May 13th, 2015
FORT WAYNE â€” State Senator Jim Banks announced his candidacy for Indianaâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 â€” 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.
KENDALLVILLE â€” In weather conditions more closely resembling early March than early May, Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team saw a 3-1 lead evaporate into a 4-3 loss to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble on the Knights home field Tuesday evening.
The Eagles broke on top with back-to-back singles by Justin Dailey and Carson Reed. Dailey scored when Jacob Wolfe reached first safely on an East Noble error to give Columbia City a 1-0 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission approved a bid for $56,670 to demolish a downtown building.
The razing is expected to be complete before Old Settlers Days during the last week of June.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team struggled at home Saturday, losing to Concordia Lutheran, 11-1.
Elaine Horn opened the game for the Lady Eagles with a solo home run to give â€™Busco an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately for the home team, that would be its only score.
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s JV golf team shot 318 at the New Haven Invitational, good enough to take third place in the seven-team tournament.
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger took first, shooting a 305. Carroll High School was second with a 313. The Eagles followed with a 318. Leo placed fourth at 332, with Huntington taking fifth at 340. Concordia was sixth at 363, with Bishop Luers rounding out the field at 377.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County politician is ready to make his run for Washington, D.C.
State Sen. Jim Banks (R) was to announce at noon today that he is making a run for the U.S. House in Indianaâ€™s Third Congressional District.
CARMEL â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys volleyball team closed its season at a tourney at Carmel High School. The Eagles went 3-1 in the 15-team tournament.
The Eagles opened their day with a match against Hamilton Southeastern High School. The Eagles put together a 6-point run midway through the first game to go up 17-10 off a block by Evan Straub and a kill by Ryan Kumfer. Following a four-point run by Hamilton Southeastern, the Eagles closed out game one, 25-22.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School held its annual Honors Convocation Monday evening.
Every year at the end of the banquet, the school selects a male and female athlete to earn its top honors â€” the Honor Blanket for the boys and the Tina Parker Memorial Honor Tray for the girls.