November 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” College GO! Week, held this past October for the state of Indiana, is all about one big goal â€” helping Hoosiers plan for college and career success and the practical steps that can be taken to get there, whether theyâ€™re in elementary school or college.
Whitley County Success Coalition took this challenge of assisting students in planning and preparing for their future. The Whitley County College Success Coalition is comprised of business owners, employees, community members, educators, students and parents.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Firefighters worked to quickly control a fire at Indian Springs Middle School Monday morning.
At approximately 10:45 a.m., firemen from Columbia City and Columbia Township Fire Departments responded to a fire alarm at the middle school, located on Ind. 9, south of Columbia City.
Students were evacuated from the building, and sent to Little Turtle Elementary School to wait for officials to control the fire, which was believed to be started by a candle in a sixth-grade class.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.
And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.
Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.
When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.
â€śI realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,â€ť Hazen said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Plans are being made for South Whitley's first Home for the Holidays event, which is slated for Dec. 8 from 3-6 p.m.
â€śThis promises to be a fun-filled afternoon sponsored by Whitley on the Move,â€ť said event organizers. â€śThere will be several family-friendly activities in the offering by a variety of South Whitley organizations and businesses.â€ť
A Christmas tree stands waiting in the bandstand gazebo outside of Town Hall for decorations which will be made in the Town Hall during the event.
OSSIAN â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.
The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the various programs and services featured at the Peabody Public Library.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When card holders visit the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, books are not the only things on display.
What was once seen as an educational resource bound by cover and conveyed in writing, the libraryâ€™s services span several mediums.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Four members of Columbia Cityâ€™s football team were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference all-conference team for the 2013 season.
Senior Wayne Smith led the Eagles by being tapped as Columbia Cityâ€™s lone first-team member. Smith also played on offense for Columbia City at wide receiver.
Junior Drew Cummings was named honorable mention at center for Columbia City.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dakota Goldwood was an honorable mention choice at defensive end.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rotary Clubs are known for their civic investment in communities throughout the year. However, Rotarians in Columbia City are giving back in a way that requires time, sacrifice and service.
A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served by the organization on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.
The meal is offered at no charge, but freewill donations are accepted. Proceeds from the dinner will go to food banks in Whitley County.
Nathan R. Fry, 35, of Fort Wayne, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his home.
Born Dec. 9, 1977 in Columbia City, he was the son of Michael A. Fry and Susan C. Fry.
He attended Columbia City High School and had worked at Apple Spice. Nathan was a Park Center client where they helped him become self efficient and helped him get his life on the right path within the last few years.
He was a member of Columbia City United Methodist Church. Nathan cared a lot about his family and his faith. He enjoyed listening to music and getting dressed in his suit to attend church.
Patricia Long Pulliam, 77, passed away in Fountain Hill, Ariz. She graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1955. She graduated from University of Kentucky. Pat was a two-time kidney transplant recipient.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Tom Pulliam; two daughters, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nellie Conley and brother, Leon Long.