January 16th, 2015
TRIâ€“LAKES â€” Though many municipal sewer rates are increasing across Indiana, the rates in Tri-Lakes are going to be substantially lower next month.
Twenty years ago, the Tri-Lakes Sewer District entered into a bond to fund a centralized sewer system for area residents.
The final payment for that bond was in December 2014, which was billed to utility customers in January. Users can expect an $18.49 per month decrease to their bills starting in February.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s prom time and the only thing that is missing is the dress.
Columbia City High School is now accepting clean and gently-used prom dresses and accessories for its annual Free Prom Dress Give Away program.
Dresses and accessories can be dropped off at the front office of CCHS from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The giveaway is open to all girls who need or want a prom dress.
March 11 is the date set for the give away and will take place at CCHS from 3:30 to 5 p.m., or until all individuals are taken care of.
DECATUR â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys basketball teams traveled to Bellmont Tuesday night, taking one win and one loss.
The 7th grade Eagles boys basketball team returned to action after the holiday break with a convincing 54-12 win in Decatur.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” An abundance of important community-related issues gave the residents of South Whitley cause to come out to the townâ€™s council meeting Tuesday night.
Due to the arrival of the more than 30 residents, the council meeting was moved from the townâ€™s usual meeting place, the council chamber, and into the adjoining community recreation room.
The topic that appeared to be a focus on most residentsâ€™ minds â€” the townâ€™s water.
April 27, 1934 â€” Jan. 14, 2015
Robert E. Hursey, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 27, 1934 in Whitley County, he was the son of Maurice Dale and Edna Marie (Davis) Hursey.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.
Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.
As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady â€™Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.
Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad had not beaten the DeKalb Barons in dual meet action since 2009. That came to an end on Wednesday night as the Eagles strung together six pinfall wins on their way to a 45-24 Northeast Hoosier Conference win on the Baronsâ€™ mat.
In the opening bout at 126 pounds, Columbia Cityâ€™s Matt Wright was in control, leading 6-2 when he got reversed and pinned as the Barons took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles knotted the score, 6-6, as Kyle Egolf scored a 32-second first-period pinfall win over Baron senior Susie Fozo at 132 pounds.