September 13th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church is everything Father Gary expected it to be.
Sigler, who has been with the church for more than a year, said he always thought St. Paul would be a wonderful place to be.
"I used to tell people if I could have any parish in the diocese, it would be St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City," Sigler said. "So when the Bishop offered it to me, I was just amazed because it was the parish I've always wanted."
Sigler said St. Paul was his church of choice because of the community and size of the parish.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A hometown event that began in 2006 with 800 people will return for its seventh year.
The 7th Annual Plow Day and Benefit will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., south of South Whitley on Ind. 5 at 9621 S. 350 W.
Hosted by Roy and Mary Rubrake, Dan and Deb Michel and Stoner and Marta Harshbarger, the event will center around plowing fields.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the students who say theyâ€™ll never use superior mathematical equations after they graduate from school â€” teacher Brett Eberly concurs.
Eberly, a math teacher at Eagle Tech Adademy, Columbia City, has taken a new approach to teaching his students â€” giving them skills to last a lifetime.
â€śItâ€™s not realistic to think theyâ€™ll use this math for the rest of their lives,â€ť Eberly said. â€śMy goal is to help them build problem-solving skills so when theyâ€™re presented with a problem in the working world, theyâ€™ll have the experience and can work their way through that problem.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team lost a narrow home contest to Leo Thursday.
In their last match-up before the NHC meet, the Lady Eagles shot an even 200 on their home course.
Visiting Leo had 191 to earn the victory.
Cheyenne Johnson led the way for Columbia City with a score of 46, which tied Leoâ€™s Anna Feldman for the top score of the meet.
Taylor Daniel had 49, and Macenzie Lane had 52. Courtney Bacon and Allison Yoder had 53 and 62, respectively, for the remainder of Columbia Cityâ€™s scores.
For the year, the Lady Eagles now hold a 4-9 record. Leo is 12-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s council is taking a blanket Economic Revitalization Area (ERA) under consideration.
ERA is a specific designation required for business owners to request a tax abatement for economic development.
Currently, economic development and revitalization areas within the city limits are patchy and numerous â€” there are 25-30 different designated areas.
Whitley County Economic Development Corporation President Alan Tio said putting a blanket ERA designation throughout the city limits would help simplify the tax abatement process.
Oct. 28, 1947 â€” Aug. 29, 2013
A memorial service to remember our dad, brother and friend John Gamble will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Super 8 Hotel, formerly Executive Inn, located at 235 Frontage Rd., Columbia City.
Mr. Gamble, 65, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Churubusco, passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
He served in U.S. Marine Corps.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team dropped a home contest to Fort Wayne Northrop Wednesday.
The visiting Bruins beat the Eagles 4-0.
In No. 1 singles, â€™Busco junior Luke Lillmars lost to Northropâ€™s Alex Stavretis in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 2 singles, Eagle junior Landon Lillmars dropped a straight-set match to Mike Ankenbruck, 6-2, 6-1.
In No. 3 singles, Churubuscoâ€™s Cody Luttman fell in a straight-set match to Gavin Neyman by a final of 6-2, 7-5.
SYRACUSE â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team traveled to Wawasee Wednesday and downed the Lady Warriors by a 2-0 score.
Freshman Kaitlin Whitaker knocked in the first goal for the Lady Wildcats, putting Whitko ahead 1-0 going into the second half.
Senior Ellyana Blue, who had six shots on goal, scored the Lady â€™Catsâ€™ second goal to give Whitko the 2-0 win.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After starting 2013 0-2, Whitkoâ€™s football team found the win column last week by defeating Southwood.
Now, the Wildcats are looking to make it a winning streak against Manchester this week.
With conference play now in full swing, Whitko welcomes Three Rivers Conference-rival Manchester to South Whitley for its home opener.
Through a scheduling quirk, the Wildcats played their first three games of the year on the road.
But Whitko will be home more often than not the rest of the way, as four of the final six contests will be at home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City earned a win in its football conference opener last week against Bellmont.
Now, the Eagles, who are 2-1, have to face the team that has dominated the Northeast Hoosier Conference for the past few seasons when they travel to Homestead.
The 3-0 Spartans have either tied for first or finished first in the conference every year since 2007.
Last week, Columbia City opened its conference schedule with a 41-28 win over Bellmont. Homestead beat East Noble, 17-14 last week.
The Eagles fell to the Spartans in 2012, 41-6.