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December 20th

WCCF awards $196K in grants

December 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Several county nonprofit organizations and groups benefited from the Whitley County Community Foundation’s (WCCF) most recent funding session.

The announcement of those receiving the awards comes with one particular sizeable grant of $150,000 to the Whitley County YMCA.

Recently, YMCA officials announced that planning would begin for expanding the current Columbia City location in order to house its full-day childcare center.

The Early Learning Center has been operating out of New Hope Wesleyan Church since it took on the initiative almost two years ago.

December 19th

COLOR IT MERRY: Farmers Mutual Insurance offers wishes

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Farmers Mutual Insurance of Whitley County, 518 Branch Court, sends a colorful holiday greeting to all.

"Wishing you a truly inspiring holiday season filled with lots of beauty, joy and laughter," note the staffers at Farmers Mutual. "We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your continued friendship in the years to come."

You can reach Farmers Mutual Insurance of Whitley County at 260 244-5571.

BARBER SHOP TUNE: Mike's Barber Shop offers best during holidays, 2014

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Mike's Barber Shop, located at 204 E. Van Buren St., is sending best wishes during the holiday season.

"Wishing all our friends and neighbors a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year," says Mike Biddle.

SEASON'S GREETINGS: Merritt L. Norris Insurance offers best to all

December 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY – Dennis G. Norris and the staff at Merritt L. Norris Insurance offers "season's greetings" to all.

Proud to be affiliated as an Independent Insurance Agent, Merritt L. Norris Insurance, located at 307 N. State St. in South Whitley can be reached at 260 723-4722. For more information, you may go to the business website at www.mlninsurance.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

UPDATE: Kos. County makes arrest in Barbee Lake shooting

December 19, 2013

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Detectives have released more information and names that are related to the shooting incident that occurred last night near the Barbee Lake Chain south of North Webster.

FAMILY FUN: Hoslers TV & Appliance makes the holidays brighter

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Family and friends make the holidays, and Hoslers TV & Appliance, 124 N. Main St., is the place to purchase your next appliance to make the holidays even brighter.

Whether it's home entertainment or something to make cooking or laundry easier, Hoslers has suggestions to meet any budget and any need.

"We wish you all the happiest of holidays," note the friendly folks at Hoslers. "Enjoy your time with family and friends."

Hoslers can be reached at 260 244-7106 and is a proud retailer of Crosley, Toshiba, Amana, Whirlpool and Maytag products for the home.

LIST MAKING: Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware is the place

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware, 200 Diplomat Drive, is the place to make a list for holiday giving – but Ace employees are making a list of their own.

"We're make a list and would like to thank all our customers for being so loyal throughout the year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas," Ace staffers say.

In addition to all your hardware needs boosted by helpful, hardware folks, Teghtmeyer Ace Hardware also offers UPS shipping, window and screen repair, and a variety of other important and useful services for home owners and businesses.

GOOD CHEER: J&J Insurance Solutions offers best for holidays, New Year

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – The friendly, attentive staff at J&J Insurance Solutions wishes good cheer to all during the holidays and throughout the coming New Year.

"We hope 2014 treats you as well as you've treated us this past year," note J&J's June Keiser, Jacie Worrick, Lorie Asfour and Linda Melvin. "Thanks for your kind and loyal patronage. Please accept our sincere best wishes for a happy and successful year ahead!"

The award-winning team at J&J Insurance Solutions is located at 155 Diplomat Drive in Columbia City and can be reached at 260 244-6174.

LWC session spotlights diversity in community

December 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Leadership Whitley County (LWC) traveled to C & A Tool in Churubusco for its November session focusing on diversity and inclusion.
The morning kicked-off with a trust activity involving blindfolds and specific activities.

This icebreaker provided an opportunity for class members to reconnect, build trust among each other and recognize non-verbal cues.
Following a debriefing of the exercise, LWC participants provided informative reports on their county tour experience conducted in October.

Sorority celebrates holiday with fanfare

December 19, 2013

Twelve members of Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, and guest National Patroness Rene Erickson, gathered at the home of Kris Richey for a holiday “Festival of Favorites.”

The Social Committee of Richey, Mary Lou Fries, Jerilyn Geiger, Myra Schmidt, Janelle Smith and Sandy Whiteleather planned and hosted the event. A Swiss raclette dining experience with favorite foods was featured.

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