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February 18th, 2015

Marcia Carter, 54

February 18, 2015

Feb. 14, 1961 — Feb. 16, 2015
Marcia Carter, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 14, 1961 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Paul T. Hile and Martha J. (Fosnaugh) Streby.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1979.

TAKIN' A TRIP: Cornerstone girls headed to National tourney

February 18, 2015

MERRIAM — The Cornerstone Lady Warriors Basketball team will be taking a trip this March with the goal of bringing home a national title.

“It’s not a perfect analogy, but this basketball program and ones like us all over the country are sort of like Christian Homeschool “AAU” teams,” said Coach Adam Griner.


February 18, 2015

Churubusco’s New Era Show Choir won the Small Mixed-Division Grand Champion at the Trojan Classic Show Choir Invitational Saturday in Chesterton. Pictured, the choir celebrates the win.

WHITLEY EMA ADVISORY: White-out, windchill cautions

February 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County Emergency Management has issued a Weather Outlook advisory as a new weather system of arctic cold, blustery winds and some snowfall makes it way into the area Wednesday.

•"Weather Outlook”
Scattered to numerous periods of snowfall expected along/north of U.S. 30 today, white-out conditions possible

•“Wind Chill Advisory”
Effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday – Noon Thursday: Wind chill values of 10-25 degrees below zero

February 17th

COLUMBIA CITY PARKS: Future unveiled

February 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Mark Green, director of parks and recreation for Columbia City, said he absolutely loves his job. He welcomed the idea of presenting an update on the parks to the Columbia City Rotary club Feb. 10.

“The big thing today,” he said, “is we’re trying to get our ice skating rink (at Morsches Park) up and running.”

“We’ve learned a lot,” he admitted, “from the initial planning stages up until now.”

COMING TO S. WHITLEY: ‘Antiques Roadshow’

February 17, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dust off those old collectibles, “Antiques Roadshow” is coming to town.

South Whitley Community Public Library will be hosting its own version of the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow” at the library next Tuesday, Feb. 24.

“Antiques Roadshow” is a television program that features people with their treasures — and non-treasures.
People have the opportunity to bring their items to the library to find out their value, just as in the show.

NEW DISTRICT: Columbia City to adjust TIF areas

February 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working to adjust its Tax Increment Funding (TIF) areas to help in “cleaning up” some of the city’s areas in need of work.

Property tax from areas inside TIF districts is collected into a TIF fund. Those funds can be used to revamp areas within the TIF district.

The city currently has a TIF district in its downtown area and officials are looking to adjust the current district and add another on the south side of the city limits.

INJURY-PLAGUED: Lady ’Cats drop title

February 17, 2015

SYRACUSE — How do you win a sectional basketball title with three starters sitting on the bench with injuries?

To borrow a phrase from baseball, you swing for the fences and hope some hits clear the wall. The Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball team swung for the fences at the IHSAA Class 3A Wawasee Sectional against Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.

None of the Whitko shots cleared the wall though, and the Lady Vikings pulled away to win a sectional crown, 62-36.

ONE-POINT OUT OF REACH: Lady Eagles fall in sectional championship after 4th-quarter comeback

February 17, 2015

OSSIAN – The Columbia City Lady Eagles had lost to the Norwell Lady Knights for 10 straight games going into Monday night’s IHSAA Sectional finals.

For the first two and a half quarters, the Lady Knights had Columbia City’s number, running out to a 12-point lead at one point in the third quarter before a mad rally by the Lady Eagles put them in a position to win.

A late three by the Knights, combined with missed Columbia City free throws, put the Eagles down one in the
final seconds.

February 16th

WEEKEND COLLEGE HOOPS: Big games are recapped right here

February 16, 2015

College Basketball Round Up

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77

South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61

Wake Forest (12-14) 60

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