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December 16th

Betty Harrison, 91

December 16, 2014

May 11, 1923 — Dec. 12, 2014
Betty Louise Harrison, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:44 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born May 11, 1923 in Goshen, she was the daughter of Theodore and Velma (Daisey) Trimmer.
She grew up in the Wolf Lake area and in 1942 moved to Jefferson Township, Whitley County. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1940.

ELKS HOOP SHOOT: Local winners crowned

December 16, 2014

The Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 held its annual Hoop Shoot contest at Indian Springs Middle School. Local winners from the three-county school systems were in attendance, with the winners of this contest advancing to the District contest, which will be held Jan. 18, 2015 at ISMS. First place winners: from left, Olivia Shearer (12-13 girls), Jillian Whaley (10-11 girls), Jensyn Longenbaugh (8-9 girls), Brady Hartman (8-9 boys), Brock Uher (10-11 boys) and Mason Baker.

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.

Eagles go 2-1 in NHC triple dual

December 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled to Homestead for the final Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) Triple Dual meet. The annual meet matches Columbia City, New Haven, Homestead and Carroll against each other. The Eagles forged a 2-1 record, downing host Homestead and New Haven before falling to reigning Sectional Champion Carroll.

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.

December 14th

CITY PARKS MASTER PLAN: Public update / open house set for late Monday afternoon

December 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The public is invited to an open house to discuss the future of the Columbia City Parks on Monday, Dec. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The meeting will be in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 112 S. Chauncey St.
The Columbia City Park Board will gather information from citizenry, local officials, leaders and the surrounding community to determine where the Park Board should focus its funds and efforts during the next five years.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Park Director Mark Green at 248-5180. RSVP is not required to attend.

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