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Wilkins reflects on three decades at SGCS

March 9, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A person who has worked behind the scenes, and often without much fanfare, is hoping her career ends the same way.

Pat Wilkins is retiring this year after 30 years of working for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). For the past 15 years, she has been the superintendent’s secretary.

Wilkins has enjoyed her time at SGCS, and said it is a very fulfilling place to work.

RAINY DAY REMEDY: Fund to cover flood damage

March 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A Friday afternoon phone call answered by Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber led to an expense of more than $23,000.

Piling snow and heavy rains caused a flood in the basement of the Whitley County Government Center Feb. 21.

Wet carpet was found in a basement meeting room, but the source of water was unable to be located at the time.

By Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, Amber was on the scene only to find the source of the water came from a faulty sump pump.

Storage for now

March 9, 2014

Office furniture is stacked in the basement hallway of the Whitley County Government Center after a sump-pump failure flooded several rooms Friday, Feb. 21.

Gardening class slated for S. Whitley

March 9, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley gardeners are invited to a special presentation in preparation for spring gardening.

Beth Ann Sickafoose will present a short program, Favorite Flowers for Special Areas, at the South Whitley Community Public Library Thursday at 6:30 pm.

After the presentation, their will be a discussion of the possibility of a South Whitley area gardening group that would meet to share knowledge and experiences, help with community service activities, and take some interesting garden outings together throughout the year.

Local Kiwanis group gathers for first time

March 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Kiwanis Club had its first official meeting since the election of its officers and board of directors in early January.

The Whitley County Kiwanis Club is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization dedicated to serving children and their communities.
This Club will work with local schools and churches in order to help promote and support multiple programs in Whitley County.

County Quilters Club sees 34 members at February meeting

March 9, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Country Quilters gathered for its February monthly meeting recently.

Thirty-four members were in attendance and enjoyed camaraderie, refreshments, show and tell, and a round-robin of four different quilt-making techniques demonstrated by Dee Duff, Barb Born, Janet Reed and Linda Jones.

Members are looking forward to celebrating National Quilting Day by attending The Gathering of Quilters March 15 at Wayne High School, hosted by the Appleseed Quilters Guild.

 

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