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August 22nd, 2011

Arliss Myers, 84

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Arliss J. Myers, 84, a resident of Columbia City, died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at her home in Columbia City.
She was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Columbia Township, Whitley County a daughter of John and Pauline (Miller) Perry.
Her formative years were spent in Columbia Township. She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1945.
On Jan. 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Harold L. Myers. They made their home in Antwerp, Ohio until 1948 when they moved to a farm in Richland Township, Whitley County.
In 1953 they moved to their farm in Columbia Township.

WCSD crash damages fifth vehicle

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had its fifth department vehicle accident of the year this week.
Tuesday, a mishap at an intersection in downtown Columbia City caused Sgt. Mike Engle to rear-end the car in front of him with the WCSD sport utility vehicle he was driving.

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August 19th

County rivalry falls in Columbia City’s favor, 7-1

August 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Soccer’s version of the Columbia City-Whitko Eel River Rivalry took place Thursday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field, one week before the schools are scheduled to battle on the same field for football.
The Eagles soccer team was victorious, 7-1.
Columbia City junior Tyler Bolinger sparked the Eagle’s early in the game, scoring two electrifying goals in the first four minutes.
In fact, Bolinger scored the two goals in less than 30 seconds.

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August 18th

Col. City victorious 3-2 in close match

August 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City tennis team used its confidence from the shut out to Churubusco Tuesday night to carry the team to a close 3-2 win over Warsaw.
The win came down to the final set, No. 2 doubles match, Matt Rethlake and Brandon Gay.
Columbia City Coach Marcus Moore said the team and fans surrounded the court to cheer the pair to victory.

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’Cats tennis blanked

August 18, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY— Whitko tennis’ 2011 season got off to a rough start Tuesday evening.
The Wildcats hosted Fort Wayne Northrop, losing 5-0.
“It was the first varsity match for a lot of these players,” Whitko Head Coach Kory Mettler said. “I expected us to be a little nervous.”
With a team led by sophomores, Mettler says getting experience is key.

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Roush leads Eagles through first meet

August 18, 2011

AUBURN — The Columbia City cross country team had its first meet Tuesday at Dekalb.
Samantha Roush led the girls’ and boys’ teams with a second place finish at the Baron Classic.
“We ran pretty well for the first meet,” Cross Country Coach Bob Fahl said.

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Andreas football scholarship established

August 18, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The family of Tyler Andreas has established a memorial scholarship fund in remembrance of the Columbia City High School student who passed away unexpectedly this summer.
A member of the Columbia City High School football team, Tyler possessed a remarkable work ethic. It is this character trait that his family has chosen to honor by establishing this award.

August 17th

Personnel issues abundant for Whitko board

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Personnel issues were addressed by Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees this week, recognizing new staff members, along with employee transfers, discontinuations and resignations for the upcoming school year.
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Whitko’s budget steady at $11.6 million for 2012

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of trustees started Monday’s agenda with a special meeting to review the 2012 budget.
“Estimate for the incoming year 2012 budget is $11,600,000 and it’s pretty much the same budget as 2011 but we added two and one-half teachers for full-day kindergarten,” Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland said. “We reinstated the secretary positions at the elementary level that were cut two years ago.”
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Whitko hires consultant to help in staff evaluation

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees voiced excitement about the new school year, explained the status of staff evaluation and her alded implementation of an updated website at a meeting Monday.
“Our new website will be launched after the meeting tonight,” said Superintendent Steve Clason. “This summer we had a lot of summer meetings – it was probably the busiest summer I have spent in a good deal of time. We (WCSC) worked on a number of issues, with an evaluation process being one of them.”

 

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