November 5th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Northern Heights Elementary School has elected a Student Council for the 2013-14 school year.
The Student Council will share students‚Äô views on issues involving the school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at Northern Heights.
Students in 5th grade participated in elections for Cabinet offices and classroom representatives, while the 4th grade participated in elections for classroom representatives.
Principal Jake Hoag has announced the following offices:
Gale W. North, 80, of North Liberty, passed away at 12:21 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home.
Born March 29, 1933, in Wilson Lake, Whitley County, he was the son of Charles B. and Rhoda B. (Cook) North.
He graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1951. He was a Korean War Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1953 ‚Äď 1961. During his service he was awarded medals for National Defense Services, Korean Service, sharpshooter and good conduct. Gale had achieved the rank of sergeant at the end of his tour of duty.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An initiative to create a heightened awareness of domestic violence in Whitley County saw an increased amount of support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
‚ÄúWe had out greatest community participation to date,‚ÄĚ said the task force‚Äôs founder Sherry Sausaman. ‚ÄúThe task force is so grateful for all the restaurants who hosted a fundraising event as well as the patrons who came to eat.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For the last several months, Columbia City has been working to purchase the former Eagles Lodge in downtown Columbia City.
Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council agreed last week to move some additional money from the city‚Äôs TIF (Tax Increment Finance) account into the TIF budget for the purchase of the building.
Initially, the city had approximately $88,000 allocated for the purchase, but needed to move an additional $62,000 into the TIF budget.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, ‚ÄúThurgoode‚ÄĚ is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.
Columbia City High School‚Äôs fall production is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available from any cast member or at the door on production nights.
‚ÄúThurgoode‚ÄĚ tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley O‚ÄôConnor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ A teenager received a 30-year prison sentence for attempted murder Monday.
Dakota Kimbler, 18, of Rome City, will serve 25 years of his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) and will have five years suspended, to be spent on probation, for attempted murder, a Class A felony.
Kimbler was given a 10-year concurrent sentence for attempted carjacking, a 1.5-year concurrent sentence for receiving stolen property and a one-year concurrent sentence for carrying a handgun without a license.
Millie F. Wood, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Joe Z. and Gladys E. (Robinson) Reese.
She graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1944. On Feb. 16, 1944, she married Paul H. Wood in Columbia City.
Margaret C. Gallimore, 86, of Noble County, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at her home.
She was born Nov. 17, 1926 in Mishawaka, a daughter of Russel E. and Ruth Helen (Cox) Sheets.
As a young girl, her family moved to Washington Township. She completed her education at Washington Center High School.
On Feb. 16, 1946, she was united in marriage to Ervin L. Grace. They made their home in Laud. Mr. Grace died Nov. 16, 1981.
On Sept. 8, 1984, she was united in marriage to Otho Eugene ‚ÄúGene‚ÄĚ Gallimore. They made their home in Noble County.
Trey Jordan Coe, nine month old son of Jason A. and Kelcey (Maggard) Coe of South Whitley passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born Feb. 1, 2013 at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. A bright and cheerful baby, he always had a smile and loved to follow his brother, Jason ‚ÄúJD‚ÄĚ.
TERRE HAUTE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City senior Samantha Roush ended her cross country career with a 44th-place finish at the state meet at Lavern Gibson Championship Course Saturday.
Roush clocked a time of 19:10.8, which was a pace of 6:10 per mile.
Kelcy Welch of Carmel came in first with a time of 17:53.9.
For Roush, it was the fourth time in her career at the state meet, as she made it all four years in high school.
Her best finish was when she came in seventh two years ago as a sophomore.
Columbia City Head Cross Country Coach Bob Fahl said Roush had a solid race Saturday.