Archive - May 13, 2014 - News Article
Pictured is a newspaper clipping from The Post & Mail in 1989, depicting the grand opening of Shoes & Moore, located on West Van Buren Street. The caption reads, âShoes & Moore opened for business on West Van Buren Street in Columbia City May 12.
Lois Brandenburg, owner and instructor of Lois Ellenâs Dance School of Columbia City, is celebrating 42 years of offering dance lessons with an upcoming recital Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
The event will be held at Indian Springs Middle School. Classes are taught and choreographed by Lois Brandenburg, with the assistance of her daughters, Heather Hoffman and Carrie Hull. Students ages three and up will perform various routines in tap, ballet, and jazz.
Campers at Camp Whitley used to receive a Certificate of Achievement that was provided in the early years of the camp.
Although campers are no longer awarded certificates for their achievement, campers are still returning home after each week with ribbons in many of the areas of achievement shown in this certificate.
Eighty-six years later, Camp Whitley remains a âtreasureâ of Whitley County. Camp Whitley maintains the traditions and legends of its beginning years and making life-long memories for campers.
Since my mom passed away in 1998, Motherâs Day has been an awkward holiday for me.
Sad? Depressing? It used to be. But why should it?
Yeah, was rough as a child not being able to bring my mom breakfast in bed, bring her flowers or pamper her by cleaning the house on Motherâs Day. And I am envious of those who could.
But at the same time, I am left with wonderful memories of my mom, memories that have shaped me into a better mother myself.
I was seven years old when my mom passed away, somewhat suddenly.
Columbia City High School hosted its annual Honors Convocation Monday night in the schoolâs auditorium.
The event honored students for academics, athletics and extracurriculars.
The night began with recognition of the schoolâs two valedictorians, Sarah Wise and Kiersten Thomas.
The girls each received scholarships for their achievements. The Class of 2014 Top 10 students were also announced: Wise, Thomas, Brooke Alexander, Devin Seabaugh, Michaela Wolf, Alexandra Vodde, Courtney Matteson, Hei Yiu Cheng, Nicole Karrer and Grant Armstrong.
When a Whitko High School senior was severely hurt in an automobile accident, students came together to raise money for one of their own.
Now, five years later, WHS is still raising money for Jarrod Lewis on an annual basis. Students and faculty held their 2014 Jarrod Day in April and raised $3,300 to cover some of Lewisâ medical expenses.
Scott Geist, Whitko Community School Corporationâs school resource officer (SRO), decided to get in on the fundraising efforts.
With more than $206,000 raised, the United Way of Whitley County is poised to give back $122,000 in grants.
âWe are excited to give back more than we did last year,â said Executive Director Cindy Baker. âItâs the best example of living united â members of the community helping other members of the community.â
The United Way works to collect funds which are then distributed to Whitley County nonprofits to help financially support those initiatives.
âThe more money we can raise, the more we can give back,â said Baker.