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April 21st, 2015

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.

SPRING INTO SPRING

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.

HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT: Wind Advisory issued for late morning, afternoon

April 21, 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/
THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH FROM THE WEST...WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO 45 MPH EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE
AFTERNOON.

IMPACTS...

* SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. ANY UNSECURED
OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

* DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND ON NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS.

April 20th

SUICIDE: Coroner determines cause of death of jail inmate

April 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Coroner has determined that the Whitley County Jail inmate who died early Monday morning died from apparent suicide.

According to a press release by Coroner Randy Dellinger, Brian Gurchiek, 51, died from asphyxia due to hanging.

SPRUCING UP

April 20, 2015

Gardeners Linda Reuter (left) and Janice Klopfenstein volunteer their time to spruce up a flower garden near the entrance to Morsches Park on Friday. The Whitley County Master Gardeners are looking for more help from the community. The Master Gardeners weed, water and maintain 11 flower gardens in Columbia City. Those interested in being a part of the group should contact Mary Ann Anderson at 609-3744.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Recaps and predictions . . . How many sweeps do YOU have?

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference
Game 1

Chicago Bulls 103

Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
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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