Archive - Dec 8, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Consolidated Schools has an alternative method of teaching â should it be necessary for students.
Itâs known as the TROY (Teaching and Reaching Our Youth) Center, located in the former Etna-Troy school facility, 4905 N -550 W, rural Columbia City.
A student attending the center has to be referred from his or her attending school. The program is different for every individual; it can be to graduate, to continue education or to simply provide an environment to work on assignments, depending on the situation.
COLUMBIA CITY â Parkview Whitley Hospital has renewed community partnerships with four not-for-profit organizations in Whitley County, which have received a share of $55,000 in Community Health Improvement funds for 2012, according to a hospital press release.
The organizations, which meet the hospitalâs guidelines for being able to work collaboratively and proactively to improve the health of the community, are: Beds & Britches, Etc. (B.A.B.E.); Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI); Interfaith Mission, Inc./The Lighthouse and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
COLUMBIA CITY â Daily she is surrounded by 130,000 books at the Peabody Public Library. Now Janet Scank is retiring and may just be able to read one for herself.
Friday is Scankâs last day as director of the PPL. She will move back to her home in Bloomington. Her goal is to finish reading a book in less than one week.
For now sheâll have time to read those John Michell historical novels or the English murder mysteries she longs for.
Scank may even have time to finish all of those biographies sheâs been collecting from the Friends of the PPL bi-annual book sales throughout her tenure.
Virginia E. âJenâ Tippy, 83, of Columbia City, died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Parkview Oaks where she had been a resident since Feb. 26, 2009.
She was born March 12, 1928, in Rochester, Indiana, a daughter of Herman and Readah (Baldwin) Cleland.
She graduated from Rochester High School.
On Oct. 8, 1949 she married Jack L. Tippy.
They made their home in Angola and North Manchester before moving to Columbia City in 1970. Mr. Tippy died July 5, 1977.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco wrestling beat Eastside Tuesday night, 54-27.
Coming off Saturdayâs win at the Northeast Corner Conference duals and Columbia City on Tuesday, the Eagles were eager to continue their win streak.
âThey were ready for every match we had,â Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen said. âThey showed a lot of heart and they fought all night.â
The Eagles won four matches by forfeit; Jacob Ferry, Clint Bechtold, Sam Siddons and Jason Nicodemus.