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June 24th

BREAKING NEWS: SGCS Superintendent steps down

June 24, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools is on a search to find a new superintendent and a high school principal.
Steve Darnell, superintendent, has tendered his resignation but the school board heard it off record and the staff of SGCS has received an e-mail from him stating his last day is June 29.
“I have enjoyed my time at Smith-Green Community Schools these past three years,” said Darnell.

June 23rd

GETTING READY

June 23, 2012

Tony DeWitt, a Whitley County 4-H volunteer, sprays down the motocross track last week. Officials are “grooming” the track for the 88th annual Whitley County 4-H Fair, which runs July 13-19.

KILTS & HAGGIS: 26th Highland Games coming to county

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The 26th annual Indiana Highland Games, the event highlighting Scottish heritage and culture, is growing this year – with more exciting activities added and free admission and parking for all.
Slated for Saturday, June 30, 2012, the Indiana Highland Games will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
By popular demand, this year’s games will feature dog agility performances by the Huntington County 4-H. Additionally, there will be sheep herding and duck herding demonstrations. The crowd will be urged to participate.

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT: Larry King segment to be shot at The Hearth

June 23, 2012

FORT WAYNE — The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne has been selected for a full-length feature segment on InView with Larry King, and the plans have been made to begin shooting Tuesday.
Maria Lisi, regional marketing director in Syracuse, New York, said the segment will air this fall on either the Discovery Channel or Bravo.
“They choose different topics,” said Lisi. “We are involved in one centered around seniors.”
Lisi said any one of Hearth Management’s twelve locations could have used to shoot the segment, but she said they are very proud of the Indiana location.

John Stoner, 82

June 23, 2012

John W. Stoner, 82, formerly of Columbia City, passed away June 21, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, daughter, 3 step-children, a grandson, 2 granddaughters and one grandson.

PAGEANT HOPEFULS: 31 vie for Mr./Miss Whitley County

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A competitive field of 31 contestants will vie for the title of Mr. and Miss Whitley County during the annual 4-H scholarship program to be held at the Columbia City First Church of God on Monday.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.
There is a suggested $1 donation for admission, which will be given to the winners of the Hester Adams Memorial Award.

STILL ON...FOR NOW: Mayor says Col. City fireworks not canceled, yet

June 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As of now, Columbia City’s fireworks are still planned to take place on July 3 at Morsches Park.
“With the lack of rain and hot conditions and dried grass, it’s a pretty good issue,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
Although the city is still under a burn ban, Daniel said it usually rains once during the upcoming Old Settlers Days, and he is hoping that pattern will continue, or that Columbia City will see rain over that weekend.
“If for some reason we choose to cancel for safety reasons, I could imagine a decision will be made by the Monday before the fireworks,” said Daniel.

June 22nd

All-Star Vodde

June 22, 2012

Columbia City graduate Cassie Vodde is playing in today’s Indiana North-South All-Star game at Carmel.

Columbia City tennis awards

June 22, 2012

Columbia City honored five girls tennis players with awards.

From left: Sydney Ford (Mental Attitude), Blake Farber (Most Matches Won), Celine Rongos (Most Valuable Player, Team Captain, 1st-Team NHC, All-District and Honorable Mention All-State), Macie Hinen (Most Improved) and Kennedy Slavicek (Coach’s Award).

"PITCH-IN": Locals raise money for kids

June 22, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — This Saturday, local “well-knowns” will be standing outside Shoe Show in an effort to help the Salvation Army raise money for a program called “My Sole Purpose.”
This program assists children in need, supplying them with new shoes as the school year begins. It is also a program accepting monetary donations for backpacks.
Pat Mossburg, community ministries specialist, said the goal is to raise $8,500 by July 1.
“We are currently about half way to our school shoe goal,” said Mossburg. “We have far to go, but are extremely grateful at how much has been accomplished.”

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