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September 21st, 2012

Eagles fall in heart-breaker

September 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.

The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.

The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

SNIFFING FOR CONTRABAND

September 21, 2012

BLUE RIVER TRAIL: Project begins Saturday

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel and the Columbia City Park Board will be breaking ground on the new Blue River Trail Extension Saturday.
The ground breaking will take place on the north side of U.S. 30 in Morsches Park at 12:30 p.m.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, the project will extend the trail eight tenths of a mile, which will open up the park to citizens on the north side of the city.
Green said the extension will begin just south of the pond in Morshes Park, cross over the river and end near DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.

ETA: Phase III bids approved

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Board of School Trustees approved construction bids for Phase III Development of Eagle Tech Academy, with hopes the project will be finished by next year.
“The lowest bid on the project of the five bidders was $1,948,572, of Hamilton Hunter (Builders) out of Fort Wayne,” said school board member Anthony Zickgraf at Monday’s meeting. “Out of the five bids, they were all within about 2.5 percent of each other.”

MELODIC MEMORIES: Alumni band strikes a chord

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Tonight is homecoming at Columbia City High School (CCHS) and many students will create memories that will follow them throughout their adult lives. But for a group of CCHS alumni, memories of the past will make way for new homecoming memories.
For the second year, Helen Hockemeyer, CCHS band director, has organized a band comprised of high school alumni for homecoming night.
After last year’s turn out of 16, Hockemeyer decided to put the alumni band together again. Classes represented in the group went as far back as 1950.

Marian Hedrick, 75

September 21, 2012

Marian A. (Ringger) Meyer Hedrick, 75, of Ft. Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Raised in Grover Hill, Ohio, Marian attended Grover Hill High School where she graduated as Salutatorian and graduated with honors from Defiance College in 1958.
She had taught at Bryan, Ohio High School. For the last 37 years, she was a professional life insurance agent with New York Life in Ft. Wayne.
She attended Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. Her interests included gardening, nature, animals, bridge, piano and ballroom dancing. She was also an avid reader.

RaeAnne Minnix, 43

September 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — RaeAnne “Rae” A. Minnix, 43, of Paulding, Ohio, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at home.
She was born May 23, 1969, in Auburn, to Arthur D. and LaDial E. (Hawn) White, who preceded her in death.
She was a talented musician who loved to play the guitar, and the piano. She was, also, an inspirational writer.

September 20th

Fall Festival: Fireworks recreate July 4th celebration

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — On Friday and Saturday, Morsches Park will welcome Whitley County residents to gather for fall fanfare and celebration.
The rescheduled fireworks display has now allowed for a weekend of food, music and entertainment. At 5 p.m. Friday, food vendors and bounce houses will open. An Elementary Mile Championship Run will kick off at 5:30 p.m. This will feature over 700 cross country runners in grades three through five. The night will close with a concert by Bluebird Revival at 6 p.m.
Saturday, the park will open at 8 a.m. to host the farmer’s market.

ROAD CLOSING IMMINENT

September 20, 2012

WCCS: Staffers prepare for national autism conference

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Susan Christman, WCCS’s director of special education, Sue Corbin, the corporation’s assistant director for special education, as well as Melissa Dubie, with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, are preparing to attend a national conference in Ohio on autism in November.
The welcome came after a proposal was written by the three individuals detailing the work the local school corporation has accomplished to meet the needs of autistic students.

 

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