August 30th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team survived a last-minute change of venue to defeat New Haven Thursday at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
After an 0-3 conference start, the Lady Eagles got their first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory of the year against the visiting Lady Bulldogs.
Columbia City outshot New Haven 192-210.
Taylor Daniel led the way for the Lady Eagles, carding a 46.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team moved to 4-0 for the season with a convincing sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Archers, 25-6, 25-6, 25-12.
Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the match was an opportunity to see some of what her team has.
‚ÄúWe were trying to run through our offense and do it at a different tempo,‚ÄĚ she said.
The Lady Eagles have two matches on the docket Saturday in a triangular meet at Fort Wayne Snider. South Bend Washington will also compete at that meet.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a program about local past Hollywood movie star, Dean Jagger.
The program will take place Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The community is invited to come for an afternoon of stories, photos, movie clips and more on the life of Dean Jagger. Admission is free.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Drama Ministry Team at First Baptist Church of Pierceton Thursday at 7 p.m.
The program will feature an original drama, ‚ÄúInstant Message.‚ÄĚ
The Drama Ministry Team is touring the Midwest this fall.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Projected enrollment numbers for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) could be higher than originally believed.
SGCS Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said the district‚Äôs numbers, which were expected to decline for the 2013-14 school year, have actually ticked up.
‚ÄúOur enrollment is up, and it‚Äôs a great thing,‚ÄĚ he said.
So far, Fleetwood said the district had 18 more than expected in the elementary school, and were down approximately nine students in the junior-senior high school.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Whitko Community School Corporation continues to move forward on its plans to renovate South Whitley Elementary School and construct a new Pierceton Elementary School.
At a recent meeting of the corporation‚Äôs Board of Trustees, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an update on the timeline in which work will commence during the following months.
‚ÄúWe are definitely in the design phase,‚ÄĚ Clason said. ‚ÄúWe are working on obtaining feedback from community members as well as faculty.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works approved the final step of an agreement between the city and Whitley County Consolidated Schools for a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Tuesday night‚Äôs meeting.
The board approved a memo of understanding that clarifies the responsibilities of each party if an SRO is hired by WCCS.
The memo of understanding (MOU) was approved by the WCCS Board of School Trustees at its Aug. 19 meeting.
With the MOU approved by both parties, WCCS can now apply for a grant that would help fund the officer.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team opened 2013 with an impressive shutout victory over Fremont Friday.
Now, the Eagles want to keep their momentum going, and will welcome Central Noble this Friday for their home opener in Churubusco.
Recognition from around the state has already come the Eagles‚Äô way. They opened the year ranked 10th in the Class 2A Associated Press preseason poll and moved up to eighth for this week after defeating Fremont.
‚ÄėBusco beat Fremont 56-0 last week to open the year at 1-0. Central Noble fell to Fairfield last week, 35-21, and is now 0-1.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Two football teams searching for their first win would be enough for excitement on any Friday night.
When the two schools involved are Whitley County rivals, such as Columbia City and Whitko, the tension goes up another notch.
The Eagles and Wildcats will kick off their annual battle for Whitley County supremacy tonight at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School.
Last week, the Eagles fell to Warsaw, 33-14. Whitko dropped a 42-20 game against Wawasee, in the first game as Wildcat head coach for Josh Mohr.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works made an exception to the fireworks ordinance for this weekend.
According to the ordinance, on this holiday weekend fireworks are only allowed on Labor Day and the Sunday before.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said a citizen requested that an exemption be made for Saturday as well.
The Board of Works agreed, and an exception was made for Saturday until midnight.
‚ÄúIt just makes a lot of sense,‚ÄĚ Daniel said. ‚ÄúWe may possibly permanently change the ordinance as well.‚ÄĚ