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February 18th, 2015

RE-ELECTION: Penrod seeking return to Col. City Council

February 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“There’s a bit of a learning curve when you step into local government. I like to think that I’ve got that under my belt now,” Penrod said.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Morgan Ellis off for week at state DYW

February 18, 2015

KOKOMO — 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.

Terry L. Goodrich, 74

February 18, 2015

Feb. 10, 1941 — 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.

Marcia Carter, 54

February 18, 2015

Feb. 14, 1961 — 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.

TAKIN' A TRIP: Cornerstone girls headed to National tourney

February 18, 2015

MERRIAM — The Cornerstone Lady Warriors Basketball team will be taking a trip this March with the goal of bringing home a national title.

“It’s not a perfect analogy, but this basketball program and ones like us all over the country are sort of like Christian Homeschool “AAU” teams,” said Coach Adam Griner.


February 18, 2015

Churubusco’s 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.

WHITLEY EMA ADVISORY: White-out, windchill cautions

February 18, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – 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.

•"Weather Outlook”
Scattered to numerous periods of snowfall expected along/north of U.S. 30 today, white-out conditions possible

•“Wind Chill Advisory”
Effective from 4 p.m. Wednesday – Noon Thursday: Wind chill values of 10-25 degrees below zero

February 17th

COLUMBIA CITY PARKS: Future unveiled

February 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

“The big thing today,” he said, “is we’re trying to get our ice skating rink (at Morsches Park) up and running.”

“We’ve learned a lot,” he admitted, “from the initial planning stages up until now.”

COMING TO S. WHITLEY: ‘Antiques Roadshow’

February 17, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dust off those old collectibles, “Antiques Roadshow” is coming to town.

South Whitley Community Public Library will be hosting its own version of the PBS show, “Antiques Roadshow” at the library next Tuesday, Feb. 24.

“Antiques Roadshow” is a television program that features people with their treasures — and non-treasures.
People have the opportunity to bring their items to the library to find out their value, just as in the show.

NEW DISTRICT: Columbia City to adjust TIF areas

February 17, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is working to adjust its Tax Increment Funding (TIF) areas to help in “cleaning up” some of the city’s 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.

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