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Tabs collected for kids’ cause

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County employees are making way in their goal to collect one million — pop tabs, that is.

This will be the second year the county had gathered a million tabs.

In 2000, employees collected a million aluminum tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.

Recently, the Whitley County Engineer’s office, who spearheads the collection with the support of the County Commissioners, received a generous donation of 149 pounds of tabs from the Living Waters Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.

Task force works to generate awareness

October 14, 2013

Members of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force converged on the Courthouse lawn to decorate the square with purple ribbons in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Joining in the effort were Whitley County Commissioners, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia City High School Key Club members and other volunteers.

See a special publication inserted in today’s Post & Mail for on the task force.

LeAnn Rosen, 66

October 14, 2013

LeAnn Rosen, 66, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at her home after an extended illness due to cancer.
Born on Sept. 13, 1947, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Kenneth C. and Judith (Fry) Hosler.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1965. Upon her graduation she immediately entered the insurance field working for more than 25 years, first for Keith Dowell, John Lefever and currently was employed as an insurance agent for Star Insurance.

Col. City JV falls to Carroll, 32-6

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City junor varsity football team played host to its Carroll counterparts Saturday. The visiting Chargers built up a big lead before the Eagles got on the scoreboard late, giving Carroll a 32-6 win.

For the Eagles, the game started off badly as a botched reception of the opening kickoff led to the visitors tackling Columbia City quarterback Blake Sunderland in the end zone for a safety on the first play of the game to stake the Chargers to a 2-0 lead after just nine seconds of play.

SALVATION ARMY: Whitley County says ‘goodbye’ to a servant

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With news of her leaving the Salvation Army, Facebook comments flooded Pat Mossburg’s page.

“I didn’t even know I was that well-liked,” Mossburg responded to her Facebook comments.

Mossburg has been the ministries director for Whitley County’s Salvation Army for seven years.

Earlier this month, she announced she would be leaving her post, effective Oct. 31.

A special open house is planned in her honor Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.

Tourney champs

October 14, 2013

Columbia City’s volleyball team won the Whitko Invitational Saturday in South Whitley.

Pictured are the Lady Eagles with the Whitko trophy.

Columbia City will play its final regular-season game Wednesday at Heritage.

TEST RESULTS: WCCS works to perfect ISTEP+

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While Whitley County Consolidated Schools posted competitive scores in the recent release of the ISTEP+ results, school officials are still working to make improvements for next year.

WCCS collectively had 78 percent of its students pass the test, but noted some areas where scores were lower than others.

Col. City, Whitko face tough draw; ’Busco to face Eastside

October 14, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held its 2013 Football Sectional draw Sunday.

Columbia City and Whitko are set to face tough opponents, while Churubusco should coast through round one.

’Busco takes on Eastside in the Class 2A sectional opener. Eastside, of the Northeast Corner Conference, is 3-5 and has already lost to the Eagles this season.

Churubusco downed the Blazers 31-13 Sept. 13.

Currently, Eastside sits sixth in the NECC, while Churubusco is second.

SCHOOLS A PRIORITY: County agencies participate in active shooter training at CCHS

October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Squad cars flooded the parking lot at Columbia City High School Saturday, as nearly every law enforcement officer who serves Whitley County participated in a special training.

The training was held by the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team to assist the county with its recent focus on school safety.

The ISP team has traveled to several school districts in Indiana to help prepare agencies with the best tactics in the event of a school shooting.

“We wanted everyone to be on the same page,” said Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

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