September 6th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A familiar face throughout the county recently became the newest face in downtown Columbia City.
Rhoades Automotive has consolidated its two previous locations â€” one on South Line Street and the other on U.S. 30 in Larwill â€” to one spot on West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. Lamonte Rhoades, president, said having a location downtown was important to the company.
â€śWe wanted to be part of downtown, if possible,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ More employment opportunities are possible for Whitley County residents due to an expanding business.
Breyden Products, Inc. is planning to move out of a leased building to take occupancy of a vacant building in Park 30, east of Columbia City on U.S. 30.
Mike Zuber, director of sales for the business, was accompanied by Whitley County Economic Development Executive Director Alan Tio at Wednesdayâ€™s County Council meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After the release a smartphone application (app) for Apple one year ago, residents who use Android will have the opportunity to keep up with the latest information in Columbia City.
Communication Director Terry Wherry said an app is expected to publish soon for Android users. Wherry said the Android app will be very similar to the one for Apple.
â€śThe mayor wants the community to be able to communicate whether they use Apple or Android,â€ť Wherry said.
Wherry said some parts of the app come from the cityâ€™s web page.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Abandoned vehicles, overgrown grass and junk piles at the property of Thomas Ebetino, motivated Bob Sutton to petition the county for an intervention.
Sutton and Ebetino both own property on CR 400 South. Sutton was present at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday to voice his concern with the neglected property.
â€śThe first complaint was filed in 2006,â€ť Sutton said. â€śIt was fine for awhile, but then its back to the same thing again. Itâ€™s an ongoing problem, but now its worse.â€ť
Walter Ray Harvey, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, joined his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his home in Denton, Texas.
Walter was born to Paul Dexter and Ruby Mae (Downing) Harvey Dec. 30, 1944, in Ft. Wayne.
He lived in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1963, where he competed in track, basketball and football, and played trombone in band.
He graduated from Taylor University in 1967 and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as a member of the Underwater Demolitions Team and a Navy SEAL.
Concerning the Columbia City Park Board's decision to ban golf carts from Blue River Trail:
â€˘I have no opinion on this.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s Eighth-grade Lady Stars volleyball team picked up its first win Wednesday night, topping county rival Churubusco Middle School in two games.
The Lady Stars won the first game 25-22 and the second 25-23.
For ISMS, Jayma Acres had two kills. Madison Cook, Emilee Smith and Sarah Frankle each added a kill.
In their season opener, the Lady Stars fell to Lakeview Middle School Tuesday night.
ISMS came out strong in game one, winning 25-22.
Whitko JV tops North Miami in three games
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Though Whitkoâ€™s varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, the Lady Wildcatsâ€™ junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Warriors Thursday night in South Whitley.
Leading Whitko was Whitney Marsh with six kills and two blocks, and Brianna Tackett with five kills and four blocks.
Jasmine Gregory had 11 assists, Hanna Yohe tallied 11 digs and Kaity Reed led in serving with three aces.
Whitko golf falls to Canterbury
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City boys tennis standout Niko Rongos improved to 5-0 Thursday night, topping his Norwell opponent, Jordan Dickey, at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
Rongos won a long, three-set match. After taking a 6-4 victory in the first set, he fell 7-5 in the second.
Rongos returned in the third an final set to win 6-4 and improve his undefeated record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady â€™Cats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.