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May 25th

PARTNERING FOR KIDS

May 25, 2014

CANI, a local nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for children, recently partnered with Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit garden and community health initiative,to teach students about growing food and healthy living. CANI offers a free and interactive preschool program. For more information, contact CANI at 244-2737.

SELFIE SATURDAY: Trent Boston

May 25, 2014

Trent Boston, a Columbia City resident, is a self-employed musician, and in his spare time, enjoys taking pictures.

P&M: What do you love most about living in Whitley County?
Boston: “The people of course, and our beautiful Courthouse.”

P&M: If you could go back to high school, what would you do differently?
Boston: “Probably go more.”

P&M: What’s one word that you would use to describe yourself?
Boston: “Outgoing.”

P&M: If you had to choose, what would your DJ name be?
Boston: “DJ TreBo”

P&M: What country would you like to travel to?
Boston: “Philippines”

June events to be held at Parkview

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital has announced its events for the month of June.
Monday, June 2

Mobile Mammography

Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach helps make getting a mammogram quick, easy and convenient for women throughout northeast Indiana.
Appointments are preferable and should be scheduled prior to June 2.
For an appointment, call 483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Walk-in openings are available depending on schedule and is located at Curves 8475 East U.S. 33, Suite L, in Churubusco.

Breastfeeding group — 10:30 a.m.

Passages awarded accreditation

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — CARF International recently announced that Passages, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for the following:
•Community Employment Services and Employment Supports
•Community Integration
•Organizational Employment Services,
•Respite Services, and
•Supported Independent Living programs.

The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Passages.

Elm bark to be used for basket making

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City is hosting their Elm Bark Basket Making Workshop Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Erik Vosteen, assistant director of the Great Lakes Lifeway Institute, and a lifetime member of the Environmental Education Association of Ind., will be presenting how to make an Elm bark basket.

At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a completed Elm bark basket. The cost for the event is $50 per person.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For questions and reservations call, 244-6372.

May 24th

Artistic ability

May 24, 2014

Pictured are winners in the 11th and 12th Grade Division from Whitko High School. From left: Zach Olinkse, Reghan Craig, Dylan Cumberland, Taylor Pagan, Alyson Nicodemus, Alicia Baxter, and art teacher Daniel Malicki.

PES students portray characters for ‘museum’

May 24, 2014

PIERCETON — Third-grade students at Pierceton Elementary School held their annual Wax Museum Day May 14, 2014.

Students researched a famous person by reading a book or internet articles about him/her and taking notes about their lives.

They wrote their speeches using the notes and included what they were remembered for.

WINNING ART: WHS students compete in annual art contest

May 24, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Art department recently competed in the Kosciusko Lakes and Streams 6th Annual Wonderful Water student art contest.

This program is designed to raise awareness of the appreciation for Kosciusko County’s waters through artistic expression.

The theme for this year’s contest was “A Day at the Lake.”
Artwork was evaluated by a panel of judges from Grace College Art Department based on creativity, artistic merit, compatibility of any wildlife with its habitat and depiction of the theme.

DISASTER READY: Emergency drill tests hospital staff

May 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital co-workers swung into action to treat and assist mock patients during a recent disaster and emergency drill.

Workers simulated two different scenarios, a tornado touching down in the Whitley area and a multi-vehicle accident. In both cases, mock patients were treated for a wide-array of injuries from minor to life-threatening.

REOPENING: BMV makes a ‘comeback’ after sustaining damages

May 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a four-mile pursuit ended with a stolen car driving into the Whitley County Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), an official ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the re-opening of the Columbia City Office.

In July of 2013, Danny Rose, 20, of Columbia City, was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement after he drove into the BMV on Countryside Drive.

At the time, officials say Rose allegedly stole the vehicle from an ex-girlfriend, and was suicidal, prompting police to attempt to locate him.

 

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