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November 22nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs 4-H Club elected four directors at Thursday nightâs annual meeting at the 4-H Center.
The newly-elected directors will serve three-year terms.
Laura Kyler, Bob McKown, Mindy Muchow and Jeremiah Ballard are the four new directors that will serve the nonprofit, which hosts the annual county fair.
McKown was re-elected to his directorâs position. Ballard, Kyler and Muchow will replace departing directors Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix and Julie Johnson.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City is seeking consultants to possibly change a long-term plan for the cityâs stormwater.
In previous City Council and Board of Works meetings, Columbia City officials decided to look into its options for the long-term plan of the cityâs stormwater management.
After discussions, officials want to seek out possible improvements to the plan, which was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) several years ago.
COLUMBIA CITY â While Columbia Cityâs Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captainâs shoulders.
With the ever-chaging duties of the captainâs position, officials decided first-shift officers needed the same consistency as their coworkers, and approved the promotion of a current officer to be the sergeant on first shift.
Doctor Clark âDocâ Waterfall (left) talks with his Heart of Gold nominee, Bob Cornmesser (center) and Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell. Cornmesser started the Heart of Gold awards program 18 years ago.
Whitley County Community Foundation Director September McConnell shared with attendees the âexcitingâ things to come in 2014 for the foundation as well as the milestones reached in 2013 at the annual meeting Thursday night.
COLUMBIA CITY â Fred and Betsy Eiler, of Frankfort, and representatives of World Missionary Press of New Paris, will speak at the Blue River Church of the Brethren Sunday.
The church is located at 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City.
The Eilers will speak at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and the 10 a.m. worship hour.
A Thanksgiving carry-in meal will follow the morning service.
The Eilers visit churches around the country to show the work World Missionary Press is doing worldwide in providing free literature to Christians witnessing in many nations and cultures and languages.
David Smith, left, market president of STAR Financial Bank, and Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, attended the chamberâs educational luncheon recently. The two took the opportunity to share a few laughs and swap stories from their business perspectives.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools board members were updated on the progress of students in alternative education.
Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâs alternative-education program, My Achievement Center (MAC), is housed in a room adjacent to the schoolâs library.
There are multiple options for alternative-education. Some districts pool resources. Some send their students to locations away from campus, such as the T.R.O.Y. Center in Whitley County. Columbia City High School just launched a new program for students this year, Eagle Opportunity.
COLUMBIA CITY â Thirty-two community members were honored with the Whitley County Community Foundationâs Heart of Gold Award.
The annual award is presented to those in the county who exhibit a passion for bettering the community through volunteer work.
âI hope tonight is a rest stop in our busy schedules,â said September McConnell, director for the WCCF. âTonight is about saying âthank you.â We love this program. It honors the unsung heroes who were just going about doing what they thought needed to be done. However, to someone, you are making all the difference in the world.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â Residents across the county and the U.S. will pause and remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Today marks 50 years since the tragedy and Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, asked Whitley County residents to share what they remember most about that fateful day.
âI was in sixth grade, getting ready to wash blackboards. The principal came on the loudspeaker with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Everyone in my class cried, even the boys.â â Charlene McDevitt