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Columbia City High School
Alumni Association

600 N. Whitley St.
Columbia City, Indiana 46725



Upcoming Class Reunions

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Class of 1957 & 1958

CCHS CLASSES OF 1957 & 1958 will hold a COMBO REUNION on Saturday September 14, 2019 at Whitley County Senior Center, 710 Opportunity Dr., Columbia City, IN.

9:00 a.m.  Meet at Senior Center to car pool. We will take a tour of the new CCHS & Grounds. Have walking shoes for comfort. We must leave for the HS at 9:10a so as to be there on time for the tour.

11:00 a.m.  Beginning time to be at the Senior Center for check in for our gathering time.

Cost is $20.00 ea. person lunch & miscellaneous expenses. Send reservations & check to your classmate at:

Class of “57 Mardell Feit Hall, 50866 Pine Ridge Dr, Granger, IN 46530 574-272-0853; or, Class of “58 Becky Erne Ressler, 6265 W 275 N, Shipshewana, IN 46565 260-768-4474

Class of 1959

The Class of 1959 will celebrate ROUNDUP '59, its 60th anniversary party, on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Kick-off on Friday night at the Jones' home, 202 S. Whitley St. at 6:30p.m.

Saturday lunch at Big G's Restaurant, 602 S. Main, at 11:30 a.m.; school tour at 1:00 p.m.; and dinner at The Elks (wheel chair accessible), 109 S. Main.  Social Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m.; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $30* each.   Checks should be made out to Marilyn Kerch & sent to her at 2611 S. Washington Rd., Columbia City 46725.  Western wear is encouraged at Saturday's dinner.

Class of 1960

CCJHS 1960 is holding an informal class reunion Saturday August 17, 2019!

At 1 p.m. we'll tour the school, probably our last chance before the new high school campus opens in 2020 & our "new" school is torn down. The Class of 1959 will be touring at the same time as part of their reunion weekend. Meet at the gymnasium entrance.

At 3 p.m. we're visiting the Whitley County Historical Museum, which is being opened just for us. Its Local Legends exhibit includes classmate Bill Schwarz.  Enter at the Research Center at the rear of 108 W. Jefferson St.

At 4 p.m. we're gathering in the rear room at Big G's (formerly Penquin Point) at 602 S. Main St.  Drinks & food may be ordered at your expense from the menu.

Reunion Committee:  Lenna Rouse Burnham lennajeffer@yahoo.com, Linda Lawrence Sutton rlsutton@embarqmail.com and Brenda Reeg Robison BooksBoop@aol.com

Class of 1964

The Class of 1964 decided not to hold a reunion in 2009 when one was due.  The next reunion was due in 2014 but lacked an organizer.  No reunion info has been submitted as of 2019.

Class of 1969

CCJHS 1969 will hold its 50th High School Class Reunion at Eagle Glen Event Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  Dinner will be provided and class pictures will be taken.

We will begin the weekend festivities on Friday night September 13th at 6 p.m. by touring the CCJHS High School. After completing the tour, any that can join can mingle and socialize at the Columbia City Elks.

On Saturday morning we plan to meet for fun and games at Paige's Crossing from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will information distributed soon either by email or USPS mail with specific details.

Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us. Let's make the 50th class reunion the best one yet. We will be excited to see you.

For questions, contact Alan Stewart, AStew51@aol.com

Class of 1970

Save the Date! 50th Class Reunion
June 6, 2020

Class of 1974

"One last Time Where It All Began" ... You've all heard that our high school building will be gone by 2020, with the opening of the new HS campus South of town.

So........ All 1974 CCJHS Class members listen up!!  It's not too late to plan on coming to the CCJHS Class of 1974's 45th Reunion!!

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:   6:00 pm begin registration for dinner & evening *
Where: CC(J)HS, 600 North Whitley Street, CC

Cost per person is a reasonable $19.74. ($39.48 per couple)

   * We will also have morning Golf at Crooked Lake Golf Course, State Road 109 North, and an afternoon social hour at Chapman's brewery, north side of Van Buren Street across from the courthouse. Social hour is from 3 pm to 5 pm, and will feature a Euchre Tournament, corn hole tournament, and darts. From this venue a walking tour of downtown (with a helpful 1974 listing of stores!!) is also taking place. Drinks available there at your cost.

Included in your reservation cost is a great pizza buffet meal, which will include salad, cheesy bread, and beverage. There will be Cake and Dairy Queen Treats as well!!

You may take a tour of the building for old time's sake, enjoy shooting free throws in the gym (sorry, we aren't allowed any pick-up ball, or games) or watch while munching on popcorn. (please bring your own basketball!!)

Everyone will have fun listening to music of our high school era during the dinner hour, and the dance following dinner in the multi-purpose room (where else?!), with music introduced and authentic recordings played by WOWO air personality and DJ Rob Winters!!

Send your reservation and check by June 7 to:  Kim Lefever, 1810 East Wildwood Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725

Commemorative Tee shirt orders can still be made.  Cost per shirt is $6.00 for sizes S - M - L - XL,  $8.00 for 2X, and $10.00 for 3X.

For questions, contact Phil Wright at pwri@aol.com

Class of 1977

The Class of 1977 will gather Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Portside Pizza from 5 - 9 p.m. We have a room reserved for the Class of 1977.

No reservations are needed. Come when you can. We will order off the menu and everyone is responsible for their own food and drink with no obligation to order.

For those interested in viewing the high school before it is demolished, we will meet at the high school at 4 p.m.

For questions, contact Candy Gamble Bower at


Class of 1979

AHOY CLASSMATES!  CCJHS 40th class reunion will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019.

The reunion begins with a free tour of CCHS. Meet at CCHS front doors at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Campus is alcohol and tobacco free.

The fun continues at Portside Pizza, 5310 N. Old 102, Columbia City. 5 pm dinner includes pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes, desert, pop & water. Cash bar. Activities will include Corn Hole, games, cards & entertainment.

Cost for dinner is $15 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Mail payment by July 1, 2019 to Debbie Deutsch, 1195 W. Sheckler Rd., Columbia City, IN 46725.

For questions, contact Debbie Ramsey Deutsch, desiefun@yahoo.com

Class of 1989

The 30-year reunion for the Class of 1989 will begin at CCHS at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019. We will have the gym and cafeteria area to reconnect in, so bring your basketballs, corn hole boards or any other games.

At 5 p.m. we will start photos of each township school. Be sure to invite any grade school classmates that may not have graduated with us. Feel free to visit the website http://46graphics.com/index.html to show school spirit and wear your township t-shirt for photos. We will follow with a high school photo.

At 5:30 pm we will tour the high school. We will wrap up at the high school at 6 p.m. and head to Portside Pizza for the evening.

The reunion is 2 months out, so make arrangements to attend and share this with all of your ‘89 classmates!!

For questions, contact Krista Jo Rohrbach Stetzel, kstetzel71@gmail.com

Class of 1994

CCHS Class of 1994 will host its 25th class reunion on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Portside Pizza.  Join us at 6:00 PM.

There is no reservation fee for the reunion, but donation buckets will be available that night.  Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for.  You can RSVP through our Facebook page or email CCclassof94@gmail.com

For questions, contact Lori Bockelman Heuer ,  heuer4@centurylink.net

Class of 1999

CCHS Class of 1999 will be hold its 20th class reunion at Portside Pizza on July 27, 2019 starting at 6 p.m.

Price per person is $20 due the day of the event.  A 59/50 drawing will also be done in an effort to offset expenses associated.

RSVP to Amber (Smith) Shepherd at 260-312-6143 or amber.shepherd004@gmail.com

Class of 2004

The Class of 2004 was in the preplanning stage for its first reunion in 2014. Please update your alumni profile with your current contact information.

A Yahoo group has been set up at:


Class of 2009

CCHS Class of 2009 is holding its class reunion on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Yolo Event Center, 4201 N Wells St., FW. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Ayasmimea Noorani Bada at nooran01@pfw.edu


 2005 Columbia City High School Alumni Association.        This page last updated 07/22/2019