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October 27th, 2014

SAFETY FIRST: CCPD offers advice for trick-or-treaters

October 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Trick-or-Treat is an exciting time for the children of our community,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh. With that in mind, the police chief is offering advice for parents and children to stay safe this Halloween, on top of the already extra-patrolled streets by officers.

October 26th

COMING UP: Park board to give update on aquatics facility

October 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City's Park Board is expected to give an update on the progress of its new aquatics facility that may go under construction as soon as next year.

The update will take place at Columbia City's Common Council meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Carolyn Chapple selected

October 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After 46 years in business, one thing continues to ring true for Carolyn Chapple, of TNT Floral — smiles.
“You feel such joy anytime you hand someone a fresh flower,” Chapple said. “You always get a smile in return.”

HEART OF GOLD: Nominations extended

October 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation has extended the deadline for submitting Heart of Gold nominations. The new deadline is Nov. 7.
The Heart of Gold Award is an annual event that recognizes everyday people living in Whitley County who make the community a better place to live and work.


October 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE — At a juncture in Columbia City’s 39-0 dismantling of Fort Wayne South Side in the opening round of IHSAA Football Sectional 20, Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox could be heard telling his players to “Win with class.”
The Eagles did just that, keeping the ball on the ground and pulling the starters after a single series in the second half of the game played on the Archers’ field that could have been a lot more one-sided than it was.

WISH MADE: 18-year old Churubusco resident joins Fighting Irish on field

October 26, 2014

SOUTH BEND — Autumn’s arrival on the University of Notre Dame campus painted the leafy landscape a spectrum of oranges, reds and yellows, a perfect frame for a football Saturday.
Two hours before kickoff, Autry Keener, an 18-year-old from Churubusco, joined the Fighting Irish football team as it stepped into the brilliant sunshine from the Guglielmino Center for the pre-game walk to Notre Dame Stadium for the Oct. 11 college football game against North Carolina.

October 25th

WILDCATS BETTERED BY BRAVES: Whitko falls to Bellmont

October 25, 2014

DECATUR — Bellmont handed Whitko a season-ending loss in the opening round of sectional action Friday night, 24-20.
Despite a strong standing by the Wildcats, the Braves rallied to score 15 points in the fourth quarter for the win.

MAYORIAL MEETING: Area mayors meet in Columbia City

October 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — More than a dozen mayors were present Friday in Columbia City for a roundtable hosted by the city’s own mayor, Ryan Daniel, at the Eagle’s Nest event center.
The day included mayors from Kendallville, Garrett, Ligonier, Plymouth, Woodburn, Rochester, Rensselaer, Goshen, Auburn, New Haven and Angola, who all converged to discuss prominent issues.

EAGLES FALL: Busco has emotional end to season

October 25, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — After a long season wrought by a series of ups and downs, both on and off the field, the Churubusco Eagles’ football season came to an end Friday night after a stinging loss to Woodlan, 42-14.
It was the first game of the season the Eagles truly appeared to be outclassed against a superior opponent.

SCOOTER PLATES: Moped operators will need to go to BMV Jan. 1

October 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Individuals operating mopeds in the state of Indiana need to be aware of a new legislative change that requires license plates on all class-B motor-driven cycles.
The plating requirement will go into effect Jan. 1, but the soonest moped operators will be able to register their scooters is Jan. 2.


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