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December 16th

SWORN IN TO STATE SENATE: Amanda Banks takes oath to temporarily replace husband

December 16, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator-elect Amanda Banks took the oath of office Tuesday morning to temporarily fill the Indiana State Senate seat held by her husband, Jim, while he’s deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy. The Bankses reside in Columbia City.

Amanda Banks was elected on December 4 by a caucus of precinct committeemen to represent District 17.

NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK: Whitko elementary school students take part

December 16, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko School Corporation Transportation Department used the week of October 20-24, National School Bus Safety Week, to instruct the students on bus evacuation drills in case a school bus caught on fire.
The program consisted of a short video on how to complete an organized evacuation. The students also participated in hands-on training in the bus.

DEADLINE: Local small biz EDC applications due Friday

December 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced Monday the EDC’s Small Business and Enrepreneuership Initiative (SBEI) is preparing for the second part of the Growth Ventures business accelerator program, which will begin Jan. 12, 2015.
The EDC will accept applications through Friday, Dec. 19 to this program. To receive an application, or for more information, contact Steve Franks at sfranks@whitleyedc.com or call 260 244-5506.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: ‘The First Noel’

December 16, 2014

Columbia City’s High School’s all-girl show choir, City Lights, performs during the school’s annual Holiday Concert in the Newell Rice Auditorium Monday night. The event featured the school’s various bands and choirs for a festive ensemble.

SEEKING FUNDS: Museum wishes to build annex

December 16, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In an effort to save space and preserve the historical records of the county, the Whitley County historical society is looking to build an additional annex, adjacent to the museum’s main building.
“In the area of the second floor of the Riley home, (the location of the museum) as well as the basement, are beginning to fill up with boxes,” said Whitley County Historical Museum Director Dani Tippmann.

December 15th

VIDEO-ALERT • BEARS vs. SAINTS: Monday night football preview

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday Night Preview: Saints vs. Bears
Sports Illustrated's Aaron Nagler and Andrew Perloff preview the Monday Night match-up between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEARS vs. SAINTS: Monday night football preview

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday Night Preview: Saints vs. Bears
Sports Illustrated's Aaron Nagler and Andrew Perloff preview the Monday Night match-up between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

IND. 109 CRASH FATALITY: Octogenerian succumbs to injuries

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A man who was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Columbia City Saturday afternoon has died from his injuries.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Frank Boggs, 85, of rural Columbia City, succumbed to crash injuries.

PARK ENTRANCE: Ind. 205 project readied

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – An extensive $3.14 million Indiana state highway project that will revamp Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) in Columbia City is ever closer to being off the drawing board and into the construction phase.
Bids were opened last week by Columbia City’s Board of Works and the project work was awarded Friday morning to E&B Paving, based in Anderson. Subject to Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) approval, E&B Paving’s winning bid was $3,142,122 – which was less than $2,000 below the engineering estimate of $3,144,000.

CYBERSECURITY: Let the buyer beware

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Christmas rapidly approaching and holiday shopping reaching fever pitch, and with shoppers using credit or debit cards — just like Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge, they may face the spectre of Christmas past with the memory of purchases they didn’t make, due to cyber-identity theft.
Security breaches at large retailers such as Target, where the information of almost 40 million customers was accessed and Home Depot, where the electronic break-in put almost 56 million customers at risk, have raised concerns of the shopping public.

COLUMBIA CITY — Midway through the third quarter, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen had 10 rebounds....
COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30....
FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High...

 

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