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May 15th, 2014
A local ministry is providing a weekly hot meal at no cost to Whitley County residents.
The Forklift is operated by volunteers from The Warehouse, a church that meets at The Center For Whitley County Youth, in downtown Columbia City.
Each week, those who want to partake in a free meal are invited to The Center where food is served Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hank Workman, co-founder of The Forklift and lead pastor of The Warehouse, is motivated to serve the community. He called The Forklift a âhidden gemâ in Whitley County.
Indiana residents with Verizon Wireless service can now text 911 dispatchers in nearly a third of the stateâs counties, including Whitley, as part of a push that will benefit the deaf, those with speech-impairments or people in hostage situations who are unable to speak to dispatchers.
Statewide 911 Board Executive Director Barry Ritter said that as of Wednesday morning emergency dispatchers in 28 Indiana counties had been equipped and trained to handle text-to-911 calls.
Currently, the program is only available for Verizon Wireless customers.
Columbia City High Schoolâs choirs, City Heat, City Lights, City Soul, City Crew and the Chamber Ensemble, will present âFantacularâ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for each performance.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and children age 12 and under $5.
The choirs will present their award-winning competition shows. All choirs will present acts to commemorate music through the decades.
The Town of South Whitley will share a draft version of its Comprehensive Plan at a public meeting Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library.
Community members are invited to listen to a brief presentation as well as interact with plan consultants and local officials.
The price of lunch for Whitley County Consolidated Schools will be going up next school year.
Information was presented to the WCCS School Board of Trustees at a recent work session for the 10-cent rate increase.
Currently, school lunch for elementary-aged students is $1.70 per lunch. Middle school students pay $1.85 and the cost is $1.95 at the high-school level.
Teachers pay $2.70 for lunch from the cafeteria. Breakfast prices are also going to see a 10-cent increase.
Editorâs Note: The following is the first of a multiple-part series on Columbia City High Schoolâs Honors Convocation.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City High School applauded the best of the best at Monday nightâs Honors Convocation.
The final and most prestigious athletic awards of the night went to a pair who consider themselves siblings.
Neither Sam Dailey nor Kalisha Goree have siblings, but consider their friendship like brother and sister.
Goree was honored with the Tina Parker Memorial Honor Tray, and Dailey received the boysâ Honor Blanket.
Whitley County has a need for more adults to offer their homes to children in need.
Officials with the Whitley County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) is searching for adults with a desire to âinvest in the future.â
âThese visionary foster parents are selfless caregivers willing to provide temporary supervision and stability for children during a challenging time in the childrenâs lives,âsaid Steve Weaver, director of the Whitley County DCS office.