Phyllis E. Mitchell, 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:55 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at her home. Born Sept. 29, 1922 in Columbia City, she was a daughter of Victor and Hazlette (Brubaker) Phend.
CHURUBUSCO — While Tuesday night was the fourth or fifth game of the season for most boys’ basketball teams including Columbia City (3-1), it was the first for Churubusco (0-1).
After a deep postseason run in football, ’Busco got a late start holding its first game two weeks after Columbia City’s season opener.
The seasoned Eagles showed the experience of three prior games capitalizing on 19 Churubusco turnovers and a 48 percent shooting night. City held off a scrappy ’Busco team 51-41.
SOUTH WHITLEY — Fourteen first-quarter points by senior Max Elder was all Whitko (3-1) needed Tuesday night to pull away from Central Noble (1-3) at home.
Along with junior Logan Irwin’s 18 points, the Wildcats basketball team put up 79 points on the Cougars winning 79-43.
The first quarter was enough to seal a victory for Whitko. Scoring 27 points, the ’Cats held a 19-point lead after one quarter, 27-8.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City swim teams took the pool for their first and only home meet Tuesday night.
The Eagles hosted North Side at Whitley County’s YMCA and took a win over the Redskins, with the boys winning 130-39 and the girls victorious 133-30, advancing their record to 3-1.
“Our home meet is good for the kids so the parents can come out,” Columbia City head coach Phil Stanczak said.
The second weekend of the Clugstonâ€™s first Christmas Walk was well received according to director Tammy Nicholson. â€śI think the community is thankful for this.â€ť
The event in the lobby of the Clugston features several artificial trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Each tree will be raffled off to one lucky person who voted for that particular tree, with decorations included.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A rural South Whitley woman opened her door Friday afternoon to a man claiming to be selling cleaning chemicals to households in the area, instead the man placed the bottle next to her nose making her feel instantly nauseous and dizzy.
The victim told police she immediately shut the door and locked it and the men left.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After 135 years of serving the community, the Ari Church of God is closing its doors.
The church will officially close with a service of celebration planned for 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Former pastors, members and friends are invited to share pictures and memories during a fellowship time following the service.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Water, sewer and street projects were discussed by the Churubusco Town Council at its Nov. 17 meeting. The list of projects to complete for 2010-2011, besides maintenance projects at the government building, town hall, fire department and water plant, includes 12 water projects, such as looping Greenwood Circles, replacing the water main at Washington between South and West streets, looping West Pleasant Street at NAPA to link with Anderson Road, which will put a 10-inch water main in position for Keistlerâ€™s Addition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Ohio company with an office in Fort Wayne has agreed to assist Columbia City in prioritizing the removal of approximately 200 ash trees from the cityâ€™s street right of way.
Davey Resource Group of Kent, Ohio sent a letter agreeing to help the town with the issue to Mayor Jim Fleck Nov. 24.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety agreed to the companyâ€™s involvement with the project at the regular meeting on Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety is delaying approval of a change in process to boring under Radio Road in order to run sewer lines under the road and railroad tracks.
According to the cityâ€™s Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker, a traditional method of boring under the road wasnâ€™t working due to soil conditions.
Walker said a technique known as jack and bore was tried but that problems arose with soil. He explained that a pit, known as a launch pit is dug on one side of where the boring will begin.