Archive - May 7, 2014 - News Article
A new leader has been named to work on preserving Whitley County's history.
Russ Gilliom, of Churubusco, is the new Whitley County Historical Society president. Gilliom attend Monday's Commissioners meeting where he shared some of the society's projects.
â€śWe want to be good stewards of the museum building,â€ť said Gilliom. â€śI wanted to get your approval to have the building evaluated by an inspector.â€ť
May is National Beef Month, a 40 year old celebration in honor of cattle producers and food marketers who produce and bring to the marketplace high quality and nutritious beef.
Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
â€śThe beef cattle industry is important to our organization, ranking among the largest agriculture commodities in our portfolio,â€ť said Sandy Hacker, with Farm Credit of Columbia City.
Arbor Day was celebrated April 25 at Mary Raber Elementary School.
Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation declaring April 25 to be Arbor Day in Columbia City.
It was explained by Daniel that some trees growing in Columbia City are considered â€ścityâ€ť trees because the health of those trees are maintained by the Columbia City tree board.
Daniel also explained that removing damaged and diseased trees is important because of the danger posed to city residents. The tree board replaces those trees with new ones.
Vendors and merchants will gather Saturday at the Whitley County Courthouse Square for the opening day of the countyâ€™s Farmerâ€™s Market.
The seasonal market will feature a variety of baked goods and crafts, as well as vegetables, plants and fruits each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdayâ€™s primary election turn out may have been low, but nonetheless, votes were tallied and party candidates were selected.
Gatton, who currently serves as the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Departmentâ€™s chief deputy, won the Republican sheriffâ€™s race with 69 percent of the votes.
â€śThis has been a great experience â€” not only within the department, with with the whole community,â€ť Gatton said. â€śA lot of people have helped me.
â€śNot only have I grown as a department employee, but as a Whitley County leader as well.â€ť
Little Turtle Elementary School, Columbia City, recently named its April Spirit Award winners. Students recognized include Tyler Braun, Delaney Caldwell, Erin Johnston, Carson Goshorn, Brayden Church, Jasmyn Casteneda, Elijah Braun, Mylie Ward, Cobe Crawford,