Archive - May 22, 2012
Brian J. Bloom, 62, a resident of Des Plaines Illinois, died on May 7, 2012, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Il., following a brief illness.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Kenia, The Oaksâ€™ beloved chocolate labrador, was remembered with fondness, love and great fun.
Kenia, who died Feb. 16, was a special therapy dog at the Columbia City nursing home. A special ceremony was conducted last Wednesday and her ashes spread around the base of the pink dogwood tree planted in her memory just outside the entrance of the well known health care facility.
Chad Smyth, executive director of The Oaks, welcomed more than 35 people attending. Many patients watched from the lounge area inside the home.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thanks to the continued generosity of local donors who have given to the Whitley County Community Foundation, 10 local organizations were recently awarded a total of $24,850 in grants. The Board of Directors approved the following funding recommendations made by the 10-member Grants Committee.
â€˘ The Columbia City High School Fine Arts Department, $7,500 toward the cost of upgrading the current lighting system in the auditorium at CCHS.
â€˘ B.A.B.E. of Whitley County Inc.,$3,000 for inventory items.
A farmer with his team of draft horse, supervised by the family dog (foreground), rakes hay in a field off CR 500 W last week. While the recent dry weather has many farmers concerned about recently-planted crops, itâ€™s ideal weather for making hay.