to grow the membership, the club has to be more flexible and literally think out of the box. Ryan said a key element of all that is to not be afraid to fail. The solution, according to Ryan, was to recognize that today’s professional is more likely to be a woman.

EAGLES SOCCER SUFFER: Fall 5-0 to Carroll

October 1, 2014

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll Monday night. Carroll began its offensive strike in the first five minutes, en route to a 4-0 halftime lead after goals at the 27:41, 17:14 and 10:51 marks.

PROGRAM EXPANSION: EDC awarded USDA funding

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation and USDA Rural Development has announced that the EDC is the recipient of a $66,500 USDA Rural Development Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), which will be used to expand programming available to clients of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI).

A PURPLE WAVE: Ribbons serve powerful reminder of domestic violence

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With the help of student organizations such as Columbia City High School’s National Honor Society and Key Club, as well as the Columbia City Youth Council, domestic violence awareness was spread throughout downtown Tuesday. The Whitley County Courthouse Square and gazebo were decorated with purple ribbons as a reminder of this month’s focus. A proclamation was read by Whitley County Commissioners in support of the campaign.

WIN OVER WAWASEE: Lady ’Cats strong on pink night

October 1, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the floor, and for the second night in a row produced a solid team effort. Tuesday’s effort produced a different result than the previous night, as the Lady Wildcats took a four-game 25-18, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22 win over the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors.

PURSE SNATCHER ARRESTED: Tips from public lead police to Wert, 38

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to purse thefts at Columbia City grocery stores. Trevor Wert has been booked in the Whitley County Jail on theft charges. Wert was arrested by the Columbia City Police Department Monday afternoon. He is being held on a $16,000, 10 percent bond. His initial court hearing is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

September 30th

EBOLA STATESIDE: CDC CONFIRMS DEADLY VIRUS IN U.S.

September 30, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

SENIOR NIGHT: Eagles drop senior honor match

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Norwell’s boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City’s senior honor recognition match Saturday morning. The Northeast Hoosier Conference foe came away with a 4-1 victory, while the Eagles honored its seven seniors — Jordan Gregory, Logan Bockelman, Drake DeWitt, Sean Ewing, Jordan Lahr, Nick Weber and Eric Romanowski.

STILL GOING STRONG: Columbia House celebrates 50 years

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In 1964, a business began to take shape that has continued to serve its customers for five decades, and at the forefront have been owners Ned and Alma Freeman. Yontz Grocery Store was transformed into a complete textile store called the Fabric Center 50 years ago.

LOSS TO LAVILLEL: Lady Wildcats fall 9-2

September 30, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40 minutes. For over half of the game, the Whitko Lady Wildcats played LaVille evenly. It was the beginning and ending of the game that cursed Whitko Saturday morning. LaVille scored several early and several late goals to send the Lady 'Cats to a 9-2 loss.

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