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COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley County Council on Aging announced its events for February.
Events are held at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City.
â˘AARP â Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.
â˘Bingo & Farm Wagon â Feb. 5 and 19 at 9:30 a.m.
â˘MMM Bingo â Feb. 6 at noon
â˘Tipton House donuts â Feb. 7
â˘Foot care â Feb. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
â˘Silver Striders â Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
â˘North Ridge Bingo â Feb 10 at noon
â˘Massages â Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.
â˘MMM Crafts â Feb. 12 at 9:30 am
â˘Blood Pressure â Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â In partnership with the Whitley County Community Foundation, the Whitley County Giving Circle for Womenâs Health is offering a chance for women to receive free mammograms.
By purchasing a âValentine for Life,â from the Giving Circle, free mammograms will be made available to women who cannot afford the test and will not otherwise receive the critical procedure for cancer screening.
âThis year, let your Valentines be true gifts from the heart that make a lasting difference,â said Giving Circle volunteers.
Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ board member Stan Meyer, comes out of retirement once a week to volunteer at Northern Heights Elementary School.
He teaches STAR Math to third-grade students in the morning and spends the afternoon reviewing and practicing math concepts with first graders.
Pictured above is Meyer working on the concept of place value with NHES first-grader Madison Harris.
CHURUBUSCO â Two teens recently earned the highest scout rank â Eagle Scout.
Trevor Kelley and Austin Lampe were presented with their designations Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Churubusco Boy Scout Building.
In spite of the weather, the two Troop 81 Scouts received their Eagle Scout Award with several Eagles in attendance as well as leaders, family, friends and troop members.
Kelley is the son of Karen Kelley of Churubusco and Lampe is the son of Len and Erin Lampe of Churubusco.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 31, 2014) -- County roads are slick, snow covered and drifted in places this morning. County emergency officials say to use caution when traveling. East and west roads have drifted shut in places. According to the Whitley County Emergency Agency, the area received another inch of snow overnight with high winds causing drifting and blowing snow across roadways.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Florida man received a four-year sentence for the Whitley County portion of a series of crimes in Northeast Indiana.
Scott D. Mahood, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla., pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery earlier this month.
He was given a four-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail Monday by Judge James Heuer. He will serve three of those years, with one year of the sentence suspended.
âI find no obvious aggravators or mitigators,â Heuer said in his sentencing. âThe advisory sentence (of four years) seems appropriate.â
COLUMBIA CITY â âOur dinosaur is dying.â
Columbia Cityâs Head of Maintenance Troy Gawthrop said it best at Tuesdayâs Board of Works meeting â City Hallâs boiler is on its last leg.
The boiler at City Hall is more than 20 years old, and officials say it could break at any time.
âWeâve done a good job maintaining it and limping it along,â Gawthrop said. âBut now it is starting to leak water. We might be able to make it last another year, but it could also break tomorrow.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Is it too cold for germs to spread? Health officials are warning residents to not become lax on healthy habits that will combat illness.
One particular, time-tested practice to ward off germs is hand washing and now, add to the list â using hand sanitizer.
Heather Reid is the public health nurse for Whitley County. She said she keeps hand sanitizer with her and uses it regularly.
âWe were taught in nursing school that hand washing is best,â Reid said. âNow everyone has access to hand sanitizer it seems. Itâs a second option when you canât get to a sink.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Legislators started their session at the beginning of the year with a full agenda.
One particular item has caused heated debate at the Statehouse â HJR3, the marriage amendment proposal.
The proposed constitutional amendment, which passed the Indiana House Tuesday, now states âonly a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana.â
Whitley County residents have shared their opinions on the potential constitution change.
An open invitation has been issued to Whitley County residents to photographically document their winter life â two-days only â on Super Bowl Weekend (and Groundhog Day) â February 1-2.
Photo submissions to this special Post & Mail project will be placed in a unique newspaper publication to be published in late February.
âA Winter Weekend in the Life of Whitley Countyâ will herald slice-of-life happenings in our county community, such as community events, family outings, work-related activities â just about anything imaginable.