May 14th, 2015
HUNTERTOWN â€” Three hits and three walks by the host Carroll Lady Chargers in the fourth inning helped send the visiting Columbia City softball team to a 7-4 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss Wednesday evening.
The Lady Eagles drew first blood, when lead-off batter Ciarra Ivy singled past third base, advanced on a sacrifice by Alexis Waldeck, and scored on a double by catcher Ashley Williamson, to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Scott Wise (R) has announced he will be competing for Indianaâ€™s 3rd District Congressional seat in next yearâ€™s primary.
Wise is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat Marlin Stutzman is vacating, marking the second Whitley County native to file for that position this week.
KENDALLVILLE Ââ€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s golf team ran its overall record to 7-2 with a 160-188 win over host East Noble in Tuesday eveningâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Noble Hawk Golf Club.
Columbia City put up solidly consistent numbers with its top four scores all within a two-stroke span.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rain and warm weather last week made for perfect conditions for grass and weeds.
â€śWith the hot days last week, the grass and weeds have grown fast,â€ť said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.
Some residents havenâ€™t mowed their lawns yet, and are in violation of the cityâ€™s ordinance.
The ordinance states that grass and weeds can be no more than 10 inches tall.
Longenbaugh said his department has received many phone calls from the public regarding tall grass.
Longenbaugh said he has and will continue to have officers enforcing the ordinance.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle tennis team kept its Northeast Hoosier Conference record spotless taking a hard-fought 3-2 win over the host East Noble Lady Knights.
At No. 1 singles, East Nobleâ€™s Haley Schroeder downed Columbia Cityâ€™s Rachel Flauding, 6-3, 6-3.
FORT WAYNE â€” State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™s third congressional district Tuesday afternoon.
Banks launched his campaign in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at the Allen County GOP headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Banks vowed to run a substantive campaign built on issues and ideas.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street will be closed to all traffic Thursday.
As crews continue to work on the Ind. 205 project, the intersection will be shut down for the day â€” officials estimate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As of Tuesday evening, officials believe the closing will be one day only; however, the intersection may be closed several more times throughout the duration of the project.
KENDALLVILLE â€” In weather conditions more closely resembling early March than early May, Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team saw a 3-1 lead evaporate into a 4-3 loss to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble on the Knights home field Tuesday evening.
The Eagles broke on top with back-to-back singles by Justin Dailey and Carson Reed. Dailey scored when Jacob Wolfe reached first safely on an East Noble error to give Columbia City a 1-0 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission approved a bid for $56,670 to demolish a downtown building.
The razing is expected to be complete before Old Settlers Days during the last week of June.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team struggled at home Saturday, losing to Concordia Lutheran, 11-1.
Elaine Horn opened the game for the Lady Eagles with a solo home run to give â€™Busco an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately for the home team, that would be its only score.