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September 24th

Parts manufacturer grows

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Breyden Products, Inc., a manufacturer of lacing tapes, twines and yarns for the military and aerospace industries, recently announced plans to expand its headquarters in Whitley County, creating up to 23 new jobs by 2016.

The company, which relocated its headquarters from Hesperia, Calif. in 2004, will invest $2.2 million to purchase and equip a 35,000-square-foot facility on six acres in the Park 30 Business Center, a state certified shovel ready site in Whitley County.

EDC rewards businesses invested in county

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Continuing a recognition program the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation launched during the organization’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2012, the EDC recently recognized two locally-based employers.

Ag Plus LP and ChromaSource, Inc. were awarded for their efforts in supporting Whitley County’s economic development growth at an event held at Joseph Decuis Farm in Whitley County.

EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE: Col. City H.S. provides students with college choices

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – Preparing for college can be overwhelming. Because the choices are many, it may seem as if students select a college by random means, like flipping a coin or tossing a dart.

Deciding where to go, what to study, and how to cover the costly tuition can cause students and parents to feel as if the decision is more than they can handle.

However, guidance staff at Columbia City High School are working in conjunction with a state initiative to encourage students to stay the course of college preparation.

HISTORIC BUILDING: Local funeral home working on addition

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A local funeral home is remodeling its historic location and looking toward the future.

Smith and Sons Funeral Homes, Inc. is remodeling its Columbia City location on North Main Street.

Currently, the plan is to add 3,100 square feet to the historic structure, which has been the home of the Smith family’s funeral business since 1935.

“It’s a project we have been working on for a year-and-a-half,” said C. Taron, “Terry” Smith, president of the funeral home.

IN COURT: Church burglar sentenced to 10 years

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who stole relics from a local church received a 10-year prison sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Cody Miller, 21, of Columbia City, broke in and stole several relics from St. Paul of the Cross Church last winter.

Monday, he was given a 10-year sentence to the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight years to serve, for burglary, a Class B felony. He will serve that time consecutively with a probation violation case in Whitley County Superior Court, for which he had more than one year of suspended sentence revoked.

DROWNED TODDLER I.D.’D

September 24, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Funeral arrangements have been made for a toddler who drowned at a Whitley County residence this weekend.

Officials believe Lucas Junk, 2, fell victim to an accidental drowning Saturday at a family member’s home, 8009 W. CR 300 S.

Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to the residence after Junk’s family found him submerged in a small pond.

Indiana Conservation officers say the boy was outside with his family when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was gone.

September 23rd

Free website helps students

September 23, 2013

Morgan May, Zachary Rhea, and Rebecca Boyd, from Mr. Engelberth’s fourth grade class, are practicing their math facts using XtraMath.org.

Many teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School have been using XtraMath.org to assist in teaching students their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at a quick rate of speed.

The goal of the program is to have all students master each math fact by showing they can answer the question in three seconds or less.

Mid-week programs give kids traditional ‘fun’

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the new school year starting, some area churches are also began their Wednesday night activities.

Two of these mid-week groups include the Pioneer Club of Trinity Presbyterian Church and AWANA of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Pioneer Club meets from 6:46 to 8 p.m., and is for children ages four to seventh grade.

The time is filled singing songs, “fun” games, and learning Bible lessons.

Wednesday the group will have a special appearance by Jim Barron, WBCL (90.3 FM) morning radio host and illusionist.

WHOLE HEALTH: Community garden grows in its efforts to give back

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Like minds, some seeds and a little ambition brought to life a community garden in rural Whitley County this year.

The Whole Health Wellness Center, located at 1065 W. CR 150 N, officially broke ground this spring with the mission “dedicated to making a positive impact in the community by encouraging others and restoring lives.”

Its founder, Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, wanted to offer greener choices for her family. She noticed the same desire in other community members who also saw a need for a garden to help feed those in need.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: School board argues over admin offices

September 23, 2013

PIERCETON — School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.

However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at September’s meeting of the district’s Board of Trustees.

The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.

 

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