Archive - Feb 17, 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â âI guess you could call it a ânail biter,ââ said Pam Thompson, one of Whitley Countyâs 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, Schaeferâs name and number wasnât called until last.
Placing the top 10 meant Schaefer had a chance to vie for the Distinguished Young Woman of Indiana.
COLUMBIA CITY â 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 lodgeâs operations, has sold the old property, reorganized its leadership and remodeled a former vehicle repair shop for its new location.
âItâs great what they have done. The turnaround is remarkable,â said Mike Cummings, an Aerie agent with the state Grand Aerie organization.
COLUMBIA CITY Â â 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 itâs not necessarily the longevity of Thomas in the classroom that makes her CESâs Difference Maker. Her dedication to her students puts Thomas in a class all her own.
Holly Burtonâs class, at Northern Heights Elementary School, recently celebrated 100 days in Kindergarten. The students made hats with 100 different âthingsâ 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.