Archive - May 15, 2014 - News Article
Friday, May 16
Columbia Cityâs American Legion and VFW will be assembling poppys. The American Legion will be at Krogers and Tractor Supply Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The VFW will be at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Drive Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The donations from the poppies goes toward a special relief fund to help local vets in need.
Saturday, May 17
â¢Taste of the Town â 4 p.m.
Columbia City High Schoolâs Eagle Tech Academy is taking innovative learning to the Courthouse Square.
An event planned by ETA students will bring local businesses and restaurants together at the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.
âWe feel people donât know some of the things Columbia City has to offer,â said Miranda Ringel, a sophomore at ETA. âThe idea is to hold a block party. We want all of the local restaurants and other family-oriented businesses to come together.â
Members of the Columbia City VFW and American Legion are combining efforts to raise money for veterans.
âBuddyâ Poppies will be handed out Friday and Saturday, May 16-17 in Columbia City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Dr.
The flowers are offered for a freewill donation. Money raised will be used to aid wounded and disabled veterans as well as the families of those veterans who are deceased.
A local ministry is providing a weekly hot meal at no cost to Whitley County residents.
The Forklift is operated by volunteers from The Warehouse, a church that meets at The Center For Whitley County Youth, in downtown Columbia City.
Each week, those who want to partake in a free meal are invited to The Center where food is served Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hank Workman, co-founder of The Forklift and lead pastor of The Warehouse, is motivated to serve the community. He called The Forklift a âhidden gemâ in Whitley County.
Indiana residents with Verizon Wireless service can now text 911 dispatchers in nearly a third of the stateâs counties, including Whitley, as part of a push that will benefit the deaf, those with speech-impairments or people in hostage situations who are unable to speak to dispatchers.
Statewide 911 Board Executive Director Barry Ritter said that as of Wednesday morning emergency dispatchers in 28 Indiana counties had been equipped and trained to handle text-to-911 calls.
Currently, the program is only available for Verizon Wireless customers.