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September 9th

FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL: Senior apartments proposed for Blue Bell building

September 9, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a decade of sitting empty, an idea was presented to Columbia City’s Plan Commission Monday night that may revitalize the former Blue Bell factory. Kevin McDonell was at the plan commission meeting with Commonwealth Development Corporation’s proposal to turn the old factory into senior apartments. McDonell was seeking the plan commission’s approval to change the area from industrial zoning to high-density residential.

September 8th

FREE WORKSHOP: Library to hold resume and interview workshop

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Peabody Public Library will hold a free workshop to learn how to better interview for a new job with resume and interview tips.

PARENTS AND TEACHERS: Conferences slated for Whitko H.S.

September 8, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School’s parent and teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. The set-up will be slightly different than in years past. Rather than meeting with teachers in the commons or gymnasium, parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in their child’s classrooms. As parents enter the building, they will register and receive their child’s current progress reports and a map of the building with information pertaining to where each teacher is located. All parents of Whitko High School students are encouraged to attend.

TEAL ONLY: Three duck hunters in Noble Co. cited for out-of-season activities

September 8, 2014

NOBLE COUNTY — Indiana Conservation Officers cited three Indiana men for the illegal taking of wood ducks during closed season on Saturday on Knepper Marsh located on the Tri County Fish and Wildlife Area. Ryan Stork, 25, of Goshen; Russell Brown II, 27, of South Bend and Taylor Vervidh, 24, of Elkhart were each issued a summons for the offense.

Saturday began the early migratory waterfowl duck season for teal only. The season for wood ducks in the Tri County area begins Oct. 18.

PLAY TIME: Stepping Stones Preschool 45 years strong

September 8, 2014

Stepping Stones Preschool, located in Columbia City’s First Church of God, began its 45th year of early childhood Christian education Wednesday. Four and five-year-old students in Rita Pittman and Nora Mudrack’s class pretend to sell apples at a farmers market.

BONUS FOR B.A.B.E.: Consignment sale rings big

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A first-of-its-kind sale was held to benefit B.A.B.E. of Whitley County and its resale shop Stages. A consignment event allowed residents to sell their items and make a profit, while benefiting B.A.B.E.More than $15,000 worth of inventory was offered by 58 registered consignors.

SELFIE CELEBRATION: DYW program says ‘goodbye’ to Schaefer, ‘hello’ to Ellis

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In its 50th year, nine high school girls graced the stage at Columbia City High School Saturday night for the Distinguished Young Women of Whitley County program with an underlying Beatles theme, considering 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the historic musical sensation.

September 7th

VIDEO-ALERT • IRISH ON CLOUD 9: Fans ecstatic following dismantling of Michigan in series swan song

September 7, 2014

MONARCH MOMMA: Raising butterflies gives passion flight

September 7, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For almost a decade, Laurie Butts has been “momma” to scores of butterflies.

Her passion for the flying beauties is focused on the monarch, which when it is in its caterpillar state feeds off of milkweed plants.

The monarch butterfly depends on the help of humans to survive each year.

September 6th

PUMP MONITORS: Fuel allocation a concern yet again

September 6, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Proper fuel allocation was once again a topic of discussion during a meeting of the Whitley County Commissioners Tuesday.

The issue was raised by District 3 Commissioner Don Amber whose concerns were raised when a silver colored SUV was seen adjacent to a fuel pump at the Whitley County Fueling Facility located the 700 block of South Line Street.

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...


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