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Archive - Nov 2013

November 29th

Turkey dinners tip the scale at 299 served

November 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After plates were cleaned and dessert was had by all, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner served hundreds of meals.

The meal was sponsored by the Columbia City Rotary Club and was open to the county on Thanksgiving Day at the 4-H Center.

Rotarian Jacie Worrick estimated 124 meals were delivered and 175 meals were served.

County makes $1.4M spending proposal

November 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Commissioners finalized a plan on how to spend approximately $1.4 million in a two-year span.

The funds are part of the county’s CEDIT spending, which is County Economic Development Income Tax.

Originally, monies factored from wages as part of the employee’s income tax were turned over to government entities to use for economic development.

Turnover sparks discussion for Electric Dept.

November 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Board of Works approved the hire of two new members to the electric department, as one employee moved on to another company and another is set to retire in January.

The hiring process may be slightly different this time, as city officials are working to avoid high turnover.

The city puts money and effort into training new employees, and in some cases, employees have moved on to private electric companies with the training they’ve received at the city.

Many hands make celebration possible

November 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For two evenings, the Whitley County Courthouse lawn will play stage to a live and narrated Nativity.

Whitley County’s Community Christmas Celebration will be Dec. 6 and 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free.

“This is a great kick-off to the holidays,” said event coordinator Peg McCarthy. “The bustle around the Courthouse livens the downtown square, and starts the season with a remembrance of what Christmas is really all about.”

Lady Eagles beat Eastside, 69-46

November 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls basketball team used strong second and fourth quarters to land a 69-46 win over Eastside Friday night.

After facing a 16-11 deficit at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Eagles came back to score 23 points in the second, while holding Eastside to four.

Churubusco used a scoring attack from six different players in the second quarter to steal the lead — and never give it back.

Christmas comes to town

November 29, 2013

The Columbia City Lighted Christmas Parade brought Christmas into town Friday night. Along with a parade on Van Buren Street, Santa Claus arrived to the Santa House on the Courthouse lawn, and officials turned on all the Christmas Decorations downtown. Pictured is a live nativity scene that was featured in the parade.

WCCS extends O’Connor’s contract

November 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two weeks ago, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Pat O’Connor hit the four-year mark with her career at WCCS.

At the regular meeting a week later, the WCCS Board of Trustees approved a contract extension with O’Connor.

“We really appreciate you and the work you’ve done,” said Deb Hiss, board member. “You make our job a little more comfortable.”

Col. City rebounds from first loss, beats North Side

November 29, 2013

Fort Wayne — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne to take on the 1-3 North Side Lady Redskins with the hopes of getting back in the win column following a heartbreaking home overtime loss to undefeated Leo.

The Lady Eagles used a pressure perimeter defense to negate the Lady Redskins main offensive threats and balanced scoring to down the host Lady Redskins by a 57-36 score Friday night.

Lady Tigers down Whitko 64-42 Friday night

November 29, 2013

WARSAW — A tough defensive effort from Warsaw proved too much for Whitko’s girls basketball team Friday.

The Lady Wildcats dropped a road contest to the Lady Tigers by a final of 64-42.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the 3-2 Lady Wildcats and was the first win of the year for 1-3 Warsaw.

Warsaw’s press wore down Whitko as the game advanced, holding the Lady Wildcats to just 14 second-half points and six in the fourth quarter.

Working for wellness

November 29, 2013

Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit community organization, hosts monthly educational meetings at the Whitley County YMCA to teach clean, healthy living options. Recently the group gathered to learn about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Each workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, email wholehealthwellnesscentergroup@gmail.com or visit online at www.wholehealthwellnesscenter.com.

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