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April 3rd, 2014

FEMA denies plea for funding

April 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three months after much of Indiana suffered the effects of a major snow storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on the area, state officials are now in a scramble to figure out how to pay for the losses.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security officials announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied the state’s request for assistance.

Mark your calendar

April 3, 2014

Tuesday

•Gardening club -6:30 p.m.
All gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to the second meeting of the newly formed South Whitley Area Garden Club Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library.

Collaborative effort

April 3, 2014

JoAnne Reeder, left, has volunteered her rural Whitley County home to house nine horses from Shadarobah Horse Rescue. The rescue was relocated from its Fort Wayne location less than two weeks ago with little warning. Michelle Heitz, right, is president of Shadarobah, and has been working with volunteers to care for all 42 of the displaced animals now being housed at several locations in neighboring counties. The rescue is planning a benefit to raise money for the nonprofit. Willowbrook Day School, 101 W. Dupont Rd. in Fort Wayne, will host an Easter benefit April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SR 9 Closed South of Columbia City for Railroad Work

April 3, 2014

Norfolk-Southern repairing the railroad crossing

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that Ind. 9, between Ind. 14 and County Road 500 S, will be closed as of Monday, April 7, as Norfolk-Southern rebuilds the railroad crossing.

The official detour is from Ind. 14 to Ind. 5 to Ind. 205.

The work is expected to be complete by Monday, April 14, weather permitting.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER OUTLOOK

April 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (April 3, 2014) -- Showers & thunderstorms are likely for this morning and into the afternoon. Heavy rainfall is a possibility with strong thunderstorms possible by the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will vary considerably across the state, with winds gusting up to 35 mph.

April 2nd

Pinwheels to bring awareness for child abuse prevention

April 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A focus on preventing child abuse is slated for Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Communities across the state will gather together simultaneously for Pinwheels for Prevention ceremonies marking the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in Whitley County a special ceremony will take place on the lawn of the County Courthouse.

Parkview Whitley to hold health fair

April 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital will present its annual Heartbeats Health Fair Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7 to 10 a.m.
The health fair will take place in the Medical Plaza next to the hospital in Columbia City.
Blood draws will include:

•Blood Chemistry 17 – Helps to assess the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk factors. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is permitted. The cost is $18.
•TSH blood test (thyroid) for $20
•PSA blood test (prostate) for $20
•Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) for $8

Reading, writing and college classes

April 2, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Parents and students will have the opportunity to obtain information regarding education opportunities at Whitko High School from officials with Notre Dame University.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Advance Placement (AP) classes as well as dual-credit programs.

It will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in WHS’s auditorium.

“The initiative we will be participating in is an opportunity to enhance our AP program, which will expand the opportunities for students,” said Rachael Brodbeck, a WHS guidance counselor.

NHES applauds students

April 2, 2014

Northern Heights Elementary School recently celebrated its fourth-grade students who earned all As during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Parker Baker, Sawyer Bales, Brody Barker, Gregory Bolt, Carson Bunyan, Rebecca Boyd, Ashlynn Brower-Geiger, Elizabeth Clark, Rachel Cotterman, Gavin Bufford, Rebecca Driver and Eden Freeman. Second row: Corbin Copeland, Samantha Harris, Natalie Haselby, Alexander Hedrick, Samuel Hunter, Isaiah Kessons, Ella Kirchner and Adin Miller.

Clifford steps in as new food service director

April 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After announcing her plans for retirement earlier this year, Carol Heinold’s position has been replaced by the Whitley County Consolidated School Board.

Heinold has been the Food Service Director for WCCS since the district was formed in 1990. In January, she announced her wishes to retire in early April.

In preparation for her absence, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees last month, officials replaced Heinold with Carla Clifford, another familiar face in the district.

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