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Archive - Dec 19, 2013

LWC session spotlights diversity in community

December 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Leadership Whitley County (LWC) traveled to C & A Tool in Churubusco for its November session focusing on diversity and inclusion.
The morning kicked-off with a trust activity involving blindfolds and specific activities.

This icebreaker provided an opportunity for class members to reconnect, build trust among each other and recognize non-verbal cues.
Following a debriefing of the exercise, LWC participants provided informative reports on their county tour experience conducted in October.

Sorority celebrates holiday with fanfare

December 19, 2013

Twelve members of Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, and guest National Patroness Rene Erickson, gathered at the home of Kris Richey for a holiday “Festival of Favorites.”

The Social Committee of Richey, Mary Lou Fries, Jerilyn Geiger, Myra Schmidt, Janelle Smith and Sandy Whiteleather planned and hosted the event. A Swiss raclette dining experience with favorite foods was featured.

Donation helps restoration project at 4-H grounds

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­ — Agricultural Museum President Don King recently accepted a “generous”donation for the Shelter House Restoration Fund from Jared Bennett, a representative of Memcor Inc. of Huntington County.

The Shelter House, a historic building located on the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, was in need of restoration, but lack of funds initiated a donation call out.

One dead, one injured in shooting

December 19, 2013

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred near Barbee Lake, in Kosciusko County at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was also shot, but suffered non-life threatening injuries after what police believe was a domestic dispute.

Barbee Lake is located less than 20 miles from Columbia City, south of North Webster.

The shooting occurred at EMS B-10 Lane north of Pierceton off Ind. 13.

Col. City names lighting contest winners

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials announced the winners of Columbia City’s lighting contest this week.

While participation in the contest was down this year, City Councilman and contest judge Dan Weigold said the city still has many decorated homes.

“There were a few less participants this year,” Weigold said. “I think it’s due to a combination of things — a late Thanksgiving and poor weather. At the same time, there are still some very beautiful homes.”

This year’s top home has been a winner in the past. Taking overall honors was Mike Christie, who’s decorations stood out from the rest.

County-wide pride prompts giving

December 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Most Whitley County residents are accustomed to hearing how government officials work on their behalf.

However, the holiday season found county officials working to give back to residents in tangible ways.

For the last 10 years, county employees have participated in a campaign to collect pocket change. The money raised goes to supply Christmas gifts and items needed for families struggling through the holiday season.

SGCS officially approves SRO agreement

December 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees officially approved an agreement that will provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district.

SGCS entered into an agreement with the town of Churubusco and the Churubusco Police Department at the recommendation of Superintendent Galen Mast.

Chad Fulkerson has updated his SRO training and met all of the requirements to be the SRO for the district.

Half of his salary will be provided by a Department of Homeland Security Grant the district received, which totals slightly more than $20,000.

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