Archive - May 21, 2014 - News Article
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 Salyerâs 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.
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 schoolâs parent groupâs 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.
Amy Perry, a second-grade teacher at Mary Raber Elementary School, has been a âpositive leaderâ for her students for seven years.
âShe is caring and works diligently to meet all of her studentsâ needs while supporting the rest of the staff and our families,â said Julie Turpin, MRES principal. âShe 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.
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 Schoolsâ website, www.sgcs.k12.in.us, currently displays many articles noting historical facts, statistics and pictures of the districtâs 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 districtâs Eagle Garden.
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 Oâ Lakes Barbershop Chorus, Leatherneck Coffee Club Marine Color Guard and a Mortar Salute.
The community is encourage to attend, and children are welcome.