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May 6th, 2014

‘Taste of the Town’ slated for May 17 at Courthouse Square

May 6, 2014

Columbia City High School’s Eagle Tech Academy is known for its innovative learning process and collaborative team projects. However, Taste of The Town is bringing learning to the Courthouse Square.

An event planned by ETA students will bring local businesses and restaurants together at the Whitley County Courthouse Square Saturday, May 17 from 4 to 9 p.m. There will also be a car show and local bands during the event.

Pierceton Elementary children engage in fair

May 6, 2014

Pierceton Elementary School held its annual Science and Learning Fair on Friday, April 25th.

This year the Science and Learning Fair had over 100 projects. Seventy projects were entered more than displays or demonstrations, and 32 projects were entered into the competitive portion of the science fair.

A wide variety of topics were represented ranging from the rotation of the planets, to the effects of music on animals.

Students presented their projects to the judges and answered follow-up questions to support their experiments.

May 4th

ELECTION: Yeager to seek election as Cleveland Township Trustee

May 4, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — James Yeager is seeking election as the Cleveland Township Trustee. He is currently serving as the trustee, finishing a vacated term, which he won by a caucus election in March of 2013.

Yeager is an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran, having served off the coast of Vietnam. He earned his bachelor of science degree in printing management from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.

NEW GENERATION: Reinvention pairs experience with fresh faces

May 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Evolving with the times can mean several changes for businesses.

However, rather than shirk market trends, one Columbia City firm is learning how to dovetail tried and true practices with the fast-paced demands of a younger generation.

Orizon Real Estate, Inc., located at 518 Garland Ave., has been servicing the real estate needs of Whitley County and surrounding areas since 1978.

May 3rd

POPPIES TO BLOOM: Initiative will aid local veterans

May 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Members of the Columbia City VFW and American Legion are combining efforts to raise money for veterans.

“Buddy” Poppies will be handed out Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 in Columbia City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ace Hardware and Marathon gas station on Armstrong Drive.

ELECTION: Sheriff’s candidates bring experience

May 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — There will be a new sheriff in Whitley County by November’s election.

There are three candidates on the Republican ballot for Tuesday’s primary election, looking to replace current Sheriff Mark Hodges.

Hodges has served two consecutive terms and is ineligible for reelection.
The three Republican candidates for sheriff are Marcus Gatton, George D Peppas Jr., and Greg Stier.

Both Stier and Gatton bring several years of law enforcement experience to the table. Peppas was unavailable for comment and no information was provided regarding his campaign.

May 2nd

Pet presentation

May 2, 2014

Breanna Kennedy, a fourth grader at Pierceton Elementary School, presents her Envision project to Whitko Community School Corporation’s school board members at the April meeting. Envision is a program offered to students who might have exhibit advanced learning skills.

Through multi-media projects and presentations, an independent work, elementary students can take part in additional academic programming. Kennedy chose to prepare a presentation on her pet bird.


May 2, 2014

Board of Works

The Columbia City Board of Public Works and Safety will hold an executive session Thursday at 5 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers for the purposes as allowed IC 5-14-1.5-6.1., which is to interview prospective employees.

Board of Zoning

The Columbia City Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Items on the agenda include a request for a special exception to allow for outdoor storage in conjunction with an automobile sales lot.

Plan Commission

The Columbia City Plan Commission will meet Monday at 7 p.m.

Spiral rope beading class to be held at historical museum

May 2, 2014

The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City will be having a Spiral Rope Beading Class Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Spiral beading is a stitch that appears to be a twisted bead rope. Spiral beading looks particularly effective using contrasting color beads.

This is a versatile stitch that can be used to make many different projects such as necklaces, purse handles, bracelets and more.
Participants will go home with a finished bracelet as well as the knowledge to do it again on their own.

Pat Smith, a Potawatomie citizen, will teach the class.

Superb student

May 2, 2014

Andrew Wood, a sixth grader at Whitko Middle School, was recognized at the school’s Student of the Month for April at a recent Whitko Community School Corporation board meeting.

He was nominated for the honor by a group of his sixth grade teachers. Presenting him with his certificate is Rochelle Leininger (left).


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