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April 29th, 2011

CC girls jump rival Wildcats

April 29, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Thursday’s dreary weather couldn’t stop a rivalry where both parties got to experience a victory.
   When a late afternoon shower canceled some events, the track and field doubleheader at South Whitley carried on with Whitko playing host to the girls and boys track teams from Columbia City.
   Whitko got its victory for the night on the boys side of the meet but the Columbia City Lady Eagles evened the score handing the Lady Wildcats a 97-35 loss to remain undefeated on the season.

Finally getting to play: City takes one at home

April 29, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Anyone could tell the weather was a bit windy. There were whitecaps in the outfield.
   Even two straight weeks of rainy cold weather, leaky Thursday skies and standing water were not enough to keep the Columbia City Lady Eagles off the diamond at Morsches Park.
   Playing for the first time since April 13, the Columbia City Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead and then held on against a late Manchester rally to take a 7-3 win.

April 28th

City set to pick up sticks

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s limb pick-up program is in full swing and city officials are reminding residents of what is and is not acceptable as city trucks drive through the town collecting sticks, twigs, small limbs and brush.
“This program has been initiated as a means to dispose of limbs and branches from storm-related events and small pruning projects,” said the city in a recent press release.
The program began during the first full week of April and will continue until October.
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Students bicycle idea presented to city council

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The brainchild of local children could some day provide free transportation to residents of Columbia City.
At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, City Police Chief Mike Petersen and Mayor Jim Fleck reported on a fresh new idea being bandied about by a group of youngsters from Mary Raber Elementary School.
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Just hang up: Latest scam involves police impersonation

April 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Det. Chuck Vogely had no idea what the woman was talking about.
The veteran police officer received a phone call out of the blue on Wednesday from a longtime friend.
“She says ‘I am on my way to pick up that check for Publisher’s Clearinghouse,’” said Vogely this morning.
“I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about and she swore she’d talked to me the day before (Tuesday) and I’ve known this lady for years. I said ‘(the lady’s first name) I never talked to you yesterday. I never talked to you at all.’”
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Lipscomb lands Menzie

April 28, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — For four years Columbia City High School was fortunate enough to have Renee Menzie.
   But all good things must come to an end.
   Wednesday, while she attempts to finish out her career with a third team sectional title in track, Menzie signed her national letter of intent to run at Division I Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN).

’Busco rains in on NECC

April 28, 2011

   ALBION — Under increasingly dark and wet skies, it was the Churubusco boys’ track team that rained on three other schools competing in a Northeast Corner Conference four-way meet Wednesday at Central    Noble High School.
   The Eagles downed the host Cougars 83-48, the Eastside Blazers 84-48, and the Prairie Heights Panthers by an 85-47 count.

Delays continue for county sports

April 28, 2011

   The number of days canceled are starting to catch up with the amount of games played and for some teams it’s surpassed.
   Heavy rain this week has kept the Whitley County sports schedule from having a full night of action.
   Keeping up with schedule changes has Friday as a day filled with make-ups.
   Both Columbia City baseball and softball teams will play.

Duke donation boosts industrial park

April 28, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — An industrial park with shovel-ready sites along Hathaway Drive and Williams Way in South Whitley is becoming a reality.
Kevin Neal, director of wholesale relations for Duke Energy Indiana, the town’s electrical supplier, awarded a $5,000 check to Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, at Tuesday evening’s town council meeting which will be used to develop the site.

‘Extreme Couponing’ aims to save cash

April 28, 2011

Columbia City — Could you imagine being able to save more than 90 percent on your bill at the grocery store? The key to saving big and getting more bang for your buck is something that most people overlook as they go through their mail or newspaper. The overlooked secret to savings, for some dedicated individuals, is using coupons. The network TCL has recently introduced a new show creatively titled “Extreme Couponing” that shows everyday families who are able to save a significant amount of money by using coupons at the grocery store.

 

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