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January 12th

Donald Wooden, 92

January 12, 2013

Donald J. Wooden, 92, of Columbia City, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Parkview Hospital in Columbia City.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen (Bruce) Hazelet of Columbia City; three grandchildren, Ellen, Rachel & Russell, all of Columbia City.

Mickey Zumbrun, 73

January 12, 2013

Mickey Allen Zumbrun, 73, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. Born on June 16, 1939 in Wolf Lake, he was the son of Timothy L. and Lulu (Clingerman) Zumbrun. He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1957 and served in the U.S. Army.

On July 11, 1964, he married Dianne F. Ruckman at Larwill United Methodist Church. He has been a Whitley County lifetime resident and farmer. He worked at Dana Weatherhead for 35 years. He was a member of Weatherhead Pioneer Club and Wolf Lake United Methodist Church.

FESTIVAL ON ICE: Fire & Ice to return in 2014

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Fire and Ice Festival has been cancelled, but only for this year. The winter event, sponsored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, was to be held in January on the Courthouse Square.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown said the cancellation was due to scheduling conflicts, not financial reasons.

Chamber leaders and event organizers considered an alternative date, but was not successful in rescheduling the festival. However, Brown said there is already discussion for the festival’s return in 2014.

STATEHOUSE VISIT: Columbia City leader meets lawmakers, discusses issues

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City recently had an added presence at the Indiana Statehouse. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was mayor for the day in Indianapolis, and the event gave him the opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss important issues.

Daniel met with Rep. Kathy Heuer, Ind. Sen. Jim Banks and Rep. Dan Leonard. He had a chance to speak on issues that were important to local government.

LOCAL AUTHOR: Howell creates short tale for tots

January 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Any writer worth their salt will advise aspiring authors to write about what they know. Wanda Howell, of Churubusco, did just that. She recently self-published a short story for children about farms, a dog and a rabbit.

“Rose and Rabbit Go to the Fair,” is a tale about a farm with quite a bit of junk on its property. Rose, a curious sort of dog, happens to discover an old truck amid the piles.

OUTLOOOK GRIM: O'Donnell shares his perspective

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As the United States was plunging over the Fiscal Cliff, a rope was tossed as a solution. How well would it hold? This question and others were answered by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-In-Residence at Huntington University, at an economic lecture at Parkview Whitley Hospital Friday morning.

O’Donnell, who is known for adding humor and wit to his lectures, believes the forecast for the economic future, on the home front and abroad, could be pretty grim. He explained his bearish stance is based on trends and attitudes.

January 11th

Shocked and awed: Spartans win at the buzzer

January 12, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up between Columbia City and Homestead was everything it was predicted to be.

Nearly every fan in the stands was shocked as the buzzer rang, and Homestead won the game with a desperation 3-pointer, 59-58.

“The fans definitely got their money’s worth,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.

And there was quite a turnout. Announcers asked fans to sit shoulder-to-shoulder at the game that had more people than seats.

“The environment of this game was great,” Benedict said.

Eagles, Homestead square off tonight

January 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top dogs go head-to-head in Fort Wayne tonight, as Homestead plays host to Columbia City.

Both teams are 2-0 in the NHC, and both teams have won by substantial margins. Columbia City topped East Noble 76-35 and Bellmont 81-41. Homestead beat Carroll by a 70-56 score and East Noble 71-20.

’Busco boys, girls fall in consolation

January 11, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s woes in the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament continued Thursday evening as both the boys’ and girls’ teams fell in the consolation round contests to teams from Lakeland.

In an almost exact reversal of Tuesday’s contests against Central Noble — in which the Lady Eagles played close and the boys struggled — the girls fell behind early in the 43-29 loss.

Whitko girls fall to Norwell

January 11, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team fell to visiting Norwell on Thursday night. The Lady Knights defeated the Wildcats by a final margin of 56-34.

The defeat drops Whitko to 5-10 overall on the season. Norwell is now 13-2. The Wildcats remain at 1-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.

The Wildcats kept pace with the Knights in the first quarter, getting key buckets from senior Cagney Craig to keep the score at 11-9 at the end of the first in favor of Norwell.

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