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January 24th, 2011

Columbia City trails pack at NHC, takes eighth

January 24, 2011

Columbia City 119 pounder Trey Hinen, left, suffered what five other Eagle wrestlers did at Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference meet. While the hosting Carroll Chargers ended a 20-year team title streak by the Bellmont Braves, Columbia City finished in eight-place with six different Eagles tying for a team-best finish of sixth-place. Hinen fell in the fifth-place match against New Haven’s Justin Syndram, right.

January 21st

Conference onslaught carries on for ’Cats

January 22, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Statistics truly can tell the story of a ball game, provided that you get the right set of statistics.
   For example, through three quarters in Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference boys’ basketball match-up between the host Whitko Wildcats and the Northfield Norsemen, the visitors were shooting a  blistering 63 percent from the field compared to 45 percent for the Wildcats.

’Busco stings Angola 59-47

January 22, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles proved they could fly higher than Hornets Friday night against Angola 59-47.
   Though the Hornets are winless (0-10), they put up a fight against ’Busco — who didn’t pull away until the second half.
   “It’s scary to play someone who hasn’t won,” Churubusco head coach Michael McBride said. “They want to get that win.
   “They’ve played some really quality people.”

Struggles follow Lady Eagles on road at DeKalb 36-35

January 22, 2011

   WATERLOO — It doesn’t seem like much — a 15-foot shot. No one to block the shot, just a shooter and the ball.
   It might be known as the freebie in basketball but free throws weren’t a guarantee Friday night.
   The foul line proved costly on the road for Columbia City girls’ basketball. Going 5-for-16 at Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb, the Lady Eagles went 0-for-6 in the fourth quarter opening the door for the Lady Barons.

GIS details residential boundaries for sex offenders

January 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The County’s Geographic Information System office in Columbia City is adding a feature designed to eliminate any doubt about where certain convicted felons can live.
Dan Weigold of the Whitley County GIS office made a report this week to the Whitley County Board of Commissioners about the latest feature in online information.
“Whitley County GIS Department has developed a new layer for its website,” said Weigold. “It’s called the offender layer.”
County Attorney Dan Sigler joined the discussion to add additional explanation.

Ash tree wood available — for a signature

January 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Residents who want to pick up firewood from the city will be expected to sign a statement releasing Columbia City from liability if that wood happens to be ash.
The city’s Board of Works and Safety discussed the town’s ongoing ash removal project at its regular meeting Friday morning.
The city has begun a plan to cut down more than 200 ash trees around the city at a pace of about 50 trees per year.
The resulting work will produce firewood and city officials have agreed to make it available to city residents free of charge — with at least one condition.

Fair board sets duties, lists goals for 2011

January 21, 2011

Whitley County 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday evening, a week late due to last week’s snows, and were just able to get a quorum as the eighth board member arrived at 7:05 p.m.
Board president Bill Leeuw, handing out the new 2011 director assignments, stressed the need to get more people involved.
“I want to see committees,” Leeuw said. “This is a year round event ...we’re (the board members) killing ourselves.”
A call for volunteers was made again, asking for help not only in the concessions but in other ways. Anyone interested may contact a board member or the Extension Office at 244-7615.

Charles Hess, 88

January 21, 2011

Charles S. Hess, 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born March 4, 1922 in Whitley County, he was a son of Pyrl and Daisy (Rouch) Hess.

Coming to the rescue

January 21, 2011

City fine tunes in win

January 21, 2011

   WATERLOO — With less than two weeks left before the girls’ swimming sectional, Columbia City is in season form.
   The entire regular season schedule leads up to the postseason. At this point, it’s about fine-tuning.
   “It’s been a good year but we’re just a few weeks away from competing in sectional,” Columbia City head coach Phil Stanczak said. “We are now focusing on the little things to make us better.”

 

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