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UNITED WAY DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN: John Black leaving after two years at the helm

March 29, 2012

After two years at the helm, John Black is stepping down as executive director of the United Way of Whitley County.
Black has been offered a new position in management with a northeastern Indiana company.
He will be leaving United Way by mid-April, according to Barbara Bilger, United Way board president.
“We have been fortunate to have John serve as our leader for these last couple of years. John has great passion for United Way, having served as a board member and volunteer for several years before becoming our executive director. We wish him the best in his new role.”

THE GIFT OF MUSIC (with video): Whitko musician on third album

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Three years ago, 15-year-old Ivory West from Whitko High School picked up a guitar that had been hanging on the wall at her home in Pierceton and began strumming the chords. Her father, Rod West, told her if she would practice some basic chords he taught her, she could take lessons. Later, as a Christmas gift, he gave her a certificate for lessons.

500 MILLION DOLLARS: Record-setting lottery on horizon

March 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In January, one lucky winner walked away with a Mega Millions prize of $72 million. The pot has since then grown considerably.

On Friday, an estimated record-setting $500 million will be up for grabs across 42 states and Washington, D.C.

SOUTH WHITLEY DEVELOPMENT: EDC looking at future

March 29, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — President Alan Tio and Community Development Coordinator Lori Shipman with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) attended the South Whitley Town Council meeting Tuesday evening to present details on community development initiatives for re-development of the downtown area.

EDC’s role in the re-development of the downtown area is to work with the town of South Whitley — whether it’s job retention, activities, job creation activities, investments, business start-ups or responding to each need in the community as investors.

CLIMATOLOGIST: Unseasonably warm spring to linger

March 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's top climate expert says the state's streak of unseasonably warm weather should continue for the next three months, bringing with it an elevated risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
But state climatologist Dev Niyogi also says cold air could bring Indiana a frost or freeze at any time, threatening flowers and trees lured into early bloom by recent 70- and 80-degree readings.

JOB FAIR COMING: County chamber to host event April 14 at ISMS

March 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair during the Whitley County EXPO April 14 at Indian Springs Middle School
The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is no cost for businesses to set up a table and accept applications, conduct interviews or meet potential employees. Participating businesses will need to bring their own table, chairs and any information they'd like to provide to potential job candidates.
Reservations for the job fair are required by April 6. Space may be limited, so potential participants are asked to reserve a spot early.

COLUMBIA CITY — Midway through the third quarter, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen had 10 rebounds....
COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30....
FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High...

 

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