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Archive - 2014

August 1st

ROTARY CLUB MEETING: Domestic violence focus with Natalie Lewis

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Natalie Lewis, president of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) was the guest speaker at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. “Our mission statement is aimed at reducing the impact and frequency of domestic violence incidents in our county,” said Lewis. The organization has a four-way method set in place.


August 1, 2014

PAVING PROGRESS: Traffic tie-ups still to be expected

August 1, 2014

Resurfacing and asphalt work is still in progress on U.S. 30 through Columbia City. Indiana Department of Transportation is overseeing the project, although the highway travels through the city. Road crews have created traffic tie-ups and delays both on U.S. 30 and intersecting highways such as Ind. 9 and Ind. 109. The project through the city is expected to continue through next week.

GOLDEN YEARS: ’Busco library commemorates centennial anniversary

August 1, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Library celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday with music, food and festivities. During its existence, the library has survived 25 presidential administrations, a fire, and an explosion, all the while increasing its book count from 596 in 1915, to its current count of nearly 28,000.

SUMMER SOCCER: High Power Soccer Camp starts today

August 1, 2014

Tri-lakes Baptist Church is playing host to a slew of youngsters this week for its High Power Soccer Camp. The camp features soccer skills and games, as well as Bible lessons. The event caps off today.

CAMP WHITLEY CELEBRATES 86 YEARS: Campers participate in K9 demo

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A camp located in rural Whitley County has been creating summer memories for children for more than eight decades. In its 86th year, Camp Whitley continues to offer a variety of summer activities and opportunities. Recently, the camp held its fourth week with a group of girls ages 12 through 14.

Linda Bresler, 67

August 1, 2014

Linda L. Bresler, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Born in Fort Wayne, Linda worked as a teachers aid with Whitley County Schools for 22 years, retiring in 2005.
She enjoyed traveling and most of all, spending time with and taking care of her family.

WOMAN ATTACKS WITH KNIFE: Argument over painting

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County woman has been charged with attacking her husband with a knife after the couple got into an argument about painting last week. According to a case report by Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Kory Bailey, Trena McCoy, 48, pushed her husband in the back, causing him to hit his head on a door frame and fall.

July 31st

MUCH SLATED FOR SATURDAY: Mark your calendar

July 31, 2014


•Back to school - 8 a.m.

Tools for School program along with Whitley County Salvation Army will be distributing goods for back to school at Eagle Quest Church located at 1120 N. Ind. 109 from 8 a.m. to noon. Each child will receive a backpack, school supplies and shoes for school.
Proof of Whitley County residency, birth certificate or another official record of children, and proof of income are needed.

• Car show - 8 a.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Teachers, parents, students enjoy final days of summer break

July 31, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The remaining days of summer break are dwindling down as parents, children and school staff are prepping for the 2014-15 school year. Whitko Community Schools will be the first district in Whitley County to go back to classes, with the first day of school slated for Wednesday, Aug. 6. Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ first day will be the following Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Smith-Green Community Schools begin Aug. 14.

Tri-lakes Baptist Church is playing host to a slew of youngsters this week for its High Power...
Columbia City resident Adam Neely is on a mission to preserve local lakes. Neely has been...
Columbia City High School is hosting a camp for aspiring cheerleaders. The camp is led by the high...


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