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December 18th

Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65

December 18, 2014

Jan. 12, 1949 — Dec. 17, 2014
Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
She was born Jan. 12, 1949 in Warsaw, Ind., a daughter of Roy Elmer and Ruth Joan (Brower) Combs. She graduated from South Whitley High School and Patricia Stevens Air Career College in Chicago.
On May 7, 1971 she was united in marriage to David B. Stidham. They have always made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County.
After 34 years of service, Carolyn retired from Zimmer this year.

Rozella ‘Rosie’ Wolfe, 92

December 18, 2014

April 7, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Rozella A. “Rosie” Wolfe, 92, of Columbia City, died at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted that Monday.
She was born April 7, 1922 in Huntington County, a daughter of Edward J. and Isabella A. (Scher) Scheiber. Her formative years were spent in the Huntington-Whitley County Line area. She was educated in the Clear Creek Township High School.
On Aug. 4, 1962 she was united in marriage to William H. Wolfe. They made their home on a farm west of Columbia City. Mr. Wolfe died Oct. 12, 1990.

Frank Boggs, 84

December 18, 2014

Dec. 22, 1929 — Dec. 13, 2014
Frank D. Boggs, 84, of Columbia City, passed away from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Thorncreek Township of Whitley County, he was the son of Thomas and Mary J. (Widup) Boggs.

CCHS VICTORY: Eagles take down Knights

December 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When going into a match, where the outcome is already decided, the difficulty lies in keeping focus. The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad went into Wednesday’s Alumni Night match with visiting Norwell with the outcome already determined. A depleted Norwell squad was giving up forfeits in seven of 14 weight classes. The Eagles picked up wins in six of the seven contested weight classes to overwhelm the Knights 72-6.

City planning for its future parks

December 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A key component in the planning process for any agency that serves the public is input from those being served.
Mark Green, Columbia City Parks and Recreation superintendent, along with Aimee Shimasaki, a representative of Martin Riley Architects and Engineers, hosted a meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall to provide the public with an opportunity for input on the 5-year Comprehensive Plan being developed for the Columbia City Parks.
“We are meeting to get input,”said Green, “Not to present finished plans.”

December 17th

• VIDEO ALERT • ROBIN WILLIAMS: Was most popular Google search term of past year

December 17, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

DR. PATRICIA O'CONNOR: Superintendent contract renewed thru ’17

December 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Marshall Community Center. By a unanimous vote, the Board voted to extend the contract of WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor for a year. O’Connor has two years remaining on her current contract.
Board President Don Armstrong said, “Giving her a one-year extension will give her essentially a three-year contract.”


December 17, 2014

NEW CASTLE — Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2015 womens induction class, to be honored at the 14th annual Womens Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Among those being honored with induction is 1963 Columbia City graduate Mike Hey.

Evelyn Shafter, 92

December 17, 2014

June 19, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Evelyn Alice Shafter, 92, of Warren, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Heritage Pointe Retirement Home, Warren. Born June 19, 1922 in Ellingson, S.D., she was the daughter of Celia M. and Beatrice I. (Gooding) Smith.
She moved in 1938 to Indiana, and lived briefly in Fort Wayne, Tri Lakes from 1946 until 1982 then moving to Columbia City. In 1993 she moved to Warren. She graduated from Lincolnville High School with the Class of 1940. She attended Wayne University Cosmetology School.

EAGLES FALL: Free throws haunt CCHS

December 17, 2014

WARSAW — After a string of eight straight wins to open the season, the Columbia City Lady Eagles dropped their second straight contest, and for remarkably similar reasons. In a Tuesday night game that bore a striking similarity to the loss to Norwell, Columbia City problems at the free throw line and an inconsistent offense led to a 43-36 loss to Warsaw in a game played at the Tiger Den.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigers played through a very close first quarter with the lead see-sawing back and forth throughout the eight minutes.


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