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February 11th, 2015

MOVIN' ON: Lady Eagles head to the next round

February 11, 2015

Columbia City’s girls basketball team defeated Heritage in the opening round of sectional play on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles will move on to face Mississinewa in the semi-finals on Friday night. See Page A12 for more coverage of the game. Above, Macie Hinen drives to the basket.

February 10th

YMCA: Business of the month

February 10, 2015

The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently selected the Whitley County Family YMCA as their February 2015 Chamber Business of the Month. Chamber and YMCA representatives gathered to celebrate the award on February 3. The award was given in recognition of the Y’s commitment to children through the creation of the Armstrong Early Learning Center as well as its ongoing role to champion wellness in the community.

TEACHER, BUSINESSWOMAN: Looking to fill Col. City council seat

February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A teacher, businesswoman, gardener, mother and wife, Margaret Malcolm has been an active member of the Columbia City community since 1976.

Last week, Malcolm filed for candidacy for the Southwest District of Columbia City’s Common Council.
Malcolm was born and raised in Muskegon, Mich. and became a Columbia City resident in 1976.

CC VS. HERITAGE: Sectionals start tonight

February 10, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s girls basketball teams are preparing for sectional play this week.

Columbia City’s girls travel to Norwell to face Heritage in the opening round tonight at 7:30 p.m.

5.5 YEARS: Former auditor sentenced for theft

February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A sentence has been passed down on Monday to Jennifer McGuire, Whitley County’s former auditor, who admitted to stealing more than $100,000 in county funds.

McGuire was ordered to serve 5.5 years in the local correctional facility, with suggestion from the court that she be placed on work release.

As part of her sentence, McGuire also has to make full restitution of stolen funds, as well as investigation costs.

Whitley County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler said he feels the sentence was appropriate.

Gary L. Kirkman, 61

February 10, 2015

March 5, 1953 — Feb. 9, 2015
Gary L. Kirkman, 61, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at his home. Born March 5, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa, he was the son of Gerald L. and Ruby E. (Gerhart) Kirkman.
He graduated from Des Moines Tech High School with the Class of 1972. Gary worked at Des Moines General Hospital for 28 years and Babes Restaurant in Des Moines. He enjoyed collecting Coca-Cola items and watching Soaps and wrestling.

HACKWORTH HEADED TO STATE: Lady Eagles swim team compete in sectional

February 10, 2015

WARSAW — Columbia City’s girls swim team traveled to Warsaw Saturday for IHSAA sectionals.
Rylee Hackworth is headed to the state finals in the 100-yard backstroke after placing first in the event at Warsaw.

Overall, the Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 12 teams. Culver Academies won the sectional title, followed by Rochester and Warsaw.

TRAVELING THE WORLD FOR LESSONS: ISMS students work together to create mosaic of school logo

February 10, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School art teacher Mary Hilger took her teaching experience to the next level, traveling across the globe to study mosaics.

She brought her knowledge back to Whitley County to share with ISMS students, who then created a mosaic of their own.

Hilger visited the three Venices: Venice, Fla., Venice, Calif. and Venice, Italy.

February 9th

WILDCATS: Whitko boys win conference game

February 9, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball team split a pair of weekend games, winning a conference game on Friday and falling to Farifield Saturday.
The Wildcats beat North Miami 62-58 on the road on Friday, taking their second Three Rivers Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats were led by Nate Walpole with 28 points, and Devon Adkins and River West with 12 points apiece.

40 UNDER 40: Tio earns international recognition

February 9, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Economic Development Corporation’s Alan Tio, president, is among the best of his profession.
Tio was recently honored as part of Development Counsellors International’s (DCI) 40 Under 40 as a rising star in economic development.

It’s the only award of its kind that recognizes young talent in the economic development profession.
A five-member selection committee of nationally-recognized leaders in the economic development profession chose the winners from a pool of more than 157 candidates.

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