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August 27th, 2013

Pumpkin Run to aid local hospice services

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospice has announced open registration for its fourth annual Pumpkin Run, a 1K Fun Run for children and 5K Run/Walk for all ages.

This year’s event is presented by DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. The events will be held in Columbia City at Morsches Park.

Check-in will begin at 11:45 a.m., and the entry fee is $15 for the Fun Run.

Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 before Sept. 1, $25 before Sept. 8, and $30 after Oct. 8.

State Fair honors

August 27, 2013

Sarah Palmer, 14, of Larwill, and Ryder Sroufe, 14, of South Whitley, received top honors at the 2013 Indiana State Fair competition Aug. 4.

Palmer (left) demonstrated a second place entry in mechanical science and safety demonstration. She showed several ways to strip wires. She used a variety of gauged wires and several tools, showing how each one worked.

Palmer, a Whitley County 4-H member, has participated in the 4-H Youth Development Program for six years.

She is the daughter of Mike and Yvette Palmer.

BACK AGAIN: Fall fest to be filled with ‘family fun’

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After drought conditions snuffed out Independence Day festivities in 2012, the first fall festival was planned and is slated to return for a second year.

The Fall Festival will be held Sept. 14 at Morsches Park from 1 to 9 p.m.

“This is event is full of family fun,” Mark Green, Columbia City Parks Department director. “No matter what your age, there is something for everyone this year.”

Launching the festival will be a 5K Pumpkin Run at 1 p.m., hosted by Parkview Whitley Hospital and a cornhole tournament at the Whitley County YMCA.

Whitko, Col. City tennis split match

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitko’s and Columbia City’s tennis teams split a condensed match Monday afternoon at Whitko High School, in South Whitley.

The competition consisted of two singles matches.

Columbia City’s Niko Rongos topped Wildcat Tyler Baugher 7-6, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

Rongos is now 2-0 on the season.

“Niko is very talented,” Columbia City Head Coach Ryne Winger said.

‘MAIN STREET’: Col. City working toward designation

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Main Street in Columbia City could soon be considered more than just the stretch of Ind. 9 that goes through the community.

City officials are working with state leaders at the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to achieve Indiana Main Street designation for Columbia City.

According to OCRA’s website, Indiana Main Street encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. The program provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to participating communities.

THE CENTER: Renovations to build relationships

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Cultivating relationships is the motivation behind every decision made at The Center for Whitley County Youth — even when choosing paint color.

“To some it might seem like its just paint and drywall, but there’s a purpose to what we’ve done here,” said Jeff Wike, The Center’s executive director. “Even building a concession stand was done in a way to see relationships grow.”

Something as simple as creating a space to “hang out” could spur a positive conversation and connection between teens and adult volunteers.

Col. City RB/LB Dailey’s condition upgraded to fair

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sam Dailey’s condition has been upgraded to “fair” Monday.

Dailey, a running back and linebacker for Columbia City’s football team, was injured at Friday night’s football game at Warsaw after he made a tackle.

According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Columbia City High School is investigating what happened to cause the injury.

The injury is considered “catastrophic,” meaning expenses will exceed $25,000 and the IHSAA will take care of the medical costs.

SWINDLED: Police say protect yourself from scams

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department is warning residents to protect themselves from scams.

While detectives investigate every case as thoroughly as possible, CCPD detective Chip Stephenson said scam cases are hard to prove, especially since many scammers live states, even continents away.

“Oftentimes, the tips we get lead us nowhere,” Stephenson said. “Unfortunately, very few of those crimes are solved.”

Stephenson said the best way to avoid scams is to know how to protect yourself.

August 26th

Keep away

August 26, 2013

Whitko’s girls soccer team tied with West Noble Saturday morning.

Pictured above, Whitko senior Christa Baughman (#15) tries to keep the ball away from West Noble senior Sandy Carrillo.

’Cats boys soccer falls 4-1

August 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — According to Whitko boys varsity soccer coach Jason Ehrman, it takes a series of steps in order to reach your goal.

Following his team’s loss to Lakeland Christian Academy Saturday, 4-1, he told his team the same thing.

Ehrman said the ‘Cats did everything he asked of them except for putting the ball in the net.

“We are much further along, and to be honest, I didn’t think we could play and possess the ball the way we did,” said Ehrman.

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