DENVER — The holidays have been good to Whitko basketball. Thursday it has the chance to get even better.
Wednesday, Whitko boys’ and girls’ basketball teams used a win in the first day of the Miami County Tournament to advance to the championship game.
For the second time this season, the Lady Wildcats (6-6) used a lopsided victory over host North Miami. After winning 72-31 on Dec. 4, Whitko beat the Lady Warriors 60-35 Wednesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â The city of Columbia City is working to bring street signs up to federal guidelines.
At the regular meeting Tuesday night of the Columbia City Common Council, Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said an ordinance is being considered regarding the update of speed limit signs in the downtown area.
According to Coyle, speed limits downtown vary from 20 to 30 miles per hour.
âThose speed limits are what they are,â she said. âBut there are no signs posted. They (the city) will be purchasing signs for those. There are a few that are posted.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Residents in town throughout Whitley County will be able to discard their used Christmas trees over the next few weeks.
The Town of Churubusco announced it will have Christmas Tree pickup Jan. 8.
At Tuesday nightâs regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle told the board that workers from National Serv-All would also be picking up discarded trees Jan. 8.
âSo people should have their Christmas trees out by the curb,â Coyle said.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Commissioners approved a resolution last week authorizing the submission of a grant application for community development.
According to Whitley County Auditor Linda Gerig, the resolution authorizes the submittal of the Planning Grant Application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The resolution was presented during the regular meeting of the commission Dec. 20.
The application asks for funding to conduct a feasibility study of sewer and drinking water services for Coesse and grant administration.
COLUMBIA CITY — Heading into the holiday break, Columbia City boys’ basketball was reeling from its second loss of the season to Wawasee.
During the break, the Eagles (6-2) left 2010 behind on a good note. Tuesday’s Columbia City Shoot-out had the host come away as one of two teams undefeated on the day at 2-0.
COLUMBIA CITY â Public entities are dotting the Iâs and crossing the Tâs of their finances in preparation for the end of the year.
Both Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation and the Whitley County Council made appropriation reductions from their 2010 budgets in order to help fund their budgets for next year.
At the county, $481,354 was reduced from the 2010 Highway Department Budget in order to âfully fund the 2011 Highway Department Budget.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Ind. 205.
Police, EMS, and fire crews responded at approximately 1:28 p.m. to find James M. Lawdâs truck wrapped around a tree.
According to the report by Whitley County Sheriffâs Department Deputy Randy Dellinger, Lawd, 64, was driving his truck eastbound on Ind. 205 at an excessive speed and drove off the right side of the road.
Lawd over-corrected and slid through a yard before striking a tree on the driverâs side door.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâs Board of School Trustees agreed last week to replace Columbia City High Schoolâs aging wheel chair lift.
Corporation Business Manager Tony Zickgraf suggested the board approve the installation of a new lift to replace the current one which according to Zickgraf is slow and not up to code.
âIâve been here 16 years and it was here when I got here,â said Zickgraf. âThe present one is real slow and not very ADA (American Disabilities Act) friendly for the handicapped person trying to do it himself.â
COLUMBIA CITY â At approximately 3 a.m. Monday morning, Jason Snyder and his dog were awakened by a fire alarm and a house full of smoke at their trailer at 3004 North County Road 250 West.
Firefighters from the Thorncreek Fire Department, along with two Whitley County Sheriff Deputies assisted with the fire.
Upon arrival, the first crew in the house found the kitchen and living room on fire.
Assistant Fire Chief Adam Hurley said a candle could not be ruled out as the cause of the blaze.
Denise M. Craig, 53, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Gary E. Craig, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she had been a patient for the past three months. She had been in declining health since March.