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St.Patrick's contestants

March 24, 2014

A costume party was recently held at the Woodlands Senior Center, Columbia City, for St. Patrick’s Day. Contestants were (from left) Pat Hartman, Phyllis Shaffer, Bob Leas, Bonnie Harris and Lavon Gaff. Winners were Bob Leas and Bonnie Harris, who took second place.

Classification speech delivered by Hale to Rotarians

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Rotarian Wade Hale, a resident of Crooked Lake, north of Columbia City, presented his Rotary Classification Speech this week, outlining his personal and professional life to fellow Rotarians.

Hale has been a club member for about 18 months. Born and raised in Quincy, Washington, located in mid-state, he excelled in academics and athletics as a youngster.

He had aspirations to play football at Washington State University until an injury sidelined his collegiate athletic pursuits.

DYW program schedule announced for county

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— The date for the 50th production of Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss program has been set for Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. in the Newell Rice Auditorium of Columbia City High School.

Admission is $10 per person for adults and $5 for students grades kindergarten through 12.

The late Jon Hildebrand and several Columbia City Jaycees produced the first program at Columbia City High School (CCHS) using the Indiana Junior Miss and America’s Junior Miss programs as guides for the establishment of the program.

St. Patrick's contest

March 24, 2014

A cookie bake-off was recently held at the Woodlands Senior Center. Winners were (from left) Janice Kelly, winner of first and second place, and Phyllis Burnsworth took third place.

40 UNDER 40: Carrie Snyder

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Carrie Snyder
Carries Snyder, 38, is the owner and general manager of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Fort Wayne.

40 UNDER 40: Andy More

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Andy More
Andy More, 39, operates More Farm Store Inc., a family-owned farm equipment and supply store with locations in Columbia City, Warsaw and Fort Wayne.

40 UNDER 40: Brandon Ferrell

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Brandon Ferrell
Brandon Ferrell, 23, of Minear Real Estate in Columbia City, works as the company’s office manager as well as a real estate broker.

CONSTRUCTION: Bridge cracks uncovered, road closed

March 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An emergency shutdown of Hartman Road went into effect Friday as crews assessed the potential hazard of an aging bridge.

Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester was called out to the bridge on Hartman Road, just south of Old Trail Road, Friday, as bridge inspectors determined an abutment supporting the bridge had significant cracks and sign of movement.

IND. PLAGUED BY SWINE DISEASE: Whitley County farmers impacted by hog virus

March 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across much of the U.S. has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say.

Dave Addison, of the Whitley County Purdue Extension Office, reported Monday that the virus has been reported by local farmers.

The disease was first introduced into the U.S. less than a year ago, and is rapidly spreading through Indiana.

Officials from the Indiana State Board of Health reported March 14 that the disease, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) has infected farms in 43 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Sunshine — a warm welcome

March 24, 2014

Walkers and joggers rouse from their winter slumber at Morsche’s Park as sunshine made an appearance this weekend. Although the bright sky was a welcomed change, temperatures were still chilly and snow is predicted for tomorrow. Pictured is Mary Beth Clark with Finnegan an Australian-labrador doodle, and Randy Grimes with Brooklyn, a labradoodle.

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