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ROTARY CLUB MEETING: Domestic violence focus with Natalie Lewis

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Natalie Lewis, president of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) was the guest speaker at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting. “Our mission statement is aimed at reducing the impact and frequency of domestic violence incidents in our county,” said Lewis. The organization has a four-way method set in place.

PAVING PROGRESS: Traffic tie-ups still to be expected

August 1, 2014

Resurfacing and asphalt work is still in progress on U.S. 30 through Columbia City. Indiana Department of Transportation is overseeing the project, although the highway travels through the city. Road crews have created traffic tie-ups and delays both on U.S. 30 and intersecting highways such as Ind. 9 and Ind. 109. The project through the city is expected to continue through next week.

GOLDEN YEARS: ’Busco library commemorates centennial anniversary

August 1, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Library celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday with music, food and festivities. During its existence, the library has survived 25 presidential administrations, a fire, and an explosion, all the while increasing its book count from 596 in 1915, to its current count of nearly 28,000.

CAMP WHITLEY CELEBRATES 86 YEARS: Campers participate in K9 demo

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A camp located in rural Whitley County has been creating summer memories for children for more than eight decades. In its 86th year, Camp Whitley continues to offer a variety of summer activities and opportunities. Recently, the camp held its fourth week with a group of girls ages 12 through 14.

WOMAN ATTACKS WITH KNIFE: Argument over painting

August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Whitley County woman has been charged with attacking her husband with a knife after the couple got into an argument about painting last week. According to a case report by Whitley County Sheriff Deputy Kory Bailey, Trena McCoy, 48, pushed her husband in the back, causing him to hit his head on a door frame and fall.

MUCH SLATED FOR SATURDAY: Mark your calendar

July 31, 2014


•Back to school - 8 a.m.

Tools for School program along with Whitley County Salvation Army will be distributing goods for back to school at Eagle Quest Church located at 1120 N. Ind. 109 from 8 a.m. to noon. Each child will receive a backpack, school supplies and shoes for school.
Proof of Whitley County residency, birth certificate or another official record of children, and proof of income are needed.

• Car show - 8 a.m.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Teachers, parents, students enjoy final days of summer break

July 31, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The remaining days of summer break are dwindling down as parents, children and school staff are prepping for the 2014-15 school year. Whitko Community Schools will be the first district in Whitley County to go back to classes, with the first day of school slated for Wednesday, Aug. 6. Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ first day will be the following Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Smith-Green Community Schools begin Aug. 14.

A CALL TO REJOICE: Church to celebrate 90 years

July 31, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — What started out as a pledge between 19 members has grown into a thriving congregation 90 years later. Churubusco Church of the Nazarene is planning a celebration to commemorate its 90th anniversary Sunday.

’BUSCO PAIR BOOKED ON DRUG CHARGES: Meth, mushrooms, heroin and marijuana found in home

July 31, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A pair in Churubusco were arrested on a total of 22 drug charges last week. James Hampton, 45, and Shelly Stimmel, 35, were charged on multiple methamphetamine, heroin, mushroom, synthetic drug and marijuana charges after the Whitley County Drug Task Force received an anonymous tip July 22.

CITY 22nd SAFEST IN STATE: ‘I feel completely safe raising my family here’

July 31, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “When we hit the little things hard, the big things won’t come to town.” A motto taken on by the Columbia City Police Department is paying off, as Columbia City was recently named the 22nd safest city in the state of Indiana and the second safest in Northeast Indiana by Chief Executive Magazine.

ROAD WORK UPDATE: U.S. 30 and Ind. 109 open

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (July 30, 2013) -- Columbia City Police Department has announced that Ind. 109 is now re-opened at US 30. Intersections are still congested so use caution in the area.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Remembering loved ones in annual walk

July 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For more than a decade, The Compassionate Friends group has existed to support those grieving the loss of loved ones. After the death of their daughter, Betsy Jane, Ben and Betsy Gates founded The Compassionate Friends in 2001.

PENCE, BAILEY, KILBY: Gathering memories, sharing friendships

July 30, 2014

A trio of Whitley County men gathered for lunch at DeVol Field Monday. Bailey and Pence took the opportunity at lunch to tout Kilby’s career as a leader in developing sports programming in Whitley County.

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