COLUMBIA CITY â Big plans start with a simple choice â this is the working mantra of a company that has developed a way to save for a childâs college education.
Jodi Golden, a representative for College Choice 529, was the guest speaker at Tuesdayâs Rotary Club meeting in Columbia City.
She came from Indianapolis to discuss the Choice 529 plan and its direct savings program set up to offer parents a planned way of providing for someoneâs future educational needs.
To give or not to give? That is the question. The students at Northern Heights Elementary School have been in the giving spirit, as seen here with some of the NHES Student Council members. Students collected more than 6,000 items for area food banks. Pictured, from left, with some of the collected food items are Cailey Allison, Evin Devito, Hailie Green, Garrett Geiger, Andrew Korus, Shawna Hall, Katie Hoag, Bella vonSeggern and Sammi Zumbrun.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City officials have announced a revised trash pick up schedule during the holiday season.Due to Christmas Day and New Yearâs Day trash pickup will fall one day later in the week.
Trash that would normally be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 25 will be serviced Thursday, Dec. 26. Trash pickup will continue to run a day behind with Fridayâs service bumped to Saturday.
The following week, the schedule will be repeated â trash service will run a day behind starting with Thursday, Jan. 2. Both weeks will have trash pick up on Saturday.
Thomas McCullough, 80, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Dekalb Health in Auburn.
He was born in Whitley County to John Thomas and Marion Etta (Rosenogle) McCullough on Dec. 29, 1932.
He honorably served his country from 1950-53 in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 11, 1954, he married Judith Hire at Nazarene Church in Churubusco. He retired from Dana Corporation with more than 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, his grandchildren and friends at Dari-Point in Ligonier.
Alberta Ruth Malcolm, 90, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
Alberta was born March 12, 1923, in Churubusco, a daughter of LeRoy and Lilah (Brumbaugh) Veazey.
On July 25, 1942, she was married in Columbia City to Maurice E. Malcolm.
She was employed at General Electric, as an inspector and retired in 1983 after 33 years.
Roger D. Knight, 51, of Columbia City, passed at his home in the arms of his wife and surrounded by family at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
He was born Sept. 1, 1962, in Hazard, Ky. a son of Russell and Ruby (Lewis) Knight. He completed his education at Columbia City Joint High School.
On Aug. 31, 1985, he was united in marriage to Roxanne E. DeYoung. They made their home in Columbia City until 1988 when they moved to their at Big Lake. In June 2012 they returned to Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â More than 10 years in the making, Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team finally beat its rival to the west â Warsaw, Tuesday night, 38-24.
Records that date back to the 2000-01 season show that the Lady Eagles havenât defeated the Lady Tigers in at least 13 years.
âI know it has been quite some time since weâve beaten them,â Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. âWarsaw has a great program. It was a good win for us.â
Not only did the Lady Eagles beat Warsaw, they did it with several underclassmen playing substantial minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY âTechnology needs are constantly growing within school districts across the country. Whitley County Consolidated Schools are no different, and the districtâs Board of Trustees made some updates to its technology directorâs job description at Monday nightâs meeting.
âThis is a significant change from the former job description and is quite comprehensive in its requirements,â WCCS Superintendent Pat OâConnor told the Board of Trustees.
The position now requires a bachelorâs degree, more knowledge and skills and leadership roles within the district.
COLUMBIA CITY â Upgrades to the Whitley County Jail continue to be debated by County Commissioners. Although some work has started, the lot of parts needed have not been approved for purchase Â â a cost that could be in excess of $80,000.
At a previous council meeting, Commissioner Tom Rethlake had shared with county officials that a valve originally bid to cost $1,066 each, might be able to be purchased at a price of $776 from a different company.
However, Rethlake said he would turn the bid over to County Maintenance Supervisor Mark Sturtevant for review and follow up.
COLUMBIA CITY â For some, Christmas involves more than receiving â giving too.
That is certainly true for Kelly Maloy of Columbia City. What started as an idea has morphed into a reality beyond her wildest dreams.
Maloy posted on Facebook recently, asking that her friends remember their animal friends and donate $1 to the Whitley County Humane Society.
Individuals could send their dollars to her, and she would make the donation just before Christmas.
Maloy said the success of her endeavor has already surpassed her expectations.