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Archive - Mar 22, 2014

Chili cook off to raise funds for charity

March 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A chili cook off will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City.
The cook off is opened to the public. Eleven teams will vie for bragging rights and the Golden Ladle Award.
The event will raise funds for local missions and church ministries. The cost is $5 at the door, per person, to taste all 11 varieties of chili. Included in the cost is a dinner, which is comprised of a grilled cheese sandwich, homemade cookies and beverage.

Selfie Saturday

March 22, 2014

Teresa Ousley, of Columbia City, was born in Louisville, Ky.
She is a stay at home mom, and in her free time, she goes to church, draws, and volunteers at different places and events. She has lived in Columbia City for eight years.

P&M: What is your favorite wild animal?
Ousley: “A tiger”
P&M: What do you love about living in Whitley County?
Ousley: “I see someone I know everywhere I go.”
P&M: If you could go back to high school, what would you do differently?
Ousley: “I would be more out going.”

FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE: Comedic approach, serious subject

March 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “Popular prognosticator” and “witty concerned citizen,” Jim O’Donnell, returned to Columbia City for his annual discussion regarding the twists and turns of the global and U.S. economy.

O’Donnell took a comedic and casual approach to a serious topic — investments and money management.

The financial and investment luncheon was sponsored by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and was held Friday at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

NEW HIRE: Auer added as new sheriff deputy

March 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department hired a new deputy and several confinement officers, who were all sworn in at the Whitley County Courthouse Friday afternoon.

Deputy Dustin Auer was hired as a deputy after working for five years as a confinement officer.

Auer said it has been one of his career goals to become a deputy. He spent two years as a reserve in South Whitley.

Auer also has military experience, working in the armory for the military police maintaining weapons. He also served a tour in Iraq.

 

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