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August 17th, 2011

Local sugar maple repeats as largest in state registry

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A towering and far-reaching sugar maple tree at South Park Cemetery in Columbia City has been honored for the second time by Indiana’s Largest Tree Registry.
Tree enthusiast and Columbia City mayoral secretary Martha Acres recently submitted the tree, which also won in 2005.
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August 15th

State fair stage collapse

August 15, 2011

STAFF REPORT — COLUMBIA CITY — Several Columbia City people attended the Indiana State Fair this past weekend and were witness to the tragedy that killed five people and injured more than 40 people.
Steve Miller had bought his wife tickets to the Sugarland concert for their anniversary.
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Eagle Tech: Road to fruition

August 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Eagle Tech Academy has come a long way since the idea was initially brought before the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees. According to Principal Brady Mullett, a big part of that was educating everyone on the program and how it would be run.
“The beginning part of last school year, I went to all the schools and said ‘if you enroll prior to Nov. 1, its first come first serve.’”
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August 12th

Prosecutor: Creech to plead guilty

August 12, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent who was scheduled to face trial has decided to plead guilty, according to the Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.

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Shake-up in South Whitley

August 12, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Beginning in 2012, South Whitley government will have a completely different look and a longtime fixture in Town Hall will be no more.
After 26 years as clerk-treasurer of South Whitley, lifelong South Whitley native Mitch Winger will relinquish his seat to fellow Republican Bob Gould, who defeated the incumbent Winger Thursday night in a town caucus and runs unopposed for the Nov. 8 election.

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City cars vandalized

August 12, 2011

The Columbia City Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins this morning.
Three vehicles had several windows broken out in the northwest area of Columbia City.
The incidents occurred at 503 N. Elm and 505 N. Oak streets.

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August 11th

WCCS hosts Eagle Tech open house

August 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The newest edition to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools family, Eagle Tech Academy, held a “parent-student” open house Tuesday.
While not scheduled to start until 6 p.m., parents and students began arriving around 5:10 p.m., per Principal Brady Mullett’s invitation, he said.
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Eagle Tech: Focus on learning

August 11, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first of a three-part series on Eagle Tech Academy, a new learning facility of Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation.

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s state-of-the-art learning facility, is implementing an entirely new form of learning, said Principal Brady Mullet.
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Columbia City's Doug Eber headed overseas

August 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Doug Eber will finish his last day on duty today as he prepares to travel overseas for a year-long stint with the U.S. Navy.
Eber, 47, a petty officer first class with the Navy, spent much of 2011 in England and within the last several weeks, was told he would be deployed this month.
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At 90, Norma Hawk still ‘looms’ large as a gifted weaver

August 11, 2011

She is one of the oldest citizens in Columbia City and she still mows her own yard, cooks her own food, cleans her own house, plays euchre and weaves rugs out of plastic bags.
Norma Hawk, 90, didn’t know about weaving when she first acquired her loom.
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