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August 12th, 2014

PRIZE PIGEON: Sheiss takes best of show

August 12, 2014

Dillon Sheiss, of Columbia City, was awarded Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair for his pigeon Jack. Sheiss also won Intermediate Junior Pigeon Showmanship and had two birds on Champion Row in the poultry show earlier in the week.

FIREFIGHTING FUNDRAISER: ‘Hot shots’ score big

August 12, 2014

A unique fundraiser was held for South Whitley’s Food Bank Saturday. The Hot Shot event featured several Cleveland Township firefighters competing in a variety of activities for the cause. The food bank received $1,428.25 in financial donations and 1,927 items were collected to be used to serve South Whitley families in need.

BIG BUCKS: Old Settlers Association awards $14K in grants

August 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Old Settlers Days has long since ended, but what is left in the wake of the festival is more than $14,000 invested into the community. Old Settlers Association members recently awarded $14,654 in grants to nonprofit organizations and groups in Whitley County.

FAIR IS OVER: History lives on

August 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — To some it may seem all Whitley County has to offer is corn and bean fields. However, further research will show there is a certain charm to the history of this county. One such area that has been a staple in Whitley County is the 4-H Fair.

COMPASSION WALK: Balloons released in memory

August 12, 2014

More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friends’ annual Walk to Remember. Family members who had lost a loved one walked from the Whitley County Courthouse to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. After a brief ceremony, 150 balloons were released in memory of those passed away.

TINY TUMBLERS: Campers learn basics

August 12, 2014

Columbia City High School held its Mini Cheerleading Camp in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. Pictured are the younger participants, along with their CCHS Cheer Camp counselors. Participants in preschool were: Brittan Gowen, Addison Gowen, Chloe Bufkin, Aubrey Hile, Isabelle Lewis, Makenna Miller, Selah DeWitt, Zoe Meyers, Dylin Titus, Lily Rossler, Bianca Stahl, Haleigh Graves, Ella Arnold, Kylee Sheets, Delaney Dee, Clarice Joesph, Charlotte Cormany, Cecylia Lane, Raelyn Lamont, Autum Sery, Caydence Parrett and Alysah Huskey.

SOGGY START: Lady Eagles grab big win over Warsaw

August 12, 2014

WINONA LAKE — Columbia City’s girls golf team traveled to Stonehenge Golf Club, historically known to trip up the Lady Eagles, to beat Warsaw 202-206 on a soggy Monday afternoon. After a rain delay, the teams took the course to improve their season record to 2-1.

Diane Woods, 78

August 12, 2014

April. 12, 1936 — Aug. 8, 2014
Diane P. Woods, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:29 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her residence.
She was born April 12, 1936, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Otis and Dorothy Reese.
Surviving are her four children, Rebecca (Mark) Frankart of Columbia City, Jeffrey Woods of Fort Wayne, Candice (Mike) Moster of Gainsville, TX., and Patricia (Russel) Shears of New Haven; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (John) Overholt of Fort Wayne, and Vicki Wilkerson of Fort Wayne.

OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: Public meeting on sewer rate increase today

August 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The public has the opportunity to voice its opinion to the Columbia City Common Council tonight regarding the city’s upcoming sewer rate increase. Due to state and federal mandates and the implementation of the city’s Long Term Control Plan, an increase is inevitable. The question is: How will that increase be executed is open for discussion.

The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall in the Council Chambers.

ON THE RISE: Gas prices increase in the area

August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE (Aug. 12, 2014) -- Gas prices have fallen nationally, but that is not the case for Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.

Average retail gasoline prices in have risen 11.1 cents per gallon in the past week.

Patrick DeHaan with GasBuddy.com says the hike is likely due to refinery issues and planned maintenance, but as the driving season concludes, prices are likely to drop- most significantly in late September through the holidays.

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