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November 3rd, 2014

FOX NO STRANGER TO SUCCESS: First-year coach en route to Eagles’ second title

November 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

WIN OVER NEW HAVEN: Eagles en route to sectional championship

November 3, 2014

Columbia City’s football team is en route to its second-ever sectional title with only one opponent in its way — 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.

$103,762.58 ALLEGED STOLEN: Former auditor charged with theft, official misconduct

November 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — More than $100,000 has been allegedly stolen from Whitley County by the county’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 — two theft charges and official misconduct — charges that stem from Feb. 2011 — just over one month after she was elected into office Jan. 2011.

November 2nd

MERCURY PLUNGE: Low Sunday morning reaches 22 degrees

November 2, 2014

The frost was certainly on the pumpkin early Sunday morning in Whitley County – 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.

COST SAVINGS: City officials seek cost savings with upcoming wastewater projects

November 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 city’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 — 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.

November 1st

RUNNING TO TOWN: Vets Marathon on tap for next week

November 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials are gearing up for next weekend’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.

October 31st

CITY WINS: Eagles hold off Bulldogs to advance

October 31, 2014

NEW HAVEN — An old adage says “Defense wins championships.”

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 Eagles’ 7-3 win over the heavily-favored New Haven Bulldogs in Friday night’s IHSAA Sectional semi-finals.

WHITE HALLOWEEN: Snow falling in Col. City

October 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

October 31, 2014

CAUCUSES EXPLAINED: GOP chair at Rotary meeting

October 31, 2014

Matt Boyd, Rotarian and chairman of the Whitley County Republican Party, discussed the process for filling vacancies, outlining time frames and caucus procedures at a recent luncheon meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club.

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