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December 11th

Delta Theta holds meeting for a final time

December 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The final meeting of the Columbia City Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority was held at the home of Janelle Smith Dec. 2, 2013.

The remaining six members feasted their traditional cranberry pinwheels and cheeseballs along with homemade eggnog for the hors d’oeuvres.
The meal included celery salad, crown roast, sun dried tomatoes in steamed broccoli and herb roasted potatoes.

The members also enjoyed the traditional homemade cinnamon bread, a Smith specialty. Berry swirl cheesecake and peppermint bark chocolate completed the dinner.

SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS

December 11, 2013

(Dec. 11, 2013) — Whitley County Emergency Management reported that roadways are slick and snow covered. Officials urge drivers to be careful when traveling and adjust vehicle speed as necessary. More snow is expected throughout the day and into the evening hours.

Creative kids

December 11, 2013

Janet Hinen’s class at Little Turtle Elementary School showcased idioms for students and parents Tuesday. Each child chose an idiom to act out or to create a costume to illustrate their chosen idiom.

Youth to raise money for church trip to Haiti

December 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Teenagers from Columbia City United Methodist Church will be raising funds to cover the expense of a missions trip to Haiti in 2014.
A holiday bazaar will give the youth group the opportunity to sale kettle corn and hold a raffle to financially support their cause.
Santa’s Helper’s Market will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Van Buren Event Center, 301 W. Van Buren St., in downtown Columbia City.

Dale Alles, 87

December 11, 2013

Dale N. Alles, 87, of Roanoke passed away at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
He was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Whitley County, a son of Philip and Freida (Ness) Alles.
Survivors include three sons, a son-in-law, six daughters, a brother, a sister, 23 grandchildren and 21 great -grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington.

Lt. Col. Robert Walker, 92

December 11, 2013

Lt. Col. Robert L. Walker, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Columbia City.
Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Huntington, he was the son of Leslie A. and Elsie M. (Ramsey) Walker.
Raised in Huntington, Robert graduated from Huntington High School with the Class of 1938, and began working at Caswell-Runion.
On Jan. 14, 1942, he married Juanita Glenn Welches in Fort Wayne. Bob and Juanita lived in Fort Wayne until they bought a farm near Tri-Lakes in 1954, raising their family there until moving to Columbia City in 1992.

Carl Reaser, 62

December 11, 2013

Carl A. Reaser, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Born Feb. 26, 1951, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Ferdinand W. Reaser and Elda P. (Johnson) Price.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1968. After his training, he was sent to Da Nang Vietnam where he was wounded. After his recovery, he was stationed in South Korea and German before being discharged in September of 1974.

Larry Blue, 83

December 11, 2013

Dr. Larry Lamar Blue, 83, of Lewisville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Dr. Blue was born July 31, 1930, in Fort Wayne, to Lawrence Elnathan Blue and Snelda Hoffman Blue.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Army after he finished high school. Following his military service, Larry received a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Manchester College in Indiana, a master’s degree in education from Ball State University and a doctorate in education from Indiana University where he also worked as a professor.

December 10th

Reindeer liven up library open house

December 10, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Children of all ages were welcomed at the South Whitley Community Public Library Saturday for a chance to greet Santa and meet a few four-legged helpers.

Reindeer pranced into the library to allow children a chance to learn about how the reindeer help Santa deliver presents to children on Christmas Eve.

“The only way the reindeer can fly on Christmas Eve is if Santa chooses them and sprinkles them with magic dust,” said Joni Cripe of Animal-Grams.

Cripe brought Poinsetta, a miniature pony, and Holiday, a reindeer, to visit the children along with Saint Nick.

County considers costs for corrections

December 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Housing county inmates is becoming a challenging obstacle for both the Whitley County Jail and the Work Release Center.

Whitley County Commissioner Tom Rethlake told County Council members that the Work Release Center was full and the jail was near capacity.

“We’re going to have to do something,” Rethlake said. “I don’t know if that means adding another wing off the back of the jail or what. We might even have to consider a wing off of Work Release as well.”

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