February 20th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Capping the first 20-win season in over 15 years, the Columbia City Lady Eagles were rewarded with five spots on the final All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
The NHC disbands at the end of this year, with Columbia City joining five other conference schools, Leo and Huntington North to form the Northeast 8 Conference.
Homestead, Columbia City and Norwell each placed five players on the list, with East Noble earning four selections, Carroll three, DeKalb two, and New Haven and Bellmont each getting a single selection.
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July 25, 1930 â Feb. 18, 2015
Robert âHalâ Lane, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City. Born July 25, 1930 in Tipton, he was the son of Porter and Rose (Jobin) Lane.
Hal graduated from Tipton High School with the Class of 1948 and attended Purdue University before being drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
COLUMBIA CITY â Some things are treasures because they occupy a unique place in the development of technology; others because they have a direct connection to a person of fame or notoriety; and still others may be considered treasures because they carry a sizeable monetary value.
SOUTH BEND â The Columbia City High School boys bowling team rolled its way to a fifth-place finish at the Chippewa Bowl South Bend Semi-State, qualifying the Eagles for a trip to Saturdayâs State Finals competition at Cooperâs Sport Bowl in Anderson.
The Eagle boys rolled a combined total of 2,287 to take fifth place behind Lake Centralâs 3,175, Angolaâs 3,067, Highlandâs 3,064 and Eastsideâs 2,924. The Eagles and sixth-place Rochester tied with identical 2,287 scores with both teams advancing to the State Finals competition.
SOUTH WHITLEY â It is never too early for South Whitleyâs youngsters to begin growing and learning through agricultural education.
This is why the Whitko FFA chapter has focused on the future of their program through middle school students.
âThe biggest success that the Whitko FFA has seen this year is in our middle school recruitment,â said Karrin Koontz, Whitko FFA advisor.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco FFA chapter was recognized by the National FFA Organization for their improving program. After receiving a 2-Star rating for the previous three years, âBusco FFA received a 3-Star rating this past year, the highest rating achievable.
This rating system focuses on activities within the chapter and in the community. To receive three stars, 15 seperate activities must be documented and explained on the application. The most creative activities are receive special consideration by judges.
COLUMBIA CITY â From Whitley County Emergency Management:
Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory has been extended until Friday, Feb. 20 at 11a.m.
Wind chill values between -10 & -25 degrees. Frost bite can occur within 30 minutes
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