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June 23rd, 2012
FORT WAYNE â The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne has been selected for a full-length feature segment on InView with Larry King, and the plans have been made to begin shooting Tuesday.
Maria Lisi, regional marketing director in Syracuse, New York, said the segment will air this fall on either the Discovery Channel or Bravo.
âThey choose different topics,â said Lisi. âWe are involved in one centered around seniors.â
Lisi said any one of Hearth Managementâs twelve locations could have used to shoot the segment, but she said they are very proud of the Indiana location.
COLUMBIA CITY â A competitive field of 31 contestants will vie for the title of Mr. and Miss Whitley County during the annual 4-H scholarship program to be held at the Columbia City First Church of God on Monday.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.
There is a suggested $1 donation for admission, which will be given to the winners of the Hester Adams Memorial Award.
COLUMBIA CITY â As of now, Columbia Cityâs fireworks are still planned to take place on July 3 at Morsches Park.
âWith the lack of rain and hot conditions and dried grass, itâs a pretty good issue,â said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
Although the city is still under a burn ban, Daniel said it usually rains once during the upcoming Old Settlers Days, and he is hoping that pattern will continue, or that Columbia City will see rain over that weekend.
âIf for some reason we choose to cancel for safety reasons, I could imagine a decision will be made by the Monday before the fireworks,â said Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY â This Saturday, local âwell-knownsâ will be standing outside Shoe Show in an effort to help the Salvation Army raise money for a program called âMy Sole Purpose.â
This program assists children in need, supplying them with new shoes as the school year begins. It is also a program accepting monetary donations for backpacks.
Pat Mossburg, community ministries specialist, said the goal is to raise $8,500 by July 1.
âWe are currently about half way to our school shoe goal,â said Mossburg. âWe have far to go, but are extremely grateful at how much has been accomplished.â
COLUMBIA CITY â At the WCCS board meeting Monday, member Don Armstrong announced the boardâs recommendation concerning Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnorâs contract.
The decisions were made at an executive session.
âBased on that evaluation, and the job performance of our superintendent, it is recommended that the Whitley County Consolidated School board, Board of Trustees, extend the three year contract of the superintendent for an additional year, which would mean the contract would be extended to June of 2015 with no increasing bonus,â said Armstrong.
The Post & Mail's online poll last week concerned when the thermometer will first top 100 degrees this summer in Whitley County. Respondents were of the opinion that eclipsing the 100-degree mark will happen in early July.
COLUMBIA CITY â The capital campaign designed to fund a renovation of the former Lehmberg Medical Building on North Oak Street into Passages, Inc.âs crown jewel â the Creative Learning Center â got a massive financial boost, times two, Thursday afternoon.
Following a presentation billed as the kick off to the organizationâs capital campaign, David Smith of Star Financial Bank presented Passages, Inc. President and CEO Tom OâNeill with a check for $75,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â Due to a recent tuition increase at TROY Center, Dr. Patricia OâConnor invited TROY Center director, Nicole Trier, to the Whitley County Consolidated School board meeting Monday to shed light on the reasons for the increase.
Before Trier spoke, Superintendent Dr. Patricia OâConnor said, âWhitley County Community Schools has established a strong, positive working partnership with TROY Center for many years. The TROY Center Alternative program has provided educational instruction and supervision for our at-risk students.â
COLUMBIA CITY â After a split vote from the Whitley County Planning Commission members, the County Commissionerâs suggested changes to the proposed Wind Energy Ordinance were rejected Wednesday.
The motion was made to approve the County Commissionerâs recommended changes, but it did not carry since a majority of five votes was needed.
Dave Schilling made an abstention. Voting for the approval of the motion was Brandon Forrester, Paula Reimers, George Schrumpf and Doug Wright. Voting against the motion was Dave Addison, Bill Auer, John Johnson and Kenny Kerch.
Tuesday, June 26
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8 a.m.
Euchre 9 a.m.
Carry-in Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Travel Show 2:30 p.m.
Bingo 4 p.m.
Brats & Burgers 5 p.m.
Melvin Mullins 6 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Eagleâs Nest Event Center
OSD Past Presidents Dinner 6 p.m.
OSD Horseshoe Tournament 7 p.m.