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December 12th

CHRISTMAS PARTY: H.A.N.D.S hosts for CANI Head-Start

December 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County children had an early celebration. Members of the H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Achieve New Direction through Students) Foundation hosted a morning and afternoon Christmas party for the 29 children in the CANI Head-Start program last Thursday.
H.A.N.D.S. is a student group that meets monthly to discuss community needs, review grant requests and allocate funding to projects with an educational focus. Each year members plan a Christmas celebration day filled with holiday-themed activities and treats for the Head-Start children.

TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM: ‘For God, Home and Native Land’

December 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In some of the oldest church structures in Columbia City and Whitley County there have been, in the past, interesting examples of stained glass windows. Some of these are very intricate, with some of the more modern examples a bit more abstract.
In the early construction of the churches, stained glass windows represented an extravagant expense, and so were donated by the wealthy or sponsored by a church-related group.

Mildred Collier, 80

December 12, 2014

Aug. 11, 1934 — Dec. 10, 2014
Mildred “Midge” Collier, 80, of Larwill, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born Aug. 11, 1934 in Cumberland, Ky., she was the daughter of James and Lillie (Estep) Bush.
She grew up in Kentucky and married Roy Howard Collier July 6, 1950 in Clintwood, Va. After he was discharged from military service they moved to Detroit, Mich.

Dale Goings, 82

December 12, 2014

Dale “Richard” Goings, 82, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born in Columbia City, he was the son of the late Ivan and Dorothy Goings. Goings was a member of Grace Gathering, New Haven. He retired in 1997 from Schneider National Carriers after 10 years. He was also a member of Scottish Rite and Masonic Lodge 189, Columbia City.

WRESTLING: Injured Eagles take loss to Garrett

December 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — An injury-depleted Churubusco wrestling team played host to new Northeast Corner Conference foe Garrett Thursday night. The visiting Railroaders broke a 21-21 tie, taking five of the remaining six bouts to down the Eagles 48-24
With bouts starting at 152 pounds, the visitors jumped on top 6-0 by way of a third-period pin by Garrett’s Sam Lawrence over Busco’s Dean Gaerte. The Eagles evened the score 6-6, when senior Lyle McParlan pinned Garrett’s Alax Egly with five seconds left on the clock in their 160-pound match-up.

CHURUBUSCO CHAMBER: Celebration of success

December 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Eel River Golf Course banquet room was a veritable who’s who of Churubusco community residents; local politicians, coaches and business members celebrated the success of the town’s pairing of local government and small business with the annual Churubusco Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursay evening.

December 11th

DONATE YOUR TIME: Salvation Army in urgent need for bell ringers

December 11, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Salvation Army of Whitley County is preparing for another busy season.
The organization has already served our community through their Coats for Kids program, Thanksgiving Meals program, Nursing Home Christmas Visitation and is now preparing for its annual toy distribution in partnership with Toys for Tots.
“With the help of our generous community we will be able to help over 200 families with food for Christmas,” said Major Flora O’Dell, representative for The Salvation Army in Whitley County.

ELECTRIC UPGRADE: Ready for engineering

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Engineering for a $467,000 upgrade to Columbia City Electric Utility’s north substation will begin with configuring a switch breaker replacement, the Columbia City Board of Works determined this week.

THE THUNDER IS ROLLING: Dunn leads Trine to win

December 11, 2014

ANGOLA — Trine defeated Heidelberg, 68-61, in non-conference women’s basketball action Wednesday evening in a home contest to extend their winning-streak to six games.
The win gives the Thunder six-consecutive victories for the first-time since the 2011-12 team opened the season on a six-game run.

FINALIZING THREE-STEP PROCESS: RDC readying info to market city property

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City’s Redvelopment Commission (RDC) is finalizing what will be a three-step process for potential developers to propose improvements to the RDC’s property on the northwest corner of Van Buren and Line streets downtown.
Known as the former Eagles Lodge property, the building was acquired by the RDC during the past year and the structure was razed during the summer.

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