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January 16th, 2015

WHITKO LOSS: Norwell downs Lady ’Cats, 61-44

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.

Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.

As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady ’Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.

HOUSING MARKET: Affordability and availability watchwords for 2015

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.

Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.

January 15th

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January 15, 2015

CC WRESTLING: Eagles break 4-year skid against DeKalb

January 15, 2015

WATERLOO — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad had not beaten the DeKalb Barons in dual meet action since 2009. That came to an end on Wednesday night as the Eagles strung together six pinfall wins on their way to a 45-24 Northeast Hoosier Conference win on the Barons’ mat.

In the opening bout at 126 pounds, Columbia City’s Matt Wright was in control, leading 6-2 when he got reversed and pinned as the Barons took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles knotted the score, 6-6, as Kyle Egolf scored a 32-second first-period pinfall win over Baron senior Susie Fozo at 132 pounds.

GAINING POPULARITY: Park dance

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The tickets are running out fast for the annual Father-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Columbia City Park Department.

Park Director Mark Green said more than half of the tickets have already been sold.
“They’re going really quickly,” Green told the City Council Tuesday night.

NEAR SHUT OUT: ISMS girls vs. Bellmont

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls basketball teams took dominating wins over conference foe Bellmont this week, winning by big numbers in both games.

The Indian Springs 7th grade Lady Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-0 win over visiting Bellmont.

DONATION AT A COST: Downtown building deemed dangerous, will be razed

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A donation of downtown property to the city’s redevelopment commission will come at a cost, officials say. The owner of the two-story building at 213 W. Van Buren Street, in Columbia City, has offered to give the building and land to the city.

The building, approximately 20 feet wide and 75 feet long, is located on the alley on the south side of Van Buren Street, between Chauncey and Line streets. Though in a prime location, the building is leaning and has been deemed unstable.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Coming to Friday's paper

January 15, 2015

See Friday's edition of The Post & Mail for a special publication recapping 2014's Whitley County events.

Christina Diane Jeffers, 41

January 15, 2015

July 8, 1973 — Jan. 13, 2015
Christina Diane Jeffers, 41, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born July 8, 1973 in Fort Wayne the daughter of Jerry “Grub” and Terrilyn (Bills) Zumbrun.
Christina spent her lifetime in Columbia City growing up on a family farm where she was very active in raising livestock and was a member of Whitley County 4-H Clubs, showing cattle, sheep and pigs.

EAGLES ADVANCE: McBride earns win No. 100

January 15, 2015

TOPEKA — Coaching basketball in the state of Indiana is hard on its own. Taking your team into the Westview “Warrior Dome,” a place that holds over 3,300 rowdy and proud basketball fans, when your gym only holds 1,200, to try to win your 100th career game, is even harder.

Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride did just that, and the Eagles advanced to the conference tourney semifinals with a 49-36 win over Westview Wednesday.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team has made its way into the Associated Press’...
CHURUBUSCO — Host Churubusco and visiting Whitley County rival Whitko split the 14 bouts in...
WINONA LAKE ­— Grace’s men’s basketball team used a solid defensive effort to hold Mt. Vernon...

 

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