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Life-changing experience

April 22, 2011

“Every day, I knew God was with me. He lifted the world off my shoulders.” — Jill Winebrenner.
“Every day is a gift.” — Jill’s husband, Tony Winebrenner.
It has been more than four years since the accident that brought the life Jill Winebrenner lived to a halt.
Though she has suffered through seven surgeries to try to fix her broken pelvis, was told she would never get out of a wheelchair and still suffers constant pain, she says she wouldn’t change a thing.
“It’s not the best thing that happened to me, but it brought my life to reality,” she said.

Jack Schrader, 61

April 22, 2011

Jack Dewitt Schrader, 61, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Oregon City, Ore. He was born May 21, 1949 in Columbia City, a son of Dewitt and Phyllis Schrader.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Schrader; children, Erica Streeton, Sara Schrader and Isaac Schrader; and sister, Ann Akpabio.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 30 at the Columbia City United Methodist Church with a reception following.
Memorials may be directed to the VFW of Columbia City.

Evelyn Andorfer, 92

April 22, 2011

Evelyn Irene Andorfer, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1918 in Edgerton, she was a daughter of William and Minnie (Longardner) Doty.

SDI expansion won't hurt local county plant

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials at the local division of Steel Dynamics, Inc. say that the recent expansion announcement by the company in Allen County won’t have a negative effect on Whitley County.
The steel conglomerate announced last week it was forming a new company in a partnership with a Spanish firm for the purpose of recycling copper for use as wire rods.
The company is considering a site in New Haven as one of four potential locations for the new manufacturing facility.
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Board OKs south side study, with wording tweak

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works and Safety acted on a proposed agreement with a consulting firm to investigate flooding in one area of town — well sort of.
Board member Walt Crowder had some reservation about wording in a proposed contract with GAI Consultants to study a watershed area.
After discussion, Crowder moved to approve the agreement, but wanted a slight change in wording regarding the fee.
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Kessie picked for IBCA scholarship

April 22, 2011

   The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association awards two scholarships a year in the name of Pat Aikman.
   One of those comes from Whitley County.
   The Whitko Lady Wildcats’ senior captain Rachelle Kessie was the recipient of scholarship along side Huntington North’s Kyle Bradburn.

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Water main break dumps millions of gallons

April 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City water superintendent Mike Dear reported Friday morning that a water main break earlier this week near the Blue River may have spilled 10 million gallons of water before it could be repaired.
In an area near the river and Radio Road where on-going sewer line installations have been under way for some time, Dear said he was driving by such a site on Monday when “I spotted water coming out of a culvert pipe that normally wouldn’t have water coming out of it.”
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Ugly win first for ’Busco

April 22, 2011

   LIGONIER — The old adage says that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
   For the Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team, even winning ugly has its charm, as the Lady Eagles worked out of several jams to grab their first win of the season 6-3 over host West Noble Thursday.

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Senior supremacy lifts City

April 22, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — It was nearly a month after Columbia City boys’ track and field was supposed to have its home opener but Thursday turned into a night of big wins, personal records and honoring seven seniors.
   Seniors like thrower Jordan Chapple helped the Eagles open at home on senior night with a convincing 98-34 win over Manchester.

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Columbia City extends win streak to three

April 22, 2011

   ANGOLA — After a 1-1 start to the season, Columbia City girls’ tennis have gone through the second week of the young season with a win streak.
   Following wins at home Monday and Wednesday, the Lady Eagles hit the road for a match Thursday.
   Columbia City got wins from both its singles and doubles players but a three-set match in No. 3 singles lifted the Lady Eagles to a 3-2 win at Angola.

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