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December 18th

Col. City to hire new police officer

December 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After a 10-year dry spell, Columbia City’s Police Department is looking to hire its second new officer in 10 years.

Last year, CCPD Officer Jon Stoffel was hired in as the first new officer to the department in a decade, replacing a master patrolman who resigned from his position.

This year, the CCPD is adding another officer to the force, as Master Patrolman Mike Petersen was selected to serve the area’s youth as the Whitley County Consolidated Schools resource officer (SRO).

December 17th

HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAYS: Smith & Sons Funeral Home issues greetings

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Smith & Sons Funeral Home, in Columbia City, and their Miller Chapel, in South Whitley, wish area families a safe and happy holiday season.

Caring and trusted since 1851, Smith & Sons Funeral Home has a legacy of compassionate professionalism in the greater Whitley County community.

Currently undergoing a major expansion project at its historic funeral home in Columbia City, the long-time family owned business is poised to serve area families in their times of need for generations to come.

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION: Oak Grove Church of God invites all to Dec. 24 services

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Oak Grove Church of God, 2426 S. Raber Road, located just south of Columbia City, invites all to join one of two family-friendly Christmas Eve Celebrations, Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The special celebrations are a gift to the entire community. Please join the congregation for these memorable Christmas Eve services.

Find out more about Oak Grove Church of God on its web site at www.oakgrovecog.com or call 260 244-3025.

A blessed Christmas to all!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Orizon Real Estate says Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – It's always great to be home for the holidays, and the agents and staff at Orizon Real Estate are pleased to help folks find their perfect home.

The Columbia City-based real estate firm has been helping area residents claim their own "American dream" since 1978.

As a major part of the Whitley County and regional community, Orizon Real Estate offers a hearty "Happy Holidays" and a sincere "Merry Christmas" to all.

TASTY GREETINGS: Krider's Market & Meat Processing says 'Season's Greetings'

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – The delightful tastes and aromas of the holiday season are often times associated with wonderful food at gatherings of friends and family.

And, for many in Whitley County and the surrounding area, Krider's Market & Meat Processing, 735 W. Market St., is a big part of those holiday plans.

The family-owned and award-winning shop wants to take time during this busy season to say, "With heartfelt thanks for your kind patronage this past year, we wish everyone Season's Greetings!"

You can reach the business by calling 260 248-8315.

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS: State Farm wishes Merry Christmas to all

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Like a good neighbor, State Farm Insurance and agent Becky Curless (and Jamie), 208 N. Line St., are wishing Merry Christmas and a safe and joyous New Year to all.

The long-time local insurance agency prides itself on being part of the State Farm Insurance organization, specializing in auto, life and fire insurance.

The business can be reached at 260 244-3903 and . . . "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there."

Holden pleads guilty to forgery

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of using someone else’s checks at a local bar pleaded guilty Monday.

Deborah S. Holden, 55, of Albion, admitted she tried to use a check of another person at Duff’s Bar in Columbia City, which constituted forgery.

Forgery is a Class C felony, punishable by up to eight years in prison.

Schaeffer hits the high notes in Indy

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Talented. That is one word some would use to describe Hannah Schaeffer, a senior at Columbia City High School.

Hardworking. That would be the other word to describe this teen who recently used both hard work and talent to land a spot on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Schaeffer was given the honor to sing the National Anthem at the IHSAA State Football Championship games Friday, Nov. 29.

WCCS approves building assessment

December 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials made a step toward more forward thinking with the district’s financial plans for its buildings.

At Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, officials unanimously approved a comprehensive study of the long-term capital needs of all WCCS buildings.

“We want to look at all aspects of the buildings for the next 10 years,” WCCS Superintendent Pat O’Connor told the board.

December 16th

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Los Tequilas wants to give customers a special gift

December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Los Tequilas Mexican Restaurant, located at 539 N. Line St. in Columbia Plaza, has a special gift for customers: "Take a break from cooking and let our family treat your family this holiday season!"

The family restaurant offers many holiday food specials that will tempt the taste buds and provide an economical way of celebrating the season.

Los Tequilas Mexican Restaurant will be open Christmas Eve "until the last customers are served," which is an excellent way for your family to eat well before the big day.

 

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