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April 2nd, 2014

Clifford steps in as new food service director

April 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After announcing her plans for retirement earlier this year, Carol Heinold’s position has been replaced by the Whitley County Consolidated School Board.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.

United Way to offer series for leaders

April 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’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 — serve those in Whitley County.

However, the United Way is working to aid nonprofits in a unique way that doesn’t involve grants, but offers education.

A series of workshops is being planned for women in nonprofit leadership.

Gettin’ hip to horses

April 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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 Dillman, 85

April 2, 2014

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 Steiner, 87

April 2, 2014

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 Children’s Guardian Home.

Succesful students celebrated

April 2, 2014

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.

EXTENSION EDUCATOR: Wheat producers need to inspect crops for winter injury

April 2, 2014

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 Soldan, 17

April 2, 2014

Kayla Sharice Soldan, “That One Chick”, 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.

April 1st

Zickgraf in the final crunch

April 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After 19 years with Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Business Manager Tony Zickgraf is planning to retire this summer.

Zickgraf’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 Zickgraf’s expertise and presence will be missed.

“We’ve been fortunate to have Tony for all of these years,” School Board President Don Armstrong said.

State seeks more school funding changes

April 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A bill working its way through the Statehouse might aid school districts that are seeing district budgets cut.

House Bill 1062 could lessen the impact of the property tax “circuit breaker” caps on school district budgets across the state. Different versions of the bill passed both the House and Senate; it’s in Conference Committee to resolve legislative differences.

The caps, which are 2 percent for residential properties and 3 percent for nonresidential properties, were placed in the Indiana Constitution by voter referendum in November 2010.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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