Archive - Jul 11, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Master Gardeners will present garden seminars Tuesday, July 17 at the Ag Museum at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
Available seminars include:
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Members of Smith-Green Community Schools showed their concern for students with disabilities during the public work session Monday night.
Greg Wehling from Moake Park Group showed the board the final architectural drawings for a proposed building project.
Wehling explained the $6 million project which includes a new cafeteria for the elementary school, five new classrooms, ADA bathrooms, a new special needs classroom and a new security system at the main entrance at CES.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Ralph Bailey took charge of the board meeting at Smith-Green Community Schools Monday. The board asked Bailey to be interim superintendent July 2 at a special meeting after the surprise departure of Steve Darnell June 29.
Bailey is a long-time educator who served for many years at Whitley County Consolidated Schools and since retirement has been interim superintendent at many schools in northeast Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Business and community leaders in Whitley County were ‚Äúlocked up‚ÄĚ for an hour jail sentence Tuesday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The fundraiser was held at Paige‚Äôs Crossing in Columbia City from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Allison Eckert, fundraising coordinator, said the sheriff‚Äôs department was helping to pick up people and drop them off at Paige‚Äôs Crossing.
‚ÄúThey ‚Äėarrest‚Äô them and bring them in, and some people decide to turn themselves in just depending on what their schedules are,‚ÄĚ said Eckert.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The beginning of the 88th annual Whitley County Fair, packed with fun, food and competition, is only a few days away.
The fair begins Friday and runs through July 19 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a perfect way for us to cultivate and teach our kids life lessons,‚ÄĚ said Whitley County 4-H Clubs Inc. President Cathy Heritier.
Without the support of the local community, Heritier said the fair would not be available to the public for free.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠ ‚ÄĒ Eight-year-old Sammy Varga may wear a cape when pretending to be a super hero, but to his family and neighbor, Angie Cotter, he is a hero.
Sunday morning, Sammy was outside when he saw smoke coming from the Cotter residence.
‚ÄúI told my dad that they must be cooking a lot of bacon because there was a lot of smoke,‚ÄĚ said Sammy.
Kim and Tad Varga are the parents of Sammy. Kim said that she was very proud of her son.