Archive - 2014 - News Article
VIDEO: Bears Say Clausen Will Miss Finale because of Concussion
Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A more than century-long tradition is continuing in Columbia City tonight.
Columbia Cityâ€™s fire department is hosting its annual treat handout at the Whitley County Courthouse from 6 to 8 p.m.
For more than 125 years, the CCFD has been passing out candy and an orange to children on Christmas Eve.
â€śWe donâ€™t even know what year this was started,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue. â€śWe know it has been around for at least 125 years.â€ť
When the event began, sugary treats were hard to come by, so a one-pound bag of candy was a special treat, as were oranges.
Old St. Nick sits with 4-year old Jace Mills in his cozy cottage Sunday. He has been meeting with throngs of children at his Courthouse Square Santaâ€™s Cottage in downtown Columbia City. His final appearance at his Cottage will be Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will re--appear from 6 to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve inside the Whitley County Courthouse, greeting tykes and handing out bags of candy and oranges. Sponsored by the Columbia City Fire Department, itâ€™s a Christmas Eve tradition dating back more than 100 years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2nd annual â€śPatrolling for Presentsâ€ť took place Monday evening at Wal-Mart in Columbia City.
Sponsored by the Columbia City Police Department, the event pairs children in need and local law enforcement officials together to give the opportunity for a unique Christmas shopping celebration.
Judging for Columbia City Municipal Electricâ€™s annual Christmas Lighting Decorating Contest has concluded with the following awards: The Overall Winner is the Paul & Joyce Coulter home at 1595 E. Sparrow Cove, Eagle Glen subdivision. The gorgeous, award-winning lighting is pictured. Other top homes highlighted by contest judges were: Northwest Quadrant, Chad & Laurie Richter, 323 N. Main St,; Northeast Quadrant, Steve & Rosemary Brown, 325 E. Shorewood Ct., Columbia Shores subdivision; Southeast Quadrant, Duane & Tamie Miller, 600 E.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Oak Grove Church of God, located just south of Columbia City at 2426 S. Raber Road, invites everyone to join the congregation for a Christmas Eve celebration.
Service times will be 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Christmas Eve.
"You will be greeted warmly and made to feel right at home," notes the Oak Grove congregation.
Oak Grove Church of God's phone number is 260 244-3052.
Its website is: www.oakgrovecog.com
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Murphy Jewelers, located at 103 S. Main St., in downtown Columbia City, is the store for last-minute gift ideas.
"Merry Christmas! We'll wrap up your purchase AND your shopping right here at Murphy Jewelers," notes the staff.
Included at the jewelery store are diamonds, gemstones, pendants, earrings Black Hills Gold, Charm bracelets, music and jewelery boxes, Citizen and BelAir Watches, gold neckchains and bracelets ---- plus gift certificates.
"Whitley County's Jeweler since 1950" will be open Tuesday until 7 p.m. and Christmas Eve until 3 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The staff at Buchanan Automotive and Body Shop, 2525 E. Business 30, just east of Columbia City, advises motorists to be especially safe this holiday season.
"We wish you safe travels .... and Merry Christmas!"
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Buchanan Automotive's phone number is 260 244-6105.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Becky Curless, agent at State Farm Insurance, 208 N. Line St., near downtown Columbia City, is like a good neighbor!
Becky and Jamie are wishing friends and neighbors a Merry Christmas and a safe & joyous New Year!
The business phone number for State Farm Insurance is 260 244-3903.
Children of all ages will enjoy a 24-page Christmas Fun Book inserted inside the Monday edition of your Post & Mail. It's full of puzzles, coloring pages and lots of fun!
Pick one up at a Whitley County newsstand, available throughout the county.