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February 25th, 2014

Library sets March events

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, recently announced its events for March.


• Tatting has been cancelled until April.
•There is no Yoga on Thursday, March 20.
•Yoga will be cancelled on those days that Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed.

Special events

Jeopardy! 2014
•Tuesday, March 4, 11 at 6 p.m.
Come watch the Albertsons defend their title.

Writers contest
•Friday, March 28 by 6 p.m.
Entries for the PBS Kids Go! & PPL Writers Contest are due.

Fishing for muskies
•Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Graphic students awarded for art work

February 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Graphic design students in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis dominated the student categories in the Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne Advertising Honors presentation in the Public Safety Academy on Fort Wayne’s south side Feb. 15.
School Of Creative Arts students’ won over half of a total 55 given in the student categories, taking home 31 awards: 17 gold, 13 silver and a Judge’s Choice for the new School Of Creative Arts viewbook.

The awards will be displayed in School Of Creative Art’s main case.

Winner, winner

February 25, 2014

Members of New Era show choir, from Churubusco High School, celebrate after the group was declared Grand Champion of the Small Mixed Division at Homestead High School Saturday, while also winning caption awards for Best Band, Best Choreography and Best Vocals. New Era also won Overall Grand Champion while winning Best Vocals and Best Choreography.

Green sentenced to 8 years for burglary

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who admitted to breaking into his family’s home to steal property was given an eight-year sentence to the Whitley County Jail.
Tyler Green, 30, pleaded guilty to burglary in January.

His sentence of eight years will be fully served at the Whitley County Jail.

Green received the maximum sentence for the amended charge, which was burglary as a Class C felony.

A stipulation of the plea agreement was that the state agreed to not veto any sentence modification after Green served one-fourth of the time.

VOTING: Judy to seek election as State Representative

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Christopher Judy has officially announced his intent to seek election to the Indiana House of Representatives for the 83rd District.

A conservative Republican, Judy “stands with those who believe that the people of Indiana, not a solitary judge, should be allowed to define traditional marriage.”

Judy said he wants parents and local educators, not “DC bureaucrats,” to set education standards for Indiana.

As a lifetime member of the NRA, he strongly advocates protecting Hoosiers’ Second Amendment rights from unconstitutional executive orders.

LOCAL BAR: Manager calls harassment charges ‘false’

February 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a sexual harassment complaint was filed with the state against him as the manager of a local tavern, Frank James calls the accusations “totally false.”

A former female bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern filed a sexual harassment complaint against the employer.

The Indiana Civil Rights Commission’s (ICRC) Deputy Director Akia Haynes announced Monday there is probable cause to believe the former bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern, Columbia City, was subjected to sexual harassment throughout the course of her employment.

Double the rewards

February 25, 2014

Churubusco High School’s show choir, New Era, had a long but rewarding weekend. Friday night New Era was awarded First Runner Up at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis. The group followed that up with “one of the greatest days in their history” Saturday at the Homestead Classic Showcase in Fort Wayne. During the day performance, New Era was named Grand Champion of the Small Mixed Division while also winning caption awards for Best Band, Best Choreography and Best Vocals.

February 24th

‘I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE’ — Runners pay tribute to former track coach

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7-9.

“What a perfect verse for someone who not only loved running, but loved coaching others to be better runners,” said Pastor Dennis Beckner, of the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. “Our race is not done, but perhaps we can make it a better race because of how Tim has impacted our lives.”


February 24, 2014

Parents, staff and community members are encouraged to attend a meeting at Pierceton Elementary School tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear plans for the construction of a new elementary building.
Design and flow plans will be shown.
The impact on students will be discussed as changes and moving of classrooms are made next school year.
The meeting will be held in the PES cafeteria, door 36 on the Circle Drive entrance.
The regular school board meeting will be held at the same time.

South Whitley
South Whitley Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome home, Hannah

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, Whitley County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2014, shows Tonia and Mike (right) Weigold some of her information from DYW state program in Kokomo.

Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.


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