September 14th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThree cheers for the Wildcats!‚ÄĚ said Head Coach Wayne Swender, pride swelling in his voice. ‚ÄúHip-hip, hooray,‚ÄĚcame the resounding cheer from the Whitko student section ‚ÄĒ having charged the field in celebration of Friday‚Äôs homecoming defeat of the Wabash Apaches, 51-19.
Within three minutes, Whitko was on the board after sophomore Devin Gerding rushed for a 63-yard touchdown.
After a weekend break, the Wildcats will spend the week preparing to travel to Northfield, ‚Äúa much improved team,‚ÄĚ said Swender with anticipation.
WATERLOO ‚ÄĒ A fired-up Columbia City defense forced six DeKalb turnovers and scored six points of its own while also giving the offense a short field to work with for most of the game, as the Eagles spoiled the Baron‚Äôs Friday night Homecoming with a 62-10 Northeast Hoosier Conference thumping.
The win boosts the Eagle record to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NHC heading into next week‚Äôs Homecoming contest with conference foe New Haven.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City advanced a proposed Salary Range Ordinance on first reading, moving it to second reading at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
According to the ordinance, Indiana Code requires the mayor to fix the compensation of each appointive officer, deputy and other employees of the city departments, excluding police officers and firefighters, prior to Nov. 1 for the subsequent budget year upon the approval of the council.
‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs an appropriate range,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The 2013 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget was approved by the Columbia City Common Council at its meeting Tuesday.
The budget included money for communications, curb/sidewalk, the park and pool, street, unplanned projects and WCEDC.
For the park and pool, $90,000 was approved by the CIP committee for the Morsches Park bathroom facility.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Manchester hosted Whitko and Columbia City at Sycamore Golf Course in North Manchester Thursday. The Lady Squires fired a 182 to win. Columbia City placed second with 200 and Whitko shot a 217.
Manchester posted three scores sub-50, including medalist Lindsay Budnik‚Äôs 40. Of the Whitley County School‚Äôs, Jackie Leeuw scored the best with a 47, followed by Jessica Klemm with a 48.
Cheyenne Johnson scored a 51, Allison Yoder finished with a 52 and Macenzie Lane had a 53. Sydney Ford was Columbia City‚Äôs No. 6 with a 57.
The most recent www.thepostandmail.com Online Poll reveals that 48 percent of respondents personally know a current or former participant in Whitley County's Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as Whitley County Junior Miss).
To participate in this week's poll about the future of Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City, go to the home page at www.thepostandmail.com
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Board of Works established additional days for citizens to shoot off consumer grade fireworks at its meeting Tuesday.
According to Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, fireworks can be set off Friday, Sept. 21, Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 at specific times on those dates.
‚ÄúThe time frames would be that Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.,‚ÄĚ said LaRue.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As of Tuesday‚Äôs Columbia City Council meeting, Mayor Ryan Daniel said the city has received more than 70 surveys concerning Burnworth Memorial Pool. With feedback rolling in, the city plans to obtain even more opinions at the upcoming Fall Festival.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs really taken off right now,‚ÄĚ said Park Director Mark Green. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre getting a lot of feedback and that‚Äôs what we‚Äôre after, to kind of get what people are thinking about that topic.‚ÄĚ