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Seniors invited to ‘freebie’ fair

September 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s slated to be an “extremely beneficial” fair for seniors.

The Whitley County Council on Aging’s Senior Fair is set for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City.

Jackie Hake, the center’s director, said the fair will feature 35 vendors and several free screenings and health services.

“We’ve labeled this as food, fun and freebies,” Hake said. “The fair is free. There are so many things for the seniors to take part in. They will also get a lot of free information and things to take home with them.”

RAISING AWARENESS: Walk to aid autism group in its mission

September 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Last year, Whitley County saw the formation of an autism support group, and families joined together to raise awareness and funds for the group through a one-mile walk.

Now, the Whitley County Autism Support Group is hosting the walk for a second year, and the event’s organizers are hoping for more community involvement.

The Whitley County Walk for Autism will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA, 950 E. Van Buren St. in Columbia City.

DAY OF CARING: United Way reaches out to serve Whitley County

September 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Volunteers took on a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday.

Executive Director Cindy Baker greeted volunteers at a breakfast before the work began.

“This is about helping people,” Baker said. “It’s why I do what I do and why we are doing this today.”

Whitley County’s Day of Caring came to fruition 10 years ago. The concept of giving back to communities was already in existence in neighboring counties when Star Financial Bank Market President David Smith thought to bring the day to Whitley County.

SCHOOL FUNDS: WCCS approves initial 2014 budget

September 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After a month of review, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of Trustees approved the 2014 budget at Monday night’s meeting.

WCCS held a public hearing at its last work session, Sept. 3, to allow the public to voice their opinions on the budget.

After no disputes from the public, WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf recommended the board move forward with the budget — it was approved by unanimous vote.

The budget isn’t final, though, as the district doesn’t know exactly the amount of funds it will receive for the 2014 year.

 

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