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TOP TEN: Schaefer returns from state’s DYW

February 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “I guess you could call it a ‘nail biter,’” said Pam Thompson, one of Whitley County’s coordinators for the Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) program.

Hannah Schaefer, a senior from Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in the state DYW program Saturday. When the field of 23 young women was cut down to the top 10, Schaefer’s name and number wasn’t called until last.

Placing the top 10 meant Schaefer had a chance to vie for the Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana.

NOW STRONGER: Eagles’ setback means a strong comeback

February 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A financial set back has only rallied the members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) at Lodge #1906, Columbia City.

In less than a year, the group who had no funds to pay for its building insurance and to maintain the lodge’s operations, has sold the old property, reorganized its leadership and remodeled a former vehicle repair shop for its new location.

“It’s great what they have done. The turnaround is remarkable,” said Mike Cummings, an Aerie agent with the state Grand Aerie organization.

DIFFERENCE MAKER: Teacher makes a lasting impression

February 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­ — Roxanne Thomas is a second-grade teacher at Coesse Elementary School and has taught for 40 years in Whitley County.

Administrators, students and faculty will miss the long-time educator when she retires in June.

But it’s not necessarily the longevity of Thomas in the classroom that makes her CES’s Difference Maker. Her dedication to her students puts Thomas in a class all her own.

Hats off to ‘100’

February 17, 2014

Holly Burton’s class, at Northern Heights Elementary School, recently celebrated 100 days in Kindergarten. The students made hats with 100 different “things” on them to show they can count to 100. The day was filled with various math, reading and writing activities themed around 100. Pictured, from left, wearing their 100 Day hats are Amaya Hedrick, Rowan Tyree, Nevaeh Johnson, Kyle Hoag and Baylor Schoon.

 

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