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November 18th

New event to bring in the holiday

November 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Plans are being made for South Whitley's first Home for the Holidays event, which is slated for Dec. 8 from 3-6 p.m.
“This promises to be a fun-filled afternoon sponsored by Whitley on the Move,” said event organizers. “There will be several family-friendly activities in the offering by a variety of South Whitley organizations and businesses.”

A Christmas tree stands waiting in the bandstand gazebo outside of Town Hall for decorations which will be made in the Town Hall during the event.

Col. City swim dives into season

November 18, 2013

OSSIAN — The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.

The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.

BEYOND THE BOOKS: Library takes learning off the shelf

November 18, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the various programs and services featured at the Peabody Public Library.

COLUMBIA CITY — When card holders visit the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, books are not the only things on display.

What was once seen as an educational resource bound by cover and conveyed in writing, the library’s services span several mediums.

Four Eagles placed on all-NHC squad

November 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Four members of Columbia City’s football team were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference all-conference team for the 2013 season.

Senior Wayne Smith led the Eagles by being tapped as Columbia City’s lone first-team member. Smith also played on offense for Columbia City at wide receiver.

Junior Drew Cummings was named honorable mention at center for Columbia City.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dakota Goldwood was an honorable mention choice at defensive end.

SIDE OF GRATITUDE: Rotary Club plans for holiday feast

November 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Rotary Clubs are known for their civic investment in communities throughout the year. However, Rotarians in Columbia City are giving back in a way that requires time, sacrifice and service.

A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served by the organization on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.

The meal is offered at no charge, but freewill donations are accepted. Proceeds from the dinner will go to food banks in Whitley County.

Nathan Fry, 35

November 18, 2013

Nathan R. Fry, 35, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 9, 1977 in Columbia City, he was the son of Michael A. Fry and Susan C. Fry.
He attended Columbia City High School and had worked at Apple Spice. Nathan was a Park Center client where they helped him become self efficient and helped him get his life on the right path within the last few years.
He was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. Nathan cared a lot about his family and his faith. He enjoyed listening to music and getting dressed in his suit to attend church.

Patricia Pulliam, 77

November 18, 2013

Patricia Long Pulliam, 77, passed away in Fountain Hill, Ariz. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1955. She graduated from University of Kentucky. Pat was a two-time kidney transplant recipient.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Tom Pulliam; two daughters, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Conley and brother, Leon Long.

Bonnie Kimmel, 80

November 18, 2013

Bonnie L. Kimmel, 80, a resident of rural Churubusco in Allen County, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She had been in declining health for several weeks..
Mrs. Kimmel was born March 8, 1933, in Lansing, Mich., a daughter of Bernard B. and Mildred (Thomas) Leazier.

Josephine Hyndman, 82

November 18, 2013

Josephine R. Hyndman, 82, of Columbia City, died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since October 2011.
She was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Kimmell, a daughter of Jesse Howard and Hazel L. (Musselman) Davis. Her formative years were primarily spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City High School.
On July 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Chester R. Hyndman. They made their home in Columbia City until 1994 when they moved to their home southeast of Columbia City. Chet died March 25, 2003.

Savannah Lepley, 95

November 18, 2013

Savannah B. Lepley, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born Oct. 13, 1918, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Lewis and Anna (Rhodes) Jones.
She graduated from Pierceton High School with the Class of 1936. After graduation, she married Guy Lepley.
Savannah worked at the Sears store off Rudisill Blvd. in Fort Wayne for more than 25 years, retiring in 1994. She is a member of Westfield Presbyterian Church and Calvary Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne.

The Whitko Wildcat 14U Pony League team finished its season 11-3, playing in the Northern Indiana...
Jasmine Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School,...
Camp Whitley honored its third and final week leaders Saturday. A nasty storm forced the campers...

 

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