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March 24th, 2014

St. Patrick's contest

March 24, 2014

A cookie bake-off was recently held at the Woodlands Senior Center. Winners were (from left) Janice Kelly, winner of first and second place, and Phyllis Burnsworth took third place.

40 UNDER 40: Carrie Snyder

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Carrie Snyder
Carries Snyder, 38, is the owner and general manager of Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Fort Wayne.

40 UNDER 40: Andy More

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Andy More
Andy More, 39, operates More Farm Store Inc., a family-owned farm equipment and supply store with locations in Columbia City, Warsaw and Fort Wayne.

40 UNDER 40: Brandon Ferrell

March 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Out of 40 honorees, three of the Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 class are from Columbia City.
The annual recognition applauds young professionals based in Northeast Indiana for their success in business, involvement in community and creative innovation.
This year, the recipients were recognized at a banquet held in Fort Wayne March 19. The three honorees from Whitley County include:

Brandon Ferrell
Brandon Ferrell, 23, of Minear Real Estate in Columbia City, works as the company’s office manager as well as a real estate broker.

CONSTRUCTION: Bridge cracks uncovered, road closed

March 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An emergency shutdown of Hartman Road went into effect Friday as crews assessed the potential hazard of an aging bridge.

Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester was called out to the bridge on Hartman Road, just south of Old Trail Road, Friday, as bridge inspectors determined an abutment supporting the bridge had significant cracks and sign of movement.

IND. PLAGUED BY SWINE DISEASE: Whitley County farmers impacted by hog virus

March 24, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across much of the U.S. has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say.

Dave Addison, of the Whitley County Purdue Extension Office, reported Monday that the virus has been reported by local farmers.

The disease was first introduced into the U.S. less than a year ago, and is rapidly spreading through Indiana.

Officials from the Indiana State Board of Health reported March 14 that the disease, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) has infected farms in 43 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Sunshine — a warm welcome

March 24, 2014

Walkers and joggers rouse from their winter slumber at Morsche’s Park as sunshine made an appearance this weekend. Although the bright sky was a welcomed change, temperatures were still chilly and snow is predicted for tomorrow. Pictured is Mary Beth Clark with Finnegan an Australian-labrador doodle, and Randy Grimes with Brooklyn, a labradoodle.

COMMON CORE NO MORE: Governor Pence Signs Bill Taking Indiana Out of Common Core

March 24, 2014

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today signed Senate Enrolled Act 91, which requires Indiana to adopt its own academic standards. The Governor issued the following statement:

“I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level. By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high, and I commend members of the General Assembly for their support.

March 23rd

REPLACEMENT: WCCS hires business manager

March 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In the words of Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Patricia O’Connor, Kirk Doehrmann has “big shoes to fill.”

Doehrmann will be replacing longtime WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf, who announced his retirement last fall.

Zickgraf has 19 years of experience as the the business manager, and will end his term June 30 of this year.

“We’ve been fortunate to have Tony for all of these years, and I think we’re going to be fortunate to have Kirk as his replacement,” said Don Armstrong, school board president.

March 22nd

Chili cook off to raise funds for charity

March 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A chili cook off will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City.
The cook off is opened to the public. Eleven teams will vie for bragging rights and the Golden Ladle Award.
The event will raise funds for local missions and church ministries. The cost is $5 at the door, per person, to taste all 11 varieties of chili. Included in the cost is a dinner, which is comprised of a grilled cheese sandwich, homemade cookies and beverage.

GOSHEN —Columbia City’s boys’ track team competed in a cold and rainy Goshen Relays Saturday. The...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s baseball team took a 13-9 win over the host West Noble Chargers Friday...
FORT WAYNE — No. 16-ranked Columbia City took third at Saturday’s Concordia Golf Invitational at...

 

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