COLUMBIA CITY â In some of the oldest church structures in Columbia City and Whitley County there have been, in the past, interesting examples of stained glass windows. Some of these are very intricate, with some of the more modern examples a bit more abstract.
In the early construction of the churches, stained glass windows represented an extravagant expense, and so were donated by the wealthy or sponsored by a church-related group.
Aug. 11, 1934 â Dec. 10, 2014
Mildred âMidgeâ Collier, 80, of Larwill, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born Aug. 11, 1934 in Cumberland, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Lillie (Estep) Bush.
She grew up in Kentucky and married Roy Howard Collier July 6, 1950 in Clintwood, Va. After he was discharged from military service they moved to Detroit, Mich.
Dale âRichardâ Goings, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City, he was the son of the late Ivan and Dorothy Goings. Goings was a member of Grace Gathering, New Haven. He retired in 1997 from Schneider National Carriers after 10 years. He was also a member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 189, Columbia City.
CHURUBUSCO â An injury-depleted Churubusco wrestling team played host to new Northeast Corner Conference foe Garrett Thursday night. The visiting Railroaders broke a 21-21 tie, taking five of the remaining six bouts to down the Eagles 48-24
With bouts starting at 152 pounds, the visitors jumped on top 6-0 by way of a third-period pin by Garrettâs Sam Lawrence over Buscoâs Dean Gaerte. The Eagles evened the score 6-6, when senior Lyle McParlan pinned Garrettâs Alax Egly with five seconds left on the clock in their 160-pound match-up.
CHURUBUSCO â The Eel River Golf Course banquet room was a veritable whoâs who of Churubusco community residents; local politicians, coaches and business members celebrated the success of the townâs pairing of local government and small business with the annual Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursay evening.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Salvation Army of Whitley County is preparing for another busy season.
The organization has already served our community through their Coats for Kids program, Thanksgiving Meals program, Nursing Home Christmas Visitation and is now preparing for its annual toy distribution in partnership with Toys for Tots.
âWith the help of our generous community we will be able to help over 200 families with food for Christmas,â said Major Flora OâDell, representative for The Salvation Army in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â Engineering for a $467,000 upgrade to Columbia City Electric Utilityâs north substation will begin with configuring a switch breaker replacement, the Columbia City Board of Works determined this week.
ANGOLA â Trine defeated Heidelberg, 68-61, in non-conference womenâs basketball action Wednesday evening in a home contest to extend their winning-streak to six games.
The win gives the Thunder six-consecutive victories for the first-time since the 2011-12 team opened the season on a six-game run.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redvelopment Commission (RDC) is finalizing what will be a three-step process for potential developers to propose improvements to the RDCâs property on the northwest corner of Van Buren and Line streets downtown.
Known as the former Eagles Lodge property, the building was acquired by the RDC during the past year and the structure was razed during the summer.
WINONA LAKE â Grace College menâs basketball team may have led nearly the entire game against Indiana Tech on Tuesday, but the outcome wasnât settled until the final seconds.
The Lancers (10-3) held on late for a 70-67 home victory over the Warriors (5-7) Tuesday night at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.