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January 7th

JOIN 4-H FUN: 4-H Open House is scheduled for Jan. 26

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – A 4-H Open House is scheduled for all families and young 4-H Members at the 4-H Center (West Room) Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
The 4-H Open House will last approximately one hour. Information about enrollment, projects and other activities will be available.
This will be a great opportunity for families who are not familiar with the 4-H program or are just starting 4-H to ask questions and gather information, note 4-H organizers.
Enrollment forms will be available. Open enrollment for Mini and Regular 4-H will be starting in February through April 2.

ROUND 'EM UP: Whitley County Consolidated Schools establish kindergarten roundup dates

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

Parents are instructed by school officials to call each elementary school office to set up an appointment time for the appropriate date.

School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.

IVY TECH AT CCHS: IVY Tech classes begin at Col. City High School

January 7, 2012

IVY Tech Community College will be holding classes Monday through Wednesday evenings at Columbia City High School beginning Jan. 9 and running through May 2.

Classes include:
•Fundamentals of Alge-bra I and II
•Introduction to College Writing
•Introduction to Psycho-logy
•Anatomy/Physiology I
•Concepts in Mathemat-ics
There will be no classes held on Jan. 16, (Martin Luther King Day) and April 2–6 (WCCS Spring Break).
For more information, you may contact Barb Knuth, IVY Tech Site Coordinator, 260-244-6136, Ext. 3207.

WHO'S YOUR DADDY?: ‘Share an Ancestor’ at Jan. 19 meeting of Genealogy group

January 7, 2012

The Whitley County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.., in the Peabody Public Library.

The program is “Share An Ancestor.”
Ancestors do not need to be famous, just a family member you would like to share.

Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings; you need not be a member.

EEL RIVER TRAIL: Friends update newest project; meeting Thursday will detail South Whitley paved trail

January 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY – Last October the Friends of the Eel River Trail obtained a 1,600-foot length of the abandoned railbed of the Eel River Railroad in South Whitley.
This parcel of land was previously owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A gravel path runs along the railbed from Calhoun Street in South Whitley through beautiful quiet woods to the old railroad trestle east of town.

January 6th

BANNED: 'Spice' still an issue in Whitley County, U.S.

January 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite July 2011’s ban on synthetic marijuana, commonly known as “spice”, is still prevalent in Whitley County and much of Indiana.
Though the marijuana-like drug can’t be found on shelves at local businesses, Whitley County Drug Task Force Leader and Sheriff’s Detective Bill Brice said people are going to Fort Wayne or buying the substance on the internet.
“The ordinance has helped keep the illegal stuff off the shelves, but it’s still out there,” Brice said.

OUTSPOKEN: Coupled Products employees still protesting

January 6, 2012

Employees at Coupled Products, a business on CR 600 E near U.S. 30, have been on strike for nearly seven months. Above, Gerri and Bill Wickliffe protest behind the group’s sign, “Right 2 work for less.”

SWEAR-IN: Department heads report

January 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Sworn in at the earlier Board of Works meeting, the department heads returned to give their reports.
Park Director Mark Green reported that tickets for the department’s annual Father-Daughter Dance are now on sale at the Park Office and City Hall.
The dance will be held Feb. 3 at First Church of God in Columbia City and begins at 6 p.m.
Cost is $25 for a father-daughter combination, and $10 for an additional daughter.
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January 5th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Moody Chorale, 4-H Open House, WCCS Kindergarten Roundups coming

January 5, 2012

Sacred music concert at West Etna Community Church Jan. 13
LARWILL – The Moody Chorale, conducted by Dr. Xiangtang Hong of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, will be performing Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at West Etna Community Church near Larwill.
West Etna Community Church is located at 6552W-750N in northwest Whitley County.
Founded in 1946, the Moody Chorale has long been established as one of the leading collegiate choral organizations in the United States, specializing in sacred music.

4-H Open House Jan. 26

MILESTONE FOR GERTIE: Gertrude Brock ready to celebrate a solid century of life

January 5, 2012

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

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