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September 10th

GOVERNMENT: City, mayor to host open house

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel is opening the doors of the city for residents to explore the works of their government.

“The open house will give citizens an opportunity to see and physically touch their tax dollars at work,” Daniel said. “We see this as a great way to showcase how we are trying to keep up with our citizen growth, while stretching the dollar a little farther.”

The open house will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at all facilities, which are located throughout the city.

ARTSY PUPS: County art festival goes to the dogs

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Shelter dogs were the guests of honor at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday.

The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the county’s animal shelter.

Several of the shelter’s four-legged residents attended the festival donned with an “adopt me” vest.

The featured canines were greeted by festival-goers who lavished the dogs with affection.

NEGLECT OF A DEPENDENT: Mother of abuse victim pleads not guilty

September 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman involved in a local sex abuse case appeared in court Monday.

Joy Hughes, 37, of Kendallville, pleaded not guilty in August to felony neglect of a dependent.

She was accused of abandoning her daughter to the care of Dean Pressler in 2008. Pressler was subsequently arrested in January of this year for multiple sex crime charges with this child.

Pressler was given a 60-year prison sentence in August.

Hughes’ attorney is Brad Baber. He requested a continuance and will be back in court with his client Oct. 7 for pretrial proceedings.

September 9th

Distinguished and fit

September 9, 2013

Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) 2014 participants pose after the fitness portion of the program Saturday.

From left are, Brittany McKinney, Shelby Smiley, Kurstyn Hoeppner, Ashley O’Connor, Kiersten Thomas, Peyton Banks, Morghan Wilcoxson, Carley Porter, Anna McCullough and Hannah Schaefer.

Eagle homecoming Friday

September 9, 2013

Churubusco will be celebrating its homecoming this Friday against Eastside at 7 p.m.

The Eagles are currently 3-0 for the season and also 3-0 in conference play.

Pictured, Hayden Kilgore of Churubusco looks for running room during the game against Central Noble.

Whitko returning to home field Friday

September 9, 2013

Pictured, Whitko players celebrate after a score earlier this year.

The Wildcat football team earned its first win against Southwood last Friday, 41-35.

Whitko will be playing its first home game of 2013, after three on the road, this Friday at 7 p.m. against Manchester.

The Wildcats will be looking for their second win in a row against the Squires, who are currently 0-3 this season.

Whitko announces parent conferences

September 9, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.

According to school leaders, the set-up will be slightly different than in years past.

Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their student’s actual classrooms.

As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their student’s current Progress Reports.

GOOD OL' DAYS: Brothers unite for a trip down memory lane

September 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Three brothers, originally from Columbia City, reunited last week for a chance to relive some childhood memories.

Jim, Dick and John Walter, affectionately known as “The Walter Boys,” grew up in Columbia City, but life has taken them outside of town. Sitting in the backyard of Dick’s home on West Lincolnway, the threesome shared some of their favorite memories of growing up in the area.

“It’s been two years since we got together,” Dick said. “This is wonderful.”

DYW: Schaefer declared Distinguished Young Woman for 2014

September 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 10 senior girls, only one could be declared Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Whitley County for 2014.

That one was Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School student.

“Wow! This is so unexpected,” Schaefer said. “It’s wonderful, but right now, it’s overwhelming.”

Schaefer is the daughter of Mark and Mary Ann Schaefer. In addition to her designation as DYW, Schaefer also earned the award in both the Talent category and in Self Expression.

ORANGE, THE COLOR OF SERVICE: Evangelical churches volunteer in Col. City

September 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The city’s streets were full of orange T-shirt wearing Lutherans’ Sunday as three local congregations came together to volunteer in Columbia City.

The work day was part of a nation-wide initiative celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA).

“God’s work, our hands,” was the motto for the day. Judy Follis, event coordinator and pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, saw the day as a chance to give back to the community that has supported the local ECLA congregations.

 

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