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March 26th, 2014

S. Whitley library announces April activities

March 26, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY —South Whitley Community Public Library recently announced events and activities slated for the month of April.
Cooking & Culture

•Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The group will be making a treat from the Netherlands this month – Jan Hagel Cookies. The group will be learning about a Scandinavian country and eating cookies. Those wanting to participate should register in the children’s room.

Teen screen
•Tuesday at 6 p.m. —Teens are going to finish costumes and start shooting a movie.

Zentangle

Blomquist shares 29 years of experience as nurse

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The February 20 meeting of the Zion Ladies Aid opened with a New Year’s Prayer by President Kathaleen Reese.

It was followed by a Mite incentive by Marty Williams to fill a red-cloth boot that she had made to be filled and brought to the December Christmas party.

The program was given by Sami Blomquist, who spoke of her experiences of 29 years as a nurse in the criminal justice system.

As a graduate nurse, she started out working in a sheriff’s office in 1984 in Jacksonville, Fla., and then went to work in the jail that was built in l963.

Scoggins sentenced to six years in forgery case

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who committed forgery in multiple Northeast Indiana Counties was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction Monday.

Rebecka L. Scoggins, 38, was arrested in October with her boyfriend on multiple charges of forgery and theft.

She will be incarcerated for four years of her six-year sentence, with the balance on probation.

Her boyfriend, Scott D. Mahood, was given a four-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail in February.

19 pies in the face

March 26, 2014

Churubusco Elementary School threw 19 pies at Principal Mr. Scott Fudge earlier this month. Each pie represented $100 of hard work in fundraising for the Lymphoma Society by the students. Fudge thanked the students for their efforts. Above, kindergarten student Jillian Wright throws a pie at Fudge.

Man incarcerated too long, seeking next step

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who was incarcerated longer than his sentence is seeking legal counsel to determine his next steps.

John A. Whitehead, 43, was sentenced in July of 2013 for violating his probation. Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl revoked the balance of his 1.5-year probation remaining, and ordered him to serve that time.

The error, though, occurred with the words, “the balance of.”

In what Fahl called a “typographical error,” the order that went out had Whitehead serve a 1.5-year sentence, instead of 275 days, which was the balance of his suspended sentence remaining.

Progress of Whitley County

March 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication begins insertion today, and continues the rest of this week.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

Col. City names new water superintendent

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that Michael Shoda will become the new Water Department Superintendent in early April.

Current Superintendent Michael Dear will be retiring at the end of April.
“We are sad to see Mike Dear retire from such an extended career at the Water Department,” said Daniel. “He has devoted much of his life to the residents of this community and making sure they continued to have safe, affordable and clean drinking water.”

BLACK-TIE EVENT: Event to combine connections, experience

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Samara Qureshi, of Columbia City, is testing her hospitality and management skills at an event she’s planned in April.

Cerca Trova, which is Italian for seek and you shall find, is a black-tie dinner slated for April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagles Nest Event Center, Columbia City.

A gourmet meal will be prepared and served by Classic Catering & Events. Columbia City High School’s Jazz Band will perform and Cam Tribolet, a motivational speaker and author, will be the featured guest speaker.

GIVING: Progress 2014 to tout Whitley County pride

March 26, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication begins insertion today.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

Northern Heights deemed ‘miracle school’

March 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In order to help teach students the importance of giving back and serving others, Northern Heights Elementary School participated in Riley Children's Hospital’s annual fundraiser.

“Since 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,” 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."

 

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