January 24th, 2013
A local girl is moving on to the Indiana State Elks Hoop Shoot contest after placing second at district Saturday. Brooke Lickey (third from right) is the lone local hoopster to advance to state. Pictured, from left, Keaton Wilson, Peru Lodge; Brayden Bontrager, Kendallville Lodge; Branson Rheinhard, Bluffton Lodge; Brooke Lickey, Columbia City Lodge; Beth Stroop, Kendallville Lodge; Kelcie Thomson, Wabash Lodge.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was in Columbia City Wednesday and touted his Roadmap for Indiana and praised regional economic activity at a business roundtable at Iotron Industries.
The governor complimented the northeast corner of Indiana, stating the region was a great example for the state.
A colorful sunrise illuminates footprints in the snow in Whitley County Thursday morning. Though the sunrise looked warm, temperatures were below 10 degrees at 9 a.m. on Thursday. After several days of sub-freezing temperatures this week, relief is in sight, as temperatures are expected to reach 55 degrees Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated School Board of School Trustees approved the purchase of five new buses for the district at Monday‚Äôs meeting.
Total cost for the five buses was $339,698. There were three Starcraft activity buses purchased for $132,108 and two 78-passenger buses purchased for $207,590. The 78-passenger buses replace two 72-passenger buses that were 13 years old, and the three activity buses that were replaced were either 14 or 12 years old. Buses are not allowed to be traded in until they are at least 12 years old.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Police Department is one step closer to hiring a new police officer.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh gave the update at Monday‚Äôs meeting of Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works and Safety.
The board assisted the department in interviewing the final three candidates for the police officer position. The new officer will be the 18th member of the force and will fill the position of a departed officer.
Longenbaugh added that the police force would also like to add three reserve officers and is currently reviewing applications for those positions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs treasurer gave the county commissioners an update on finances at Tuesday‚Äôs meeting.
Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges came before the commissioners as they convened their annual Finance Committee meeting. Hodges gave financial information to the board on the county‚Äôs investments. The commissioners reviewed the county‚Äôs financial records and then unanimously voted to continue the current investment policies but to give Hodges latitude to work with the finances.
Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:
Lickey takes second at district
No. 7 I.U. pulls away from Penn St.
'What would you do' Te'o tells Couric
Aldridge has 27 and Blazers beat Pacers
Latest NCAA scandal comes from headquarters
Here are the headlines you will find in Thursday's issue:
Pence touts region at round table
WCCS to purchase five buses
CCPD hire in final steps
Treasurer updates commissioners on financial status
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ A scoring drought that lasted the final six minutes of the ball game allowed the host Northrop Lady Bruins to go on an 11-0 run and take a come-from-behind, 36-30, win over the visiting Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team Tuesday night.
The Bruins held a 19-15 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Eagles were able to score from both the field and the free-throw line.
A basket and two free throws by Emily Whiteleather brought the Eagles within four at 25-21.
A 3-pointer by Alyssa Hansen brought the Eagles to within one at 25-24.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThe main goal will be business as usual,‚ÄĚ said Paul Sade.
That‚Äôs the philosophy the Churubusco High School football team seems to be utilizing as it replaces former head coach Lee Etzler, who resigned Dec. 21, 2012.
Monday, it was announced Sade, the Eagles‚Äô previous offensive line coach, will assume head coaching duties for the 2013 football season.
Sade was formally approved for hire as head football coach at the regular meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees.