August 30th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A variety of vegetables grow in front of The Lighthouse, a transitional shelter in Columbia City serving the homeless in Whitley County.
The Community Garden functions as more than just a source of food; the vegetables provide a lifestyle change.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Departmentâ€™s baseball and softball programs continue to grow, officials are looking to add some structure to the programsâ€™ committees.
While not much is expected to change from the parentsâ€™ and playersâ€™ standpoints, the leagueâ€™s leaders may see new guidelines.
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WALTON â€” In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubuscoâ€™s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7 after a long weather delay.
Churubusco jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, and the Eaglesâ€™ defense continued to control the game in the opening minutes of the second quarter, when Churubusco held off Lewis Cass, on fourth down, one yard away from the goal, to force a turnover on downs.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcatsâ€™ Ryan Huff Field.
In a stark reversal of last weekâ€™s grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the clubâ€™s Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor took the opportunity to review the districtâ€™s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s a fair geared for senior citizens, but it wonâ€™t feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Agingâ€™s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.