August 27th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Main Street in Columbia City could soon be considered more than just the stretch of Ind. 9 that goes through the community.
City officials are working with state leaders at the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to achieve Indiana Main Street designation for Columbia City.
According to OCRA‚Äôs website, Indiana Main Street encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. The program provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to participating communities.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Cultivating relationships is the motivation behind every decision made at The Center for Whitley County Youth ‚ÄĒ even when choosing paint color.
‚ÄúTo some it might seem like its just paint and drywall, but there‚Äôs a purpose to what we‚Äôve done here,‚ÄĚ said Jeff Wike, The Center‚Äôs executive director. ‚ÄúEven building a concession stand was done in a way to see relationships grow.‚ÄĚ
Something as simple as creating a space to ‚Äúhang out‚ÄĚ could spur a positive conversation and connection between teens and adult volunteers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sam Dailey‚Äôs condition has been upgraded to ‚Äúfair‚ÄĚ Monday.
Dailey, a running back and linebacker for Columbia City‚Äôs football team, was injured at Friday night‚Äôs football game at Warsaw after he made a tackle.
According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Columbia City High School is investigating what happened to cause the injury.
The injury is considered ‚Äúcatastrophic,‚ÄĚ meaning expenses will exceed $25,000 and the IHSAA will take care of the medical costs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Police Department is warning residents to protect themselves from scams.
While detectives investigate every case as thoroughly as possible, CCPD detective Chip Stephenson said scam cases are hard to prove, especially since many scammers live states, even continents away.
‚ÄúOftentimes, the tips we get lead us nowhere,‚ÄĚ Stephenson said. ‚ÄúUnfortunately, very few of those crimes are solved.‚ÄĚ
Stephenson said the best way to avoid scams is to know how to protect yourself.
Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team tied with West Noble Saturday morning.
Pictured above, Whitko senior Christa Baughman (#15) tries to keep the ball away from West Noble senior Sandy Carrillo.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ According to Whitko boys varsity soccer coach Jason Ehrman, it takes a series of steps in order to reach your goal.
Following his team‚Äôs loss to Lakeland Christian Academy Saturday, 4-1, he told his team the same thing.
Ehrman said the ‚ÄėCats did everything he asked of them except for putting the ball in the net.
‚ÄúWe are much further along, and to be honest, I didn‚Äôt think we could play and possess the ball the way we did,‚ÄĚ said Ehrman.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team fell in pool play at its own tournament Saturday.
The Lady Eagles fell to Lakewood Park, 25-21, 25-18, lost to Shenandoah 16-25, 25-10 and 25-12 and were defeated by eventual-tournament winner Mishawaka, 25-17, 25-20.
Mishawaka defeated the winner of the other pool, Northridge, in a sweep for the tournament championship.
Whitley County‚Äôs Youth Council gathered for its first meeting Tuesday.
The group of students work with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel along with other community leaders to learn leadership and to offer suggestions and ideas on bettering Whitley County.
Approximately 10 students serve on the council during the school year.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ In its 159th annual event, Squawbuck Days was held in Larwill Friday through Sunday.
The three-day event was sponsored by the Larwill Firemen, Lions Club and the Richland Township Community Association, and was a joint fundraiser to raise money for the community.
Festivities began Friday with a tenderlion dinner at the town‚Äôs fire department. The Larwill Lions Club hosted a night of bingo.
Saturday, a breakfast was held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and visitors were able to purchase crafts, take in a flea market and venture out to several garage sales in town.
FREMONT‚ÄĒ Quick thinking and needed medical equipment helped save a person‚Äôs life before Churubusco‚Äôs football game Friday night at Fremont.
Dave Crabill, a Whitley County media member and a long-time Eagle football supporter, according to Coach Paul Sade, collapsed on the sidelines during warm-ups.
Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber, who is a former paramedic, was at the game, and when he realized what happened, he went down from the stands to assist, along with Whitley County Sheriff Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton.