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September 13th, 2013

Col. City produces engagement app

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced another citizen engagement component for residents and visitors of Columbia City.

“I’m happy to announce our community now has an Android version of our popular ‘My Columbia City’ app,” said Daniel.

Last September, the City of Columbia City rolled out an iPhone/iPad app that allows for citizens to locate the nearest city park, retrieve elected official information, or view the city’s tax budget.

City will make alley one-way

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As traffic at Eagle Tech Academy continues to increase, concerns have been raised regarding the alley south of the building.

“We’ve had complaints of some close-calls,” Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said. “As time goes on, there’s been more and more people at the school using the alley.”

The alley, which runs between Walnut and Elm Streets, is marked as “one-way,” but is not defined in the city’s ordinance.

Firm adding new facility to enhance capabilities

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sound Ideas, a locally based creative firm, recently announced the company will be breaking ground on a new facility.

The 4,400-square-foot office space will be located at the intersection of Ind. 14 and CR 600 East in Whitley County.

“We are very optimistic about the future needs of our clients and our ability to serve them with great solutions,” said Sound Ideas President Dave Hazen.

“We’re building a dedicated creative and production space to meet increased customer demands.”

PRIESTLY: Sigler has smooth first year at St. Paul

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church is everything Father Gary expected it to be.

Sigler, who has been with the church for more than a year, said he always thought St. Paul would be a wonderful place to be.

"I used to tell people if I could have any parish in the diocese, it would be St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City," Sigler said. "So when the Bishop offered it to me, I was just amazed because it was the parish I've always wanted."

Sigler said St. Paul was his church of choice because of the community and size of the parish.

HOMETOWN EVENT: Plow Day entertains, benefits community

September 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A hometown event that began in 2006 with 800 people will return for its seventh year.

The 7th Annual Plow Day and Benefit will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., south of South Whitley on Ind. 5 at 9621 S. 350 W.

Hosted by Roy and Mary Rubrake, Dan and Deb Michel and Stoner and Marta Harshbarger, the event will center around plowing fields.

RELEVANT EQUATIONS: Eberly gives purpose to math problems

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the students who say they’ll never use superior mathematical equations after they graduate from school — teacher Brett Eberly concurs.

Eberly, a math teacher at Eagle Tech Adademy, Columbia City, has taken a new approach to teaching his students — giving them skills to last a lifetime.

“It’s not realistic to think they’ll use this math for the rest of their lives,” Eberly said. “My goal is to help them build problem-solving skills so when they’re presented with a problem in the working world, they’ll have the experience and can work their way through that problem.”

Leo edges Col.City linksters by two strokes

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team lost a narrow home contest to Leo Thursday.

In their last match-up before the NHC meet, the Lady Eagles shot an even 200 on their home course.

Visiting Leo had 191 to earn the victory.

Cheyenne Johnson led the way for Columbia City with a score of 46, which tied Leo’s Anna Feldman for the top score of the meet.

Taylor Daniel had 49, and Macenzie Lane had 52. Courtney Bacon and Allison Yoder had 53 and 62, respectively, for the remainder of Columbia City’s scores.

For the year, the Lady Eagles now hold a 4-9 record. Leo is 12-3.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Tio proposes blanket ERA in city

September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s council is taking a blanket Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) under consideration.

ERA is a specific designation required for business owners to request a tax abatement for economic development.

Currently, economic development and revitalization areas within the city limits are patchy and numerous — there are 25-30 different designated areas.

Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio said putting a blanket ERA designation throughout the city limits would help simplify the tax abatement process.

September 12th

John Gamble

September 12, 2013

John Gamble
Oct. 28, 1947 — Aug. 29, 2013
A memorial service to remember our dad, brother and friend John Gamble will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Super 8 Hotel, formerly Executive Inn, located at 235 Frontage Rd., Columbia City.
Mr. Gamble, 65, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
He served in U.S. Marine Corps.

’Busco tennis falls to Northrop

September 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team dropped a home contest to Fort Wayne Northrop Wednesday.

The visiting Bruins beat the Eagles 4-0.

In No. 1 singles, ’Busco junior Luke Lillmars lost to Northrop’s Alex Stavretis in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, Eagle junior Landon Lillmars dropped a straight-set match to Mike Ankenbruck, 6-2, 6-1.

In No. 3 singles, Churubusco’s Cody Luttman fell in a straight-set match to Gavin Neyman by a final of 6-2, 7-5.

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