COLUMBIA CITY â Young women from Whitley County will come together Saturday to be a part of a long-standing tradition, the 48th annual Distinguished Young Women of Whitley County.
The program is formerly known as Whitley County Junior Miss.
This year the program will begin at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High Schoolâs Newell Rice Auditorium.
Twelve ladies will perform an array of talents as well as a group fitness exercise.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students grades kindergarten through 12th.
Editorâs note: This is the final installment of a four-part series on public school funding and how money is dispersed within a school system.
Ask the average Whitley County resident about any of the countyâs three school systems and they might mention the score of Friday nightâs football game, which teachers are the most popular with their children or what school was like in years past when they attended.
Not many residents could speak with authority about the costs to maintain the countyâs public schools.
The Capital Projects Fund is fueled by county property taxes.
COLUMBIA CITY â While vehicle break-ins in Fort Wayne are on the rise, Columbia Cityâs vehicle break-ins are on the decline, but still a continual problem.
âThis seems to be a common problem for us,â said Longenbaugh.
âWith this we often see where we get a group of juveniles who wander around town and get into unlocked vehicles.â
In 2010, 18 break-ins occurred from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31.
In 2011, the number increased to 37 from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, but this yearâs report has seen a decline to 27 break-ins.