November 5th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the last several months, Columbia City has been working to purchase the former Eagles Lodge in downtown Columbia City.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council agreed last week to move some additional money from the cityâ€™s 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 â€” Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, â€śThurgoodeâ€ť is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s 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.
â€śThurgoodeâ€ť tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley Oâ€™Connor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” 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 â€śGeneâ€ť 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 â€śJDâ€ť.
TERRE HAUTE â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Although Veteranâ€™s Day is observed Nov. 11, several schools will host veteran programs to honor service men and women.
Coesse Elementary School will once again invite parents and grandparents to its campus for a ceremony Friday at 12:45 p.m.
Peabody Public Library and Indiana Springs Middle School will hold a countywide event Sunday at 2 p.m.
This will be the 11th year for the ceremony.
Whitko High School will also recognize veterans in a program slated for Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City man who was arrested on meth charges with his mother was sentenced in Whitley County Superior Court.
Robert W. Barnett, 22, was sentenced to two years at the Whitley County Jail, with 180 days to serve and the balance suspended, for possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Barnett was released from the Whitley County Jail Oct. 22, having served half of his time under the day-for-day credit system.
He was also fined $200.
A charge of unlawful sale of a precursor was dismissed against Barnett by the state.
Churubuscoâ€™s football season came to a close Friday night, as the Eagles lost to Bremen 35-28 in the second round of sectional action. Pictured, senior Logan Harris (left) and junior teammate Beau Barkley share a moment after the game. Churubusco ended its season 8-3. See Page A10 for full coverage of Friday nightâ€™s game.