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ELLENBERGER: 'Customers are like family'

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For the past five years, Columbia City resident and Marathon store manager Dee Ellenberger has been putting her personable skills to good use, considering many of her customers to be like her family.
“My customers are like family,” said Ellenberger. “I’ve laughed a lot with them, and I’ve cried a lot with them.”
Ellenberger, 58, works at the Marathon located at Connexion Way and Armstrong Drive in Columbia City, clocking in early in the morning to prepare the store for business and working until the afternoon.

'FUTURE THINKING': TROY Center works on partnerships, goals for student achievement

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Since TROY Center became accredited in August, the school staff has continued to secure partnerships and work with students’ goals, making the atmosphere a warm, caring environment.
“We’re just trying to do a lot more future thinking,” said TROY Administrator Nicole Trier.
Trier said TROY’s first intention is to partner with schools in the area before having students apply for vouchers.
“If a student comes to us and they want to enroll, we’re going to first see if the schools are willing to refer them,” said Trier.

URBAN LEGENDS: Set tone for Halloween

October 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Haunted houses and ghost stories are a common place this time of year. Halloween can evoke spooky tales, but some stories hit close to home. There are a few urban legends that originate in Whitley County. Some are told in whispers and shared around campfires.
The circumstances surrounding these tales are not confirmed to be factual. That doesn’t mean the encounters themselves are not true. Those who have faced fear down and stood toe-to-toe with Whitley County’s paranormal would agree — truth lies within perception.
Arresting tale

CHALK IT UP

October 27, 2012

 

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