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August 13th

OLD & NEW: Passages’ show to feature artistic expression

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc.’s Creative Learning Center will transform into an art gallery Thursday for Old & New, an art exhibition and sale.
The event will feature artwork created by Passages clients, and will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Creative Learning Center, located at 333 N. Oak St. in Columbia City.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Yearn to learn

August 13, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ students and teachers are back in the classroom for the first day of school today. Pictured above, Mary Raber Elementary School 3rd-grade teacher Michelle Woody organized school supplies during the MRES open house Monday night. Whitko Community Schools were back in session last week, and Smith-Green Community Schools return to class Thursday.

EXTRA TRAINING: New requirements for WCCS guest teachers

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With safety as a top focus, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials mandated all teachers receive special training prior to the 2014-15 school year. That school safety and bullying training requirement was carried through to substitute teachers this summer, as well as anyone interacting with WCCS children on a daily basis.

OPINIONS VOICED: Realtors concerned of hike’s impact on local market

August 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Officials opened the floor for discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Eleven members of the community attended the meeting, with six voicing their concerns on the city’s impending sewer rate hike.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Activities, events slated for today

August 13, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 13, 2014) -- Here is a snapshot of events in Whitley County today.

•Support group - 5:30 p.m.
The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a victim’s support group every second Wednesday of the month with free childcare provided.Participants will need to go through a screening process before attending the group. For more information, text or call Natalie at 229-8269 or visit www.wcdvtf.org.

•Farmers market - 4 p.m.

August 12th

PRIZE PIGEON: Sheiss takes best of show

August 12, 2014

Dillon Sheiss, of Columbia City, was awarded Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair for his pigeon Jack. Sheiss also won Intermediate Junior Pigeon Showmanship and had two birds on Champion Row in the poultry show earlier in the week.

FIREFIGHTING FUNDRAISER: ‘Hot shots’ score big

August 12, 2014

A unique fundraiser was held for South Whitley’s Food Bank Saturday. The Hot Shot event featured several Cleveland Township firefighters competing in a variety of activities for the cause. The food bank received $1,428.25 in financial donations and 1,927 items were collected to be used to serve South Whitley families in need.

BIG BUCKS: Old Settlers Association awards $14K in grants

August 12, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Old Settlers Days has long since ended, but what is left in the wake of the festival is more than $14,000 invested into the community. Old Settlers Association members recently awarded $14,654 in grants to nonprofit organizations and groups in Whitley County.

FAIR IS OVER: History lives on

August 12, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — To some it may seem all Whitley County has to offer is corn and bean fields. However, further research will show there is a certain charm to the history of this county. One such area that has been a staple in Whitley County is the 4-H Fair.

COMPASSION WALK: Balloons released in memory

August 12, 2014

More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friends’ annual Walk to Remember. Family members who had lost a loved one walked from the Whitley County Courthouse to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. After a brief ceremony, 150 balloons were released in memory of those passed away.

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola....
WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens...
The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship...

 

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