November 22nd, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For Mike Dear and the rest of Columbia Cityâ€™s water department, ensuring residents have safe water to drink is pretty much a â€śround-the-clockâ€ť job.
Dear reported to the cityâ€™s Board of Works and Safety on Friday and told the three-man board that the town is facing the same problem that many municipalities in the country are dealing with â€” breaks in half-century-old water mains.
â€śItâ€™s a problem thatâ€™s hitting the whole country,â€ť Dear said. â€śThe cast (iron) from the â€™50s and â€™60s is just breaking.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team finished both halves against the Marion Lady Giants with strong inside play. The Lady Eagles out scored the visitors 44-27 in the second and fourth quarters to take a 65-50 win Saturday night.
After a close first quarter that went back and forth the Eagles finally took the lead 9-6 on an inside basket by senior Corinna Raypole. A basket from the right wing by junior Samara Qureshi gave Columbia City an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
ELKHART — It’s been a roller coaster start to the season for Whitko girls’ basketball just four games into schedule.
Two wins under their belt, the Lady Wildcats have had tough competition follow up each win.
After a home opening win, Whitko fell to Columbia City. Following a county victory over Churubusco last week, a long road trip to Elkhart Memorial finished with a lopsided loss to the Lady Chargers 79-33.
LAFAYETTE — Only four teams remained in Class A Indiana high school football heading into Friday night.
For the second time in four seasons, Churubusco was one of those teams. Between the Eagles and their second state finals appearance in school history was the best Class A had to offer in defending champion Lafayette Central Catholic.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department Tuesday for several drug-related charges and booked into the Whitley County Jail.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces counts of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and a controlled substance and failure to comply. The charges also include the possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s committee looking into ways to turn unsightly properties within the city into viable vessels for economic development heard feedback and ideas from the general public Wednesday night.
The Columbia City Brownfields Committee held an open forum to give citizens a chance to chime in on potential â€śbrownfields.â€ť
Giving thanks seemed to be what the annual meeting of the 4-H Inc. board of directors was all about at its annual meeting Thursday which included not turkey, but a beef and noodle dinner.
After the pledges and approval of the secretaryâ€™s report, the election for four board members was held. The terms of Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix, Aaron McDevitt and Dave Rupley were up and all four were on the ballot with Julie Frazier-Johnson, Tim Johnson and Greg Rostochak added, as well.
Itâ€™s been said that when one of the senses is diminished, the others will compensate. In some cases, far exceeding the capabilities for those whose senses are not impaired.
Such would appear to be the case with Kalika Lacy, an 11-year-old student at Indian Springs Middle School.
Born completely deaf in China, Kalika was adopted and brought to Columbia City at the age of four by her parents Barbara White and Paul Lacy.
Doris J. Rodocker, 80, of Columbia City, formerly of Payne, Ohio passed away Thursday, Nov. 18 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor.
Doris was born in Payne Jan. 10, 1930, a daughter of the late Eth and Gladys Miller.
She will be sadly missed by her companion of 27 years, Neil Stahl of Columbia City, his five children; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Dean (Jeanette) Miller of Payne and sister, Eva (Don) Barnes of Casa Grande, Ariz.
Doris was preceded in death by husbands, William Stearns and Lee Rodocker; daughter, Pamela and sister, Eula Shaffer.
Thelma Evelyn Wolfe, 102, of Columbia City, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at The Oaks Living Center where she had been a resident since September.
She was born Feb. 12, 1908 near Essex, Mo., a daughter of James Monroe and Sadie L. (Carlew) Dillard. Her formative years were spent in Missouri.