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November 18th, 2013

Beyond the books: Online tools expand services

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Want to learn a foreign language? Looking for free music to download? Need to locate legal forms? All of these services are available from one website – The Peabody Public Library www.http://ppl.lib.in.us.

The library offers numerous resources online that are free to cardholders. Some of the online options are unique and innovative, according to Mary Hartman, the library’s director.

Faculjak receives four-year sentence

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A former deli employee who stole a customer’s credit card in South Whitley received a four-year sentence Monday.

Eloy R. Faculjak, 30, of South Whitley, was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), and will serve his entire sentence for forgery, a Class C felony, behind bars, with no time suspended.

Faculjak pleaded guilty Oct. 20. It was just his second court appearance.

Santa to visit shelter

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Humane Society of Whitley County, Inc. will host Pet Pictures with Santa Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the shelter.
Joy from Joy’s Dog Grooming will be adding final touches to the animals before the Human Society’s Amanda Dillon photographs each pet with Santa.
There will also be sweet treats from The Cake Lady.
The Humane Society is asking for a $15 donation for each picture. All proceeds will go directly to the care of Whitley County’s lost and homeless animals.

WCCS to add more courses

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working to add three new math classes to its curriculum, as well as the possibility of other courses to help prepare students for life after high school.

The three new math classes are expected to help students on a variety of academic levels.

One of the courses is expected to help seniors receive their diplomas. In order to graduate, the state requires that all seniors pass one algebra class.

College Success Coalition lauds contest winners

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — College GO! Week, held this past October for the state of Indiana, is all about one big goal — helping Hoosiers plan for college and career success and the practical steps that can be taken to get there, whether they’re in elementary school or college.

Whitley County Success Coalition took this challenge of assisting students in planning and preparing for their future. The Whitley County College Success Coalition is comprised of business owners, employees, community members, educators, students and parents.

School fire quickly under control

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Firefighters worked to quickly control a fire at Indian Springs Middle School Monday morning.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., firemen from Columbia City and Columbia Township Fire Departments responded to a fire alarm at the middle school, located on Ind. 9, south of Columbia City.

Students were evacuated from the building, and sent to Little Turtle Elementary School to wait for officials to control the fire, which was believed to be started by a candle in a sixth-grade class.

Hazen leaves legacy, hopes to set new one

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.

And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.

Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.

When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.

“I realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,” Hazen said.

New event to bring in the holiday

November 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Plans are being made for South Whitley's first Home for the Holidays event, which is slated for Dec. 8 from 3-6 p.m.
“This promises to be a fun-filled afternoon sponsored by Whitley on the Move,” said event organizers. “There will be several family-friendly activities in the offering by a variety of South Whitley organizations and businesses.”

A Christmas tree stands waiting in the bandstand gazebo outside of Town Hall for decorations which will be made in the Town Hall during the event.

Col. City swim dives into season

November 18, 2013

OSSIAN — The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.

The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.

BEYOND THE BOOKS: Library takes learning off the shelf

November 18, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the various programs and services featured at the Peabody Public Library.

COLUMBIA CITY — When card holders visit the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, books are not the only things on display.

What was once seen as an educational resource bound by cover and conveyed in writing, the library’s services span several mediums.

 

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