COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Walmart had more than extra security in its aisles Tuesday night.
Nearly 10 law enforcement officers participated in a program put on by the Columbia City Police Department â€” Patrolling for Presents â€” and were sentinels of good tidings.
The program brought holiday cheer to 21 children with families who needed a helping hand this year.
CCPDâ€™s first-year officer, Jon Stoffel, headed up the event, which received praise from fellow officers, children and parents alike.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who was part of a case involving a dead body in Whitley County was given a three-year sentence to the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC).
Nickolas A. Hurt, 24, of Woodburn, will serve 2.5 years of the three-year sentence behind bars, with the balance on probation, for altering the scene of a death, a Class D felony.
A charge of failure to report a dead body was dismissed by the state.
Molly Green (left), Megan Vogts and Taylor Smobaski (right) share a laugh as they prepare for the semi-formal dance, which will be at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Jan. 4, 2014. The girls were working on decorations as part of their roles as student council members. Green is a sophomore, and Vogts and Smobaski are juniors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Rotarians learned of explosions from the perspective of Fort Wayne Indiana Region III Bomb Squad Commander Sergeant Greg Stier.
â€śTo blow up is the only thing an explosive device wants to do,â€ť said Stier. â€śWe encourage that too, but we want it to blow up on our terms.â€ť
According to Stier, this is the simple goal of a person assigned to the bomb squad at the Fort Wayne police department.
â€śThe physics of an explosive device are simple,â€ť Stier said.
â€śIt just wants to react the only way it knows to react. Controlling that reaction is the key element.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 dâ€™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.
(Dec. 11, 2013) â€” 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.
Janet Hinenâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
Santaâ€™s Helperâ€™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 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 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.