Archive - 2014
Northern Heights Elementary School recently celebrated its fourth-grade students who earned all As during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Parker Baker, Sawyer Bales, Brody Barker, Gregory Bolt, Carson Bunyan, Rebecca Boyd, Ashlynn Brower-Geiger, Elizabeth Clark, Rachel Cotterman, Gavin Bufford, Rebecca Driver and Eden Freeman. Second row: Corbin Copeland, Samantha Harris, Natalie Haselby, Alexander Hedrick, Samuel Hunter, Isaiah Kessons, Ella Kirchner and Adin Miller.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After announcing her plans for retirement earlier this year, Carol Heinoldâ€™s position has been replaced by the Whitley County Consolidated School Board.
Heinold has been the Food Service Director for WCCS since the district was formed in 1990. In January, she announced her wishes to retire in early April.
In preparation for her absence, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees last month, officials replaced Heinold with Carla Clifford, another familiar face in the district.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s United Way is known for its community investments.
Thousands of dollars are awarded each year in grants that help nonprofits do what they do best â€” serve those in Whitley County.
However, the United Way is working to aid nonprofits in a unique way that doesnâ€™t involve grants, but offers education.
A series of workshops is being planned for women in nonprofit leadership.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County 4-H Horse and Pony Hippology Team competed at Purdue University Saturday.
Hippology is the greek term for the study of the horse. The contest is broken up into several categories including judging, a knowledge-content test, slides and stations.
Intermediate and Senior Teams are required to present a public speaking and problem solving portion in addition to the other categories.
Lois C. Dillman, 85, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at her home in Columbia City.
Born in Warsaw, Lois earned her associated degree in nursing and was an RN with The Townhouse for 17 years, retiring in 1988.
She was an active member of Beacon Light Chapel. Lois enjoyed knitting, crochet, but most of all spending time with her family.
She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Ted Dillman of Hanover, Robin (Lance) Brauchla of LaOtto; grandchildren, Mace, Spencer, Joel, Mitchell, Keaton and Krista.
Daniel David Steiner, 87, of Columbia City, died Monday afternoon, March 31, 2014, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1927, in Wayne County, Ohio, a son of Earl Vincent and Clara (Zimmerman) Steiner.
He graduated from Marshallville High School, received his bachelors degree from Taylor University in 1949 and masters in social services from Indiana University in 1951.
His career began as a court liaison supervisor for Marion County Department of Public Welfare in 1951 until 1953 when he was the superintendent of Marion County Childrenâ€™s Guardian Home.
Fourth graders from Northern Heights Elementary School were recently named to the A-B Honor Roll. Pictured are the pupils who earned all As and Bs during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Jenna Akemon, Kameron Beezley, Connor Bloomfield, Christopher Butler, Lilyona Carpenter, Brock Dailey, Trevor Elliott, Noah Finefrock, Trace Geiger, Ashtin Geiger and Chance Grissom. Second row: Ryon Magnuson, Jackson Luther, Conner LaRue, Evan Krick, Chase Kidd, Andrei Jordan, Alexia Johnston, Esther Jagger, Davin Harman, Austin Hall and Gage Hale.
While snow cover insulated most Indiana winter wheat from brutal cold, some parts of the state were hit with sub-zero temperatures when wheat was exposed.
In that situation, the crop can suffer a number of injuries that force growers to decide whether to go ahead and apply nitrogen or terminate the crop.
"Whether wheat is at risk depends on where it's located in the state," Purdue agronomist Shaun Casteel said.
"The snow blanket protected the crop in some areas, but in others, particularly in the southern part of the state, we didn't have that snow cover."
Kayla Sharice Soldan, â€śThat One Chickâ€ť, 17, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Kayla was born to Christina Soldan and Daniel Garwood on July 10, 1996. Kayla was an amazing young lady who was determined, free-spirited, and was passionate about art. She loved drawing people and animated characters. She also loved music, and enjoyed singing and dancing as well.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After 19 years with Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Business Manager Tony Zickgraf is planning to retire this summer.
Zickgrafâ€™s retirement is slated for June, and his replacement, Kirk Doehrmann, was hired at a recent school board meeting.
School board members and school officials said Zickgrafâ€™s expertise and presence will be missed.
â€śWeâ€™ve been fortunate to have Tony for all of these years,â€ť School Board President Don Armstrong said.