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March 26th

Progress of Whitley County

March 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication begins insertion today, and continues the rest of this week.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

Man incarcerated too long, seeking next step

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who was incarcerated longer than his sentence is seeking legal counsel to determine his next steps.

John A. Whitehead, 43, was sentenced in July of 2013 for violating his probation. Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl revoked the balance of his 1.5-year probation remaining, and ordered him to serve that time.

The error, though, occurred with the words, “the balance of.”

In what Fahl called a “typographical error,” the order that went out had Whitehead serve a 1.5-year sentence, instead of 275 days, which was the balance of his suspended sentence remaining.

Col. City names new water superintendent

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that Michael Shoda will become the new Water Department Superintendent in early April.

Current Superintendent Michael Dear will be retiring at the end of April.
“We are sad to see Mike Dear retire from such an extended career at the Water Department,” said Daniel. “He has devoted much of his life to the residents of this community and making sure they continued to have safe, affordable and clean drinking water.”

BLACK-TIE EVENT: Event to combine connections, experience

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Samara Qureshi, of Columbia City, is testing her hospitality and management skills at an event she’s planned in April.

Cerca Trova, which is Italian for seek and you shall find, is a black-tie dinner slated for April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagles Nest Event Center, Columbia City.

A gourmet meal will be prepared and served by Classic Catering & Events. Columbia City High School’s Jazz Band will perform and Cam Tribolet, a motivational speaker and author, will be the featured guest speaker.

Northern Heights deemed ‘miracle school’

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In order to help teach students the importance of giving back and serving others, Northern Heights Elementary School participated in Riley Children's Hospital’s annual fundraiser.

“Since so many of our families have a connection to Riley's, either through a family member, friend, or neighbor, we felt that this would be something all of our students could get behind and support,” said Principal Jacob Hoag.

In addition, as part of their annual fundraising efforts, Riley Children's Hospital designates schools that donate a dollar per student as a "Miracle School."

GIVING: Progress 2014 to tout Whitley County pride

March 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication begins insertion today.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

EARLY LEARNING CENTER: New standards don’t affect YMCA

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — While there are different standards for childcare providers across the state of Indiana, the Whitley County Family YMCA is already doing what it can for local children.

Indiana recognizes home daycares, ministry daycares and daycare centers, with the most regulations imposed on the latter.

The YMCA’s Early Learning Center is housed at New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.

Signs of spring

March 26, 2014

Despite below-freezing temperatures, spring is still trying to peak its head into Whitley County. Pictured, flowers are beginning to grow at a Whitley County residence.

CITY SPRUCES UP URBAN CANOPY: Lundquist updates city officials on works of Tree Board

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passing through Columbia City, many residents don’t realize the amount of work and thought that goes into the city’s trees.

Columbia City’s Tree Board is an active force in the community, monitoring dead trees, pruning them, protecting power lines and maintaining healthy urban forestry.

Columbia City’s Tree Board consists of eight people, lead by Board President Ken Lundquist, who was present at a recent Council meeting to update officials on the board’s work.

TOP OF THE CLASS: CCHS announces two vals for 2014

March 26, 2014

Columbia City High School’s Class of 2014 will have two Valedictorians.

Name: Kiersten Thomas
Parents: Micah and Michelle Thomas
Plans: Attend Ball State University to double major in Human Resource Management and Business Administration

Name: Sarah Kathryn Wise
Parents: Betty Jane Wise & Joseph Michael Wise
Plans: Attend Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and obtain my doctorate degree in Pharmacy.

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