March 3rd, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Several Coesse fifth graders traveled to the Honeywell Center for this yearâs annual competition.
âThe students worked very hard, despite the crazy snow, to do well at the competition,â said Laura McDermott, CES principal.
Members of the team included Cameron Barton, Jayden Beard, Hannah Bodrie, Heidi Bolinger, Kirsten Butler, Dakota Godinez, Elaina Halferty, Andy Huston, Logan Inman, Landin Markins, Jessica Mattes, Brinnan More, Eric Nichols, Mike Nodine, Abi Potts, Jeremy Rottman and Josh Sparks.
Janet Hinen, a teacher at LTES, is a cancer survivor and planned a carnival to raise money and awareness for cancer research and patient services. Pictured, LTES students and faculty came together to form the shape of the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs Chamber of Commerce hosted Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at its monthly Lunch ânâ Learn, and Daniel delivered his 2014 State of the City address.
After the address, Chamber President Doug Brown complimented the cityâs snow removal efforts this winter, as the area has had record-breaking snowfall and difficult conditions for street crews.
âIt has been a seamless operation,â Brown complimented Friday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Piling snow and bitter cold temperatures have slowed the process of many road projects slated for Whitley County.
Ruckman Road, which is in the process of bridge repair work, continues to be closed. The completion date is dependent on the weather.
âWe had a timeline, but the weather hasnât cooperated,â said Brandon Forrester, Whitley County engineer. âI donât think anyone could have planned for a winter like this.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Janet Hinen, a teacher at Little Turtle Elementary School, has worked with fellow faculty members to organize a special carnival â a fundraiser for cancer research and patient support.
In April of 2013, Hinen was diagnosed with breast cancer. In May, she underwent surgery in addition to chemotherapy treatments.
âThis journey has been a ride with a whole lot of bumps,â Hinen said. âItâs been a roller coaster and at times felt like I was going through a dark tunnel.â
But it was the honest and genuine care from her students that kept a smile on Hinenâs face.
COLUMBIA CITY â Abby English is a teacher at TROY Center, an alternative education campus that works with students who need more than academic support.
Since 2004, English has taught at TROY, where she is described as âadmirable,â âunderstanding,â andâkind.â
âAbby is patient and dedicated to her students,â said Nicole Trier, administrator for the school. âShe truly cares about her studentsâ progress and success. She is always willing to begin each day with a fresh start.â
City Heat, Columbia City High Schoolâs mixed show choir, won Grand Champion at the East Noble Show Choir Invitational Saturday. City Heat is comprised by a majority of honor students. Each singer is required to participate in ISSMA Solo Vocal Contest each year. They are under the direction of Rosalie Geller. City Heat is choreographed by Jason Johnson. City Soul, the back-up band, is under the direction of Carolyn Hindbaugh.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Whitley County Council is seeking applicants who would like to serve the remaining term for an open position on the Peabody Public Library's Board of Trustees.
The term is in effect until Sept. 7, 2016.
The position is unpaid, and would require attendance at monthly meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Applicants must be a resident of Columbia Township, Thorncreek Township, or live within the city limits of Columbia City.
Elizabeth Karolyi, 89, of Columbia City, died March 1, 2014, at The Oaks in Columbia City. Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Budapest, Hungary to Peter & Rose (Mohachi) Karolyi.
She graduated from Payne High School in Ohio and Skadron Business College in Fort Wayne. She moved to Texas in 1947 and returned to the Columbia City area in 2007.
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Burgoon of Payne, Ohio and Helen Hoy of Warsaw; and a brother, Arthur Michael (Monna) Karolyi of Fort Wayne.