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Talbert Pittenger, 94

February 1, 2013

Talbert Wilmont Pittenger, 94, of rural Columbia City, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born July 18, 1918, in Union Township, a son of Wayne G. and Mary R. (Worden) Pittenger. A lifelong Whitley County resident, he graduated from Coesse High School in 1936.
On Aug. 17, 1940, he was united in marriage to Georgianna Miller. They made their home on Shriner Lake. Mrs. Pittenger died Jan. 9, 1950.

Shelly Bills, 52

February 1, 2013

Shelly L. Bills, 52 of Columbia City, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Covington Manor Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was on born Nov. 5, 1960, in Columbia City to Larry Robert and Carolyn Alice (Miller) Bills.
She spent her lifetime in the Whitley County area graduating from the Columbia City High School. She was formerly employed at Goss Grocery Store and Hilltop Tavern, Big Lake.

BOOK SALE: Peabody Library book sale going on now

February 1, 2013

Peabody Public Library is holding a book sale today and Saturday.
Thousands of books will be on sale, including children’s books, cookbooks, paperbacks and books from many other categories, each priced at $1 or less.
The sale will run until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit www.ppl.lib.in.us.

MOLESTATION CASE: Pressler's meth charges on hold

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of dealing in methamphetamine had his court appearance pushed back due to other charges.

Dean Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested in December for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. He was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for those counts.

GIVING BLOOD: Whitley Co. donates

February 1, 2013

Chris Jones, of Columbia City, donates blood at the Columbia City United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile conducted the visit. All who donated were treated to Girl Scout cookies.

MOVING ON UP: CCHS articulates higher education values

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With a focus on academic success and college-readiness, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of School Trustees heard a presentation on progress in those areas at Columbia City High School and Eagle Tech Academy.

Jennifer Reiff, CCHS principal; Lyle Kuhmichel, CCHS assistant principal; Kyle Nelson, CCHS dean of students and Brady Mullet, Eagle Tech Academy principal gave the presentation.

BRIDGE WITH NO NAME: Sen. Banks proposes moniker

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A bridge in Columbia City could one day have a new name.

State Sen. Jim Banks proposed legislation to name the Ind. 9 bridge in Columbia City between West Spencer and Hanna Streets after former State Sen. Gary P. Dillon.

“I introduced the legislation a couple of years ago and introduced it again this time,” Banks said.

Banks did not anticipate the legislation passing this year, but said it had to get started on the process.

“I would love to surprise him with it,” Banks said of Dillon.

County grapplers prep for regional meet

February 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Twenty wrestlers from Whitley County advanced to Saturday’s regional meet at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and now stand just two weekends away from the state tournament.

Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko were all at the sectional meet at Carroll last Saturday. Churubusco was second to the hosts in the team race and is sending eight wrestlers to this weekend’s meet. Columbia City and Whitko will each send six to regionals.

Col. City wins final regular-season game

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Fans at Columbia City’s girls basketball game against Huntington North Thursday wouldn’t have known that the Lady Eagles hadn’t practiced since Monday.

Columbia City head coach Amy Shearer said the team has been battling the flu all week, but the Lady Eagles still managed a 53-49 win in their last regular-season game.

The ill-timed sickness showed in the first quarter, as Huntington jumped out to a 17-8 advantage. The Lady Vikings hit three 3-pointers from three different shooters.

Sectionals begin for Lady Eagle swim team

February 1, 2013

WARSAW — Sectionals began for the Columbia City girls swimming team Thursday, and the Lady Eagles turned in several performances that qualified for Saturday’s finals.

Thursday was the preliminary event for the finals, which will be Saturday. Winners of Saturday’s sectional races will advance to the state meet on Feb. 9. Qualification for state can also occur for swimmers or relay teams who meet the state standard cutoff time to round out the field to 32 entrants per event.

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