March 4th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the Columbia City boysâ€™ basketball team this year, the recipe for success has been pretty simple â€” establish the inside game and every thing else will follow.
In Tuesday nightâ€™s opening game of IHSAA Columbia City Sectional 23, the homestanding Eagles did just that, exploiting a height advantage on both ends of the floor to down the Mississinewa Indians, 70-45.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council took its experience to the state level with a trip to the Indiana Statehouse last month.
The youth council, comprised of high school students, was formed by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and has grown in its involvement in the community throughout the past several years.
College Basketball Round Up
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A high-speed police chase started in Columbia City and ended t in Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning.
Columbia City police were alerted to a possible gas station drive-off at approximately 12:45 a.m. when someone apparently did not pay for fuel. A pursuit ensued and officers ended up following a red vehicle east on U.S. 30 towards Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” February in 2015 may not have had as much snowfall as 2014, but it was colder overall, data shows.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), it hasnâ€™t been this cold in February since the 1970s.
Last month was the third coldest February on record in Northeast Indiana, with an average daily temperature of 15.7 degrees, according to NWS meteorologists.
While many squads are jumping into sectional play tonight, Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team has a break after drawing the bye, automatically advancing to the Woodlan Sectionalâ€™s semi-final. The Eagles will face the winner of Woodlan and Adams Central in the 6 p.m. game Friday. Above, senior Beau Barkley takes a shot in the paint.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the economy rebounds from the recent recession, Northeast Indiana in general, and Whitley County in particular are looking to the manufacturing sector to fuel the recovery.
Fort Wayne Canterbury Schoolâ€™s Darby Maggard (right) and Coach Wayne Kreiger, both of Whitley County, are headed to the Indiana High School Girls Basketball State Finals this weekend after winning the Warsaw Semi-State Saturday. This is Maggardâ€™s fourth trip to the state finals as a Lady Cavalier.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Field Band, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will host The Volunteers, a six-person band, for one performance Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School.
The 90-minute show is a ticketed event, but tickets are free of charge. Free tickets are available at The Post & Mailâ€™s business office, 927 W. Connexion Way in Armstrong Industrial Park, American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582, both in Columbia City. This is an all-ages event.
As predicted, freezing rain fell on Whitley County shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, encasing vehicles in ice and turning sidewalks, parking lots, streets, roads and highways into skating rinks.
Warming temperatures this afternoon are forecast to change the freezing rain to rain only.
Meanwhile, schools were delayed or closed due to the hazardous dose of winter weather.