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December 10th

DONATE: Site for Thursday blood drive has changed

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The site for an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.
The blood drive site will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., in Columbia City.
This is a community blood drive and all are welcome to donate blood.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, to schedule your blood donation appointment.

EAGLES BATTLE CONTINUES: Fast start, free throws key Columbia City basketball win

December 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In a battle of Eagles, the visiting Columbia City Eagles used a strong first quarter and good free throw shooting down the stretch to down the Churubusco Eagles 59-51 in Tuesday night’s battle of Whitley County rivals.
Columbia City raced out to a 16-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, led by six free throws from 6-feet 7-inch junior Brachen Hazen and three-point baskets from Justin Bachelder and Cooper Parish.

Margaret Workman, 82

December 10, 2014

Jan. 27, 1932 — Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret Louise Workman, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born on Jan. 27, 1932 in Churubusco, she was the daughter of William Stewart and Josie Fern (Truman) Craig.
She had lived in Churubusco, Kendallville, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Columbia City. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1950. On May 11, 1958, she married Robert Eugene Workman in Whitley County and had been a waitress at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Berniece Barnes, 89

December 10, 2014

July 10, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2014
Berniece Barnes, age 89, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 6, 2014.
She was born on July 10, 1925 in Fort Wayne to John and Mildred (Guilliaume) Wilson.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Barnes of Boise, ID; two daughters, Barbara Linsky and Karen Smith both of Columbia City; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Barnes was preceded in death by her two husbands, Alister Fraser, in 1962 and Arthur Barnes, in 1985 and two sons, Richard Barnes, in 1979 and Scott Barnes, in 2004.

BATTLE OF THE EAGLES: Columbia City wins wrestling against Churubusco

December 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Columbia City Eagles wrestling team traveled down Ind. 205 to Churubusco for a match with Whitley County foe, the host Churubusco Eagles. Columbia City took 10-of-14 bouts to claim the match 54-18 over host Churubusco.
With matches starting at 145 pounds, the host Eagles jumped out to lead 3-0 as Busco senior Chase Downing squared off against Columbia City freshman Hunter Reed. Downing took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period on a takedown. A reversal and a penalty point in the third period gave Downing a 5-0 win over Reed.

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PONDERS:Razing another downtown building possible

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A deteriorating mid-block building in downtown Columbia City is being targeted for possible demolition, the city’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) discussed Tuesday afternoon.
The building, located at 213 W. Van Buren St., is located on the east side of an alley at mid-block and has previously been bolstered by structural elements in an effort to extend its longevity.

December 9th

PRO FOOTBALL RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

December 9, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/4/14

Dallas (9-4) 41

Chicago (5-8) 28

Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallas’ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.

Sunday 12/7/14

SOUTH WHITLEY MEETING: State Rep. Judy hosting

December 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY – District 83 State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) will host a town hall meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the South Whitley AmVets Post 2919, located at 234 S. State St. in South Whitley.

MASTODONS FACE EXTINCTION: Boilermakers finishes strong, beat IPFW, 63-43

December 9, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Only a handful of Division I college basketball teams have a pair of 7-footers capable of starting each night.
Purdue is among that handful with 7-foot junior A.J. Hammons and 7-2 freshman Isaac Haas, who showed their value Monday night in a 63-43 victory against in-state rival IPFW.

DECLINING ECONOMIC HEALTH: U.S. 30 bypass could stifle Columbia City

December 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Looking ahead to the future health and stability of Whitley County and its economic center – Columbia City – a coalition of local officials is in the process of working with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

 

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