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WCCF

March 21, 2014

The Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities honored the Whitley County Community Foundation for its support of those with disabilities. Pictured is the award that was given to the WCCF at a recent event in Indianapolis.

Sunday bulletin

March 21, 2014

Columbia City UM
Sunday’s sermon title is “The House of the High Priest: Courage,” from the book, “24 Hours That Changed the World,” by Adam Hamilton.
The Scripture will be from Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72. Columbia City United Methodist Church will be studying this book through Lent. Sunday school classes are also participating in the study.
There will be a cook-off Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City.

CCHS choirs qualify for state event; competition Saturday

March 21, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Columbia City High School’s two show choirs, City Heat and City Lights, along with backup band and tech crew, will travel to the Indiana State School Music Association's 10th Annual State Show Choir Championships Saturday.

More than one hundred show choirs participated in officially sanctioned Show Choir Invitational contests held across Indiana in January, February and March.

The 36 show choirs receiving the highest scores qualified to participate in this prestigious event.

Historic farms sought for Ind.rural preservation award

March 21, 2014

LOGANSPORT (HSPA) — Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau are accepting nominations for the 2014 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation.

The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana.

Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during Farmers’ Day festivities at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13.

PARTNERSHIP IS FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY SUCCESS: WCCF honored for Passages support

March 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An award was recently presented to The Whitley County Community Foundation (WCCF) for its support of individuals with disabilities.

The foundation, which works with numerous nonprofits and funds thousands of dollars in grants each year, was given the 2014 Parternship Award, presented by INARF (Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities), for its work with Passages, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities.

PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION: ETA used as example for local university

March 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Tech Academy’s (ETA) approach to student-education, which includes project-based learning (PBL) and other technology, is beginning to draw the notice of higher education institutions.

ETA math teacher Brett Eberly recently spoke with faculty at St. Francis University (SFU) about project-based learning.

SFU desires to become a hub for students at New Tech Schools. ETA Principal Brady Mullet said there are seven tech schools in Northeast Indiana, and he said SFU is attempting to draw students from these schools to pursue higher education at its campus.

ONLY MEMORIES REMAIN: Former Thorncreek School in process of demolition

March 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — While Thorncreek Township School may have looked the same on the outside as it did 20 years ago, the inside looked like a scene from a scary movie.

Walls were knocked down, copper wire was stripped, graffiti covered the walls and many items inside were looted.

When David Meinika purchased the old school in 2012, his goal was to clean up the property, which was becoming an eyesore and safety issue to the Thorncreek community. This month, crews began tearing down the building.

U.S. 30 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE BEGINS: 7-month project will restrict traffic on highway

March 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A bridge maintenance project on U.S. 30 may cause congestion on the highway, as well as in Morsches Park this summer.
The project began Monday and is expected to be wrapped up by Oct. 31.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be working to maintain and repair the U.S. 30 bridge that carries the highway over Morsches Park in Columbia City.

While those passing over the bridge aren’t currently affected, the work has already begun to block the roadway in the park.

Cooking class

March 21, 2014

Whole Health Wellness Center offered a free educational workshop Tuesday at the Whitley County YMCA. Hamish Matousek (pictured) taught how to cook with organic vegetables, and the risks and concerns associated with toxins in and around foods. Matousek also demonstrated cooking with greens. Whole Health Wellness Center’s next workshop will be Tuesday, April 29. At this event, the group will be showing a documentary film about nutrition entitled, “Food Matters.” Healthy snacks will be served.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: Morsches Park to revise weekdays schedule

March 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (March 21, 2014) — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that work will begin as weather permits for the bridge project on U.S. 30 over Blue River at Morsches Park Drive in Columbia City. The project will consist of superstructure and sub structure improvements of the Dean Brenneman Bridge on U.S. 30 in Whitley County.

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