July 17th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Rotary Club took time to recognize adult volunteers with Whitley Countyâs 4-H and FFA programs, along with some of its student participants. Greg Rupert, who has been involved in the programs for 10 years, has been instrumental in leading young people under his charge to three national titles in livestock judging.
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COLUMBIA CITY â A unique cheerleading squad is gearing up to begin its season, and new participants are welcome. The Whitley County Dazzlers is a special needs squad that offers school-aged children the opportunity to perform and compete despite physical handicaps.
COLUMBIA CITY â Feathers were flying and wings were flapping at the Whitley County 4-H Fairâs Poultry Barn Sunday. 4-Hers presented a variety of chickens, turkeys, water fowl and other feathered projects during the Poultry Show.
Peoples Federal Savings Bank recently gave a $25,000 gift to the Whitley County Family YMCA Early Learning Center capital campaign.
COLUMBIA CITY â Engine exhaust and mud filled the air at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Grandstand Monday for the inaugural Mud Drag Race. Coordinating the event was Jeremiah Ballard, seen frantically moving from truck to truck in his Whitley County 4-H Polo shirt, khaki shorts and mud-caked cowboy boots.
Victor âJoeâ Adkins, 82, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Denver, Ind., son of the late, William and Edna Adkins.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with United Telephone-Sprint.
WHITLEY COUNTY â What is the best skill for those actively seeking employment in Whitley County to possess? According to Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown â a great attitude.
âIâve talked to several different businesses and they all tend to say the same thing,â said Brown. âThey are looking for employees who have a good attitude, are willing to learn, and who will take an initiative.â
We've uploaded more than 200 photos from Tuesday's Pig Wrestling event at the 4-H.
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