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June 29, 2009

Family is grateful for Office Trey Insley

Saturday night at Old Settler’s, Ellie tripped and hurt her knee. Trent carried her to the courthouse lawn where we sat until she recovered. Officer Trey Insley walked over there and stayed with us until we were sure that Ellie was ok. We had ridden our bikes there, and he also ensured that we could make it home ok. I couldn’t believe what sincere interest and caring he showed, all while blistering hot in his full uniform. We are so grateful to have such a great member of the CCPD!



Trent, Meghan & Ellie Lawrence

Columbia City

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June 10, 2009

Good news for Gus!

A big thank you to Jennifer and Talk of the Town.  You are awesome (and no, she didn’t pay me to say that!)  Within 24 hours of posting the story about Gus on her site, the great dog now has a new home with Katie at Camp Whitley.   Thanks so much to Katie for giving Gus a loving home.   I would also like to sincerely thank New Hope Pet Rescue for offering to put Gus in all of their adoption materials and cover his vet costs if they helped find him a home.    Since Katie adopted Gus we didn’t have to go through New Hope, but the fact that this group of wonderful ladies selflessly give of themselves to find cats and dogs a home is a blessing.  I adopted a cat through them several years ago and they do a fantastic job.  They do so through donations and grants, with no tax or government funding.  I encourage anyone who wants to support an animal rescue organization to check out New Hope Pet Rescue through petfinder.com

Thanks again, Jen and Katie!


Kelley Sheiss


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June 03, 2009

CC Deli: Giving Back, Working Hard for Our Community

I went to CC Deli’s today to pick up the local newspapers and ask them to make a cookie donation for a Putt Putt Family Golf Outing that Big Brothers Big Sisters is having in June at Paige’s Crossing.

I was initially drawn to how willing they are to post fliers in their windows, allow brochures about community activities to be displayed and to allow the sale of specialty products for local small businesses.

After getting through the entry way I was drawn to the display of fresh pastries on display. I inquired about a particular one and was pleasantly surprised to be told it only cost $0.99. I let Steve know that I would have been willing to pay $2.50 because that is what larger coffee or specialty shops are charging. It was a pleasant surprise to find reasonably priced pastries that tasted great!

I would also like to thank CC Deli for their willingness to donate cookies and to post a flier about our event. The dedication of CC Deli to the community through great food is apparent. Please frequent this deli, they are giving back to the community and working hard to make wonderful food.

Elizabeth Brady

Community Development Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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