November 10th, 2010
Does your blood pressure go up as soon as the stores begin piping Christmas melodies over the sound system?
Are you dreading the tradition of baking trays of cookies and preparing another family meal?
Does the thought of decorating give you hives?
Or are you looking forward to the baking, but have found your family and friends are all dieting or diabetic and donâ€™t appreciate your sweet efforts?
The solution to all these pressing issues can be found at the 4-H Holiday Celebration, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the 4-H Center.
The 4-H Inc. board met Tuesday evening at the 4-H Center and discussed some big-ticket items for improving the 4-H grounds.
The addition of restrooms to the north end of the commercial building, a new sound system and revamping the bleachers were discussed.
â€śI give more priority (to the bleachers) even than the restrooms,â€ť said Jon Kissinger, as this is a safety issue.
Aaron McDevitt had one company looking at the bleacher situation and reported when asked for their recommendation they said, â€śNever let anyone on those bleachers ever.â€ť
Columbia City Councilman Don Sexton updated the rest of the Columbia City Common Council on progress regarding an abandoned property in town that has the attention of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
The former Dana plant, located at 643 W. Ellsworth Street on the west side of Columbia City is under scrutiny by Indianaâ€™s environmental protection agency.
CHURUBUSCO — The Indiana high school girls’ basketball season tipped off in Whitley County Tuesday night with Churubusco playing host to Garrett.
The Lady Eagles opened the season facing a Railroaders squad that went 16-9 last season.
Despite holding a slim lead early in the first quarter, Churubusco was plagued by 28 turnovers. A 13-point lead at halftime for Garrett ballooned into a lopsided victory 53-25.
Following a 50-7 loss Friday night to sectional champion Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, the 2010 Columbia City Eagles were officially part of the record books.
Despite coming up short for their first sectional title since 1993, the Eagles stack up well against some of the best teams Columbia City has put on a field in its 87-year history.
The 2010 Indiana high school cross country season was a good mix of veteran experience and newcomers for Whitley County.
The depth of talent in the county was shown in all-state honors named Monday by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches.
Five runners in all were part of the list of the state’s best cross country runners. The county had its share of experience with Whitko senior Brian Menzie and Columbia City senior Renee Menzie.
Joan L. Johnson, 74, formerly of Columbia City, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at Martin Memorial Hospital North in Stuart, Fla.
She was born April 13, 1936 in Peru, Ind. a daughter of Dalbert D. and Pauline L. (Bruner) Gibson. In 1947 her family moved to a farm near South Whitley from Fort Wayne. She graduated from Washington Center High School.
Maybe you havenâ€™t been as good a boy or girl as you should have been this year. But how can you get back into Santaâ€™s good graces?
Santa is in trouble. His little house is in need of repair and his local elves are dwindling.
Santa is looking for a few good men ... er, big boys and girls to help him keep the little ones coming to ask for their heartâ€™s desire this Christmas.
The Santa house has been an institution at the courthouse for at least 60 years, according to Mrs. Santa Claus, aka Jill Winebrenner.
A series of break-ins Sunday night have Columbia City police asking for help in locating and arresting a suspect.
According to Det. Tim Longenbaugh of the Columbia City Police Department four homes and one business were broken into Sunday evening between 8 and 9 p.m.
So far, he said only minor items, small amounts of cash and loose change, have been reported missing.
Unlike a series of break-ins last month in the city, Longenbaugh said no one was home during the recent incidents.