Archive - 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the parlor of the Thomas R. Marshall home that serves as the main building of the Whitley County Historical Museum, there sits a piece of Hoosier history, an imposing piece of furniture that most visitors simply pass off as a short spinet piano.
Listed as a â€śparlor piano,â€ť the piano is actually, technically called a Chase Square-Grand piano.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Whitley County's venerable Smith & Sons Funeral Home, caring and trusted since 1851, and its Smith & Sons Miller Chapel in South Whitley, wish "safe and happy holidays" to all.
The landmark Smith & Sons Funeral Home is located at 207 N. Main St. in Columbia City (244-7601) and the Miller Chapel is located at 208 N. Maple St. in South Whitley (723-5221).
The funeral homes' toll-free phone number is 1-800-225-9264.
The website for Smith & Sons is : www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Exotic Nails & Hair, located at 801 E. Van Buren St. in Columbia City, is hoping all will have "A Merry Time!" this holiday season.
"Here's hoping the season brings you much warmth, love and joy," wish those at Exotic Nails & Hair. "Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas time and a safe and Happy New Year!"
Evening appointments are always available at Exotic Nails & Hair. Just call 260 244-5080.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ "We hope the holidays bring you much warmth, love and happiness!" That's the wish from Vardaman Insurance, 244 Frontage Rd., in Columbia City.
An agent for Erie insurance, Vardaman Insurance can be reached at 260 248-8201 and offers the very best in auto, home, business, life, health and high risk insurances.
Even Santa is insured with Vardaman Insurance, just in case The Jolly Elf has an incident dropping down your chimney!
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ "Come join us! Christmas makes everything NEW!," proclaims the staff and congregation at Columbia City United Methodist Church.
Warm and welcoming to visitors, CCUMC is located at 605 N. Forest Parkway in Columbia City. Their phone number is 244-7671 and the website is www.columbiacityUMC.com
Sunday, Dec. 21 worship services are 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Christmas Eve Services on Wednesday, Dec. 24 are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will include children and family candlelight services.
Please plan on attending Columbia City United Methodist Church soon!
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ Flower Barn & Treasures, located at 114 N. State St., in South Whitley, wishes "Happy Holidays" to all. The business is offering 15% off on selected items.
You can stop by or call 723-4583. Email address is: email@example.com
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Wheeler Mechanical Services LLC, 309 Diamond Ave., Columbia City has issued its holiday best wishes. "In appreciation of our customers during the past year, we extend our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!"
With 45 years of experience, Wheeler Mechanical Services has certainly made its mark in heating, plumbing and cooling for local and area customers, whether residential, commercial or industrial.
Wheeler Mechanical offers 24-hour service and can be contacted at 260 244-6328. Their website is www.wheelermechanical.com.
More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana near Seymour and rolled on its side early Saturday.
The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying about 70 passengers, left the road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 65 in Seymour, Indiana State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.
MENTONE â€” The Whitko Wildcat boysâ€™ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night when they went on the road to Tippecanoe Valley to face former Head Coach Bill Patrick and The Vikings.
The Wildcatsâ€™ search for their first win continues as the Vikings hung a 70-49 loss on the Wildcats.
The loss keeps the Wildcats winless on the season, dropping their overall record to 0-6 and 0-1 in the TRC.
The Vikings evened their record at 3-3 and are 1-0 in conference play.
CHURUBUSCO -â€” Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a conference title.
The Churubusco Eagles used a heavy dose of Paul Forman and their trademark stingy defense to take another step towards that goal Friday night. Forman put up 28 points and the defense held Prairie Heights to 12 points in the first half.
That was all the Eagles needed to earn their third North East Corner Conference win of the season by knocking off the Prairie Heights Panthers, 56-41.