Archive - May 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County National Day of Prayer (NDP) team kicked off a month of praying for the community with a 5k Run, Walk for Jesus event April 28.
The run began at The Center with Pastor Tom Beers, from the Nazarene church, leading the racers in prayer.
Afterwards, the participants warmed up in The Center where Julie Bock, Christy Shew and Kim Bolinger, the event planners, gave out awards.
Cookies were baked and passed out to the local firefighters, police officers and volunteer firemen during the NDP month by the Whitley County NDP team.
Portside Pizza will host a pair of fundraisers designed to raise money for the annual Tri Lake fireworks. On Saturday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m., a hog roast will be held which will include a silent auction, a corn hole tournament and live music. Anyone wanting to donate items to the silent auction should call Portside Pizza at 691-3333.On Saturday, June 16, a golf outing at Crooked Lake Golf Course will be held. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sign up will be held at Portside Pizza.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Relay for Life will take the field at Indian Springs Middle School on Saturday for a 24 hour fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
Each hour will feature special events and theme laps.
âą7 a.m. registration opens and a continental breakfast will be served.
âą9 a.m. start with an opening ceremony. The theme is âPurple Hour.â Participants are encouraged to wear purple.
COLUMBIA CITY â A gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Richard Kit Redman will
be held Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, 109 S. Main St., Columbia City.
Kit Redman passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, at his home in Savannah, Ga. He is survived by his wife,
Carmen Weilacher Redman; son Aaron, of Athens, Ga.; daughter Monica, of New
York, N.Y.; and three brothers, Mike ,of Columbia City; Kirby, of Minocqua, Wisc.; and
Brian, of St. Louis, Mo.
"Please join Kitâs relatives, friends, classmates, teachers and football team
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂ Ââ What began as a normal playground at Coesse Elementary School, turned into a battle field to fight cancer Tuesday.
Coesse students held their annual mini Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Whitley Countyâs Relay for Life.
âWe used to have a regular field day, but then we decided to do something more than just that. We started having a mini relay for the American Cancer Society,â said Margaret Taylor, a second grade teacher.
COLUMBIA CITY â After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academyâs (ETA) inaugural year, students displayed their projects and answered questions to visitors at an open house Tuesday. The open house was held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Joe Urschel, an English teacher at ETA, said rather than simply imparting knowledge to students, the teachers design the framework, allowing students to be involved, working as collaborative groups.
Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.
The countyâs three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.
Columbia City High Schoolâs graduation will be held in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.
Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will honor graduates at 7 p.m.
Whitko High Schoolâs graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Destination ImagiNation (DI) has made school and state history. The team won the prestigious Renaissance Award at the Global Finals of DI 2012.
Members of the team, The Neon Gummi Bears, are seniors Robby Pope, Brandi Herron and Caitie Eakins; juniors Jenna Shambaugh and Avery Derr and sophomore Rachel Jones. They are coached by Julie Mast and Dena Pope.
DI is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.
A mother robin tends to her little ones near a South Whitley residence last week. The babies were five days old.
COLUMBIA CITY â âCarnivalâ and âcancerâ are not words traditionally linked together in the same sentence, but when it comes to Whitley Countyâs Relay for Life, a carnival is exactly what participants will experience.
This yearâs relay theme is âCarnival for a Cure.â
Complete with celebrations and theme laps, the 24-hour event raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). It will be at Indiana Springs Middle School this Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.