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May 21st

Eagles fall to Norwell in close game

May 21, 2014

Columbia City’s baseball team fell to Norwell with a score of 8-4 Tuesday night.

In the first inning, both teams scored one run within the first four at-bats, tying the first inning 1-1.

In the top of the second, Columbia City’s Justin Dailey caught an impressive backwards pop fly, making it the third out and keeping Norwell from scoring.

In the bottom of the second, a single was hit by Jake Elkins and a double was hit by Gary Ormsby.

EVENT TO COMMEMORATE SGCS GARDEN: District celebrates 50 years of education

May 21, 2014

Smith-Green Community Schools has been evolving for 50 years, and the district is celebrating the half century mark with several events.

The Smith-Green Community Schools’ website,, currently displays many articles noting historical facts, statistics and pictures of the district’s history.

Celebration activities have been taking place throughout the 2013-14 school year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.

Another celebration is planned for Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. An event will be held to commemorate the district’s Eagle Garden.

Track sectional action begins

May 21, 2014

The road to the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Finals began Tuesday night as girls’ teams from Whitko and Columbia City traveled to New Haven for sectional competition.

Both teams rose to the occasion, with top four finishes guaranteeing advancement to next week’s Northrop track regional, the Wildcats qualified in six individual events while Columbia City qualified in three individual events and all three of their relay teams.

Phillip Meier

May 21, 2014

Phillip D. Meier, of Woodstock, passed away May 8, 2014, after a short stay at JourneyCare Hospice of Woodstock.
He was the last survivor of seven siblings, born to Henry and Doris Meier of Columbia City.
Phil was awarded an early high school diploma so that he could join the service in World War II. After the war, he attended business school. Coupled with a sharp mind, a will of iron, and a strict work ethic, he became a successful salesman and business manager for several water treatment companies.

Holiday weekend offers a chance to remember

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day weekend will offer two events for residents to take part in.

The Leatherneck Coffee Club of Northern Indiana will hold an official United States Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Whitley County Courthouse Square at 7 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the formal flag retirement there will be patriotic songs performed by the Chain O’ Lakes Barbershop Chorus, Leatherneck Coffee Club Marine Color Guard and a Mortar Salute.

The community is encourage to attend, and children are welcome.

May 20th


May 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (May 20, 2014) The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Whitley County until 5 a.m. Wednesday. There are some strong storms already in the Chicago area. Meteorologists predict when storms make it to Whitley County, the area will likely see heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and the possibility of small hail.

Morning with Mom

May 20, 2014

Pierceton Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted more than 500 people at its Mornings for Mom event held Friday, May 9. Students and their guest were served breakfast items such as danishes, donut holes, yogurt, fruit, bagel breakfast pizza, juice and coffee. Moms that filled out surveys for the PTO were entered into a drawing to win a movie night popcorn bucket which contained microwave popcorn, movies and movie passes. Michelle Bradley’s name was drawn as the winner.

Timewarp Tuesday: 1943

May 20, 2014

Pictured are the members of the Class of 1943 from Thorncreek Township School. Front row, from left: Alfred King, Paul Vance, Walter Gaff, Theron Lietch, Jim Sauder, Keith Burns, John Fries, Ernest Walker. Second row: DeWitt Smith, Robert Krider, Russell Egolf, Phil Geiger, Larry McCullough, Ralph Goudy, Marjorie Bauer. Third row: Betty Braddock, Jeanette Chapman, Gertrude Pence, Catherine James, Loraine Wiekart, Laurice Garte, Eilene Tanner, Garnet Bridgegan.

Music, art on display

May 20, 2014

Tracey Tennant, 57

May 20, 2014

Tracey J. Tennant, 57, of Columbia City passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was a graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, and he was a talented landscaper, handyman and project manager.
He had a love for plants and all things green, making everything he touched beautiful. He loved spending time with his daughters and watching his grandchildren grow.
He also enjoyed mudding, bonzaing, and borin’ in his trucks, four wheelers, and beep beep jeep while giving the gristle ho sign.


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