CHURUBUSCO â€” Seeking to spread Christmas cheer and express gratitude to the servicemen and women of the armed services, five Churubusco Middle School students, along with their teacher, personally delivered hand-made Christmas cards to more than 300 members of the Air National Guardâ€™s 122nd Fighter Wing.
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Harry P. Chalk, 84
Aug. 1, 1930 â€” Dec. 18, 2014
Harry P. Chalk, 84, of Columbia City, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Champaign, Ill., a son of Joseph and Lena (McLaughlin) Chalk. As a young boy, his family moved to Sidney where he completed his education.
On Aug. 9, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War from which he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged Aug. 10, 1954
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COLUMBIA CITY â€“ If you are looking for a way to volunteer and improve the lives of people right here in Whitley County, the Whitley County Literacy Council has an opportunity for you.
The Literacy Council is currently seeking volunteers to tutor adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency test or improve their basic reading skills.
Volunteers and students are matched based on tutor preferences and student requirements in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.
No previous experience is necessary, and all training and materials are supplied.
Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturdayâ€™s Fort Wayne Mad Ants game as â€śMad Ants / McDonaldâ€™s Girls Player of the Monthâ€ť for November. Pictured, from left, are Garrett Martz, vice president of sales and marketing for the Mad Ants, Aubrey Wright and The Mad Ant. Her family, coaches, teammates and their parents attended the game Saturday. She is the daughter of Robin and Teresa Wright, of Columbia City. The CCHS Lady Eaglesâ€™ record is 8-2.
Crews with Kim L. Reiff & Sons, new property owners, began taking big bites out of this former gas station at 315 West Van Buren St. in Columbia City about mid-day on Wednesday. The buildingâ€™s corner positioning on the lot, and its long history as a downtown service station, made the structure unique. Perhaps most notably it was Barnettâ€™s Gas Station for years. By the end of the day the structure was leveled.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Those going for noon lunch encountered a traffic snarl near Line and North streets due to fire personnel responding to a re-kindle of a structure fire at 504 N. Line St.
The house caught fire Thursday afternoon.
A hot spot that re-kindled at noon Friday was quickly put out by firemen.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Members of the Smith-Green Community School Board decided 3-2 to set the graduation date for seniors for Sunday, June 7.
The boardâ€™s decision did not come lightly, as it was initially tabled by board member Luke Gross for further discussion.
Gross said his decision was based primarily on a need for additional discussion.