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January 28th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Walmart will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening in Columbia City this Saturday.
Opening Jan. 31, 1990 on West Plaza Drive, the store has gone through many renovations over the years, evolving into the current SuperCenter configuration.
At the time of its ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1990, the Columbia City store was one of only six in Northeast Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The annual State of the City Address has been scheduled for Feb. 25 at Peabody Public Library.
The event, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, will feature Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, who will speak at the luncheon. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and is expected to finish at 1 p.m.
The cost is $12 for Chamber members and $16 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call the Chamber office at 248-8131 or email Michelle Lesley at email@example.com.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ The Post & Mail will publish its annual Supercharged Pigskin Picks in Wednesday's edition, giving local football prognosticators a final chance this season to make their predictions â€“ this time on The Big Game.
The Big Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Sunday evening.
Supercharged Pigskin Picks, appearing as a full-page feature in Wednesday's Post & Mail, will consist of 12 proposition questions for readers to decide on. There is a cash prize for the Supercharged Pigskin Picker who is most accurate.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man facing 23 felony charges for crimes against children appeared in court Monday.
Following a month-long investigation, Charles Larson, 45, of Columbia City, was taken into custody Friday afternoon after detectives looked into various allegations of child sex crimes.
Larson appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for his initial hearing Monday morning.
FISHERS â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s show choirs, City Lights and City Heat, opened up their competition seasons Saturday at Fishers High School for the 2015 Silver Spotlight Invitational, taking home a handful of awards.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s boy/girl show choir, placed first in the small mixed choir division.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” An event that was formerly held during the Indiana State Fair in August was moved to January this year, and Brooke Laux represented Whitley County in the event.
The Indiana State Fair Board decided to move the pageant to January to allow contestants more time to prepare for the event.
The pageant now coincides with the Indiana Association of Fairsâ€™ annual convention where the contestants spent time during their stay.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men accused of child sex crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court this month.
Jay Huffman, 58, of Columbia City, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molesting. William Greenwood, 40, of Pierceton, was arrested Jan. 15 for sexual misconduct with a minor, child molesting and child seduction.
Huffman was arrested in October on allegations that he had engaged in sexual activity with two girls in his family, 11 years old and younger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Little Turtle Elementary hosted the 2015 Whitley County Spelling Bee.
All seven contestants who participated came from Whitley County schools.
By the fifth round, it came down to Austin Kreps and Chris Robinson, each competing for their chance at the regional competition.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dick Buchanan has officially declared his intention to run on the Democratic ticket for the office of Mayor of Columbia City in the upcoming May primary.
He and his wife Jean raised their daughter, Christy Fulk, an elementary teacher residing in South Whitley, and Phillip Buchanan, a clinical pharmacist in Nashville, Tenn., in Columbia City.