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December 6th

Ag Museum meeting

December 6, 2013

The Ag Museum Board would like to extend an invitation to all persons who have an interest in Whitley County history to attend the Annual Meeting Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at the museum. The program will be cover the history and making of maple syrup. Those interested do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Bring a covered dish and table service to take part in the food and fellowship. The meat and drinks will be furnished. Pictured is one area of the museum that portrays pioneer life.

December 5th

Shining Stars

December 5, 2013

Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrate its November Shining Stars.  The following students were recognized this month for using their life skills, treating people right and doing the right thing: Kindergarteners — Ethan Huerta, Lillen Johnson, Tatianna Saavedra, Meya Gonzalez, Wesley Fowler and Haylee Harpel. First graders — Aleighya Loe, Brandelyn Maggard, Isabelle Landis, Iziah Rinehold, Kassidy Welch and Mikayla Cochran. Second graders — Brodie Baughman, Xander Ogden, Sam Bechtold and Kelan Ferguson.

Upcoming events

December 5, 2013

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday
• Walk of Trees - 5 p.m.
In its fourth year, The Walk of Trees will open for tours Friday at 5 p.m. and will continue Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14. at The Clugston, Chauncey Street, Columbia City.
More than 20 trees are expected to be a part of this year’s walk.

S. Whitley library expands to offer new youth center

December 5, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A new space for teens will officially open Saturday for the South Whitley Community Public Library.

The Foundation, 207 E. Front St., will be available to the public to tour during an open house Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at its location next to the library.

Shannon Langmaid is in charge of youth services and children’s programming at the library. She said the newly-renovated building will serve as a youth center.

City makes bid selection on Westgate project

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Several years ago, when Columbia City annexed the Westgate area, located west of the city, officials identified some drainage issues.

At that time, the city collaborated with Whitley County officials to make some repairs to the east side of the annexation.

In 2005, Westgate had severe flooding, and in 2006 there was a study and proposed improvement project — to the tune of $300,000.

Progress comes after court rules against junk

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After several meetings with the Whitley County Commissioners and county health department officials, it was Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl that made the final decision on a neglected property in rural Columbia City.

Thomas Ebetino, owner of the property located on County Road 400 South, took his continuing case to court.

After receiving complaints from residents that own property near Ebetino, County Health Specialist Scott Wagner filed the necessary paperwork to have official action taken against Ebetino in September.

New fire truck sparks funding talks

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For the last several months, Columbia City’s fire department has been in the process of purchasing a new truck.

A committee was formed, specs were sent out, and several bids were awarded at last week’s Columbia City Board of Works meeting.

The fire truck committee met Nov. 2 to review several bids before choosing 911 Fleet and Fire Equipment’s bid for $499,529.

With the new truck comes the need for new equipment. The Board of Works also approved $109,824.89 in equipment from multiple vendors.

December 4th

Skating skills

December 4, 2013

Todd Franks (left), of Larwill, and Isaac Gust avoid Black Friday shopping while at Headwaters Park ice skating rink Friday. Franks, 13, attends Indian Springs Middle School, and Gust, a Columbia City native, attends Lake Stevens Middle School in Lake Stevens Washington.

Learning the numbers

December 4, 2013

Amy Pettigrew’s class at Churubusco Elementary School and co-teacher, Carol Sebastian (pictured) used a life-size ten frame to help children gain a better understanding of the base 10 system in math class. Teachers used the students to create groups of fewer than 10 and more than 10 in order to compare numbers. The project allowed students to receive a real-time understanding of what is more and what is fewer, which can be difficult concepts for kindergarteners. “When we teach this in lessons, ten frames are smaller on paper and use chips or counters to show ten,” said teachers.

Schedule of entertainment

December 4, 2013

Celebration entertainment
The following acts are scheduled to appear as part of the Community Christmas Celebration

Friday — 6 to approximately 7:40 p.m.
•Community choir
•Kylie and Haley Zumbrum (piano)
•Sigma Eta Sorority chorus
•Hadley Snell (piano)
•Jaxson Mishler (piano)
•Desiree Fey and Jolene Stewart (piano)
•Sierra Hull (piano)
•Jenna and Mary Grace Rudolph (cello and violin)
•Unique Kase
•Rebekah Marshall (piano)
•Lawrence E. Wolfe Handbell Choir

Saturday — 6 to approximately 7:45 p.m.
•Community choir
•Juanita Schrader (piano)
•Aveya Rice (piano)

 

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