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October 15th, 2012

TRAIL: Construction starts this week

October 15, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After meeting with the engineer and the trail general contractor for the Blue River Trail’s extension project last week, Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker said slight modifications have been made to the exact routing and elevations of the trail.
“You would never know because it’s just a matter of inches,” said Walker. “It does allow us better drainage of the field, and also to save some additional trees.”

Roush advances to semi-state

October 15, 2012

LIGONIER — Local cross country runners competed in the West Noble Regional Saturday in Ligonier.

While 15 Whitley County harriers entered the regional, only one is advancing to next week’s semi-state meet at New Haven — Columbia City junior Samantha Roush.

Roush placed third in the girls race with a season-best time, 18:52.81.

Roush suffered a preseason injury, and Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said she’s been improving with every meet.

“She was very strong, very focused, very controlled ... very good,” Fahl said.

October 13th

EARLY VOTING: 300 ballots cast in first three days

October 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Absentee voters are coming out in full swing to cast their ballots for this year’s general election.
According to the Clerk of Circuit Court, Debbie Beers, absentee voters in this year’s primary totaled only 487 voters, but with absentee voting open as of this week, the general election number is already close as it continues to climb daily.
“So far this week, we have had 300 voters in the first three days,” said Beers. “When the voters come out to vote, all the preparation and hard work put into running the election is truly worth it.”

October 12th

FOUR-PEAT: ’Busco seniors win fourth NECC title

October 13, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s football seniors ended their final regular-season game with more than a Northeast Corner Conference title Friday night.

The Eagles topped (formerly) undefeated Lakeland 38-16 to win their fourth and final conference championship of their careers.

Despite taking on the only team withouth a loss in the NECC, Churubusco’s seniors modeled their familiarity as the conference’s top dogs, holding the lead for nearly the entire game.

“We knew it was going to be a big game and we were excited for the challenge,” Churubusco stand-out senior Jason Nicodemus said.

City closes out NHC with 26-6 win

October 13, 2012

OSSIAN — Friday night the Columbia City Eagle football squad wrapped up its regular season with a trip to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell.

A review of the game reads like the mixed coverage of a movie blockbuster ... “A bang-up start, with a satisfying ending, but a little slow in the middle,” as the Eagles used big plays early and late to post a 26-6 win over the host Knights.

The Eagles started the game with a bang, executing a pop-up onside kick by Jose Perez that was recovered by Columbia City’s Wayne Smith on the Norwell 38-yard line.

Tippecanoe Valley tops Wildcats, 55-14

October 13, 2012

AKRON — Whitko closed out the regular season with a loss to the top team in the Three Rivers Conference, Tippecanoe Valley, Friday in Akron.

The Vikings won a decisive 55-14 over the Wildcats, who are now preparing for the opening round of sectionals next week, as Whitko hosts the Garrett Railroaders.

Tippy Valley came out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Whitko’s touchdown came with 3:17 to go in the quarter with a 2-yard run by Tanner Hughes. Hughes led Whitko in rushing with 51 yards on 14 carries.

Roy Greener, 88

October 12, 2012

Roy S. Greener, 88, a resident of rural Fort Wayne and widely acquainted Lake Township farmer, passed away at 3:14 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Greener was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Lake Township, a son of Otto and Anna (McCormick) Greener, and was a lifelong resident of rural Allen County where he was engaged in farming all his life.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Twp. and Harmony Lodge 19 IOOF in Fort Wayne

FARMER'S MARKET: Season comes to close

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday will mark the end for sidewalk vegetable sales. The Whitley County Farmer’s Market will hold its last sale day Saturday.
Market Master Chris Lilly said, “2012 has been an outstanding season. I would like to personally thank everyone who came down to the Whitley County Farmer’s Market. We are already planning for 2013.”
Just because the frost has met up with the pumpkin does not mean all produce sales are over. In fact, pumpkins are among the many items still for sale at the market, including squash, fall decorations and homemade products.

LEGISLATING THE LUNCH LADY: First Lady spearheading initiative on healthy eating choices

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— Columbia City High School’s brightly-lit vending machines no longer dispense colas, but flavored waters and juice drinks.
That was a change made by school officials to promote a healthier choice for students some five years ago. But now, healthier options are being served at lunch.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) conformed to a healthy initiative put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

SCAMS: City police offer advice to seniors

October 12, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department provided vital information to seniors during a presentation called “Scams” on Wednesday.
The presentation, held at Woodlands Senior Center on Opportunity Drive, covered ways to protect personal identification, personal finances as well as how to spot various methods used to lure people into giving away that vital information. Food and drinks were provided as well as musical entertainment from Keyboard Artist Floyd “Joe” Thomas.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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