September 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The H.A.N.D.S. Foundation, made up of 15 students from the three Whitley County school corporations, received a grant of $18,500 from the Dekko Foundation for use during the 2013-14 school year.
This is the 19th consecutive year the Dekko Foundation has funded H.A.N.D.S.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ Churubusco's football team held Prairie Heights to seven yards of rushing, and the Eagles shut out their conference foe 34-0 Friday night.
On defense, ‚ÄôBusco only gave up 54 yards, with a squad led by Teegan Brumbaugh, who tallied several tackles for losses.
"Our defense played great," Churubusco Head Coach Paul Sade said.
The Eagle defense forced seven turnovers ‚ÄĒ four fumble recoveries and three interceptions by Beau Barkley, Hayden Kilgore and Dakota Labenz.
DECATUR ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Head Football Coach Randy Hudgins said his Eagles‚Äô offense played some of its most efficient offense of the season ‚ÄĒ and possibly the best its played in the last few years.
Led by quarterback Travis Herbst, the Eagles tallied 351 yards of offense, and found the end zone six times to win their Northeast Hoosier Conference opener, 41-28, at Bellmont.
‚ÄúTravis was the engine that made us go,‚ÄĚ Hudgins said.
Columbia City‚Äôs offense scored on all but one possession, and was 7-for-8 on third and fourth down conversions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A familiar face throughout the county recently became the newest face in downtown Columbia City.
Rhoades Automotive has consolidated its two previous locations ‚ÄĒ one on South Line Street and the other on U.S. 30 in Larwill ‚ÄĒ to one spot on West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. Lamonte Rhoades, president, said having a location downtown was important to the company.
‚ÄúWe wanted to be part of downtown, if possible,‚ÄĚ he said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď More employment opportunities are possible for Whitley County residents due to an expanding business.
Breyden Products, Inc. is planning to move out of a leased building to take occupancy of a vacant building in Park 30, east of Columbia City on U.S. 30.
Mike Zuber, director of sales for the business, was accompanied by Whitley County Economic Development Executive Director Alan Tio at Wednesday‚Äôs County Council meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúThe mayor wants the community to be able to communicate whether they use Apple or Android,‚ÄĚ Wherry said.
Wherry said some parts of the app come from the city‚Äôs web page.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúThe first complaint was filed in 2006,‚ÄĚ Sutton said. ‚ÄúIt was fine for awhile, but then its back to the same thing again. It‚Äôs an ongoing problem, but now its worse.‚ÄĚ
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:
‚ÄĘI have no opinion on this.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs 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.