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THREE-POINT THROB: Eagles fall to Northrop, 46-45

December 6, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In a game separated by a single point at the half and again going into the final quarter, the little things made a difference — an unforced turnover, a missed free throw, a missed defensive assignment. Those little things cost the Columbia City boys as visiting Northrop knocked down a wide-open three from the corner with less than 10 seconds in the game to take a 46-45 win Friday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES take over downtown Columbia City

December 6, 2014

Christmas spirit and pageantry filled the Whitley County Courthouse Square in Columbia City Friday evening.

BODY CAMERAS for Columbia City Police

December 6, 2014

Thanks to proactive thinking on the part of the Whitley County Prosecutor’s office, the Columbia City Police Department is ahead of the game with each officer already possessing a body camera.

December 5th

Joan M. Wilhelm, 75

December 6, 2014

Joan M. Wilhelm, 75
Jan. 6, 1939 - Dec. 3, 2014
Joan M. Wilhelm, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 with family by her side.
She was born to the late Gustave Aloysius and Agnes Strock Stoeckley on Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne. Joan graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1957 and married the late David J. Wilhelm in 1958.

Charles F. Wildey, 76

December 6, 2014

Charles F. Wildey, 76
Dec. 31, 1955 - Dec. 4, 2014
Charles F. Wildey, 76, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Dupont Hospital.
Born in Allen County, Ind., Charles worked with Zollner Pistons for over 30 years, before retiring. He also was a part- time security guard for several years. He enjoyed his Harley motorcycles, working on cars, as well as hunting and fishing.

Harold M. King, 85

December 5, 2014

Harold M. King, 85
March 10, 1929 — Dec. 5, 2014
Harold M. King, 85, a lifelong resident of South Whitley, died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where he was admitted on Nov. 25th.
He was born March 10, 1929 in South Whitley the son of Cecil M. and Florence E. (Bumgardner) King. He graduated from South Whitley High School.
On Oct. 6, 1950 he was united in marriage to Yvonne D. Overmyer.
During the Korean War he served in the United States Army.

Clarence Hinen, 78

December 5, 2014

Clarence Hinen, 78
May 6, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2014
Clarence Eugene “Blondie” Hinen, 78, of Jefferson Township, Whitley County passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at his home with his son and daughter at his side. He had been in failing health.
He was born May 6, 1936 in Whitley County, a son of the late Henry and Irene (Pequignot) Hinen. He spent his formative years in Jefferson Township and graduated from Jefferson Center High School.

•VIDEO ALERT•: Amazing parenting ideas

December 5, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

SCHEDULE CHANGES: ’Busco council changes town elections schedule

December 5, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In order to provide a more stable town government, the Churubusco Town Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that would create staggered terms for town council positions.
The new ordinance, effective Jan. 1, repeals all prior ordinances and provisions relating to council position elections.

PAK-A-SAK ROBBERY PHOTO: Police release photo to help with probe

December 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police continue to investigate Wednesday’s early morning armed robbery at the Pak-a-Sak gas station on the southwest corner of North and Line streets.
Shortly before noon on Friday, police released a security camera image of two suspects. One is wearing a black baseball cap with "Arizona" in bright red.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh noted that the two suspects remain at large. Anyone with information should contact Columbia City Police at 260 248-5121.

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