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May 9th

Special events planned for observing nursing homes

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Beginning Sunday, Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City, will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center.

With the theme of “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In,” the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.

Classes trade learning for serving

May 9, 2013

Eagle Tech Academy freshmen and sophomore students spent part of their school day serving in the community.

Pictured, Lucas Steinke (back) and Davin Lawrence paint an exterior door at The Center for Whitley County Youth.

Lady Eagles’ smallest fan

May 9, 2013

Columbia City’s softball team’s smallest fan, Marshall Cox, watched the Lady Eagles at a recent game at Morsches Park. Marshall is the grandson of Head Coach Steve Cox.

County 4-H participation possible in the city

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Typically people in Whitley County would not associate 4-H with life inside the city limits.

However, Marley Heritier is breaking the stereotype of 4-H being just for those that live in the country.

She became involved in the 4-H program while growing up within the city limits of Columbia City.

Marley is in her second year of 4-H, and is the daughter of Christian Heritier and Cathy Heritier.

She attends Mary Raber Elementary School where she is a fourth grader. She has one older brother, Julian, who is in his fourth year of the 4-H program.

Softball seniors

May 9, 2013

Columbia City’s softball team will hold its senior night Friday at the home game against Central Noble at 5 p.m.

Pictured are the 2013 Lady Eagle seniors. Front row, from left: Mariah Hanauer, Emily Gangwer and Krystin VanHouten. Back row, from left: Natasha Rubrake, Brey Ousley, Claire Kauffman and Hannah Schnorr.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Undefeated Rongos may lead NHC

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “The sky is the limit for Celine.”

Kathleen Myers, Columbia City’s head tennis coach, believes in her No. 1 singles player.

But who wouldn’t?

Celine Rongos is undefeated after 14 matches, topping all Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents that she’s faced.

It’s not uncommon to see a 6-0, 6-0 score next to Rongos’ name — but the wins didn’t come without hard work.

“Celine doesn’t just play from March to May,” Myers said. “She works a number of hours outside the tennis season and has a very strong work ethic.”

TOP OF THE CLASS: Martin, Brown named Valedictorian, Salutatorian at CJSHS

May 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Amanda Martin has moved to the head of the Class of 2013 for Churubusco Junior-Senior High School.

Martin, daughter of David and Amy Martin, was named valedictorian.

Coming in at the number two spot was Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient Chandler Brown.

Brown, CJSHS’s salutatorian, is the son of Doug and Larisa Brown.
Looking back over their four years at CJSHS, the pair of academic achievers agree that the time was well spent.

SCHOOL SECURITY: Safety bill could have local impact

May 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Surrounded by members of his school safety working group, Governor Mike Pence Wednesday signed Senate Enrolled Act 1, which defines training requirements for school resource officers (SRO) and establishes a grant program to assist schools in enhancing their security.

“We have no higher priority than ensuring the safety of our children,” said Pence. “In combination with our administration’s school safety working group, the legislation I sign today will provide new resources to make our schools safer so our teachers can focus on education and our kids can simply be kids.”

IN COURT: Pair in traffic bust have initial appearance

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two men who were arrested on drug charges in a traffic stop last week had their initial appearance in court Monday.

Michael Yoha and Vanness Oliver, both of Mansfield, Ohio, were arrested April 30 and charged with dealing a Schedule 1 controlled substance and possession of a narcotic.

Both men pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court and were appointed public defenders. Yoha will be represented by Brad Voelz and Oliver by Brad Baber.

Both men will be in court June 3. Oliver was released on bail Monday.

BODY FOUND IN WHITLEY COUNTY: Police seeking identity of man discovered in woods

May 9, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — The investigation continues after a body was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.

Authorities suspect foul play after a man was found dead on County Road 800 East (County Line Road) north of Old Trail Road.

Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said the body had been there for a while, and was found face down in the woods.

The probe, headed by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police, assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, is ongoing at this time.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
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