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COUNTY RIVALRY: Eagles swarm Wildcats; win 43-20

August 29, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Columbia City Eagle and the Whitko Wildcat football teams renewed the battle for the Eel River Trophy Friday night at the Wildcats’ Ryan Huff Field.

In a stark reversal of last week’s grind-it-out ground attack, the Eagles used a potent aerial attack to put the Wildcats in a 22-point first-quarter hole on their way to a 43-20 win.

CSNI: ‘We’re all about care’ of patients, families

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Rotary Club members learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana at the club’s Tuesday luncheon meeting in the community room at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Linda Bewley, outreach coordinator for the agency, began her presentation by asking how many in her audience had been touched by cancer or knew someone who had been afflicted. Every hand in the room was raised.

END OF SUMMER SIGNAL: Ball Furniture hosting free Bar-B-Q this Saturday

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

August 29, 2014

WCCS SHOWS IMPROVEMENT: Current ISTEP+ reaches end

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With new testing making its way to Indiana this spring, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Superintendent Patricia O’Connor took the opportunity to review the district’s history of the ISTEP+ test over the last six years. The data showed an overall upward trend in all grade levels, in both math and English.

HEALTHY FOCUS: Senior community invited to fair

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a fair geared for senior citizens, but it won’t feature elephant ears and carnival rides. The Whitley County Council on Aging’s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City, and it will focus on health.

NHC LOSS: Col. City falls to Bellmont, 5-3

August 29, 2014

DECATUR — A rough second half led to a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss for Columbia City’s boys soccer team Thursday night.

NEW OWNERS NEW DESTINY: 100-year-old building coming down

August 29, 2014

Demolition continues at the 100-year-old building at the corner Line and Van Buren streets in Columbia City. The building was the former home of the Eagles Lodge, but the property is now owned by the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission. Officials hope to find a retailer to build on the property after the demolition.

HOMEMADE AVIATION: Gordon Airport one of CC's best kept secrets

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Have you ever looked to the skies in Columbia City around dusk and seen what looks to be a small airplane flying? Then you’ve probably spotted local resident Ervin “Junior” Geiger Jr. in his homemade ultralight aircraft. The 66-year old Columbia City resident and retired aircraft engineer has been designing and flying aircraft his entire life. “My mom would tell me stories of when I was two or three; I would put popsicle sticks together and fly them around the room,” said Geiger.

KIDS DREAMLAND UNSTABLE: Location of new playground discussed

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After the Columbia City Park Department recently announced its future plans for Kids Dreamland playground on West Van Buren Street, the park board discussed the viability of that location. “I’m all for an upgraded playground, I just think there should be a discussion about the location,” said Park Board member Maury Bordner.

The Park Board’s next meeting is Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

FREE MEAL: Ball Furniture hosting free Bar-B-Q this Saturday to signal end of summer

August 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Co. in downtown Columbia City will offer a free barbeque meal this Saturday starting at 11 a.m. as part of Labor Day Weekend.

The free meal, prepared by Bruno's Bar-B-Q, "with all the fixin's," is part of Ball Furniture's "End-of-Summer Sizzlin' Saturday Cookout Sale," as well as a salute to past, current and future customers.

"Customer Appreciation Savings" of up to 60 percent will be available on furniture, mattresses and accessories this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the store.

FIRST-AID: Middle schoolers become trained to save

August 28, 2014

Seventh-grade students enrolled in Whitko Middle School’s Family and Consumer Sciences class recently learned about first aid. Christine Miller, Whitko Middle School a registered nurse, presented and demonstrated to the students how to perform CPR, the Heimlich maneuver and basic first aid procedures. The students were then able to practice those skills on a manikin.

OUT WITH OLD, IN WITH NEW: Engine passed on to Richland Township

August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Less than two weeks ago, Thorncreek Township Fire Department unveiled a new fire engine for its station. As one new engine came into the department, another engine was let go.

LIMITING PHOSPHOROUS: City’s wastewater plant to face more regulations

August 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Ever-increasing limitations and regulations have sent Columbia City’s Wastewater Department into debt, forcing discussions of upcoming sewer rate increases and frustration for citizens and officials alike.

Within city limits, phosphorous typically comes from fertilizers, chemicals and household cleaning products that go down the drain. Studies show that most phosphorous run-off into rivers comes from farmland.

READING CHALLENGE: Preschoolers complete 1,000 Book Club program

August 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library recently announced several preschoolers who have completed the 1,000 book reading challenge. The library offered children a series of books to be read with their parents. Preschoolers most recently completing the challenge include Daniel James, Trevor Sutton, True Shafer and Charlotte Misiora for reading or listening to 1,000 books.

 

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