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May 6th, 2011

School board agrees to renovation plan

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees is paying, reluctantly, for the design of a renovation to the former Marshall Middle School that some board members said they didn’t see coming.
“Are we done with these surprises?” asked board member Deborah Hiss, when the board was asked to approve a contract with Gibraltar Design as architects for a renovation to the building’s kitchen.
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Dual credit progam considered by WCCS

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Teachers within the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation are championing a program that would have local students hitting the accelerator pedal on their education.
Known as Early College High School, a panel of WCCS teachers have been studying the concept for a year to see if the program will be feasible here.
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City to pay for work stoppage

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — After months of delay, a construction company will receive payment for delays it experienced when contamination in Columbia City was discovered.
“It’s been a frustrating issue for me,” said Roger Seymoure of the city’s Board of Works and Safety, who made a motion Friday that the city pay $377,760 to Bowen Engineering.
“In my opinion we were not served well by the engineer (Burgess & Niple) or by the state of Indiana.”
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Amber terminated from job

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber stuck his neck out as far as he could for what he says is patient care and public safety of Whitley County residents.
On Thursday, it apparently cost him his job.
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Summer road work subject of meeting

May 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Highway Department will host a public meeting in order to discuss planned road work for the summer and an ongoing dust control program for county residents living on gravel roads.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioner/council chambers of the Whitley County Government Center.
At the meeting, residents will be able to find out which roads are scheduled for work, what will be done and when it’s scheduled.
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Eagles quietly dispose of Leo

May 6, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The 2-7 record put up by Columbia City boys’ golf might not seem like much at a glance but something quietly is building on the links.
   Thursday the Leo Lions were one of the first to bear witness at Eagle Glen Golf Course as the Eagles put up one of their strongest showings of the season.
   After posting a season-best total against Carroll Tuesday, Columbia City bettered that mark in a 173-177 win over Leo.

Col. City nips New Haven

May 6, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — If you like baseball games with a lot of offense, the Columbia City baseball diamond was the place to be Thursday.
   The Eagles and the New Haven Bulldogs put up 23 runs and collected 25 hits between the two Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
   Columbia City pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 12-11 win.

Joe Krasnansky, 82

May 6, 2011

Joseph R. “Joe” Krasnansky, 82, of Pierceton, passed away at 9:20 a.m. May 5, 2011 at The Oaks in Columbia City. He was born Nov. 14, 1928 in Perth Amboy, N.J. to Joseph A. and Agnes (Jankovitch) Krasnansky.
He was a United States veteran serving in World War II and during the Korean Conflict and was a widower of Phyllis J. Achor.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Krasnansky; a son, James A. Krasnansky; and two sisters, Mary Purcell and Dorothy Tartaro.
No public services are planned. Burial will take place at the Catholic Cemetery in Pierceton.

Lady Eagles stay perfect in NHC amidst brunt of season

May 6, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The brunt of the Indiana high school girls’ tennis schedule has had Columbia City on the court day in and day out.
   But not even seven matches in seven days has been able to beat the Lady Eagles.
   After topping its 2010 win total of eight the day before, Columbia City returned to DeVol Field courts   Thursday in hopes of keeping its Northeast Hoosier Conference record unbeaten against New Haven.

Harley Mantle, 87

May 6, 2011

Harley E. Mantle, 87, of Kendallville, passed away at 6:49 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Born March 18, 1924 in Columbia City, he was a son of Solomon and Blanche D. (Worrick) Mantle and a widower of Valetta Adele Morrissey.
He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946.
Survivors include a daughter, Ramonda Kay DeLong and a brother, Roger Mantle.

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