Archive - Sep 9, 2013 - News Article
Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) 2014 participants pose after the fitness portion of the program Saturday.
From left are, Brittany McKinney, Shelby Smiley, Kurstyn Hoeppner, Ashley O‚ÄôConnor, Kiersten Thomas, Peyton Banks, Morghan Wilcoxson, Carley Porter, Anna McCullough and Hannah Schaefer.
SOUTH WHITLEY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Whitko High School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.
According to school leaders, the set-up will be slightly different than in years past.
Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their student‚Äôs actual classrooms.
As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their student‚Äôs current Progress Reports.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Three brothers, originally from Columbia City, reunited last week for a chance to relive some childhood memories.
Jim, Dick and John Walter, affectionately known as ‚ÄúThe Walter Boys,‚ÄĚ grew up in Columbia City, but life has taken them outside of town. Sitting in the backyard of Dick‚Äôs home on West Lincolnway, the threesome shared some of their favorite memories of growing up in the area.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been two years since we got together,‚ÄĚ Dick said. ‚ÄúThis is wonderful.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Out of 10 senior girls, only one could be declared Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Whitley County for 2014.
That one was Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School student.
‚ÄúWow! This is so unexpected,‚ÄĚ Schaefer said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs wonderful, but right now, it‚Äôs overwhelming.‚ÄĚ
Schaefer is the daughter of Mark and Mary Ann Schaefer. In addition to her designation as DYW, Schaefer also earned the award in both the Talent category and in Self Expression.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The city‚Äôs streets were full of orange T-shirt wearing Lutherans‚Äô Sunday as three local congregations came together to volunteer in Columbia City.
The work day was part of a nation-wide initiative celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA).
‚ÄúGod‚Äôs work, our hands,‚ÄĚ was the motto for the day. Judy Follis, event coordinator and pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, saw the day as a chance to give back to the community that has supported the local ECLA congregations.