Archive - 2014
Members of the Columbia City VFW and American Legion are combining efforts to raise money for veterans.
âBuddyâ Poppies will be handed out Friday and Saturday, May 16-17 in Columbia City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Dr.
The flowers are offered for a freewill donation. Money raised will be used to aid wounded and disabled veterans as well as the families of those veterans who are deceased.
The accolades continue for Whitley County pro golfer Bill Schumaker.
Schumaker, PGA pro and owner at Crooked Lake Golf Course, earned his 16th Indiana Player of the Year title recently, and qualified to play in the 2014 Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Mich. Schumaker is the only pro from Indiana who earned a slot in the national competition, which runs from May 22 to 25 and includes the likes of Tom Watson and Fred Couples.
A local ministry is providing a weekly hot meal at no cost to Whitley County residents.
The Forklift is operated by volunteers from The Warehouse, a church that meets at The Center For Whitley County Youth, in downtown Columbia City.
Each week, those who want to partake in a free meal are invited to The Center where food is served Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hank Workman, co-founder of The Forklift and lead pastor of The Warehouse, is motivated to serve the community. He called The Forklift a âhidden gemâ in Whitley County.
Indiana residents with Verizon Wireless service can now text 911 dispatchers in nearly a third of the stateâs counties, including Whitley, as part of a push that will benefit the deaf, those with speech-impairments or people in hostage situations who are unable to speak to dispatchers.
Statewide 911 Board Executive Director Barry Ritter said that as of Wednesday morning emergency dispatchers in 28 Indiana counties had been equipped and trained to handle text-to-911 calls.
Currently, the program is only available for Verizon Wireless customers.
Columbia City High Schoolâs choirs, City Heat, City Lights, City Soul, City Crew and the Chamber Ensemble, will present âFantacularâ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for each performance.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and children age 12 and under $5.
The choirs will present their award-winning competition shows. All choirs will present acts to commemorate music through the decades.
The Town of South Whitley will share a draft version of its Comprehensive Plan at a public meeting Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library.
Community members are invited to listen to a brief presentation as well as interact with plan consultants and local officials.