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POSTPONED: Many events rescheduled after snow hits area - updated

December 14, 2013

Due to the weather, Columbia City's boys basketball game at Marion tonight has been postponed. A make-up date is expected to be announced sometime next week.

Several games and events are being cancelled or postponed tonight, as the area is expected to accumulate several more inches of snow throughout the day.

Whitko Schools have postponed all activities for this evening. Churubusco's boys basketball game has also been postponed, with a make-up date of Dec. 17 announced.

West Noble downs Churubusco girls, 65-51

December 14, 2013

LIGONIER — An early deficit was too much for Churubusco’s girls basketball team to overcome.

West Noble got off to a hot start in its 65-51 win over the Lady Eagles Friday. The Lady Chargers roared out to an 11-0 start in the first quarter.

From that moment on, ’Busco only scored three fewer points than the host-Lady Chargers. However, the early gap would prove insurmountable.

West Noble’s 11-0 run to open the game turned into a 19-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Chargers had the score out as far as 31-12 at halftime.

‘Columbia City’s not going to give up’

December 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After close games, many coaches don’t speak very highly of the opposing team.

It was quite the opposite for Norwell’s Head Coach Eric Thornton, when he spoke of Friday night’s game against Columbia City’s girls basketball team.
“Columbia City’s not going to give up,” Thornton said.

If effort heart could win the game, the Lady Eagles could’ve walked out of the gym with a second conference win Friday night.

Unfortunately, though, Norwell (5-1) held on through a roller coaster fourth quarter to win, 50-46, and pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win.

Holiday shopping can still include military

December 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the holiday shopping season was cut short by a late Thanksgiving, there is still time for packages to be shipped to military personnel.

The U.S. Postal Service has detailed shipping dates listed by region on its website www.usps.com.

Little tokens of appreciation, such as cards and notes of appreciation, are welcomed by those serving the country and removed from family during the holidays.

Singing holiday cheer

December 14, 2013

Columbia City High School’s music department hosted its annual holiday concert Thursday night. Pictured are members of Columbia City’s show choir.

Ringing rallies change for people in need

December 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Red kettles are almost as popular of a sight during the holiday season as Santa.

Salvation Army kettles are placed at various retail locations around the county in an effort to raise funds for the nonprofit.

Money collected during the nationwide campaign goes toward helping those in need through a variety of programs.

The national fundraising goal is $3 million, which according to the Salvation Army’s website, the organization has only reached 31 percent in its efforts.

Men face burglary, theft charges

December 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of men are accused of committing a burglary and theft in Churubusco.

Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, of Fort Wayne, and Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, were charged with burglary, a Class B felony, and theft, a Class D felony. Both pleaded not guilty and are due back in court in January.

The victim lives in rural Churubusco. Case reports state he told investigators he arrived home from working third shift Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. He fell asleep on his couch and awoke at 2 p.m. At that time, he noticed a number of items missing.

No room for preschool at SWES

December 14, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — There is much anticipation surrounding the remodeling project slated for South Whitley Elementary School.

Small classrooms and overcrowding has motivated school leaders to move forward with an expansion project scheduled to begin this spring.

One group is not looking forward to the construction — South Whitley Community Preschool.

 

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