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April 2nd, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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:
â€˘Blood Chemistry 17 â€“ 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.
â€˘TSH blood test (thyroid) for $20
â€˘PSA blood test (prostate) for $20
â€˘Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) for $8
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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 WHSâ€™s auditorium.
â€śThe initiative we will be participating in is an opportunity to enhance our AP program, which will expand the opportunities for students,â€ť said Rachael Brodbeck, a WHS guidance counselor.
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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After announcing her plans for retirement earlier this year, Carol Heinoldâ€™s position has been replaced by the Whitley County Consolidated School Board.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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s United Way is known for its community investments.
Thousands of dollars are awarded each year in grants that help nonprofits do what they do best â€” serve those in Whitley County.
However, the United Way is working to aid nonprofits in a unique way that doesnâ€™t involve grants, but offers education.
A series of workshops is being planned for women in nonprofit leadership.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County 4-H Horse and Pony Hippology Team competed at Purdue University Saturday.
Hippology is the greek term for the study of the horse. The contest is broken up into several categories including judging, a knowledge-content test, slides and stations.
Intermediate and Senior Teams are required to present a public speaking and problem solving portion in addition to the other categories.
Fourth graders from Northern Heights Elementary School were recently named to the A-B Honor Roll. Pictured are the pupils who earned all As and Bs during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Jenna Akemon, Kameron Beezley, Connor Bloomfield, Christopher Butler, Lilyona Carpenter, Brock Dailey, Trevor Elliott, Noah Finefrock, Trace Geiger, Ashtin Geiger and Chance Grissom. Second row: Ryon Magnuson, Jackson Luther, Conner LaRue, Evan Krick, Chase Kidd, Andrei Jordan, Alexia Johnston, Esther Jagger, Davin Harman, Austin Hall and Gage Hale.
While snow cover insulated most Indiana winter wheat from brutal cold, some parts of the state were hit with sub-zero temperatures when wheat was exposed.
In that situation, the crop can suffer a number of injuries that force growers to decide whether to go ahead and apply nitrogen or terminate the crop.
"Whether wheat is at risk depends on where it's located in the state," Purdue agronomist Shaun Casteel said.
"The snow blanket protected the crop in some areas, but in others, particularly in the southern part of the state, we didn't have that snow cover."
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After 19 years with Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Business Manager Tony Zickgraf is planning to retire this summer.
Zickgrafâ€™s retirement is slated for June, and his replacement, Kirk Doehrmann, was hired at a recent school board meeting.
School board members and school officials said Zickgrafâ€™s expertise and presence will be missed.
â€śWeâ€™ve been fortunate to have Tony for all of these years,â€ť School Board President Don Armstrong said.