Archive - 2014 - News Article
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,
WHITLEY COUNTY (May 6, 2014) -- Final results for the primary election, as of 7:33 p.m., report the following percentages:
(R) State Representative District 83
43% KATHY HEUER
57% CHRISTOPHER N JUDY
(R) Prosecuting Atty (82nd Cir)
61.53% MATTHEW J RENTSCHLER
38.47% M BRUCE SCOTT
(R) County Sheriff
69.16% MARCUS (MARC) E GATTON
2.75% GEORGE D PEPPAS JR
28.09% GREG STIER
See a complete list of results as well as coverage of the primary election in Wednesday's issue of The Post & Mail.
Since 1999, the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the 92 county SWCDS, Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program.
The statewide initiative recognizes farmers, who through good production management practices, help keep Indianaâ€™s rivers, lakes and streams clean.
The 2013 River Friendly Farmers from Whitley County are Jim Cormany and Kevin Jagger.
Passages, Inc., will offer a Summer Youth Enrichment Program. The program is designed for individuals, ages 12 to 22, with intellectual disabilities who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.
The program focuses on practicing and enhancing academic, social, and vocational skills in a structured and â€śfunâ€ť environment.
The summer program will be held at the First Church of God, 1200 W. Depoy Dr. in Columbia City.
Sessions dates are:
Session I: June 16 through July 3
Session II: July 8 through July 25
Sessions will meet Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Columbia City Womenâ€™s Bowling Association recently held a baby shower for B.A.B.E., a nonprofit the aids women, expectant mothers and families in Whitley County.
Several items were collected as well as a donation of $50.
Pictured presenting the donations are Executive Director Shawn Ellis, left, and Gene Wright, a representative of the bowling association.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didnâ€™t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Ryker Himes and Pack Leader Larry Wooley.
The Churubusco Public Library recently announced its events for May as well as its summer reading program.
Summer Reading Program
Registration will begin May 31 for the summer reading program titled, â€śYou are Here!â€ť The opening program will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. with visitors from Churubusco volunteer firefighters.
Following the opening program, on various dates, the library will have storyteller, interactive presentations, and movie showing available for children of all ages.
Whitley County Commissioners took time in the middle of their regular meeting Monday to applaud the Corrections Officers that work in the jail and work release center.
â€śI know itâ€™s a hard job sometimes, but what you do is invaluable to our community,â€ť said Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf to Whitley County Jail Commander Sean Martin.
The Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring this week, May 4 through May 10, as National Correctional Officers Week.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didnâ€™t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Derrick Zecca and Eddie Dean.