August 30th, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE — Four points was the difference for Columbia City cross country over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Eagle squads traveled to Boiler country to take on a field with ranked teams.
Despite having runners take the top two spots, the Lady Eagles day was capped off in second-place, just four points behind No. 18 West Lafayette, 75-71.
Ranked No. 23 themselves, the Lady Eagles beat out No. 7 Crown Point who finished four points back in third-place.
Deb Shelton drives a pair of miniature ponies Saturday during a pony pull competition at Squawbuck Days while Mike Rinker keeps an eye on the sled. More photos of the event are on page 2.
PFC Tommy Wallace had just returned to his base from a mission is Kalsu, Iraq, when he skyped his mom, Ellen, here in Columbia City.
Skype is a software application used for making voice calls over the Internet and also allows a live view of the callers.
For him, it was nearly 8 p.m. For his mom, it was just after lunch Thursday.
He regularly checked in with his mom, knowing his girlfriend, Amber Waybright, was soon due with their baby. The doctor had induced labor and Waybright had just started pushing when Wallace called.
â€śThe timing was perfect,â€ť Waybright said.
By the next Columbia City Common Council meeting, the city should have an agreement ready with Parkview Health System Inc. for its share of the costs for the upcoming state Route 205 construction project.
Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck said Friday at the board of works meeting that a proposed agreement is in place with Parkview for the contribution to the city for the local match of the project.
“Upon acceptance of that agreement, we will receive a check,” Fleck said.
FORT WAYNE – In observance of the Labor Day holiday, National Serv-All offices and operations will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010.
When Whitley County, specifically Columbia City, was doused in a torrential downpour June 11, Columbia Shores resident Carl Trent, like many, found his house surrounded, and to some extent filled, with water.
“It was like somebody opened the flood gates,” he said of what occurred when he opened his garage door that morning.
Just how much rain fell in the 30 minutes to an hour vary, but most hover around four to five-inch mark.
State Route 14 in South Whitley is scheduled to be closed Monday, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
A county council meeting July 28 which likely violated Indiana’s open door law has now resulted in a formal complaint at the state level.
ALBION — Not only is the Churubusco football team undefeated for the season, but opponents have yet to find a way to score against the 2-0 Eagles.
‘Busco made the trip to Albion to face North East Corner Conference foe Central Noble. Using an opportunistic defense and a potent offensive mix the Eagles handed the Cougars a 44-7 loss Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — “Since the beginning of the year we were waiting for this game,” said Eagles QB Logan Rehrer.
It was 2004 and Columbia City was a 1-9 team with the lone win coming against one of its most hated rivals.
Almost six years later to the day, the Eagles went into South Whitley as an undefeated team and left as one.
Friday night, the Eagles renewed a long lost rivalry with Whitko by jumping on the Wildcats early and junior Jacob Johnson finished it from there.