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Purdue workshops to cover fruit, vegetable food safety

March 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A large segment of agriculture includes small farms.
Whether a side business or a producer trying to make it their main business, fruit and vegetable producers are among small farmers making a go of it.

However, in order to meet certain state requirements for producers who wish to sell to a restaurant, grocery store, or similar business, training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is required.

This piece of the agricultural pie, so to speak, is spurred on by a growing consumer segment that values locally-grown food.

Community Foundation calls for grant requests

March 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation’s grant review session is approaching.

The foundation funds charitable projects that will make a positive impact on Whitley County and its people.

The foundation is particularly interested in ideas that shed new light on local needs and provide innovative, long-term solutions.

Categories include:
•Arts and Culture
•Civic Affairs
•Community Development

Local author holds book signing

March 25, 2014

A local author recently held a book signing at the South Whitley Community Public Library. Gloria Doty (left) is a published Christian writer, author, speaker and blogger. She was born in Allen County, but lived in Whitley County for 40 years. She currently lives in Fort Wayne, with her adult autistic daughter Calista (center) one dog, and two cats. Pictured with Gloria is Leann Snyder, an associate at the library.

Relay for Life corner

March 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.

Pie sale

GOVERNMENT: Pence signs bill to ditch Common Core

March 25, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices — such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush — who hail the standards as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers.

S. WHITLEY: Preschool procures new location

March 25, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — A collective sigh of relief was exhaled at South Whitley Community Preschool, as plans were finalized for its new location.

When construction plans were unveiled at South Whitley Elementary School, the preschool, which is housed in the basement of the school, was put on notice that there would be no place for the program after May.

However, preschool Director Valerie Weirick said the program will now be located at the Schultz Center, 111 S. Main St., inside the First Baptist Church.

WCCS: Technologically teaching

March 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — As a whole, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are working to see how technology fits into its district.

Elementary schools in WCCS have been experimenting with several different programs through an interactive projection screen.

Little Turtle Elementary School first-grade students were present at a WCCS school board meeting last week to show off their skills on the projection screen.

Students were able to mark their attendance, solve math problems, answer questions from a magazine, and spell words by touching a wand to a interactive screen.

Timewarp Tuesday

March 25, 2014

Pictured are the members of the Class of 1936 from Thorncreek Township School. The group of eighth graders were the first to graduate from the school, which is now in the process of being demolished. The photograph was submitted by Kenneth Jones, of Columbia City, who is pictured seated in the front row, third from the left.

Chicks arrive

March 25, 2014

Newly hatched chicks and ducks are a sure sign that spring is on its way. Pictured is a fine-feathered fowl, being held by an associate at Tractor Supply in Columbia City, where the birds can be purchased.

Columbia City's Parks Department's Valero Junior Golf Tour played Monday at Eagle Glen Golf Course...
Whitko's 10-and-under baseball travel team advanced to the second round of semi-state play where...
Columbia City's volleyball team competed in the Hoosier Open Thursday and Friday at Bishop Dwenger....


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