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March 26th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â In order to help teach students the importance of giving back and serving others, Northern Heights Elementary School participated in Riley Children's Hospitalâs annual fundraiser.
âSince so many of our families have a connection to Riley's, either through a family member, friend, or neighbor, we felt that this would be something all of our students could get behind and support,â said Principal Jacob Hoag.
In addition, as part of their annual fundraising efforts, Riley Children's Hospital designates schools that donate a dollar per student as a "Miracle School."
COLUMBIA CITY â While there are different standards for childcare providers across the state of Indiana, the Whitley County Family YMCA is already doing what it can for local children.
Indiana recognizes home daycares, ministry daycares and daycare centers, with the most regulations imposed on the latter.
The YMCAâs Early Learning Center is housed at New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City.
Despite below-freezing temperatures, spring is still trying to peak its head into Whitley County. Pictured, flowers are beginning to grow at a Whitley County residence.
COLUMBIA CITY â Passing through Columbia City, many residents donât realize the amount of work and thought that goes into the cityâs trees.
Columbia Cityâs Tree Board is an active force in the community, monitoring dead trees, pruning them, protecting power lines and maintaining healthy urban forestry.
Columbia Cityâs Tree Board consists of eight people, lead by Board President Ken Lundquist, who was present at a recent Council meeting to update officials on the boardâs work.
Columbia City High Schoolâs Class of 2014 will have two Valedictorians.
Name: Kiersten Thomas
Parents: Micah and Michelle Thomas
Plans: Attend Ball State University to double major in Human Resource Management and Business Administration
Name: Sarah Kathryn Wise
Parents: Betty Jane Wise & Joseph Michael Wise
Plans: Attend Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and obtain my doctorate degree in Pharmacy.
WHITLEY COUNTY â A large segment of agriculture includes small farms.
Whether a side business or a producer trying to make it their main business, fruit and vegetable producers are among small farmers making a go of it.
However, in order to meet certain state requirements for producers who wish to sell to a restaurant, grocery store, or similar business, training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is required.
This piece of the agricultural pie, so to speak, is spurred on by a growing consumer segment that values locally-grown food.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Community Foundationâs grant review session is approaching.
The foundation funds charitable projects that will make a positive impact on Whitley County and its people.
The foundation is particularly interested in ideas that shed new light on local needs and provide innovative, long-term solutions.
â˘Arts and Culture
A local author recently held a book signing at the South Whitley Community Public Library. Gloria Doty (left) is a published Christian writer, author, speaker and blogger. She was born in Allen County, but lived in Whitley County for 40 years. She currently lives in Fort Wayne, with her adult autistic daughter Calista (center) one dog, and two cats. Pictured with Gloria is Leann Snyder, an associate at the library.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices â such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush â who hail the standards as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers.