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November 29th

Santa to share breakfast with kids

November 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After Santa is led into downtown Columbia City tonight with the Lighted Christmas Parade, he will make several appearances throughout the holiday season.

A breakfast with Santa Claus is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 a.m. and at 10 a.m.

The meal will be held at Downtown On The Square and is sponsored by the restaurant and Starr CPA & Associates, LLC.

There is no charge for the event, however, donations are appreciated.

This will be the second community event brought to downtown by the Columbia City Main Street Association.

‘A Barnyard Moosical’

November 29, 2013

Little Turtle Elementary School presented, “A Barnyard Moosical,” Tuesday. Pictured is Ella Murphy, 6, who received flowers from her grandmother after her portrayal of a cow. She is the daughter of Ron and Karen Murphy of Columbia City.

Eagles improve despite loss

November 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Though Churubusco opened its boys basketball season with a loss, the Eagles showed a vast improvement from last season’s opener against Adams Central.

Last year, Churubusco fell 51-34, the first of its nine-game losing streak to start this season. This year, Adams Central squeaked out the win with an overtime, 3-point, buzzer-beater, winning 58-56.

Eagle Brent Simmons stepped up the the free-throw line with 10 seconds left and ’Busco down two points.

City goes inside to defeat Wildcats

November 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — For nearly an entire half, Columbia City’s boys basketball team had an advantage it did not exploit in its 49-31 win against Whitko Wednesday.

That advantage was at the tape measure. With three players at 6’5 or more, and Whitko’s tallest being 6’3, the conventional wisdom would say that the Eagles would go inside, but that did not happen, at least at first.

“We shot nine 3’s in the first half,” said Columbia City Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict. “I mean, you’ve got to get the ball inside.
It’s a little easier to go inside, then out on those 3’s.”

James Null, 81

November 29, 2013

James L. Null, 81, of Columbia City, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Covington Manor Health & Rehab where he had been a resident since Nov. 7.
He was born January 19, 1932, in Fort Wayne, a son of Theodore and Mae (Purcell) Null. He completed his education at North Side High School.
He began his employment with Bursley which later became Food Marketing. He retired in 1994 with 46 years of service.

S. Whitley event brings town together

November 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Christmas spirit and holiday cheer will come to South Whitley by way of a town-wide holiday festival.

Katey Till, a South Whitley resident, joined with several other community members to coordinate Home for the Holidays, Dec. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

“There’s been several people who have mentioned the idea of a winter festival,” Till said. “I thought it would be fun to have a town Christmas tree. We started brainstorming ideas, and it all started coming together.”

November 27th

City preps for lighting contest

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s government officials are encouraging residents to decorate their homes with Christmas lights.

In the next couple weeks, officials will be judging citizens’ outdoor decorations. Columbia City Common Council President Dan Weigold said the winners should be announced by the next council meeting, Dec. 10.

Weigold, who heads the contest, is promoting that citizens get in the Christmas spirit.

DeVol sledding sparks dilemma

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the recent decision by the Columbia City Parks Board to ban sledding at DeVol Field, many Whitley County natives have strong opinions on the topic — particularly on social media websites.

In light of a new fence on a familiar sledding hill, Columbia City Attorney Marcia McNagny cautioned local officials on the potential liability of leaving the park open for sledding this winter. After much discussion, the Columbia City Park Board determined on a 3-2 vote to forbid sledding at DeVol Field, due to safety concerns.

Girls reaching quarter post of the season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Before the books close on the month of November, the girls basketball teams of Whitley County will have completed nearly 25 percent of their seasons.

Columbia City
The Lady Eagles are 3-1 and are heading for a Friday game at Fort Wayne North Side.
Columbia City has scored some big wins, avenging losses from last season by beating Marion and Fort Wayne Snider.
It was the first win over Snider in four seasons and the first in two against Marion.
Tuesday, the Lady Eagles lost their first game of the year, falling in overtime to Leo on their home floor in Columbia City.

Watch for holiday delivery Thursday morning

November 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Post & Mail, Whitley County’s daily newspaper, again will be publishing a newspaper on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28.

And, like last year, the newspaper will expand delivery of the newspaper to most residents in the Greater Columbia City area, whether or not they are a subscriber to the daily newspaper.

The special Thanksgiving morning edition will be a full local newspaper. with expanded delivery to most non-subscribers in the 46725 zip code.

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