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January 16th, 2015

VIDEO-ALERT • DIETS: Best tips and tricks for the new year

January 16, 2015

GAMES EVERYWHERE: Busy Friday, Saturday for local teams

January 16, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Teams from all three Whitley County high schools will have full schedules this weekend.
Columbia City boys basketball squares off against conference-leading Homestead and its Division I recruit Caleb Swanigan at the Spartans’ gym tonight.

The Lady Eagles will play host to the Lady Spartans on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Columbia City wrestlers will travel to the Goshen Invitational on Saturday with wrestling beginning at 9 a.m.

SEWER RATES: Amid city, town increases, Tri-Lakes’ fall

January 16, 2015

TRI–LAKES — Though many municipal sewer rates are increasing across Indiana, the rates in Tri-Lakes are going to be substantially lower next month.

Twenty years ago, the Tri-Lakes Sewer District entered into a bond to fund a centralized sewer system for area residents.

The final payment for that bond was in December 2014, which was billed to utility customers in January. Users can expect an $18.49 per month decrease to their bills starting in February.

PROM TIME: CCHS collecting prom dresses for annual giveaway program

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s prom time and the only thing that is missing is the dress.
Columbia City High School is now accepting clean and gently-used prom dresses and accessories for its annual Free Prom Dress Give Away program.

Dresses and accessories can be dropped off at the front office of CCHS from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The giveaway is open to all girls who need or want a prom dress.

March 11 is the date set for the give away and will take place at CCHS from 3:30 to 5 p.m., or until all individuals are taken care of.


January 16, 2015

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys basketball teams traveled to Bellmont Tuesday night, taking one win and one loss.

The 7th grade Eagles boys basketball team returned to action after the holiday break with a convincing 54-12 win in Decatur.

ALL ABOUT THE WATER: Discussions heat up in South Whitley

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — An abundance of important community-related issues gave the residents of South Whitley cause to come out to the town’s council meeting Tuesday night.

Due to the arrival of the more than 30 residents, the council meeting was moved from the town’s usual meeting place, the council chamber, and into the adjoining community recreation room.
The topic that appeared to be a focus on most residents’ minds — the town’s water.


January 16, 2015

Robert E. Hursey, 80

January 16, 2015

April 27, 1934 — Jan. 14, 2015
Robert E. Hursey, 80, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born April 27, 1934 in Whitley County, he was the son of Maurice Dale and Edna Marie (Davis) Hursey.

WHITKO LOSS: Norwell downs Lady ’Cats, 61-44

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.

Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.

As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady ’Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.

HOUSING MARKET: Affordability and availability watchwords for 2015

January 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The new year brings a set of questions and concerns about the economy in general, and in particular the segment of the economy that involves the housing market. A recent United Way of Indiana report rated Whitley County as lacking in affordable housing.

Scott Darley, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Real Estate, took a different look at the issue.

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team has made its way into the Associated Press’...
CHURUBUSCO — Host Churubusco and visiting Whitley County rival Whitko split the 14 bouts in...
WINONA LAKE ­— Grace’s men’s basketball team used a solid defensive effort to hold Mt. Vernon...


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