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October 11th, 2011

SGCS honors second grader: Meeks given Spotlight on Success

October 11, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Elementary School second grader Dawson Meeks was chosen as October’s Spotlight on Success at the Smith-Green Community School Corporation’s board meeting Monday.
He is a son of Joseph and Cara Meeks.
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October 5th

Marines the focus of 2012 Veterans Marathon

October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In honor of the servicemen and servicewomen who have served our nation, Columbia City will be hosting its third annual Veterans Marathon Saturday, Nov. 12.
This year, special honors will be directed to the United States Marine Corps.
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Corporation reports pupil enrollment up by 10 students

October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools reported on WCCS attendance at its work session Monday.
Officially, including kindergarteners who attend half days, the school district has 3,393.5 students.
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Community Foundation seeks grant reguests

October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Community Foundation’s grant review session is approaching, according to foundation officials.
The Community Foundation funds charitable projects that will make a positive impact on Whitley County and its people. The foundation is particularly interested in ideas that shed new light on local needs and provide innovative, long-term solutions.
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Mayoral hopefuls in public forum

October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Patriots held their monthly meeting at the Church of the Nazarene Tuesday and hosted Columbia City’s three mayoral candidates – Ryan Daniel, Republican; Catherine Heritier, Democrat; and Scott Wise, Libertarian.
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Col. City tennis handed season-ending loss

October 5, 2011

CULVER — Columbia City tennis’ history-making season ended Tuesday night in the first round of regionals.
The Eagles faced Ply-mouth, which has racked up 15 straight sectional titles, at Culver Academies.
Though Columbia City lost as a team, No. 1 singles Derek Hinen won his match, advancing to the next round in the singles tournament.

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Churubusco controls Lakeland in three games

October 5, 2011

LAGRANGE — The measure of a team is not always how they play when faced with a team that is better than they are, but rather how they play when competing against a team that is not playing at their level.
That was the challenge that the Churubusco Lady Eagles had Tuesday night when they traveled to Lagrange to square off against the Lakeland Lady Lakers in a Northeast Corner Conference match.
The Lady Eagles were able to maintain their focus and came away with a win in three straight games.

October 4th

Tracey Headrick, 44

October 4, 2011

Tracey Anne Headrick, 44, Kokomo, was called home to Heaven Oct. 1, 2011 from the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1967 in Ft. Wayne, the daughter of Billy R.”Bill” and Patricia L. (Busche) Shanks.
On June 10, 1995 in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, she married Ralph E. Headrick who survives.
She was a 1985 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, Columbia City and attended William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Vivian Sikma, 96

October 4, 2011

Vivian Sikma, formerly of Columbia City, passed away Sept. 28, 2011 at Brighton Gardens, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Union Township, to George and Nora (Campbell) Miller.
She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1932.
On April 6, 1934 she married Robert Hendrickson and they made their home in Columbia City. He passed away July 7, 1968.
She married William Sikma Oct. 20, 1973 and they lived in Columbia City until 1999 when they moved to Stuart, Fla. Mr. Silma preceded her in death Oct. 2007.

Dale Grigsby, 91

October 4, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Dale A. Grigsby, 91, of Columbia City, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at his home.
He was born Nov. 7, 1919 in Allegan, Mich., a son of Gerald and Norma (Emmons) Grigsby.
He graduated from Otsego High School in Michigan and received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.
In 1941, he began his employment at General Electric. He retired in 1985 as a Transformer Process Specialist.

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