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February 4th, 2013

LIGHTS AND HEAT: Columbia City show choir opens season

February 4, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City High School’s show choirs competed at Northrop High School Saturday.

The contest was the first competition of the season for both groups. City Heat, a male and female mixed choir, took 5th runner up and City Lights, an all female group, took 3rd runner up.

Darrik Brower was named City Heat’s Outstanding Performer and Hannah Schaefer was awarded Outstanding Performer for City Lights.

Both groups are accompanied by City Soul, an instrumental group directed by Carolyn Hindbaugh.

IN THE HEADLINES

February 4, 2013

Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:

Former bishop's death impacts Col. City

Columbia City show choir opens season

Town sees interest in renewal

Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion

EARLY SPRING: Punxsutawney Phil predicts winter to be short

February 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Despite a very cold and snowy start to February in Northeast Indiana, the sage of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a morbidly obese groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his den Saturday morning, did not see his shadow and therefore proclaimed an early spring for the entire nation.
Thus prophesied a Pennsy oracle woodchuck on the oddest of holidays: Groundhog Day.
Below is a feature column penned by Zak Lantz, editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, about the groundhog fame of his hometown.

Punxsutawney -- this is my town

February 3rd

WEATHER ADVISORY: Snow forecast for the area

February 3, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from Sunday at 5:18 p.m. through Monday.

A round of accumulating snow is expected to develop late Sunday night and continue into Monday.

February 1st

Talbert Pittenger, 94

February 1, 2013

Talbert Wilmont Pittenger, 94, of rural Columbia City, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born July 18, 1918, in Union Township, a son of Wayne G. and Mary R. (Worden) Pittenger. A lifelong Whitley County resident, he graduated from Coesse High School in 1936.
On Aug. 17, 1940, he was united in marriage to Georgianna Miller. They made their home on Shriner Lake. Mrs. Pittenger died Jan. 9, 1950.

Shelly Bills, 52

February 1, 2013

Shelly L. Bills, 52 of Columbia City, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Covington Manor Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was on born Nov. 5, 1960, in Columbia City to Larry Robert and Carolyn Alice (Miller) Bills.
She spent her lifetime in the Whitley County area graduating from the Columbia City High School. She was formerly employed at Goss Grocery Store and Hilltop Tavern, Big Lake.

BOOK SALE: Peabody Library book sale going on now

February 1, 2013

Peabody Public Library is holding a book sale today and Saturday.
Thousands of books will be on sale, including children’s books, cookbooks, paperbacks and books from many other categories, each priced at $1 or less.
The sale will run until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit www.ppl.lib.in.us.

MOLESTATION CASE: Pressler's meth charges on hold

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of dealing in methamphetamine had his court appearance pushed back due to other charges.

Dean Pressler, 39, of Larwill, was arrested in December for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. He was in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday for those counts.

GIVING BLOOD: Whitley Co. donates

February 1, 2013

Chris Jones, of Columbia City, donates blood at the Columbia City United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile conducted the visit. All who donated were treated to Girl Scout cookies.

MOVING ON UP: CCHS articulates higher education values

February 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With a focus on academic success and college-readiness, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of School Trustees heard a presentation on progress in those areas at Columbia City High School and Eagle Tech Academy.

Jennifer Reiff, CCHS principal; Lyle Kuhmichel, CCHS assistant principal; Kyle Nelson, CCHS dean of students and Brady Mullet, Eagle Tech Academy principal gave the presentation.

LIGONIER — Columbia City’s boys and girls cross country teams yet again took on some of the top...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Zach Baughman should have been on Cloud 9 Friday night. Not long after being named...
CHURUBUSCO — Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Churubusco Eagles went into Friday night...

 

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