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August 19th, 2014

BEYOND SCHOOL: ETA students work to develop values

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy is known for its unconventional approach to high school education — focusing on interactive learning and collaborative presentations often given to leaders in the community. However, a series of workshops engaged students in a different way last week.

GOLF BATTLE: Lady Eagles win tiebreaker

August 19, 2014

AUBURN — “This is proof that every shot matters.” Columbia City girls golf coach Andrew Thompson was excited about the Lady Eagles’ Northeast Hoosier Conference, tie-breaking win over DeKalb Monday night.

Charles D. Holbrook, 84

August 19, 2014

Jan. 19, 1930 — Aug. 14, 2014
Charles D. Holbrook, 84, of Jonesboro and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Marion.
Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Warsaw to the late Angus Fred (Bogie) Holbrook and Fern (Grubbs) Holbrook, he graduated in 1949, from Columbia City High School.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger brother, Larry Holbrook and his previous wife, Shirley Ann (Mote) Holbrook Goff.

SCHOOL BOARD POSITION UP FOR GRABS: Filing deadline is Friday

August 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — School board positions are up for grabs in all three Whitley County school districts this election season. Whitley County Consolidated Schools have four positions up for election — in Columbia City, one in Columbia Township and another in Thorncreek Township.

August 18th

FEATHERED FRIEND: Hummingbird pays visit to local observer

August 18, 2014

While at Blue Lake Campground, near Churubusco, a hummingbird landed on DeAnna Freshour’s finger. She said timed the visit at 7 minutes, 22 seconds. “It felt like I had a strand of hair on my finger,” said Freshour. “I just wanted to give it a kiss like it was Tweety Bird. What an awesome day. I felt so blessed.”

VIBRANT VOICES: Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing

August 18, 2014

The Whitko Gospel Choir is preparing for its 2014-15 performance schedule. The choir will sing approximately 30 times during the year for area churches and community events. Those who are interested in scheduling the group should contact Director Dawn Hinthorn at 723-5146, 359-2895, or e-mail gospelchoir@whitko.org. Pictured front row, from left are Jasmine Gregory, Emily Day, Ashlyn Robbins and Rozlyn Bishop. Middle row: Angel Moyer, LiaMia Gregory, Andrea Snavley, Amber Day, Bekah Dixon, Emma Neeley and Amie Fortman. Back row: Jonathan Johnson, Sophia Eiler and Sydney Trump.

FIRE ENGINE ON DISPLAY: Thorncreek Township Fire Department unveils new truck

August 18, 2014

Thorncreek Township Fire Department recently unveiled its new fire engine. From left, township board members Richard Krider and Joy Bennett, Township Trustee Gene Heckman, and township board member Ryan Geiger, pose for a photograph in front of the new truck with volunteer fire fighters (from left) Steve Peters, Leon Bridegam, John Hermann, Jerry Hinen, Ryan Green, Jordan Howell, Chief Greg Green, Kevin Simmons, Assistant Chief Adam Hurley, Ken Smith, Dennis Bennett, Doug Dewitt, Jerry Garcia, Brice Reimer, Kevin Rowe, John Parker, Dan Heckman and John Workman.

BURNWORTH IN QUESTION: Low temps lead to low pool attendance

August 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Burnworth Memorial Pool closed for the summer, city officials are questioning reopening the facility next summer. After a mild season, Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said attendance was low.

SUMMER SKATIN’: More time at local parks

August 18, 2014

Brothers, Cade Meier, 8, (left) and Cameron Meier, 12, (right) with cousin Steven Bennett, 14, (center) take their boards to the Morches Park Skate Park during a family reunion last week. With unusually cooler temperatures, many children are spending more time at local parks and less time in pools and splash pads.

POISED TO PROTECT: Volunteers give time and energy to serve

August 18, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series featuring the Thorncreek Township Fire Department.

COLUMBIA CITY — With 25 years under his belt, Dan Heckman knows what being a volunteer firefighter is all about. Heckman is one of several volunteers serving Thorncreek Township as part of the fire department. For those who choose to give of their time to protect residents in the township, the service is one taken seriously.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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