August 29th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ Superintendent Patricia OâConnor took the opportunity to review the districtâs history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs a fair geared for senior citizens, but it wonât feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Agingâs Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ Whitkoâs Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady Squires Thursday evening in Manchester. Lady âCats varsity team won 3-1 and the JV team fell 2-0. Led by Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith, the match leaders were Maddie Gawthrop with 17 kills, Elaine Warner with 37 assists and Tressa Keim with 34 digs a three aces.
DECATUR â A rough second half led to a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss for Columbia Cityâs boys soccer team Thursday night.
Demolition continues at the 100-year-old building at the corner Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City. The building was the former home of the Eagles Lodge, but the property is now owned by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. Officials hope to find a retailer to build on the property after the demolition.
COLUMBIA CITY â Have you ever looked to the skies in Columbia City around dusk and seen what looks to be a small airplane flying? Then youâve probably spotted local resident Ervin âJuniorâ Geiger Jr. in his homemade ultralight aircraft. The 66-year old Columbia City resident and retired aircraft engineer has been designing and flying aircraft his entire life. âMy mom would tell me stories of when I was two or three; I would put popsicle sticks together and fly them around the room,â said Geiger.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast Hooser Conference, with only one loss in five matches. Thursday nightâs last home match against Bellmont was no different, as the Lady Eagles downed their conference foes 192-260.
Aug. 10, 1937 â Aug. 24, 2014
Billy D. Horn, 77, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Billy was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Mentone, to Dwayne and Maxine (Wideman) Horn.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Billy took Patricia A. Fancil to be his wife. She would precede him in death.
In 1987 he retired from Gladieux Refinery, in New Haven, as a diesel mechanic after 27 years of service.
COLUMBIA CITY â After the Columbia City Park Department recently announced its future plans for Kids Dreamland playground on West Van Buren Street, the park board discussed the viability of that location. âIâm all for an upgraded playground, I just think there should be a discussion about the location,â said Park Board member Maury Bordner.
The Park Boardâs next meeting is Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.