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April 22nd, 2015

CEDIT: County officials at odds

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioners and County Council are at loggerheads over a distribution of CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) funds.

The main topic of discussion is giving funds to the Whitley County Family YMCA for assistance in providing funding for a classroom at the Armstrong Early Learning Center.

The Board of Commissioners establishes a set of projects for funding.

ICE IN APRIL: Cold weather unwelcomed

April 22, 2015

Snow and ice are falling from the sky (Wednesday, 11 a.m.) in Columbia City today.

COL. CITY GOLF: Suffers first loss

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — So far in the 2015 golf season, Columbia City’s Eagle golf team has been able to rely on grouping several scores in the 38- to 40-stroke range.

On a windy, cold Tuesday evening the Eagles needed a second low in their Northeast Hoosier Conference showdown match against the Homestead Spartans. The Eagles failed to get that second low score and fell to the Spartans by a narrow margin, 171-174, in a match played at Eagle Glen.

YO2GO: Downtown shop opens today

April 22, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In the past month, local residents have seen a colorful change to the corner of Van Buren and Chauncey streets in downtown Columbia City.

The building at the northeast corner has taken on new life, with a brightly colored interior and a painted facade on the 125-year-old brick building. Yo2Go, a new frozen yogurt shop, is opening for business today.

The shop, owned by city resident Billy Reffit, offers thousands of options to customers — 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 30 options for toppings.

The shop opens at noon today.

April 21st

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Plan seeks to create support system

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The right programs can nurture a community into its full potential.
A draft of the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan offers ideas to support community growth through local programs.

One of those suggested programs is the creation of a “Keep Columbia City Beautiful” program.
The group would support community pride through appearance and cleanliness of the city’s neighborhoods.


April 21, 2015

April is a busy month of prep sports in Whitley County. Pictured, Heath Atkins lands an attempt in the long jump where he finished fifth at the North Side Relays Saturday.

LIBRARY BOARD: WCCS appoints Chris Bechtold

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated’s Board of School Trustees re-appointed Chris Bechtold to the district’s position on the library board.

Bechtold currently serves on the Peabody Public Library Board of Trustees as its secretary.

“We want our library board representative to be intelligent, make wise decisions and be able to commit time to the board,” said WCCS Superintendent Patricia O’Connor.

EARLY MAY: Water Dept. to flush fire hydrants

April 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in early May.
City officials ask that drivers use caution driving through areas where crews are flushing the hydrants.
Officials say the flushing is scheduled to take place during the week of May 11 to 15.

ON A ROLL: CCHS Lady Eagles

April 21, 2015

Columbia City’s girls softball team is on a roll, winning its last two games by the 10-run rule. The Lady Eagles topped Warsaw Saturday. Pictured, Columbia City’s Samantha Winebrenner beats out an infield hit in the third inning of the Eagles’ 11-1 win over Warsaw.

YOUTH FOUNDATION: ’Busco non-profit to focus on kids

April 21, 2015

CHURUBUSCO – A local couple is beginning the process to develop a non-profit in Churubusco that focuses on the youth of the community. Miles and Tarah Wilson have filed the paperwork for a 501C3 to start the Churubusco Youth Foundation that is “100 percent focused on just the kids.”

“Since we have come to Churubusco, we have tried to be as involved in the community as we possibly can,” said Miles Wilson.

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LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...


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