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November 5th, 2013

Operation Christmas Child collection site opens in Columbia City

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In Columbia City, a nearby location is being transformed into a drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

Local volunteers will be on hand to receive an expected 2,000 gift-filled shoeboxes, packed by Columbia City residents with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

At this local collection site in the Columbia City area, anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas.

Elementary students elected to school council

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Northern Heights Elementary School has elected a Student Council for the 2013-14 school year.

The Student Council will share students’ views on issues involving the school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at Northern Heights.

Students in 5th grade participated in elections for Cabinet offices and classroom representatives, while the 4th grade participated in elections for classroom representatives.

Principal Jake Hoag has announced the following offices:

Gale North, 80

November 5, 2013

Gale W. North, 80, of North Liberty, passed away at 12:21 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
Born March 29, 1933, in Wilson Lake, Whitley County, he was the son of Charles B. and Rhoda B. (Cook) North.
He graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1951. He was a Korean War Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1953 – 1961. During his service he was awarded medals for National Defense Services, Korean Service, sharpshooter and good conduct. Gale had achieved the rank of sergeant at the end of his tour of duty.

END ABUSE TODAY: Task force ‘grateful’ for support

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — An initiative to create a heightened awareness of domestic violence in Whitley County saw an increased amount of support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

“We had out greatest community participation to date,” said the task force’s founder Sherry Sausaman. “The task force is so grateful for all the restaurants who hosted a fundraising event as well as the patrons who came to eat.”

EAGLES LODGE: City moves funds to purchase lodge

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the last several months, Columbia City has been working to purchase the former Eagles Lodge in downtown Columbia City.

Columbia City’s Common Council agreed last week to move some additional money from the city’s TIF (Tax Increment Finance) account into the TIF budget for the purchase of the building.

Initially, the city had approximately $88,000 allocated for the purchase, but needed to move an additional $62,000 into the TIF budget.

'THURGOODE': CCHS thespians tackle tough topics in play

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, “Thurgoode” is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.

Columbia City High School’s fall production is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available from any cast member or at the door on production nights.

“Thurgoode” tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley O’Connor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.

KIMBLER SENTENCED: 30-year stint given for attempted murder

November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A teenager received a 30-year prison sentence for attempted murder Monday.

Dakota Kimbler, 18, of Rome City, will serve 25 years of his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) and will have five years suspended, to be spent on probation, for attempted murder, a Class A felony.

Kimbler was given a 10-year concurrent sentence for attempted carjacking, a 1.5-year concurrent sentence for receiving stolen property and a one-year concurrent sentence for carrying a handgun without a license.

November 4th

Millie Wood, 86

November 4, 2013

Millie F. Wood, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Joe Z. and Gladys E. (Robinson) Reese.
She graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1944. On Feb. 16, 1944, she married Paul H. Wood in Columbia City.

Margaret Gallimore, 86

November 4, 2013

Margaret C. Gallimore, 86, of Noble County, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at her home.
She was born Nov. 17, 1926 in Mishawaka, a daughter of Russel E. and Ruth Helen (Cox) Sheets.
As a young girl, her family moved to Washington Township. She completed her education at Washington Center High School.
On Feb. 16, 1946, she was united in marriage to Ervin L. Grace. They made their home in Laud. Mr. Grace died Nov. 16, 1981.
On Sept. 8, 1984, she was united in marriage to Otho Eugene “Gene” Gallimore. They made their home in Noble County.

Trey Coe

November 4, 2013

Trey Jordan Coe, nine month old son of Jason A. and Kelcey (Maggard) Coe of South Whitley passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 1, 2013 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. A bright and cheerful baby, he always had a smile and loved to follow his brother, Jason “JD”.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....

 

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