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Author J Romano

Columbia City Christmas light contest winners announced

Stars bursting with light, smiling Santas and colorful lights sparkle on the porches and lawns of homes across Columbia City this Christmas season — creating a challenge for judges seeking the year’s best displays.  Today, Columbia City Councilwoman Jennifer Romano… Continue Reading →

Changes planned for CCFD’s Christmas Candy event

The Columbia City Fire Department Christmas Eve Candy Give Away will be a bit different this year.  The Event will still take place on Christmas Eve from 6-8pm. It will be a drive-thru event. Attendees need to remain in their… Continue Reading →

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to aid Kentucky tornado victims

From reports The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Warsaw and Lake City Bank are partnering to collect funds for victims of the tornadoes that hit Kentucky and Illinois on December 10th.  The Salvation Army Disaster Services personnel are on the… Continue Reading →

Seed Swap planned at Merry Lea

From reports Area residents can connect with fellow gardeners and plant enthusiasts at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College’s fourth annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap this winter.This networking and educational event is for residents in the region to… Continue Reading →

Community Foundation announces December gifts

More Than $130k Granted to Local Organizations Over the past thirty years, local residents and private foundations have come to trust the Community Foundation of Whitley County for helping them make the most impact with their charitable giving. Whether passing… Continue Reading →

City of Columbia City to dedicate new fire training facility

From reports The City of Columbia City has announced the completion of their new Fire Training Facility. The newly completed structure is located at 425 S. Whitley Street and will be used for training exercises to advance the department’s skills… Continue Reading →

Santa’s House offers final visiting hours for 2021

By J Romano Santa Claus will soon lock the door to his crimson home in downtown Columbia City for the last time this Christmas season — but not before welcoming his final visitors of the year. On Friday, December 24,… Continue Reading →

Santa is coming to the Courthouse Friday night

By J Romano The Columbia City Fire Department will continue their tradition of more than 100 years by welcoming Santa Claus and the community to the Whitley County Courthouse this Friday, December 24, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m….or until… Continue Reading →

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Homecoming Parade begins at 4:15 p.m.

It’s looking festive downtown in Columbia City as the community prepares for the Columbia City High School Homecoming Parade. The parade is expected to begin at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, using the traditional route.  The parade begins at the former… Continue Reading →

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