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GETTING TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE: Jerry's Tire Service can help

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Getting to Grandma's house for wintertime holidays can be treacherous, but with well equipped tires on your vehicle, the trip will be a lot safer.

Jerry's Tire Service, 1045 E. Business 30, is your place to shop for safe, reliable tires for your important holiday trips.

Customers can make an appointment for their tire sales and service by stopping by or calling Jerry's Tire Service at 260 244-5927.

WHS hosts leadership group focusing on teamwork

December 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — December’s session of Leadership Whitley County, a group comprised of community members working on leadership, communication and servant skills, convened at the media center of Whitko High School in South Whitley.

The workshop was hosted by LWC Alum Patty Weybright, and began with an awareness session featuring a panel of local non-profit organizations.

College savings discussed at Rotary meeting

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Big plans start with a simple choice — this is the working mantra of a company that has developed a way to save for a child’s college education.

Jodi Golden, a representative for College Choice 529, was the guest speaker at Tuesday’s 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 someone’s future educational needs.

NHES students give back

December 18, 2013

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.

City trash schedule to be adjusted for Christmas, New Year

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City officials have announced a revised trash pick up schedule during the holiday season.Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s 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 Friday’s service bumped to Saturday.

The following week, the schedule will be repeated — trash service will run a day behind starting with Thursday, Jan. 2. Both weeks will have trash pick up on Saturday.

Thomas McCullough, 80

December 18, 2013

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 Malcolm, 90

December 18, 2013

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 Knight, 51

December 18, 2013

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.

Col. City beats Warsaw for first time in years

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — More than 10 years in the making, Columbia City’s girls basketball team finally beat its rival to the west — Warsaw, Tuesday night, 38-24.

Records that date back to the 2000-01 season show that the Lady Eagles haven’t defeated the Lady Tigers in at least 13 years.

“I know it has been quite some time since we’ve beaten them,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. “Warsaw has a great program. It was a good win for us.”

Not only did the Lady Eagles beat Warsaw, they did it with several underclassmen playing substantial minutes.

WCCS updates job description, raises salary of tech director

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY —Technology needs are constantly growing within school districts across the country. Whitley County Consolidated Schools are no different, and the district’s Board of Trustees made some updates to its technology director’s job description at Monday night’s meeting.

“This is a significant change from the former job description and is quite comprehensive in its requirements,” WCCS Superintendent Pat O’Connor told the Board of Trustees.

The position now requires a bachelor’s degree, more knowledge and skills and leadership roles within the district.

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