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October 1st, 2014


October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation and USDA Rural Development has announced that the EDC is the recipient of a $66,500 USDA Rural Development Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), which will be used to expand programming available to clients of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI).

A PURPLE WAVE: Ribbons serve powerful reminder of domestic violence

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With the help of student organizations such as Columbia City High School’s National Honor Society and Key Club, as well as the Columbia City Youth Council, domestic violence awareness was spread throughout downtown Tuesday. The Whitley County Courthouse Square and gazebo were decorated with purple ribbons as a reminder of this month’s focus. A proclamation was read by Whitley County Commissioners in support of the campaign.

PURSE SNATCHER ARRESTED: Tips from public lead police to Wert, 38

October 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to purse thefts at Columbia City grocery stores. Trevor Wert has been booked in the Whitley County Jail on theft charges. Wert was arrested by the Columbia City Police Department Monday afternoon. He is being held on a $16,000, 10 percent bond. His initial court hearing is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

September 30th


September 30, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

STILL GOING STRONG: Columbia House celebrates 50 years

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In 1964, a business began to take shape that has continued to serve its customers for five decades, and at the forefront have been owners Ned and Alma Freeman. Yontz Grocery Store was transformed into a complete textile store called the Fabric Center 50 years ago.

'WE REMEMBER': Restoring a bit of history

September 30, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

TROY RECEIVES $20K: Supporting education in all forms

September 30, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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.

September 29th

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS: Churubusco farm puts alpacas on display

September 29, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — It was an open house that took on the four-legged variety, but it wasn’t dogs or even horses that were on display. Alpacas were the featured animal at WindSwept Farms’ open house Saturday. As part of National Alpaca Farm Days, the Churubusco property is home to more than 60 alpacas and one llama.

VIDEO-ALERT • PACK ATTACK: Green Bay subdues Chicago behind Rodgers' 4 TDs

September 29, 2014

VIDEO: Packers pound Bears behind Rodgers' 4 TDs
John Lynch and Kevin Burkhardt on the Packers' win.

SUN TO BLAME IN BUS CRASH: No students on WCCS school bus; no injuries reported in collision

September 29, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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. “I am so glad that no children were on the bus,” said WCCS Transportation Director Keith Kohut.
Both vehicles received substantial damage, but there were no serious injuries reported.

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