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May 14th, 2015

6 TO 5: Whitko baseball wins in nine

May 14, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — It took nine innings, but the Whitko Wildcat baseball team claimed a 6-5 home Three Rivers Conference win over the Rochester Zebras Wednesday.

In a very evenly played game, both teams put up three runs in the first inning, with Rochester getting theirs in the top half of the first and Whitko matching them in the bottom half.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages provides 20 years of rest area service

May 14, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — More than 20 years ago the State Use Committee, which administers funds set aside to help people with disabilities, entered into contracts with service providers to provide janitorial and maintenance service for rest stops along Indiana’s highways.
One of Passages, Incorporated’s programs has involved the placement of clients into those positions.

DELAYED: Towerview Dr. closing

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Highway officials reported that Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street in Columbia City would be closed today.

The street shutdown has been delayed until next week.

Starting Monday, officials say there will be no access to Towerview Drive from Ind. 205. The closing will likely last until Thursday.

BAD INNING: Costs Lady Eagles

May 14, 2015

HUNTERTOWN — Three hits and three walks by the host Carroll Lady Chargers in the fourth inning helped send the visiting Columbia City softball team to a 7-4 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss Wednesday evening.

The Lady Eagles drew first blood, when lead-off batter Ciarra Ivy singled past third base, advanced on a sacrifice by Alexis Waldeck, and scored on a double by catcher Ashley Williamson, to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead.

NATIONAL SEAT: Scott Wise to run for congress

May 14, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Scott Wise (R) has announced he will be competing for Indiana’s 3rd District Congressional seat in next year’s primary.

Wise is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat Marlin Stutzman is vacating, marking the second Whitley County native to file for that position this week.

May 13th

EAGLE VICTORY: CCHS golf downs East Noble

May 13, 2015

KENDALLVILLE ­— Columbia City High School’s golf team ran its overall record to 7-2 with a 160-188 win over host East Noble in Tuesday evening’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Noble Hawk Golf Club.

Columbia City put up solidly consistent numbers with its top four scores all within a two-stroke span.

GRASS AND WEEDS: Police enforcing ordinance

May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Rain and warm weather last week made for perfect conditions for grass and weeds.
“With the hot days last week, the grass and weeds have grown fast,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

Some residents haven’t mowed their lawns yet, and are in violation of the city’s ordinance.
The ordinance states that grass and weeds can be no more than 10 inches tall.

Longenbaugh said his department has received many phone calls from the public regarding tall grass.
Longenbaugh said he has and will continue to have officers enforcing the ordinance.

LADY EAGLES 5-0 IN CONFERENCE: Col. City netters win versus Knights

May 13, 2015

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle tennis team kept its Northeast Hoosier Conference record spotless taking a hard-fought 3-2 win over the host East Noble Lady Knights.

At No. 1 singles, East Noble’s Haley Schroeder downed Columbia City’s Rachel Flauding, 6-3, 6-3.

CONGRESS: Banks announces candidacy

May 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE — State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indiana’s third congressional district Tuesday afternoon.

Banks launched his campaign in front of a large crowd of family, friends and supporters at the Allen County GOP headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Banks vowed to run a substantive campaign built on issues and ideas.

ROAD CLOSED: Towerview Dr. to be closed all day Thursday

May 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Towerview Drive at East Van Buren Street will be closed to all traffic Thursday.

As crews continue to work on the Ind. 205 project, the intersection will be shut down for the day — officials estimate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As of Tuesday evening, officials believe the closing will be one day only; however, the intersection may be closed several more times throughout the duration of the project.

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