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November 27th

Boys basketball opens season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Boys basketball officially began in Whitley County Wednesday.

In the Columbia City-Whitko rivalry game, the Eagles downed the Wildcats in South Whitley, 49-31.

Churubusco’s squad dropped an overtime game to Adams Central, after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer to win, 58-56.

At Whitko, Wildcat Dylan Cumberland was the leading scorer, tallying 16 points for the ’Cats. His teammate, Nate Walpole, was Whitko’s second-leading scorer.

Snow woes: Heavy snowfall west, slick conditions locally

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Slick, icy U.S. 30 and other local roadways caused several motor vehicle accidents in the early evening hours Wednesday.
At least one personal injury accident occurred. One accident on U.S. 30 east of Columbia City caused traffic to back up on the busy thoroughfare. More details will be in Friday’s Post & Mail.
The National Weather Service is reporting some areas of northern Indiana have received 8 inches of snow, with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible on one of the year's busiest travel days.

Whitley County boys to tip off hoops season tonight

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With one day until Thanksgiving, the boys basketball teams of Whitley County will tip off their 2013-14 seasons tonight.

Columbia City and Whitko will hold their traditional battle, set for the day before Thanksgiving. Churubusco will host Adams Central.

Last season, Columbia City picked up a 69-26 win against Whitko on its way to a 20-4 campaign.

The last time the Wildcats have gotten a win over the Eagles was in November of 2008, when they pulled out a five-point win against Columbia City.

Primary election around the corner

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It may be hard for some to believe, but election season is approaching for several local offices.

The primary election, held May 6, 2014, will narrow down the field for 13 county seats and eight school board positions, as well as federal and state offices.

One of those seats, Whitley County Sheriff, already has a candidate, Marcus Gatton.

Gatton, the current chief deputy at the Sheriff’s Department, has announced that he is running as a Republican candidate.

Potential resident upset: Public hearing set for possible water sale

November 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — An initiative to halt the sale of the South Whitley’s water utility had Town Council members discussing protocol for the upcoming public hearing.

Town Attorney Greg Hockemeyer advised the members that the meeting, which is set for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., was necessary before adopting an ordinance to authorize the sale of the water utility to Indiana American Water, a company that currently services 30 states.

This ordinance does not mean the town will sell, it simply allows councilmen to further explore the value of the utility and entertain offers.

Col. City welcomes Blue M. Medical

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An entrepreneur is planning to renovate a vacant Columbia City building to create 25 new jobs by 2016.

Bill Smith is launching Blue M Medical, LLC, joining several other Whitley County companies who announced job creation and investment plans in 2013 — Micropulse, Inc., Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc. and Sound Ideas.

Blue M Medical is a manufacturer of custom medical devices, which will locate its operations in Columbia City.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Santa to arrive to remodeled house in Columbia City

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Santa is comin’ to town Friday.

With lights, floats and music, a parade will usher Santa into downtown Columbia City to his house, which is set up on the northwest corner of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

The little red house has been a staple holiday sight for decades, according to Jill Winebrenner, who has been a long-time coordinator of Santa’s House.

Beginning Friday night and on through Christmas Eve, children can visit Saint Nick at his home and have their photos taken with the holiday figure.

S. Whitley spellers compete in state event

November 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley Elementary School’s Spell Bowl teams recently competed in state-wide event in Wabash at the Honeywell Center.
According to coaches, the fifth grade team did not fare as well as hoped. The group competed in the small-school division for fifth graders, but were not able to field a full team.

WCCS approves salary increases

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After nearly five years with no raises, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ employees are getting a small bump next year.

The WCCS Board of Trustees approved a two-percent raise for school bus drivers, classified staff and administrators, effective in 2014.

“It has been several years since our employees have had increases,” WCCS Superintendent Pat O’Connor said.

Thanksgiving event

November 27, 2013

Pierceton UM
A community Thanksgiving service will be held at Pierceton United Methodist Church Wednesday at 7 p.m.
A non-perishable food item will be the only donation taken. All will be given to the Washington Township Food Pantry.

West Point Trinity UM
West Point Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a Thanksgiving service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The church is located at 4980 N. Etna Rd.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Columbia City Rotary Club will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center, Columbia City.

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