May 1st, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This Saturday, comic book stores around the country and B. E. Comics and Cards in Columbia City will celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
Comic book stores will give away specially printed copies of free comic books in an attempt to bring in new readers. The local store has reserved copies of 20 different titles to give away to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Homestead pitcher Bailey Waugh came within one batter of pitching a perfect game against the host Columbia City Eagles. The Spartans used Waughâ€™s solid pitching, seven stolen bases and four Columbia City errors to hand the Eagles a 10-0 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss Thursday evening.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A homeless man has taken shelter in Columbia City this week.
Harry the Homeless Hippie strives to bring awareness to homelessness in Indiana.
He says he is spending a week in all 92 counties in Indiana, and this week heâ€™s in Whitley.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The City of Columbia City is assisting a longtime businessâ€™ expansion.
The Common Council approved a 10-year, 10 percent sliding tax abatement for C&R Plating on Tuesday.
C&R Plating has plans to expand its business, adding 29 new jobs and expanding its facility by 7,000 square feet.
GARRETT â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls track teams traveled to Garrett for a dual meet with the Railroaders. In a set of mixed results, the Lady Eagles fell to their Garrett counterparts 69-63, while the boys dominated the Railroaders, winning by a 108-24 score.
For the Lady Eagles, Julia Folland was a double-winner taking both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several Columbia City streets are without speed limit signs, setting traffic to the default speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
City officials are looking to adjust speed limits to make the city streets safer.
According to state law, if thereâ€™s no speed limit sign posted on a city street, it is automatically 30 mph.
FORT WAYNE â€” Down 10-3 after four innings, a Columbia City rally fell just short, as the Lady Eagles fell 11-8 to host Homestead in a Northeast Hoosier Conference softball contest.
Homestead jumped in front, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Spartansâ€™ Allie Gallmeyer scored on and Eagle error and Homestead first baseman Allie Barley hit a two-run homer to right-center field to put the Spartans up 3-0.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce coordinated the busy schedules of all three local school superintendents for a discussion with the community on Wednesday.
The chamber hosted Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, Whitko Community Schoolsâ€™ Steve Clason and Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ€™ Galen Mast at the Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center for a Q&A session.