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December 11th

VISIONING SESSIONS: Chamber urges attendance at two workshops Thursday

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is urging members to attend one of two visioning workshops regarding the Columbia City Comprehensive Plan that is now in progress. Both events will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 11.
The first event is today is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Whitley County Government Center, 220 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City. A light lunch will be served.
The second event is this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbia City High School, 600 North Whitley Street, Columbia City. Refreshments will be provided.

FROSTY MORNING IN WHITLEY: Thin coating of white decorates county

December 11, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A thin coating of frost coated Whitley County overnight, giving our area a Christmas card appearance and offering local residents the idea that it is truly "looking a lot like Christmas."

Hoar frost, defined as "a white or gray crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear, still weather on vegetation, fences, etc." – and including vehicle windshields – greeted the morning as the temperature hovered in the low- to mid-20s.

December 10th

BAD SANTA: Jolly elf booted from Fort Wayne restaurant

December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE — This Santa Claus just might end up on the naughty list.

Fort Wayne police say they were called to a McDonald's restaurant Tuesday because a man dressed as Santa Claus was causing a disturbance and the manager wanted him to leave.

Officers found two men dressed as Santa Claus, but one had permission to be there. Police say the other one was causing problems because he was inviting children to sit on his lap, just like the other one.

TOTALLY TALENTED: PES holds 16th annual talent show

December 10, 2014

PIERCETON — Pierceton Elementary recently held its 16th annual talent show. The show was produced under the direction of Julie Underhill who took it over when founder, Carolyn Nye retired from teaching.
Students entered in four categories: vocal, variety, instrumental and dance. This year there was 16 student acts which included 27 students.

DONATE: Site for Thursday blood drive has changed

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The site for an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.
The blood drive site will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E. North St., in Columbia City.
This is a community blood drive and all are welcome to donate blood.
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, to schedule your blood donation appointment.

REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PONDERS:Razing another downtown building possible

December 10, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A deteriorating mid-block building in downtown Columbia City is being targeted for possible demolition, the city’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) discussed Tuesday afternoon.
The building, located at 213 W. Van Buren St., is located on the east side of an alley at mid-block and has previously been bolstered by structural elements in an effort to extend its longevity.

December 9th

SOUTH WHITLEY MEETING: State Rep. Judy hosting

December 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY – District 83 State Rep. Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) will host a town hall meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the South Whitley AmVets Post 2919, located at 234 S. State St. in South Whitley.

DECLINING ECONOMIC HEALTH: U.S. 30 bypass could stifle Columbia City

December 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Looking ahead to the future health and stability of Whitley County and its economic center – Columbia City – a coalition of local officials is in the process of working with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

PREVENT: Holidays bring dual fire danger

December 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the onset of colder weather and the coming of the Christmas holiday season, Whitley County residents face the double-whammy of increased heating sources and holiday lighting – which could lead to a potentially tragic house fire.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association give insight into the deadly nature of fires in the holiday season.

December 8th

ANGEL TREE: SGCS students help those in need

December 8, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — With only 16 days remaining until Christmas, students at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School have long been prepared for their contribution to the season’s charitable giving.
Adorning the entrance of the school is a decorated Christmas tree festooned with traditional ornaments and special handcrafted paper ones.

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