September 10th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — The measure of a good team is not only their won-loss record, but also how they respond under the pressure of close contests.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team got its share of pressure Thursday night when it played host to the Huntington North Lady Vikings.
WATERLOO — In the pursuit of perfection it takes two in the case of Columbia City boys’ tennis.
Going into Thursday’s match at DeKalb, two positions stood at 11-0 for the Eagles. It took a tandem of two players, in their first season playing together, to get a 10th win on the season for Columbia City beating the Barons 5-0.
SOUTH WHITLEY -- Thursday night’s away game was expected to be an easy win for the Manchester Squires.
After a blow out game earlier this season, the Squires traveled into South Whitley and anticipated the same outcome.
But Whitko had no part of that. The Lady Wildcats were not going down without a fight but lost in four games 3-1.
After quick losses in the first two games, it appeared the Squires were about to mirror their previous encounter.
In an effort to determine how contaminated former industrial and business sites are in Whitley County, the county commissioners have agreed to be part of a regional effort to get a collective $1 million in federal funds for seven area counties.
The county will be part of Region III-A’s collaborative efforts to get a collective $1 million U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 10 counties in and around Region III-A, a regional planning commission and economic development district.
In an effort to speed the process for tax abatement requests in Whitley County, the county council approved Wednesday making any eligible land in the county an economic revitalization area.
“Other counties in the region have taken a similar step,” said Alan Tió, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.
They were known to voters as “hands down, the most exciting team of the decade.”
It’s the team that made “this community become ‘Hoosiers.’”
The Post & Mail readers spoke. The 2004 state finalist Columbia City boys’ basketball team is “definitely the best team of the decade.”
Coming up on a seventh season since the faithful run to the state finals, the feeling remains the same in Columbia City.
“A season to remember,” one voter said in The Post & Mail’s best of the decade contest.
Voted second in the best team of the decade, the 2005-2006 Columbia City Eagle wrestling team had big shoes to fill. The previous two teams had set high standards with both of them reaching the IHSAA team state finals and finishing in the top four each year.
The 2006 team lived up to those expectations returning the Eagles to the team state finals for a top four finish for a third consecutive season.
Week four of the Gridiron Preview looks at Columbia City's toughest contest yet.
Whitley County has now drafted an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of K-2, or Spice, a product marketed as incense but used instead as a synthetic marijuana.
If passed, the ordinance would be the latest addition to several others in counties and cities throughout the state and nation. Several other states have also banned the sale of the product.
âMy biggest concern is that weâve got to do something in the county to discourage this,â said Mike Schrader, county commissioner chair.
Following a $1 million reduction for its budget this year, Whitley County Schools is poised to approve its proposed 2011 budget, which is about $320,000 less than this yearâs.
âThatâs where we made our massive reductions earlier this year,â said Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for WCCS.
He said the district took into account no new money from the earlier cuts imposed on the district.