Archive - 2014 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Time and attention paid resulted in an investment that will benefit Whitley County. The Korean War Memorial located on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is a reminder of those who served their country. Harsh winter weather and hot sunny days had taken its toll on the large, black stone, making the names difficult to read. When Jessica McFarland, an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School, was in need of a community service project, her grandfather George Crowe suggested she help restore the monument.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Farmland and fields surround a unique school located in rural northwest Whitley County. TROY Center is an alternative education choice for students who might not fit in a traditional classroom setting.
Considering one of the categories the United Way of Whitley County financially supports is education, its partnership with TROY Center has been longstanding. For the 2014-15 United Way grant cycle, TROY received $20,000, and the money is used to directly educate students who might not otherwise earn their high school diploma.
CHURUBUSCO â€” It was an open house that took on the four-legged variety, but it wasnâ€™t dogs or even horses that were on display. Alpacas were the featured animal at WindSwept Farmsâ€™ open house Saturday. As part of National Alpaca Farm Days, the Churubusco property is home to more than 60 alpacas and one llama.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Minutes after dropping special needs children off at preschool, a Whitley County Consolidated Schools bus was involved in a crash Monday morning. According to initial reports, the school bus was headed northwest on West Linconway at approximately 8:15 a.m., when a southbound passenger vehicle turned into the bus, striking it in front of the rear wheels. â€śI am so glad that no children were on the bus,â€ť said WCCS Transportation Director Keith Kohut.
Both vehicles received substantial damage, but there were no serious injuries reported.
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Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne were back in sync for Indianapolis on Sunday. The 25-year-old quarterback threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, while the 35-year-old Colts receiver had seven catches for a season-best 119 yards and his first TD of the season, leading the Colts to a 41-17 rout over Tennessee.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the midst of a snowstorm, sometimes officials are faced with the decision to send children home early from school before roads become impassable. After last yearâ€™s difficult winter, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are planning ahead for the event of an early emergency dismissal drill.
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A school bus crashed on Lincolnway west of Columbia City. Nobody was injured. Read today's paper for more information.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fall has officially arrived and the Columbia City Main Street Association has announced the schedule of events for the 2014 Whitley County Fall Festival.
The event has been moved to downtown Columbia City and will be Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.