October 6th, 2010
Preliminary design plans for renovations to the Marshall Community Center for Eagle Tech Academy were approved this week.
Work on the 25,000 square feet of area to be renovated is scheduled to start in January.
Between now and then, bids for the project will be taken and further development plans will be reviewed.
Nine classrooms are on the list of construction work, as well as a student commons area and the office space for the building.
In the wake of nearly $450,000 of flood damage to Columbia City High School earlier this year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools may plan survey work at the high school to see if changes can be made to drain the water faster.
Changes to stormwater drain size and configuration may help the problem, but surveys of the topography of the land would be first on the list before any excavation would begin.
A burned shell of a car stolen in Indianapolis was found this week in a local cornfield.
On Monday evening, a farmer working in his field called the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department to report he’d found a burned car amid the corn in the field.
According to police, the farmer said he was last in that area of the field about a week ago.
FORT WAYNE — Almost a week after suffering its first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, the Columbia City volleyball team was looking to get back in the win column Tuesday night.
Facing an athletic Lady Chargers squad, Columbia City got off to a slow start quickly falling behind. The Carroll attack of Jenna Spadafora and Lauren Prachar dealt the Lady Eagles their second consecutive loss 7-25, 15-25, 15-25.
CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Lady Eagles were firing on all cylinders Tuesday night against the Lakeland Lady Lakers, picking up a 3-1 win.
In just their third win of the season, Lady Eagles head coach Trinda Goings found the right mix of energetic freshmen and experienced upperclassmen to pull out a conference win.
“We seem to be clicking, the older girls are accepting the young girls that we’ve moved up,” Goings said.
Terry Eberly, president of Whitko Community Schools' board of school trustees speaks Tuesday evening at a forum about the referendum this fall to allow for a tax levy increase for up to the next seven years. Aside from a presentation from school officials, residents had a chance to air their opposition or support for the project.
It’s official, Whitley County’s annex building on South Line Street will house a one-stop center to help residents apply for nearly all the social services available.
With billions of dollars in funding unused throughout the nation, millions of which is right here in Indiana, the Benefit Bank is a program of Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences and aims to streamline applications for those who need one or more social services to survive.
The skeleton of the new Parkview Whitley Hospital is in place and the whole project, which is due to open next fall, is on schedule, according to Lucas Konger, architect for the project.
âSchedule-wise, itâs going very well. Weâve had some fantastic weather,â which will help crews get the facility enclosed before cold weather sets in, Konger said.
The $40 million project includes an adjoining medical office building, as well as the three-story hospital.
It took seven weeks and back-to-back wins over state-ranked teams but Columbia City football went from beating ranked opponents to becoming one itself.
After their thrilling 56-55 win at East Noble Friday night, the Eagles opened week eight of the Indiana high school football regular season ranked No. 8 in class 4A.
Currently, Columbia City stands at 6-1 overall in a four-way tie atop the Northeast Hoosier Conference with a 4-1 record.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City boys’ soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2010 season with a 2-0 shutout win over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell in a game that saw the Eagles make the most of their opportunities and take increasing control as the game went on.
The Eagles were on the defensive most of the first half, but when they did get an offensive opportunity they made the most of it.