November 24th, 2010
Worth Wilson Waugh, 99, of Columbia City, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor where he had been a resident for the past few months.
He was born Jan. 30, 1911 in Thorncreek Township, a son of Charles Leigh and Ethel Gertrude (Humbarger) Waugh. A lifelong resident of Whitley County, he graduated from Columbia City High School in 1929 where he played football and was in the Junior Class play.
On Dec. 16, 1941 he was united in marriage to Blanche A. Toucha. Mrs. Waugh died Dec. 23, 1999. In 2000 he moved to Oak Pointe from his home of 54 years on Chauncey Street.
Take a break from getting the turkey and dressing in the oven Thursday and tune into the 84th Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day Parade and you may see a familiar face.
Amanda King of Columbia City, a junior at Purdue and a student leader for the Purdue Golden Silks, just might get her 15 minutes of fame as they lead the procession down Central Park West for the 2.65 mile parade on Thanksgiving Day.
Look for her in the opening moments of the parade, seen on WKJG NBC 33 beginning at 9 a.m. as the Purdue University Band will be the first band in the parade, according to Kingâ€™s mother, Wendy King.
LEO — Offense is always necessary to win any sport but defense can win you plenty as well.
Tuesday night, Columbia City girls’ basketball began its first winning streak after hitting the road to Leo. The Lady Eagles (3-1) used a stifling defensive press to win their second consecutive game beating the Lady Lions 42-22.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City wrestling team opened a new season Tuesday night.
The match was also the first for new head coach Blane Culp. In the first of only two home matches this season the young Eagle team faced off against a veteran Bellmont squad with the CCHS wrestling alumnae in attendance.
The Eagles managed only a forfeit win against the always tough Braves in the varsity match falling by a 73-6 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A special fund is being mulled by the Columbia City Common Council that could make money available to local businesses for economic development-type improvements.
The council heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing a â€śRevolving Loan Programâ€ť during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
According to Mayor Jim Fleck, the cityâ€™s redevelopment commission has funds earmarked for economic development.
The management and employees of a local convenience store arenâ€™t letting a slap in the face at holiday time stop them from remembering the reason for the season.
On Monday afternoon, the Pak-A-Sak convenience store on Line Street in Columbia City was lauded by the local Salvation Army as the first organization to volunteer for Friday bell-ringing duty this holiday season.
Just hours later, the store was held up at gunpoint, but the storeâ€™s employees are even more determined to help the needy despite the harrowing Monday night ordeal.
Local residents have a new way to celebrate Christmas.
The lobby of the Clugston Senior Apartments is being transformed into a Christmas tree wonderland for the first-ever Walk of Trees.
More than a dozen trees from local businesses and organizations have been decorated, and visitors to the lobby will have the chance to look over the different trees, vote for the Peopleâ€™s Choice, and purchase a raffle ticket to win the tree of their choice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” America prides itself on being the country where dreams come true.
For hundreds of years, people have flocked to the United States for the pursuit of freedom, happiness and unlimited opportunities. And, perhaps the greatest American dream of all is the quest for every family to have their own home.
The Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Whitley County Women Build Program made the American dream come true for two local families as their homes were dedicated on Saturday morning.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician and the Columbia City Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday evening at Pak-a-Sak.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Tim Longenbaugh, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a white male in his late 30â€™s or early 40â€™s entered the convenience store at the corner of Line and North streets and approached the clerk. The clerk told police the man lifted his sweatshirt revealing a firearm in the waistband of his pants and demanded money.