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April 12th, 2014

Park Dept. preps pool for final year

April 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s the beginning of the end for Burnworth Memorial Pool in Columbia City.

Last year, officials announced that 2014 is expected to be the final summer for the pool, which has been part of the community for decades.

While Park Director Mark Green hates to see the summer fun spot go, repairs and upkeep on the pool have been more than the city’s budget can manage.

April 11th

TONS OF $AVING$: More than $217 in coupon savings this weekend

April 12, 2014

The Post & Mail's Weekend Edition contains more than $217 in coupon savings and discounts via display advertising and inserted circulars from Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Papa John's, Eel River Golf Course, Shoe Carnival, JC Penney, Dunham's Sports, Dick's Sporting Goods and the ever popular SmartSource Magazine of coupons.

Pipe parley: Developers, city discuss use of PVC pipe

April 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cost and quality have been the topic of discussion for Columbia City officials at several Board of Works meetings this year.

Currently, nearly all of Columbia City’s water pipes are ductal iron.

Per the city’s ordinance, new housing additions are required to have ductal iron pipes installed, and some developers are trying to get that changed so PVC pipe can be used as well.

“From our standpoint, using PVC would be a considerable cost savings,” said Don Langeloh, a local developer.

However, city officials are hesitant to make the switch without through research.

Bucks boil over in annual cookoff

April 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Friendly competition turned food into dollars at The Center for Whitley County Youth’s annual Cookoff Thursday at First Church of God in Columbia City.

Four teams each assembled a menu that consisted of appetizers, entrees and desserts for cook-off patrons to vote on.

After collecting the ballots, taste-testers deemed Team Live United as having the best overall meal as well as presentation.

Downtown Association garners nod from state

April 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “What you have here is wonderful,” said Shae Kmicikewycz during her visit to Columbia City’s downtown Thursday.

She was in the city to present the Columbia City Main Street Association (CCMSA) with an official certificate signifying its accomplishment in meeting the state’s requirements for joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.

Kmicikewycz is the program manager for the IMS, and represents Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.

“Your downtown is unique,” Kmicikewycz said. “It’s what you have in the heart of your city that makes you so great.”

Tolliver signs with Huntington University

April 11, 2014

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday afternoon.

Pictured, from left: Huntington University Coach Chris Tillett, Tolliver, father Robert Tolliver and mother Melody Tolliver.

’Busco off to 2-0 start

April 11, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill Thursday night, Churubusco’s baseball team is off to a 2-0 start to the season — an impressive feat as the team only had one practice on the field before the season opener.

As of March 10, Churubusco’s baseball field still had 14 inches of snow on it, forcing the Eagles to practice in the gymnasium and on the parking lot.

“We tried to give them all the game situations through practice,” said Churubusco Head Coach Mark Grove. “Experience is key.”

Col. City boys track opens season

April 11, 2014

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North Thursday night.

Though the team didn’t open the season with a win, Head Coach Krystal Zoltek said she was happy to be on the track.

“It was nice to participate after the early cancellations and cold weather,” Zoltek said. “We are a young team and looking for great improvement as the season progresses.”

The Eagles missed their first two meets to weather — the county meet March 20 at Churubusco, and a dual with Wawasee March 24.

Water work: City crews repair main break

April 11, 2014

Columbia City’s Water Department worked to repair a water main break Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Elm and Market Streets.

The repair caused the intersection to be closed for several hours while crews worked to fully restore service to the area.

Pictured, Columbia City Water Superintendent Mike Dear (left) and Scott Buckles inspect the broken pipe.

COOK-OFF RESULTS ARE IN

April 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (April 11, 2014) -- The Center for Whitley County Youth held its annual cook-off last night and the new team to the competition took two top awards.

Team Live United, led by Whitley County United Way Executive Director Cindy Baker, won "Best Meal" and "Best Presentation."

Team Forklift, led by Hank Workman, won "Most Unique Menu."

As officials with The Center continue to total donations received, more than $56,000 is already accounted for.

Read more about this event and see photos in today's Post & Mail.

 

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