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February 14th, 2014

SCHAEFER SHINES: Schaefer to ‘bring it’ at state DYW program

February 14, 2014

KOKOMO — With crown atop her head and an arm full of flowers, Hannah Schaefer was named the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) for Whitley County in September 2013.

The DYW program is a chance for senior girls to vie for scholarships and representation. After being given the DYW title, girls represent their counties, cities and communities in a variety of philanthropic options.
Schaefer’s designation means she has moved on to the state program in Kokomo, where she represents Whitley County.

IN COURT: Sanford pleads guilty to drug dealing

February 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman pleaded guilty in court Monday to two charges of dealing prescription drugs.
Jenna M. Sanford, 26, of Columbia City, admitted to dealing Schedule II controlled-substance on two different occasions last year.
As part of a plea agreement, the two charges to which Sanford pleaded guilty will receive concurrent sentences.

Two charges against Sanford of possession of a controlled substance will also be dismissed, and her right to appeal will be forfeited. All other aspects of the sentencing will be at the court’s discretion.

FEELING THE LOVE: Secret admirer’s motivation is no mystery

February 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s Valentine’s Day. No doubt the day will be full of flowers, candy and romantic gestures of all sorts.

Among the many traditions associated with the holiday, love sent from afar is best captured in the revelation of a secret admirer, an anonymous expression of love and adoration.

Columbia City High Schools students were greeted by a secret admirer this morning, as lockers were decorated with paper hearts displaying the message, “you are loved.”

Rotary spectacle

February 14, 2014

Jacie Worrick, a Columbia City Rotarian, recently displayed a large banner she created to showcase the Rotary Club’s banners from all over the world. The banners are brought to the Columbia City club by other Rotarians visiting and by foreign exchange students who are sponsored through the Rotary Club’s program. Rotary Club is an international organization, which works to network across the globe for the benefit of bringing unity and community spirit.

Col. City High School: Students take a stand against violence

February 14, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — February is considered a month to focus on love. With Valentine’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.

February 13th

Task force reaches teens

February 13, 2014

Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force President Natalie Lewis observes as Columbia City High School students come together against teen violence.

Proclamation presentation

February 13, 2014

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.

Mark your calendar

February 13, 2014

Below is a list of events happening in Whitley County, starting with Tuesday, Feb. 18 —

Tuesday
• 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
•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.

Unique perspective to be given on county historical figures

February 13, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­— 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.

NO VOTE: Marriage amendment will not be on ballot

February 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

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