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Congregation to bid farewell to long-time church pastors

May 21, 2014

Pastor David and Michelle Salyer, long-time leaders of Victory Christian Fellowship church in Columbia City, recently announced their resignation after 16 years of pastoral service.

The church family will be hosting a special event honoring the Salyer’s Sunday at 11 a.m. at the church, located at 1330 W. Business 30 in Columbia City. The community, and those that know the Salyers, are invited to attend.

After the celebration service, a lunch will be served. Cards and letters with messages of well wishes may be mailed to the church office.

Busy bikers

May 21, 2014

Mary Raber Elemetary School held its Bike to School Day Wednesday. A quick, early-morning thunderstorm moved out of the area in time for students to hop on their bikes and ride to school. After school, students had the opportunity to ride their bikes to Morsches Park for the school’s parent group’s Bike-a-Thon. Businesses in the community donated money for bicycle give-aways, snacks and water for students. Earlier this week, Columbia City Police Officer Shad Hunter presented bicycle safety information to students in physical education classes.

Perry exemplifies ‘care’ in the classroom

May 21, 2014

Amy Perry, a second-grade teacher at Mary Raber Elementary School, has been a “positive leader” for her students for seven years.

“She is caring and works diligently to meet all of her students’ needs while supporting the rest of the staff and our families,” said Julie Turpin, MRES principal. “She is an inspiring example of the caring and dedicated way our teachers give 110 percent to do their very best for our students each day.

EVENT TO COMMEMORATE SGCS GARDEN: District celebrates 50 years of education

May 21, 2014

Smith-Green Community Schools has been evolving for 50 years, and the district is celebrating the half century mark with several events.

The Smith-Green Community Schools’ website,, currently displays many articles noting historical facts, statistics and pictures of the district’s history.

Celebration activities have been taking place throughout the 2013-14 school year in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.

Another celebration is planned for Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. An event will be held to commemorate the district’s Eagle Garden.

Holiday weekend offers a chance to remember

May 21, 2014

Memorial Day weekend will offer two events for residents to take part in.

The Leatherneck Coffee Club of Northern Indiana will hold an official United States Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Whitley County Courthouse Square at 7 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the formal flag retirement there will be patriotic songs performed by the Chain O’ Lakes Barbershop Chorus, Leatherneck Coffee Club Marine Color Guard and a Mortar Salute.

The community is encourage to attend, and children are welcome.

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