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January 21st

Charles Hess, 88

January 21, 2011

Charles S. Hess, 88, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne. Born March 4, 1922 in Whitley County, he was a son of Pyrl and Daisy (Rouch) Hess.

Coming to the rescue

January 21, 2011

City fine tunes in win

January 21, 2011

   WATERLOO — With less than two weeks left before the girls’ swimming sectional, Columbia City is in season form.
   The entire regular season schedule leads up to the postseason. At this point, it’s about fine-tuning.
   “It’s been a good year but we’re just a few weeks away from competing in sectional,” Columbia City head coach Phil Stanczak said. “We are now focusing on the little things to make us better.”

Garrett wraps up Columbia City

January 21, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — After a season-opening home match against the Bellmont Braves, the Columbia City Eagle wrestling team waited a long time for another chance to compete in front of the home crowd.    That chance came Thursday night in the final match of the regular season, as the Eagles took on the visiting Garrett Railroaders in a match postponed from Wednesday due to weather.

January 20th

Police act on tip in effort to find meth fugitive

January 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Police from both Columbia City and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department converged on a Columbia City home late Wednesday afternoon in hopes of nabbing a fugitive wanted on several drug charges.
According to Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges, a call was received at 5:22 p.m. from residents at Camden Drive in Columbia City that someone matching the description of Travis Wonderly, 21, driving a brown car, was pulling into the garage at 730 Camden Dr.

Hot or cold, you’ll like Fire and Ice Winterfest

January 20, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY — Last year, warm temps and rain made ice carving for the Fire and Ice Winterfest messy and short-lived. No such problem this year.
The National Weather Service forecasts very cold this weekend with highs in the upper teens and lows in the single digits.
Festival-goers need not fear the cold, though, as warming events will be ongoing throughout the weekend with hot pepper eating contests and the popular Chili Cook-off.

School board votes to consolidate kindergarten classes

January 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A proposal to consolidate kindergartners who attend school for a half day at Whitley County Consolidated Schools won a narrow victory Monday night.
At its regular board meeting, the corporation’s Board of School Trustees took public input regarding a proposal made at the last meeting by Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor.
In that proposal, O’Connor suggested to the board Jan. 3 that some of the corporation’s elementary schools stop offering half-day kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.

Semi, squad car collide in town

January 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City police officer was involved in a collision this morning with a semi-tractor trailer, according to Indiana State Police.
ISP Trooper Brian Bills said the collision occurred at the intersection of state Route 9 and Chicago Street and apparently was the result of confusion over traffic signals.
The police car, driven by Master Patrolman Robert V. “Chip” Stephenson received about $5,000 damage, according to Bills, when it was hit by a semi driven by Jim Pettigrew of Columbia City.
Bills said the semi took off parts of the patrol car’s front end.

Linda Bartoo, 50

January 20, 2011

Linda Marie Bartoo, 50, of Wabash, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at her home. She was born June 3, 1960 in Festus, Mo. to Richard and Elizabeth (Linker) Kasmarzik.
Bartoo owned Bartoo Insurance Agency in Columbia City for eight years.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Bartoo; three children, Jason Coad, Allison Bartoo and Madison Bartoo; sister, Theresa Henning; and four brothers, John Kasmarzik, Joseph Kasmarzik, Thomas Kasmarzik and Jerry Ladany.

William Moog, 84

January 20, 2011

William Walter “Bill” Moog, 84, of Columbia City, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at The Oaks Living Center.
He was born Feb. 16, 1926 in Churubusco, a son of Walter W. and Opal (Klinger) Moog. His formative years were spent in Whitley County. He graduated from Columbia City High School.
On June 19, 1944 he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged Feb. 22, 1946.
On June 28, 1947 he was united in marriage to Doris E. Barnes, the love of his life. They have always made their home in Columbia City.

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