Six year old Truman Sade waits for Santaâ€™s arrival at Churubuscoâ€™s Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Sade, is a kindergarten student at Churubusco Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Veterans in Whitley County have a specialist enlisted to assist in a variety of ways.
From helping to determine benefits to leading veterans through state and federal applications, Veteran Service Officer (VSO) Gene Rohrer is on-hand to support those who have served the country.
However, the office, which is located in the Whitley County Government Center, West Van Buren Street, Columbia City, is becoming too small to handle the work flow and needs of the department.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials approved Columbia Cityâ€™s first one-way roadway at last weekâ€™s City Council meeting.
While there are no one-way streets within the city limits, there is soon to be a one-way alley, located near Eagle Tech Academy, on North Walnut Street.
Officials discussed the topic when school started in August. With more and more students attending ETA every year, the increased traffic at the school has posed some concerns.
Whitley County Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Becky Walter, performed at the Courthouseâ€™s gazebo Friday night after the Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade marched downtown for a second year in a row with music, floats and numerous lights.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last weekend, snow and ice covered the streets of Columbia City, and many parts of Northeast Indiana. Last week was the last scheduled week of leaf pick up in Columbia City.
Mother nature isnâ€™t giving Street Department workers much of a transition from fall to winter.
With many slide offs and slick conditions reported, Columbia City Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh and his crew were called in to take care of the streets â€” before all the trucks were prepared for winter weather.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s young basketball team is continuing to gain experience and improve in the early part of the season.
After beating county-rival Whitko in the season-opener Wednesday, the Eagles dropped a low-scoring, 46-35 game to Warsaw in their home opener Saturday night.
While the score writes its own story about the defensive efforts of both teams, the 11-point margin is slightly misleading.
SYRACUSE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s wrestling team made the trip to Syracuse Saturday to defend the Wawasee Invitational title the Eagles won last year.
Columbia City joined Whitley County rival Whitko, the host Wawasee Warriors, West Noble, Tippecanoe Valley and Fort Wayne South Side in making up the field.
The Eagles swept the competition, posting a 5-0 record on their way to the invitational crown, while Whitko finished third with a 3-2 record.
LEO-CEDARVILLE â€” A speedy offense from the host Leo Lions was too much for Whitko Saturday.
The Wildcats lost to Leo by a final score of 79-46. The defeat puts Whitko at 0-2 on the 2013-14 campaign. It was the first game of the year for the 1-0 Lions.
Leo ran a high-pressure, full court defense that quickened the pace of the game, particularly in the second half. The Lions had 50 points combined from the third and fourth quarter.
Whitko Boys Basketball Head Coach Scott Wessel said his team had the correct strategy in its first game of the year against Columbia City â€” slow the pace.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After plates were cleaned and dessert was had by all, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner served hundreds of meals.
The meal was sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club and was open to the county on Thanksgiving Day at the 4-H Center.
Rotarian Jacie Worrick estimated 124 meals were delivered and 175 meals were served.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Commissioners finalized a plan on how to spend approximately $1.4 million in a two-year span.
The funds are part of the countyâ€™s CEDIT spending, which is County Economic Development Income Tax.
Originally, monies factored from wages as part of the employeeâ€™s income tax were turned over to government entities to use for economic development.