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May 6th, 2014
Since 1999, the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the 92 county SWCDS, Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer Program.
The statewide initiative recognizes farmers, who through good production management practices, help keep Indianaâ€™s rivers, lakes and streams clean.
The 2013 River Friendly Farmers from Whitley County are Jim Cormany and Kevin Jagger.
Passages, Inc., will offer a Summer Youth Enrichment Program. The program is designed for individuals, ages 12 to 22, with intellectual disabilities who are enrolled in a Whitley County school program.
The program focuses on practicing and enhancing academic, social, and vocational skills in a structured and â€śfunâ€ť environment.
The summer program will be held at the First Church of God, 1200 W. Depoy Dr. in Columbia City.
Sessions dates are:
Session I: June 16 through July 3
Session II: July 8 through July 25
Sessions will meet Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Columbia City Womenâ€™s Bowling Association recently held a baby shower for B.A.B.E., a nonprofit the aids women, expectant mothers and families in Whitley County.
Several items were collected as well as a donation of $50.
Pictured presenting the donations are Executive Director Shawn Ellis, left, and Gene Wright, a representative of the bowling association.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didnâ€™t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Ryker Himes and Pack Leader Larry Wooley.
The Churubusco Public Library recently announced its events for May as well as its summer reading program.
Summer Reading Program
Registration will begin May 31 for the summer reading program titled, â€śYou are Here!â€ť The opening program will be held Saturday, June 7 at 2 p.m. with visitors from Churubusco volunteer firefighters.
Following the opening program, on various dates, the library will have storyteller, interactive presentations, and movie showing available for children of all ages.
Whitley County Commissioners took time in the middle of their regular meeting Monday to applaud the Corrections Officers that work in the jail and work release center.
â€śI know itâ€™s a hard job sometimes, but what you do is invaluable to our community,â€ť said Commissioner Chairman George Schrumpf to Whitley County Jail Commander Sean Martin.
The Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring this week, May 4 through May 10, as National Correctional Officers Week.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Wolves of Cub Scout Pack No. 3882 took a trip to the pond in Morsches Park Monday evening to try their hands at fishing. Though the fish didnâ€™t bite, the second graders learned how to bait a hook, set a bobber, cast and tie their lures to the line. Pictured are Derrick Zecca and Eddie Dean.
When it comes to leadership in Whitley County, Paula Reimers, 43, is the youngest County Council member to serve the area.
Sitting in the At-Large seat, Reimers is the only woman to be in the elected position. â€śIâ€™ve always been fascinated by government,â€ť said Reimers. â€śI like working for the people of Whitley County. I consider it an honor to do what I do.â€ť
Reimersâ€™ role as a Whitley County Councilwoman is just one of her many responsibilities.
Nonprofit vendors and a variety of organizations came together Saturday to fight child hunger.
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that targets elementary school children who might not have quality food during the weekend.
Nutritious food is packed in backpacks and bags by volunteers, then delivered to elementary schools in the area on Fridays. The children then have food and healthy snacks to eat during the weekend.
The Camp Whitley Board of Directors recently announced that Lauren Strandlund, the assistant director from 2013, will be stepping into the role of interim director for the summer of 2014.
During the summer of 2013, Camp Whitley began a new era with a new director, Josh Wall. In addition to being an elementary teacher and Camp Whitley director, Wall is an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Camp Whitley is â€śproudâ€ť that Wall will be serving the country during the summer of 2014 in training sessions, however, that means he will not be able to serve as the director for this summer.