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February 14th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” February is considered a month to focus on love. With Valentineâ€™s Day being celebrated tomorrow, red roses, candy and other displays of romance seem to be the focus of many.
However, for Columbia City High School students, Wednesday was not a day to prepare notes of affection. It was a day to take a stand for healthy relationships and self-respect.
Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force President Natalie Lewis observes as Columbia City High School students come together against teen violence.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was at Columbia City High School Wednesday to read a proclamation to students declaring February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Pictured is Daniel (left) presenting the proclamation to Leah Mills, a sophomore at CCHS and a Key Club member.
Below is a list of events happening in Whitley County, starting with Tuesday, Feb. 18 â€”
â€˘ Library contest - 6 p.m.
The Peabody Public Library will host its annual Jeopardy! contest Tuesdays, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. There is no fee to be involved, and the library is searching for participants.
For more information, contact the library at 244-5541.
Thursday, Feb. 20
â€˘Blood drive - 1 p.m.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Churubusco United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, located at 750 N. Main St. in Churubusco.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” A special guest speaker will be hosted by the Whitley County Historical Museum Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.
George Ironstrack, Myaamia tribal educator and historian will to share historical accounts of Chief Little Turtle and William Wells from the Whitley County area.
Admission to this program is free. This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Whitley County Community Foundation.
The Whitley County Historical Museum, housed in the home of Thomas Riley Marshall, is dedicated to preserving the history of Whitley County.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Opponents of an effort to place Indiana's gay marriage ban in the state constitution won a surprising victory Thursday as the Senate effectively pushed off a statewide vote on the issue for at least two years, and possibly longer.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Good news was shared by South Whitleyâ€™s Town Manager Dave Wilkinson at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
More than $262,000 was awarded to the town for its sidewalk improvement project.
The money was made possible by a grant through the Federal Highway Fund, and will allow South Whitley to make its sidewalks ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday to dealing a prescription drug.
Frank O. Hibbs, 60, of Liberty Mills, pleaded guilty to one of the two charges against him for dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance.
According to the terms of a plea agreement Hibbs signed, his executed term of incarceration is not to exceed eight years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since early January, many people have barely managed to make it to work, go to the grocery store and perform daily tasks due to the cumbersome weather.
The area has received more than 50 inches of snow this winter, making it hard for everyone to maneuver the roads and walkways â€” criminals included.
While crime still exists, illegal activity in Whitley County has been down since early January, and some officials believe the weather could be to thank for that.
With a large group of students gathered to take a stand against teen dating violence, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel took time to greet some of his â€śfansâ€ť after the reading of his proclamation. Pictured is Daniel (left) and Ross Elkins, a junior at Columbia City High School.