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November 25th, 2013

Running of the turkeys

November 25, 2013

Columbia City High School’s Student Council invited Little Turtle Elementary School students and staff to participate in the Annual Turkey Run — a Thanksgiving funds and food collection for disadvantaged families within the district and the Whitley County community.

LTES students were given a dual challenge this year — raise one more Turkey Run dinner than last year and see who could raise the most funds. The contest was between kindergartner, first and second grade classes against third through fifth grade classes.

Licensing agent visits Columbia City Rotarians

November 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — One of Columbia City’s new Rotarians Kent Turnbow, of Turnbow prosthetics in Columbia City, introduced Nick Rhoad from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency at a recent meeting.

Rhoad, a father of three and Allen County native, came to speak to the local Rotary Club on efficiency in government, especially in his area of the licensing of an estimated 470,000 Hoosiers who are required to have a Indiana State license to practice their profession.

Aluminum tabs currently being collected at Whitley Co. offices

November 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— Residents are paying taxes and dropping off aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Recently, members of the Faith Christian Academy brought in their donation — in a fish aquarium.
Drew Lortie, a student at FCA, brought the tabs in and was “happy” to donate them to help kids and parents in need.

Faith Christian Academy is Whitley County’s only non-denominational Christian school, operating since 1991. Tabs can be collected in many types of convenient containers, such as plastic baggies, buckets, water bottles and more.

Neal Mosley, 41

November 25, 2013

Neal Franklin Mosley, 41, of Nappanee, and formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born on Jan. 13, 1972, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Louis A. and Linda M. (Brown) Mosley.
He resided there in Colorado Springs until 1982 when he moved to Columbia City.
He then moved to Nappanee in 2004, his residence.
Neal attended Columbia City High School and had most recently been a cabinetmaker for MED LINE.
He was also a great artist and loved to draw as well.

Bennett Warner, 85

November 25, 2013

Bennett “Ben” L. Warner, 85, of South Whitley, died at 6:09 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital Emergency Room where he was brought earlier.
He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Kosciusko County, a son of the late Delbert R. and Jessie A. (Reed) Warner.
His formative years were spent in eastern Kosciusko County. He attended Sidney High School.
On Jan. 2, 1951, he entered into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and was honorably discharged Oct. 2, 1952.

November 22nd

Whitko downs Huntington North

November 23, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.

Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.

The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.

The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.

Ober visits SGCS, talks education

November 22, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools welcomed Rep. Dave Ober to tour the new construction that has been done for the district’s schools.

Ober, while visiting with Superintendent Galen Mast and Churubusco Junior/Senior High School Principal Jim Folland, said education issues are still of concern for the Statehouse.

SGCS recently received a grant for a school resource officer (SRO). Ober said SROs are useful for a variety of reasons.

4-H elects four directors for three-year terms

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s 4-H Club elected four directors at Thursday night’s annual meeting at the 4-H Center.

The newly-elected directors will serve three-year terms.

Laura Kyler, Bob McKown, Mindy Muchow and Jeremiah Ballard are the four new directors that will serve the nonprofit, which hosts the annual county fair.

McKown was re-elected to his director’s position. Ballard, Kyler and Muchow will replace departing directors Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix and Julie Johnson.

City seeks bids for stormwater project

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City is seeking consultants to possibly change a long-term plan for the city’s stormwater.

In previous City Council and Board of Works meetings, Columbia City officials decided to look into its options for the long-term plan of the city’s stormwater management.

After discussions, officials want to seek out possible improvements to the plan, which was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) several years ago.

Police to create sergeant position

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While Columbia City’s Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captain’s shoulders.

With the ever-chaging duties of the captain’s position, officials decided first-shift officers needed the same consistency as their coworkers, and approved the promotion of a current officer to be the sergeant on first shift.

 

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