October 22nd, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — There were no surprises Friday night for the Eagles as they took on a winless DeKalb team, picking up a 41-21 win earning a trip to the second round of the sectional tournament.
The Barons came into Friday night’s game averaging just seven points a game and only 63 points on the season.
Though DeKalb tripled their average, it wasn’t enough to defeat the Eagles.
Columbia City jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
Ethel Mae Ewing, 96, of Noble County, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at Northridge Village, Albion.
She was born Oct. 5, 1914 in Sandusky, Ohio, a daughter of Franklin C. and Bertha (Corl) Ellis. She is a widow of Ernest Leland Ewing.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mary A. Clark and Yvonne K. Baker.
The funeral service will be held at noon Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.
A representative from the company that is investigating the possibility of erecting large windmills in Whitley County says a project built here could benefit the county in several ways.
John Doster, Director of Business Development for Wind Capital Group in Chicago, which has an office in Columbia City, said Friday the benefits of his company building in the county would be numerous.
âWe do have three met (meteorological) towers that are measuring the wind to see if the wind is suitable to make it a potential project area,â Doster said.
(This is the second in a series of stories about church remodeling and growth in Richland Township)
âWhen we got here, there was no hot water,â said Tom Beck, pastor of the Larwill Wesleyan Church.
This wasnât at the turn of the last century, but this one. The year was 2000.
The church membership was seven with an average age of 62, according to Beck, and he said the building had not been maintained properly for about 20 years.
Jennifer Rinehart Black, 61, of Fort Wayne, died Monday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.
She was born in New Castle Aug. 13, 1949, a daughter of L. Dean and Elaine (Wyatt) Rinehart.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Black, executive director of the United Way of Whitley County; a daughter, Laura Black; her mother, Elaine Rinehart; and a brother, Brad Rinehart.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown with Rev. Ray Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Columbia City Parks Director Mark Green told the Columbia City Board of Works today that there will be no Christmas lights in the park this year.
According to Green, The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce has decided not to have the Wonderland of Lights in 2010.
âI wanted to make it clear this was not a Parks Department decision,â said Green.
Green also announced that the department will be closing its public restrooms next week, with the exception of the bathrooms at the trailhead near the Blue River Trail located near the fire museum.
AKRON — Columbia City and Whitko, volleyball teams that are just miles apart, took the road for Tippecanoe Valley Thursday night for a four-game battle.
The Lady Wildcats showed their determination after suffering two previous losses to Columbia City, but faced a 3-1 defeat.
“We knew they would be out to get us”, Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
The beginning of game one was a close battle, with the score tied 7-7.
GARRETT — Coming into the 2010 volleyball season, Churubusco knew what they had to deal with.
Losing five seniors, two of which were all-conference selections, the Lady Eagles were in the midst of a rebuilding period within the program.
New head coach Trinda Goings added to the changes happening at ’Busco. After some time away from coaching, Goings returned with a young team and a work in progress.
It was the common thread linking each of the award winners at Wednesdayâs Whitley County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.
Mike and Kim Balser, owners of the Brownstone On State, were named Small Business of the Year; USSI was named Large Business of the Year; Leadership Whitley County was named the Jewel of the Community; Jacie Worrick and June Keiser were surprised with the Chairmanâs Choice Award and Kristi Maloney was honored as Ambassador of the Year.
Concerned residents of Whitley County faced the countyâs plan commission Wednesday night with questions and strong comments about the possibility of wind-harnessing machines popping up throughout the county.
The result of the several hour-long meeting was the commission decided to take another month to look at the issue.
The commission, faced with a proposed ordinance designed to regulate that very thing say they are also concerned that without regulation, large windmills could some day pepper the landscape without any county oversight.