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‘A Cause for Paws’: Coesse fifth graders make donation to humane...

COESSE — Fifth graders at Coesse Elementary School held a fundraiser for the Whitley County Humane Society, raising $545.01 in cash and donating two...

Weather caused few issues for construction projects

COLUMBIA CITY — The unseasonably mild temperatures in April may have been a spirit downer for local residents, but it didn’t cause any delays...

Columbia City man shot in Leesburg

LEESBURG — A Columbia City man was shot in Leesburg Easter evening, according to a press release by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department. Colby Kuczewski,...

Man allegedly breaks into home, burns Bible pages on floor

  ALBION — A Columbia City man allegedly broke into a residence, ate the homeowner’s food, threw items into the toilet and burned pages from...

City finalizes panhandling ordinance

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council approved the final reading of an ordinance banning panhandling and solicitation from the business and shopping districts...

Columbia City named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation for 24th time

COLUMBIA CITY —Columbia City is a 2017 Tree City USA recipient in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management, according to...

What’s going on in ’Busco? Not enough, say community leaders

  CHURUBUSCO — Community members gathered for what became a lively, and in some cases contentious, Town Hall meeting with the Churubusco Town Council...

City moves on panhandling ordinance: Approved unanimously on first reading

  COLUMBIA CITY — Time may soon be up for panhandlers in Columbia City, as the Common Council approved the first reading of an ordinance...

Lawsuit challenges zoning for CFO

Five neighbors have brought a lawsuit against the Whitley County Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board of Commissioners and Joe and Sarah Lopez, the...

Whitley County to welcome 45 families from Puerto Rico

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County is laying out the welcome mat for 45 families from Puerto Rico, local officials said today. The workers are transferring...

Sheriff Marc Gatton to run for re-election

WHITLEY COUNTY — Sheriff Marc Gatton is ready to kick up the campaign trail for his second term as Whitley County Sheriff. Gatton will officially...

Hohenstein launches campaign for County Commissioner

COLUMBIA CITY — Barbara “B.J.” Hohenstein announced last week that she will be seeking the Whitley County Commissioner position for District 2 in the...

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Ottoki provides unique martial arts experience

CHURUBUSCO — In the world of martial arts, the tiny island of Okinawa is an important place. There are hundreds of different styles of...

Schmitt runs in Boston Marathon

BOSTON — The distance from Columbia City to Fort Wayne is just over 21 miles. In other words, it is a few miles shy...

Whitko’s Krull successful at Huntington University

By Travis Stahl for IN|Whitley County HUNTINGTON — As a senior last year for the Whitko Lady Wildcats, Kennedy Krull was a great player and helped...

O’Dell hired by the Green Bay Packers: CCHS grad begins career...

By Travis Stahl for IN|Whitley County COLUMBIA CITY — Former Columbia City High School football player Buddy O’Dell had no idea his decision to play football...

Sports in brief: Last week in Whitley County athletics

SOFTBALL Whitko 9, Columbia City 4 COLUMBIA CITY — Whitko’s defense prevailed in the Lady Wildcats’ win over county-rival Columbia City April 13. The Lady Wildcats held...

’Busco’s boys win own invite — 11th straight

  CHURUBUSCO — Cold, rainy weather may have put a damper on the annual Churubusco boys track invitational Saturday, but the Eagles prevailed, winning their...

LWC celebrates Class 17

COLUMBIA CITY – Local nonprofit organization Leadership Whitley County, a program of the Whitley County Economic Development Corp., recently celebrated the graduation of LWC...

Historic farms sought for rural preservation award

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Farm Bureau are asking for nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes...

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Gov. Holcomb honors businesses for longevity: Bayman Auctioneers, KPC among recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb honored 44 Indiana companies with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award, recognizing each company for its longevity...

Remembering number 27: Moms running new Churubusco tanning salon

  CHURUBUSCO — “I just wanted to honor Cameron.” When Lisa Pippenger purchased the tanning salon in Turtletown Plaza last September, she wanted the name to...