VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies
âTis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.
COLUMBIA CITY â If you are looking for a way to volunteer and improve the lives of people right here in Whitley County, the Whitley County Literacy Council has an opportunity for you.
The Literacy Council is currently seeking volunteers to tutor adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency test or improve their basic reading skills.
Volunteers and students are matched based on tutor preferences and student requirements in Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies and Science.
No previous experience is necessary, and all training and materials are supplied.
Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturdayâs Fort Wayne Mad Ants game as âMad Ants / McDonaldâs Girls Player of the Monthâ for November. Pictured, from left, are Garrett Martz, vice president of sales and marketing for the Mad Ants, Aubrey Wright and The Mad Ant. Her family, coaches, teammates and their parents attended the game Saturday. She is the daughter of Robin and Teresa Wright, of Columbia City. The CCHS Lady Eaglesâ record is 8-2.
Crews with Kim L. Reiff & Sons, new property owners, began taking big bites out of this former gas station at 315 West Van Buren St. in Columbia City about mid-day on Wednesday. The buildingâs corner positioning on the lot, and its long history as a downtown service station, made the structure unique. Perhaps most notably it was Barnettâs Gas Station for years. By the end of the day the structure was leveled.
COLUMBIA CITY â Those going for noon lunch encountered a traffic snarl near Line and North streets due to fire personnel responding to a re-kindle of a structure fire at 504 N. Line St.
The house caught fire Thursday afternoon.
A hot spot that re-kindled at noon Friday was quickly put out by firemen.
CHURUBUSCO â Members of the Smith-Green Community School Board decided 3-2 to set the graduation date for seniors for Sunday, June 7.
The boardâs decision did not come lightly, as it was initially tabled by board member Luke Gross for further discussion.
Gross said his decision was based primarily on a need for additional discussion.
COLUMBIA CITY â Judging for Columbia City Municipal Electricâs annual Christmas Lighting Decorating Contest has concluded with the following awards:
â˘Paul & Joyce Coulter
1595 E. Sparrow Cove
â˘Chad & Laurie Richter
323 N Main St.
â˘Steve & Rosemary Brown
325 E. Shorewood Ct.
â˘Duane & Tamie Miller
600 E. Hanna St.
â˘Jim & Lois Brandenburg
416 W. Spencer St.
LIGONIER â Young teams have to go through some growing pains from time to time. The Whitko Lady Wildcats have five wins this season against five teams with losing records. This week presents two tough tests. The first test came Thursday night at West Noble. With all underclassmen on the floor to end the game, the Lady âCats gained some valuable experience, but it came in a loss to the Lady Chargers 42-40.
Whitko struggled through the first three quarters of play, especially when sophomore Aly Reiff was out of the line-up.
COLUMBIA CITY â In nautical terminology âabeamâ means âto be even with.â
At the December meeting of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, six Columbia City High School students presented information on how Columbia City High Schoolâs Career and Technical Education program and ABEAMS has put them not even with, but rather, ahead on the pathway to a career.