February 18th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Nicole Penrod (R) first dipped her toes into politics in 2007 when she was elected as the Southeast Representative to Columbia City Council.
During her tenure, Columbia City was transformed into a golf cart friendly community and residents experienced improved trash pick-up with a new contractor and lower rates.
âThereâs a bit of a learning curve when you step into local government. I like to think that Iâve got that under my belt now,â Penrod said.
KOKOMO â Morgan Ellis, the 50th winner of the Whitley County/Columbia City franchise of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman, is completing her second day of rehearsals for the 56th annual state-wide production of Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman.
The program, with 21 participants, is at Oakbrook Church at 3409 South 200 West, Kokomo. The venue change is because of the remodeling of the auditorium at Indiana University, Kokomo campus.
Feb. 10, 1941 â Feb. 16, 2015
Terry L. Goodrich, 74, of South Whitley, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at his home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1941 in Granville, Ohio a son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Bonnett) Goodrich. His formative years were spent in Granville. The family later moved to Columbia City where he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1959. He then earned his associates degree in accounting from International Business College in Fort Wayne.
Feb. 14, 1961 â Feb. 16, 2015
Marcia Carter, 54, of Columbia City, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 14, 1961 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Paul T. Hile and Martha J. (Fosnaugh) Streby.
She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1979.
MERRIAM â The Cornerstone Lady Warriors Basketball team will be taking a trip this March with the goal of bringing home a national title.
âItâs not a perfect analogy, but this basketball program and ones like us all over the country are sort of like Christian Homeschool âAAUâ teams,â said Coach Adam Griner.
Churubuscoâs New Era Show Choir won the Small Mixed-Division Grand Champion at the Trojan Classic Show Choir Invitational Saturday in Chesterton. Pictured, the choir celebrates the win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Emergency Management has issued a Weather Outlook advisory as a new weather system of arctic cold, blustery winds and some snowfall makes it way into the area Wednesday.
Scattered to numerous periods of snowfall expected along/north of U.S. 30 today, white-out conditions possible
â¢âWind Chill Advisoryâ
Effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday â Noon Thursday: Wind chill values of 10-25 degrees below zero
COLUMBIA CITY â Mark Green, director of parks and recreation for Columbia City, said he absolutely loves his job. He welcomed the idea of presenting an update on the parks to the Columbia City Rotary club Feb. 10.
âThe big thing today,â he said, âis weâre trying to get our ice skating rink (at Morsches Park) up and running.â
âWeâve learned a lot,â he admitted, âfrom the initial planning stages up until now.â
SOUTH WHITLEY â Dust off those old collectibles, âAntiques Roadshowâ is coming to town.
South Whitley Community Public Library will be hosting its own version of the PBS show, âAntiques Roadshowâ at the library next Tuesday, Feb. 24.
âAntiques Roadshowâ is a television program that features people with their treasures â and non-treasures.
People have the opportunity to bring their items to the library to find out their value, just as in the show.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working to adjust its Tax Increment Funding (TIF) areas to help in âcleaning upâ some of the cityâs areas in need of work.
Property tax from areas inside TIF districts is collected into a TIF fund. Those funds can be used to revamp areas within the TIF district.
The city currently has a TIF district in its downtown area and officials are looking to adjust the current district and add another on the south side of the city limits.