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December 16th

HOLIDAY CONCERT: ‘The First Noel’

December 16, 2014

Columbia City’s High School’s all-girl show choir, City Lights, performs during the school’s annual Holiday Concert in the Newell Rice Auditorium Monday night. The event featured the school’s various bands and choirs for a festive ensemble.

SEEKING FUNDS: Museum wishes to build annex

December 16, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — In an effort to save space and preserve the historical records of the county, the Whitley County historical society is looking to build an additional annex, adjacent to the museum’s main building.
“In the area of the second floor of the Riley home, (the location of the museum) as well as the basement, are beginning to fill up with boxes,” said Whitley County Historical Museum Director Dani Tippmann.

December 15th

VIDEO-ALERT • BEARS vs. SAINTS: Monday night football preview

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday Night Preview: Saints vs. Bears
Sports Illustrated's Aaron Nagler and Andrew Perloff preview the Monday Night match-up between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEARS vs. SAINTS: Monday night football preview

December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday Night Preview: Saints vs. Bears
Sports Illustrated's Aaron Nagler and Andrew Perloff preview the Monday Night match-up between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

IND. 109 CRASH FATALITY: Octogenerian succumbs to injuries

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A man who was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Columbia City Saturday afternoon has died from his injuries.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Frank Boggs, 85, of rural Columbia City, succumbed to crash injuries.

PARK ENTRANCE: Ind. 205 project readied

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – An extensive $3.14 million Indiana state highway project that will revamp Ind. 205 (East Van Buren Street) in Columbia City is ever closer to being off the drawing board and into the construction phase.
Bids were opened last week by Columbia City’s Board of Works and the project work was awarded Friday morning to E&B Paving, based in Anderson. Subject to Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) approval, E&B Paving’s winning bid was $3,142,122 – which was less than $2,000 below the engineering estimate of $3,144,000.

CYBERSECURITY: Let the buyer beware

December 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Christmas rapidly approaching and holiday shopping reaching fever pitch, and with shoppers using credit or debit cards — just like Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge, they may face the spectre of Christmas past with the memory of purchases they didn’t make, due to cyber-identity theft.
Security breaches at large retailers such as Target, where the information of almost 40 million customers was accessed and Home Depot, where the electronic break-in put almost 56 million customers at risk, have raised concerns of the shopping public.

December 14th

CITY PARKS MASTER PLAN: Public update / open house set for late Monday afternoon

December 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The public is invited to an open house to discuss the future of the Columbia City Parks on Monday, Dec. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The meeting will be in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 112 S. Chauncey St.
The Columbia City Park Board will gather information from citizenry, local officials, leaders and the surrounding community to determine where the Park Board should focus its funds and efforts during the next five years.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Park Director Mark Green at 248-5180. RSVP is not required to attend.

LOCAL MAN SUCCUMBS: Dies from injuries received in crash

December 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A man who was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Columbia City Saturday afternoon has died from his injuries.

According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Frank Boggs, 85, of rural Columbia City, has died from crash injuries.

On Saturday about 4:50 p.m., Boggs was driving west on CR 400 North near Ind. 109. Another driver, Billie Jo Grant, 45, of Columbia City, was driving northbound on Ind. 109 near CR 400 N. Police said Grant's Dodge van struck the driver’s side of Boggs’ Buick passenger car at the intersection of the two roads.

FUTURE VISION: Comprehensive plan for city begins with public workshops

December 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A new, revised Comprehensive Plan for the City of Columbia City is out of the starting blocks and flying into the future, courtesy of a public visioning workshop Thursday at two different sites.
The visioning process took place at the Whitley County Government Center during the early afternoon and switched to the Columbia City High School cafeteria in the evening.

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