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May 27th

CCHS Honors Convocation pictures

May 27, 2011

The photos taken at the Columbia City High School Honors Convocation are partially uploaded and available in the photo gallery on this website. Completion of all the photos should be done by Monday evening. Thank you for your patience.

Former Marines honor their fellow Leathernecks

May 27, 2011

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Leatherneck Coffee Club — whose membership consists of those from Whitley County who served in the U.S. Marine Corps — decorated the graves of former club members with flags for Memorial Day, followed by a brief prayer and a salute this week.
Ron Egolf became a Marine after his older brother, Rodger, serving in Vietnam, was killed on Hill 55, 12 miles southwest of Da Nang. Rodger was 20 years old.
“I never knew him as a man,” Egolf said Thursday at his brother’s grave in South Park cemetery in Columbia City. He was eight years younger than Rodger.

May 25th

CCHS students take center stage

May 25, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City High School Class of 2011 can be very proud of their members as the number of awards received at the Honors Convocation Monday evening in the Newell Rice Auditorium was staggering.
The numerous awards and their respective winners follow:

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May 23rd

Banks talks about Daniels’ decision

May 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s envoy to the Indiana Senate says Gov. Mitch Daniels made an impact on the U.S. Presidential race, even though his hat was never officially thrown into the ring.
“Governor Daniels would have brought what is desperately needed on the national stage — fiscal sanity,” said Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City.
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Wise joins Col. City mayoral race

May 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Another candidate has joined the race for Columbia City mayor, making the ballot for November’s mayoral election a three-candidate affair.
Scott Wise filed paperwork Saturday to be the Libertarian party’s candidate for Columbia City’ top elected spot.
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May 20th

‘Ceme-tourism’ comes to area

May 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a club where everyone is related, if you dig back far enough.
Members and guests at the Genealogy Society annual meeting Thursday night at Eagle’s Nest in Columbia City joked about their family links, but the point was proven when Dr. Donald Gradeless, recited some research he had conducted about the guest speaker.
As it turns out, John Bry, executive director of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has ancestry from Whitley County, by the name of Smith, of the local funeral home.

Fantacular!

May 20, 2011

May 19th

Whitley County and the Indy 500

May 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indianapolis 500 race, to this generation, seems an icon, celebrating its 100th race this month.
The originator of the race was Carl Graham Fisher, an Indiana native. He was called a genius of promotion and loved speed, racing his school chums on ice skates and roller skates as a youngster. He started his own bicycle shop in his home town of Greensburg staging stunts to promote his product such as dropping a bicycle off the top of the tallest building in Indianapolis. And of course, they raced.

'Busco top grads focused on the prize

May 19, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The top two students at Churubusco High School will finish their four-year career at the head of a class of 108 students, having taken two slightly different, yet similar paths to achieve the most coveted of high school accomplishments.
Valedictorian Shannon Kuznar put the highest class ranking in her sights out of the gate her first day of high school, while Salutatorian Dustin Arvola saw the finish line even earlier in the race.
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May 16th

A tiger in the bush

May 16, 2011

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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