Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Sheriffâ€™s Department hired a new deputy and several confinement officers, who were all sworn in at the Whitley County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
Deputy Dustin Auer was hired as a deputy after working for five years as a confinement officer.
Auer said it has been one of his career goals to become a deputy. He spent two years as a reserve in South Whitley.
Auer also has military experience, working in the armory for the military police maintaining weapons. He also served a tour in Iraq.
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.
Columbia City UM
Sundayâ€™s sermon title is â€śThe House of the High Priest: Courage,â€ť from the book, â€ś24 Hours That Changed the World,â€ť 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.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™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.
LOGANSPORT (HSPA) â€” 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 Farmersâ€™ Day festivities at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 13.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle Tech Academyâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 arenâ€™t currently affected, the work has already begun to block the roadway in the park.
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 Centerâ€™s next workshop will be Tuesday, April 29. At this event, the group will be showing a documentary film about nutrition entitled, â€śFood Matters.â€ť Healthy snacks will be served.