September 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After the release a smartphone application (app) for Apple one year ago, residents who use Android will have the opportunity to keep up with the latest information in Columbia City.
Communication Director Terry Wherry said an app is expected to publish soon for Android users. Wherry said the Android app will be very similar to the one for Apple.
â€śThe mayor wants the community to be able to communicate whether they use Apple or Android,â€ť Wherry said.
Wherry said some parts of the app come from the cityâ€™s web page.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Abandoned vehicles, overgrown grass and junk piles at the property of Thomas Ebetino, motivated Bob Sutton to petition the county for an intervention.
Sutton and Ebetino both own property on CR 400 South. Sutton was present at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday to voice his concern with the neglected property.
â€śThe first complaint was filed in 2006,â€ť Sutton said. â€śIt was fine for awhile, but then its back to the same thing again. Itâ€™s an ongoing problem, but now its worse.â€ť
Walter Ray Harvey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, joined his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his home in Denton, Texas.
Walter was born to Paul Dexter and Ruby Mae (Downing) Harvey Dec. 30, 1944, in Ft. Wayne.
He lived in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1963, where he competed in track, basketball and football, and played trombone in band.
He graduated from Taylor University in 1967 and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a member of the Underwater Demolitions Team and a Navy SEAL.
Concerning the Columbia City Park Board's decision to ban golf carts from Blue River Trail:
â€˘I have no opinion on this.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s Eighth-grade Lady Stars volleyball team picked up its first win Wednesday night, topping county rival Churubusco Middle School in two games.
The Lady Stars won the first game 25-22 and the second 25-23.
For ISMS, Jayma Acres had two kills. Madison Cook, Emilee Smith and Sarah Frankle each added a kill.
In their season opener, the Lady Stars fell to Lakeview Middle School Tuesday night.
ISMS came out strong in game one, winning 25-22.
Whitko JV tops North Miami in three games
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Though Whitkoâ€™s varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, the Lady Wildcatsâ€™ junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Warriors Thursday night in South Whitley.
Leading Whitko was Whitney Marsh with six kills and two blocks, and Brianna Tackett with five kills and four blocks.
Jasmine Gregory had 11 assists, Hanna Yohe tallied 11 digs and Kaity Reed led in serving with three aces.
Whitko golf falls to Canterbury
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City boys tennis standout Niko Rongos improved to 5-0 Thursday night, topping his Norwell opponent, Jordan Dickey, at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
Rongos won a long, three-set match. After taking a 6-4 victory in the first set, he fell 7-5 in the second.
Rongos returned in the third an final set to win 6-4 and improve his undefeated record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady â€™Cats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Revitalizing the appearance of Churubuscoâ€™s downtown has been the focus of the townâ€™s Main Street Committee.
Lucas Konger, of Vintage Archonics, the architectural firm working with the committee, presented a streetscape study at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Concepts to beautify the downtown area included sidewalk enhancements, decorative lights and a center piece to place at the corner of U.S. 33 and Line Street.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman received a six-year jail sentence for aiding in a drug deal.
Savannah Hartman, 20, was arrested in June for aiding or causing the dealing of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer gave her a six-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday, with the entire time to be served.
â€śYou will be transferred to work release as soon as possible,â€ť Heuer said. â€śIf you do well at work release, you may have your sentence modified in the future.â€ť