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December 11th

VISIONING SESSIONS: Chamber urges attendance at two workshops Thursday

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is urging members to attend one of two visioning workshops regarding the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan that is now in progress. Both events will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 11.
The first event is today is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitley County Government Center, 220 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. A light lunch will be served.
The second event is this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia City High School, 600 North Whitley Street, Columbia City. Refreshments will be provided.

FROSTY MORNING IN WHITLEY: Thin coating of white decorates county

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A thin coating of frost coated Whitley County overnight, giving our area a Christmas card appearance and offering local residents the idea that it is truly "looking a lot like Christmas."

Hoar frost, defined as "a white or gray crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear, still weather on vegetation, fences, etc." – and including vehicle windshields – greeted the morning as the temperature hovered in the low- to mid-20s.

December 10th

BAD SANTA: Jolly elf booted from Fort Wayne restaurant

December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE — This Santa Claus just might end up on the naughty list.

Fort Wayne police say they were called to a McDonald's restaurant Tuesday because a man dressed as Santa Claus was causing a disturbance and the manager wanted him to leave.

Officers found two men dressed as Santa Claus, but one had permission to be there. Police say the other one was causing problems because he was inviting children to sit on his lap, just like the other one.

TOTALLY TALENTED: PES holds 16th annual talent show

December 10, 2014

PIERCETON — Pierceton Elementary recently held its 16th annual talent show. The show was produced under the direction of Julie Underhill who took it over when founder, Carolyn Nye retired from teaching.
Students entered in four categories: vocal, variety, instrumental and dance. This year there was 16 student acts which included 27 students.

DONATE: Site for Thursday blood drive has changed

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The site for an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.
The blood drive site will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., in Columbia City.
This is a community blood drive and all are welcome to donate blood.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, to schedule your blood donation appointment.

EAGLES BATTLE CONTINUES: Fast start, free throws key Columbia City basketball win

December 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — In a battle of Eagles, the visiting Columbia City Eagles used a strong first quarter and good free throw shooting down the stretch to down the Churubusco Eagles 59-51 in Tuesday night’s battle of Whitley County rivals.
Columbia City raced out to a 16-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, led by six free throws from 6-feet 7-inch junior Brachen Hazen and three-point baskets from Justin Bachelder and Cooper Parish.

Margaret Workman, 82

December 10, 2014

Jan. 27, 1932 — Dec. 8, 2014
Margaret Louise Workman, 82, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Born on Jan. 27, 1932 in Churubusco, she was the daughter of William Stewart and Josie Fern (Truman) Craig.
She had lived in Churubusco, Kendallville, Kalamazoo, Mich. and Columbia City. She graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1950. On May 11, 1958, she married Robert Eugene Workman in Whitley County and had been a waitress at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Berniece Barnes, 89

December 10, 2014

July 10, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2014
Berniece Barnes, age 89, beloved mother and grandmother, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 6, 2014.
She was born on July 10, 1925 in Fort Wayne to John and Mildred (Guilliaume) Wilson.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Barnes of Boise, ID; two daughters, Barbara Linsky and Karen Smith both of Columbia City; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Barnes was preceded in death by her two husbands, Alister Fraser, in 1962 and Arthur Barnes, in 1985 and two sons, Richard Barnes, in 1979 and Scott Barnes, in 2004.

BATTLE OF THE EAGLES: Columbia City wins wrestling against Churubusco

December 10, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Columbia City Eagles wrestling team traveled down Ind. 205 to Churubusco for a match with Whitley County foe, the host Churubusco Eagles. Columbia City took 10-of-14 bouts to claim the match 54-18 over host Churubusco.
With matches starting at 145 pounds, the host Eagles jumped out to lead 3-0 as Busco senior Chase Downing squared off against Columbia City freshman Hunter Reed. Downing took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period on a takedown. A reversal and a penalty point in the third period gave Downing a 5-0 win over Reed.

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PONDERS:Razing another downtown building possible

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A deteriorating mid-block building in downtown Columbia City is being targeted for possible demolition, the city’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) discussed Tuesday afternoon.
The building, located at 213 W. Van Buren St., is located on the east side of an alley at mid-block and has previously been bolstered by structural elements in an effort to extend its longevity.

 

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