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November 13th, 2010

Lady Eagles give Shearer win in debut

November 13, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night marked several new beginnings for the Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad. The Donald S. Weeks gymnasium was the site of not only the beginning of a new season for the Lady Eagles, but it also marked the beginning of a new era in coaching.
   For the first time in 33 years there was a new face directing the Lady Eagles. First-year head coach Amy Shearer directed the Lady Eagles against cross-county rival Whitko.

November 12th

‘Patriotism is little hands holding little flags’

November 13, 2010

Coesse Elementary School students have been taught well about the importance our veterans have played in the American freedoms we enjoy.
Thursday, they presented a Veterans Day program under the direction of Becky Walter, choir director, honoring veterans from their community, many with direct descendants in the school.
Called “America, the land of Heroes” the program guide stated “Patriotism is little hands holding little flags.” Throughout the various patriotic songs, that is just what the students did, making the bleachers a sea of waving red, white and blue.

Larwill denies property owner 2nd reprieve

November 13, 2010

LARWILL — The property located at 202 N. Center Street was evacuated last spring due to several violations of the Larwill’s unsafe building ordinance per Chief Inspector Craig Wagner with the Whitley County Planning and Building Department.
Owner of the unsafe structure is Ralph Fitch, who was represented by Katrina Osterman last spring.
At that time, Osterman agreed with the council to make repairs to the property by Nov. 1, with updates reported every two months to council members.

The ‘Blight Fighters’

November 13, 2010

Columbia City’s Brownfields Committee was formed earlier this year with the express purpose of assessing what can be done to make good use of city business properties that have potential benefit to the town.
And the seven-person panel hopes to get some help from the community in doing so.
Lori Shipman serves as a consultant for the committee. She said a public forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
A Brownfield is described as real estate that is either abandoned or inactive and which might not be serving its potential.

Charles Ware, 58

November 13, 2010

Charles R. “Randy” Ware, 58, went to be with his heavenly Father Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Born Oct. 19, 1952 in Bluffton, he was a son of Charles Ray (Leota) Ware and Margaret “Peg” Roeger. He was a volunteer at Broadway Christian Church where he was also a member and was affiliated with “In As Much Ministries,” and was the former owner of ‘Busco Bait and Tackle.

Thorson Howe, 95

November 13, 2010

Thorson Allen Howe, 95, a resident of Round Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City.
He graduated from the Geneva High School and International Business College, served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds incurred at the Battle of the Bulge.

Game plan for unbeaten Tigers

November 12, 2010

   It’s not going to be easy and Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler knows it.
   Tonight’s class A regional championship between visiting Hagerstown and the black and gold of ’Busco has just one loss among the two teams.
   The Eagles are in search of the game plan that no other team has been able to find this season. One that will be an undefeated Tigers team that averaged 40 points in the sectional round.

Lady Eagles set to debut under familiar new coach

November 12, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — With the tip-off of the girls’ basketball season at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium tonight, a new but familiar face steps into the leadership role of a program known by its head coach.
   For the first time in 33 seasons, Hall of Fame Lady Eagles coach Wayne Kreiger will not be the voice on the sideline barking out directions.

Marathon parking addressed

November 12, 2010

Officials in charge of Columbia City’s ever-growing Veteran’s Marathon aren’t worried about parking issues for the race’s second annual event Saturday.
Tuesday, during the regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council, Mayor Jim Fleck questioned whether or not there should be parking set up at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds with shuttle service for participants in any of the three races.
Aside from the 26.2 mile marathon, there will also be a half marathon and five kilometer race.

Phone company reintroduces its Columbia City storefront

November 12, 2010

Who knew paying your phone bill was a monthly social event when United Telephone had its offices on Chauncey Street?
The post office was right across the street, so folks would pick up their mail, walk across the street, and line up around the block to pay their phone bill.
The post office is still right across the street but the telephone company’s storefront hasn’t existed for a long time.

 

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