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June 27th, 2014

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Park moves forward with pool

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After more than a year of discussions, Columbia City’s Park Board has proposed a location for a new aquatics facility.

Because the property is privately owned and has not been purchased yet, the location has not yet been released to the public, but officials are ready to move forward with the next step in the process for the new pool.

SECURITY CONCERN: Woman caught boarding plane with fake ID

June 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE (June 27, 2014) — A woman in Fort Wayne faces an identity deception charge after Homeland Security agents said she tried to get on an airplane at Fort Wayne International with a fake Mexican ID.

The Allen County prosecutor charged Yoandra De La Torre Thursday. Investigators said she tried boarding the plane last Friday with an ID bearing name Valentina Villanueva on it.

FATAL CRASH: Driver killed in moped collison

June 27, 2014

AVILLA — A man crashed his moped south of Avilla on Baseline Road Thursday night, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.
Emergency personnel were dispatched near County Road 900 East after a car struck a moped in the middle of the road.

A sheriff’s deputy told area media Jeffery M. Bogenschutz, 53, of Garrett, was on the moped and possibly crashed about an hour prior to being found.

ON THE STAGE: Campbell to perform tonight

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 27, 2014) — Old Settlers Days will feature Jenny Campbell on the South Courthouse Stage tonight at 8 p.m.

Jenny Campbell is from Illinios with musical roots in Louisiana and Tennessee.

Influenced by her grandfather’s vinyl record collections containing artists like Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette, Campbell’s life was changed when she was given her first guitar.

Not long after this, singing in the mirror was no longer satisfying her musical itch, she began working for a music career.

FRIDAY AT THE FESTIVAL: OSD activities and events

June 27, 2014

•Peabody Public Library Book Sale, Ind. 205 (Van Buren Street) — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•Elks Lodge Open House/Hog Roast, Karaoke - 109 S. Main St. — 5:30 p.m. — ?
•American Legion Old Settlers Bingo — Thursday and Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Post’s home.
•Nitelife at The Center — 8 to 11 p.m., The Center for Whitley County Youth
•“Jenny Campbell” (country) - 8 p.m. on the South Courthouse Stage.

June 26th

OPEN HOUSE AT ELKS: All invited to enjoy facility, hospitality Friday and Saturday

June 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, conveniently located on the east side of the Whitley County Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main Street, will be open to all on Friday and Saturday as part of Old Settlers Days festivities.

The gathering place will be open to all ages for fun and hospitality. On Friday, the Elks will offer a Hog Roast and Karaoke entertainment, with the food being ready at 5:30 p.m.

VICE PRESIDENT: Daniel elected to high honors

June 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – At its annual meeting last week in Southern Indiana, the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) elected Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel as vice president of the organization.

MARCHING THROUGH TOWN: Parade to roll through downtown Saturday

June 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Once again the American Legion will host an annual summer parade as part of the Old Settlers Days festival.

GAY MARRIAGE: Ruling stirs Whitley Co. opinion

June 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Federal Judge Richard Young ruled Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, sending hundreds of residents to make history by applying for marriage licenses and tying the knot Wednesday.

LIVE SOUNDS: Short Term Memories to perform tonight

June 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (June 26, 2014) -- Short Term Memories is a rock and roll band based out of North Webster and will perform a live concert tonight at 8 p.m. at the South Courthouse Stage.

The group has been playing in the Northern Indiana area for the past 14 years. STM features classic rock songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s with an emphasis on what the band calls “Brasskickin’rock.”

STM has more than 300 years of combined musical experience among its members.


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