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March 26th

Northern Heights deemed ‘miracle school’

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In order to help teach students the importance of giving back and serving others, Northern Heights Elementary School participated in Riley Children's Hospital’s annual fundraiser.

“Since so many of our families have a connection to Riley's, either through a family member, friend, or neighbor, we felt that this would be something all of our students could get behind and support,” said Principal Jacob Hoag.

In addition, as part of their annual fundraising efforts, Riley Children's Hospital designates schools that donate a dollar per student as a "Miracle School."

GIVING: Progress 2014 to tout Whitley County pride

March 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication begins insertion today.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

EARLY LEARNING CENTER: New standards don’t affect YMCA

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — While there are different standards for childcare providers across the state of Indiana, the Whitley County Family YMCA is already doing what it can for local children.

Indiana recognizes home daycares, ministry daycares and daycare centers, with the most regulations imposed on the latter.

The YMCA’s Early Learning Center is housed at New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.

Signs of spring

March 26, 2014

Despite below-freezing temperatures, spring is still trying to peak its head into Whitley County. Pictured, flowers are beginning to grow at a Whitley County residence.

CITY SPRUCES UP URBAN CANOPY: Lundquist updates city officials on works of Tree Board

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passing through Columbia City, many residents don’t realize the amount of work and thought that goes into the city’s trees.

Columbia City’s Tree Board is an active force in the community, monitoring dead trees, pruning them, protecting power lines and maintaining healthy urban forestry.

Columbia City’s Tree Board consists of eight people, lead by Board President Ken Lundquist, who was present at a recent Council meeting to update officials on the board’s work.

TOP OF THE CLASS: CCHS announces two vals for 2014

March 26, 2014

Columbia City High School’s Class of 2014 will have two Valedictorians.

Name: Kiersten Thomas
Parents: Micah and Michelle Thomas
Plans: Attend Ball State University to double major in Human Resource Management and Business Administration

Name: Sarah Kathryn Wise
Parents: Betty Jane Wise & Joseph Michael Wise
Plans: Attend Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and obtain my doctorate degree in Pharmacy.

March 25th

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
•Health
•Civic Affairs
•Recreation
•Community Development
•Welfare
•Education

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.

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