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S. Whitley Math Bowl team competes

March 19, 2014

South Whitley Elementary School Academic Math Bowl teams competed recently in regional competition at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.The fourth grade team finished second of two teams in the Fourth-Grade Division. Pictured are members of the fourth-grade team. Front row, from left: Kaycee Knutson, Jaerin Moffit, Austin Kreps, Laura Jackson, Robert Werstler and Hannah Weiric. Middle row: Jackson Hollenbaugh and Maya Mengerink. Back row: William Rickerd, Hailey Arnold, Ethan Neer, Wyatt Slusher, Damon Pyle, Jack Shoemaker and Mason Streby.

S. Whitley's fifth grade Math Bowl

March 19, 2014

South Whitley Elementary School’s fifth grade Math Bowl team finished fourth in their division of seven schools at the regional level. Pictured are the students that participated in a recent competion. Front row, from left: Kyle Reed, Bryce Tucker and Kaige Michael. Back row: Hagaen Slusher, Dale Reiff, Rylee Rose and Kylie Hathaway. (Not pictured Easton Hylton)

Passages to hold fundraiser

March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. invites the community to join them Monday, March 31 for a pizza fundraiser

Pizza, pasta and salad buffet sales will generate funds for Passages at Pizza Hut, located at 101 Frontage Rd. in Columbia City, between 5 to 8 p.m.

Passages, Inc. is collaborating with Pizza Hut to raise dollars for their self advocacy group called THE Navigators’.

THE Navigators’ are planning their 3rd Annual Formal Spring Gala and are raising money for this special occasion.

Extension: Scout for weeds in winter wheat

March 19, 2014

Although the calendar says that spring begins March 20, I am confident that winter will truly end – sometime soon.

One field task producers may wish to consider as soon as conditions permit is scouting winter wheat for presence of winter annual weeds that survived the winter.

Weed control in wheat is important to local producers because winter wheat is an important part of crop rotation schedules for many local farmers.
Purdue specialists Bill Johnson and Travis Legleiter offered their perspective.

ISMS student wins national art award

March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Caleb Landis, an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, won a National Scholastics Silver Medal for his art work.
“This is an enormous honor,” said Mary Hilger, Landis’ art teacher at ISMS. “I am so proud of Caleb. He is a talented young man.”

Landis was honored among 50 other winners at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Monday evening at the Formal-Funky Reception.

Scholastics announced the students who won in art and writing from the region, which includes most of Northeastern Indiana.

Steel Dynamics gives $1 million in scholarships

March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Steel Dynamics Foundation will give $1 million to the University of Saint Francis (USF) over a 10-year period to establish the university’s Steel Dynamics Foundation Scholarship.

The scholarships are a way for Steel Dynamics Inc. to reinvest in the community within which it operates, CEO Mark Millett said.

The foundation has extended the scholarships to several area institutions.
“As an organization, we have been blessed with success over the years,” Millett said.

Epsilon Chapter learns of art, music and more

March 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority held its March meeting at Grace Lutheran Church in the social room.

Sandy Whiteleather led chorus practice, accompanied by Myra Schmidt.
Two guests performed for the group. Kim Converse sang “I Want Jesus” and Dianne Giannekeff sang “Beautiful Dreamer.”

Hostess Myra Schmidt served cheesecake garnished with strawberries and kiwi, lime fruit jello, pineapple cake, nuts, punch, coffees and teas.
Her serving table was decorated with silk spring flowers and green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Criminal justice leaders applauded

March 19, 2014

Whitley County Community Correction officials as well as county law enforcement and criminal justice leaders were applauded by the Indiana Department of Corrections for its Level I ranking after an evaluation. A performance bonus was awarded to the Corrections department at a ceremony Wednesday. Celebrating with other Corrections staff are, from left, Chief Deputy Marc Gatton, Sheriff Mark Hodges and County Prosecutor Matt Rentschler.

Tornado test Thursday

March 19, 2014

The City of Columbia City will be participating in Severe Weather and Flooding Preparedness Week by testing tornado sirens Thursday as part of a national initiative. The sirens will be tested in the morning and again in the evening. Pictured, a dispatcher practices hitting the switches at City Hall to set off tornado sirens.

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Business tax revision not set in stone

March 19, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment recapping the recent legislative session.

INDIANAPOLIS — What originally prompted county and city officials to join together in opposition was revised at the Statehouse after mayors, commissioners and other local government leaders pushed for answers to the governor’s proposed business tax reform.

The Business Personal Property Tax was introduced into the legislative session as an attempt to eliminate what Gov. Mike Pence called “an unnecessary tax” on business equipment and machinery.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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