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November 24th

Local girl to perform in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving parade

November 24, 2010

Take a break from getting the turkey and dressing in the oven Thursday and tune into the 84th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and you may see a familiar face.
Amanda King of Columbia City, a junior at Purdue and a student leader for the Purdue Golden Silks, just might get her 15 minutes of fame as they lead the procession down Central Park West for the 2.65 mile parade on Thanksgiving Day.
Look for her in the opening moments of the parade, seen on WKJG NBC 33 beginning at 9 a.m. as the Purdue University Band will be the first band in the parade, according to King’s mother, Wendy King.

Two men charged with domestic violence crimes

November 24, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.

Council weighing creation of revolving loan fund

November 24, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — A special fund is being mulled by the Columbia City Common Council that could make money available to local businesses for economic development-type improvements.
The council heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing a “Revolving Loan Program” during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
According to Mayor Jim Fleck, the city’s redevelopment commission has funds earmarked for economic development.

Store’s robbery doesn’t deter holiday plan

November 24, 2010

The management and employees of a local convenience store aren’t letting a slap in the face at holiday time stop them from remembering the reason for the season.
On Monday afternoon, the Pak-A-Sak convenience store on Line Street in Columbia City was lauded by the local Salvation Army as the first organization to volunteer for Friday bell-ringing duty this holiday season.
Just hours later, the store was held up at gunpoint, but the store’s employees are even more determined to help the needy despite the harrowing Monday night ordeal.

November 23rd

New events join list of city’s holiday traditions

November 23, 2010

Local residents have a new way to celebrate Christmas.
The lobby of the Clugston Senior Apartments is being transformed into a Christmas tree wonderland for the first-ever Walk of Trees.
More than a dozen trees from local businesses and organizations have been decorated, and visitors to the lobby will have the chance to look over the different trees, vote for the People’s Choice, and purchase a raffle ticket to win the tree of their choice.

Home ownership dream comes true for families

November 23, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — America prides itself on being the country where dreams come true.
For hundreds of years, people have flocked to the United States for the pursuit of freedom, happiness and unlimited opportunities. And, perhaps the greatest American dream of all is the quest for every family to have their own home.
The Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Whitley County Women Build Program made the American dream come true for two local families as their homes were dedicated on Saturday morning.

Robber takes cash from convenience store

November 23, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician and the Columbia City Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday evening at Pak-a-Sak.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Tim Longenbaugh, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a white male in his late 30’s or early 40’s entered the convenience store at the corner of Line and North streets and approached the clerk. The clerk told police the man lifted his sweatshirt revealing a firearm in the waistband of his pants and demanded money.

November 22nd

Deadline nears for Christmas donations

November 22, 2010

The Christmas Bureau, which served the community for decades, ended last year with the job of providing food for the needy at Christmas-time being turned over to two entities this year: Whitley County Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church.
The two groups are now working diligently to gather donations for food for those families in need.
The Whitley County Community Foundation has promised to match up to $2,500 of donations which makes each donation given by the community worth double.

Man faces multiple charges

November 22, 2010

The Columbia City man arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department last week on several drug-related charges was in court Monday morning.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces one count each of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and controlled substances as well as failure to comply.
Weaver is also accused of possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Weaver was in Whitley County Circuit Court on Monday for an initial hearing.

Two arrested after weekend domestic disputes

November 22, 2010

A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.

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