Archive - Dec 2, 2013
Saturday, Dec. 7
â¢ Hanging of greens - 5 p.m.
Hanging of the Greens will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church.
This Advent celebration is a holiday gift for the season. It will be a time of reflection and music. Childcare will be provided.
â¢ Breakfast with Santa
Santa prepares to greet children at his house on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn with the help of his elves, Graceland Rose, 3 (right), and Vivian Gaerte, 10. Santa was ushered into downtown Columbia City with the Lighted Christmas Parade Friday night.
Long-time Santa House Coordinator Jill Winebrenner has a moment to ask Santa for a special Christmas season. This is Winebrennerâs last year heading up the holiday tradition.
Kylie Renee Baker, 3, poses with Santa at Churubuscoâs Christmas tree lighting Friday. The event hosted Santa and featured a town Christmas tree, carols and hot chocolate.
Santa traveled by fire truck to Churubuscoâs tree lighting event Friday night. Pictured, Santa passes out candy to Truman Sade (left), 6.
PIERCETON â Pierceton Elementary School held its 15th Annual Talent Show, "Back to the Future,â Friday Nov. 15.
There were 21 student acts in the categories of Vocal, Gymnastics, Instrumental and Variety. Nathan Polston, principal, continued a tradition â having the first year principal participate by reading "Thomas' Snowsuit."
Bill Rhodes, master of ceremonies, also entertained the crowd by playing the guitar, and several members of the teaching staff performed as "jailbirds" to "Jailhouse Rock."
Six year old Truman Sade waits for Santaâs arrival at Churubuscoâs Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Sade, is a kindergarten student at Churubusco Elementary School.
COLUMBIA CITY â Veterans in Whitley County have a specialist enlisted to assist in a variety of ways.
From helping to determine benefits to leading veterans through state and federal applications, Veteran Service Officer (VSO) Gene Rohrer is on-hand to support those who have served the country.
However, the office, which is located in the Whitley County Government Center, West Van Buren Street, Columbia City, is becoming too small to handle the work flow and needs of the department.
COLUMBIA CITY â Officials approved Columbia Cityâs first one-way roadway at last weekâs City Council meeting.
While there are no one-way streets within the city limits, there is soon to be a one-way alley, located near Eagle Tech Academy, on North Walnut Street.
Officials discussed the topic when school started in August. With more and more students attending ETA every year, the increased traffic at the school has posed some concerns.
Whitley County Childrenâs Choir, under the direction of Becky Walter, performed at the Courthouseâs gazebo Friday night after the Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade marched downtown for a second year in a row with music, floats and numerous lights.