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December 19th

BEST LIGHTS: Columbia City judges, awards top Christmas decorations

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Judging for Columbia City Municipal Electric’s annual Christmas Lighting Decorating Contest has concluded with the following awards:

Overall Winner
•Paul & Joyce Coulter
1595 E. Sparrow Cove
Eagle Glen
Columbia City

Northwest Quadrant
•Chad & Laurie Richter
323 N Main St.
Columbia City

Northeast Quadrant
•Steve & Rosemary Brown
325 E. Shorewood Ct.
Columbia Shores
Columbia City

Southeast Quadrant
•Duane & Tamie Miller
600 E. Hanna St.
Columbia City

Southwest Quadrant
•Jim & Lois Brandenburg
416 W. Spencer St.

WHITKO BASKETBALL: Lady ’Cats lose to Chargers, 42-40

December 19, 2014

LIGONIER — Young teams have to go through some growing pains from time to time. The Whitko Lady Wildcats have five wins this season against five teams with losing records. This week presents two tough tests. The first test came Thursday night at West Noble. With all underclassmen on the floor to end the game, the Lady ‘Cats gained some valuable experience, but it came in a loss to the Lady Chargers 42-40.
Whitko struggled through the first three quarters of play, especially when sophomore Aly Reiff was out of the line-up.

ABEAMS PROGRAM: Putting CCHS students ahead

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In nautical terminology “abeam” means “to be even with.”
At the December meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, six Columbia City High School students presented information on how Columbia City High School’s Career and Technical Education program and ABEAMS has put them not even with, but rather, ahead on the pathway to a career.

December 18th

HOUSE FIRE, CRASH: Columbia City firemen rush to Line Street home

December 18, 2014

Firefighters attempt to make entry into a burning home at 504 N. Line St. in Columbia City about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Line Street was closed from North Street to Park Avenue while firefighters extinguish the blaze. The home was believed to be empty at the time of the fire.

There was also a property damage crash in front of the home, before Line Street was closed.

Details in Friday's Post & Mail.

RECKLESSNESS: Parking lot crash

December 18, 2014

According to eyewitnesses, young drivers “doing donuts” in the Towne & Country Center parking lot, directly in front of Dunham’s Sports in Columbia City, got out of hand Monday and the recklessness resulted in a trip down the embankment separating the parking lot from U.S. 30. There were believed to be no injuries. Details were not available from police.

$607 REQUEST: County balks at Chamber fee

December 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A routine organizational renewal between the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and Whitley County Government faced opposition Monday during a meeting of the county’s commissioners.
The disagreement came about from remarks made by Commissioners Tom Rethlake and Don Amber regarding Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Brown’s $607 request for the Whitley County’s chamber membership renewal.

BIG FOURTH QUARTER: Fuels ’Busco basketball win

December 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco boys’ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open a close game and seal a 69-54 win over the visiting East Noble Knights in a Tuesday night game played on the Eagles’ home floor.
Churubusco held a four-point 44-40 lead going into the fourth quarter, before putting up 25 points in the final quarter, outscoring the visitors by 11.

Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65

December 18, 2014

Jan. 12, 1949 — Dec. 17, 2014
Carolyn Ann Stidham, 65, of Columbia City, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 3:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
She was born Jan. 12, 1949 in Warsaw, Ind., a daughter of Roy Elmer and Ruth Joan (Brower) Combs. She graduated from South Whitley High School and Patricia Stevens Air Career College in Chicago.
On May 7, 1971 she was united in marriage to David B. Stidham. They have always made their home in Richland Township, Whitley County.
After 34 years of service, Carolyn retired from Zimmer this year.

Rozella ‘Rosie’ Wolfe, 92

December 18, 2014

April 7, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Rozella A. “Rosie” Wolfe, 92, of Columbia City, died at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne where she was admitted that Monday.
She was born April 7, 1922 in Huntington County, a daughter of Edward J. and Isabella A. (Scher) Scheiber. Her formative years were spent in the Huntington-Whitley County Line area. She was educated in the Clear Creek Township High School.
On Aug. 4, 1962 she was united in marriage to William H. Wolfe. They made their home on a farm west of Columbia City. Mr. Wolfe died Oct. 12, 1990.

Frank Boggs, 84

December 18, 2014

Dec. 22, 1929 — Dec. 13, 2014
Frank D. Boggs, 84, of Columbia City, passed away from injuries sustained in a two car accident Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Thorncreek Township of Whitley County, he was the son of Thomas and Mary J. (Widup) Boggs.

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