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City enlists help for tree removal plan

December 7, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Ohio company with an office in Fort Wayne has agreed to assist Columbia City in prioritizing the removal of approximately 200 ash trees from the city’s street right of way.
Davey Resource Group of Kent, Ohio sent a letter agreeing to help the town with the issue to Mayor Jim Fleck Nov. 24.
The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety agreed to the company’s involvement with the project at the regular meeting on Friday.

Road boring put on hold

December 7, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety is delaying approval of a change in process to boring under Radio Road in order to run sewer lines under the road and railroad tracks.
According to the city’s Outside Operations Manager Jeff Walker, a traditional method of boring under the road wasn’t working due to soil conditions.
Walker said a technique known as jack and bore was tried but that problems arose with soil. He explained that a pit, known as a launch pit is dug on one side of where the boring will begin.

First snow results in spate of craches

December 7, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Trees, poles and guard rails took a beating over the weekend as the first snowfall of the season made travel slippery for local drivers.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department reported that officers responded to at least 29 slide-offs and two minor injury accidents once the snow started falling Saturday.
Columbia City police reported no weather-related accidents over the weekend.
Two of the county’s weather-related crashes involved minor injuries.

December 6th

Christmas celebration

December 6, 2010

Jimmy Kipp Blake, 23

December 6, 2010

Jimmy Kipp Blake, 23 of rural Decatur, passed away as the result of a single car accident Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. He was born Aug. 30, 1987 in Allen County to Cary J. and Amy E. (Geiger) Blake.
Kipp was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur. He was an employee at Dolco Packaging. Kipp was a 2006 graduate of Adams Central High School and was attending IPFW in Fort Wayne.

Robert Estlick, 94

December 6, 2010

Robert Briggs Estlick, 94, a former resident of Columbia City, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 in Edina, Minn.
He was born April 1, 1916 in Troy Township, a son of Neil T. and Blanche M. Estlick. His formative years were spent in Troy Township. He was educated in the Etna Troy School, graduated from Columbia City High School in 1934 and from Indiana University in 1939 with a degree in business.

Donald Reed, 91

December 6, 2010

Donald Laurel “Smiley” Reed, 91, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at The Oaks, Columbia City. Born Aug. 27, 1919 in Logansport, he was a son of Homer L. and Ruth (Twells) Reed.

Alecia Stine, 24

December 6, 2010

Alecia Louise Stine, 24, of rural Columbia City died at 12:07 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1986 in Fort Wayne, a daughter of Shannon and Tammy (Stine) Leazier. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She attended Columbia City High School and later completed her G.E.D. She then completed a Certified Nurses Assistant program.
In addition to her CNA, she worked for various fast-food franchises in the area.

Augusta Carner, 85

December 6, 2010

Augusta Dujardin Carner, 85, passed away and now rests in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus. She was a daughter of Alberic and Irene Dujardin of Mishawaka. She married Gerald Edward Carner Sept. 17, 1949.
A lifelong Mishawaka resident before moving to Columbia City, she spent the past six years with her daughter, Denise (David) Heckman.
She was a loving and dedicated mother and there are no words to describe the love she had towards her family and all she knew.

All-state football season honored

December 6, 2010

   A good season doesn’t go unnoticed in Whitley County.
   One of the best combined seasons ever within the three area high schools hasn’t gone without recognition.
   A 30-6 mark from Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko football squads made for an exciting season within the county lines.
   With so much success, state caliber players are sure to be included in the dozens of victories.

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