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October 16th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śItâ€™s a grand night for singing,â€ť as the popular Broadway tune says.
A special evening is being planned for elementary school students who might be interested in singing with Whitley Community Childrenâ€™s Choir (WCCC).
Thursday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., children and parents can visit the choir at Northern Heights Elementary School, north of Columbia City.
Those attending should enter the school through door three.
This is a no-obligation opportunity to participate with the choir, the night is just to â€śtry it and see if there is an interest in joining.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Purple ribbons may be decorating downtown Columbia City commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the color purple held a different meaning Tuesday night.
Relay for Life of Whitley County began assembling its committee for the 24-hour walk in June.
Purple is the eventâ€™s color and the shade worn by cancer survivors at the relay.
It may seem premature to begin generating to-do lists and plans for a fundraiser more than seven months away, but there is much work to be done.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While many view court-ordered community service as punishment, more positives than negatives come from the work crew, according to its leader Thor Hodges.
Many have seen the yellow community service van around Whitley County, at the schools, working in the streets and parks, but Hodges said there are misconceptions about the people working on those crews.
â€śTheyâ€™re not bad people,â€ť Hodges said. â€śTheyâ€™re people who have made a mistake and were ordered to do community service for it.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man convicted for using drugs at a local bar in Columbia City received the maximum prison sentence Monday.
Chadwick L. Sweet, 36, was sentenced to three years to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), for maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.
Sweet was ordered by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer to serve the entire time behind bars.
The maximum sentence for a Class D felony is three years.
Sweet was originally arrested in April, when he was caught using drugs in the restroom at Duffâ€™s in Columbia City.
Friday, Oct. 18
â€˘ Radio theater - 7 p.m.
Radio Theater will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library auditorium. The two shows will include spine-tingling and rib-tickling productions of â€śThe Hitchhikerâ€ť and â€śHalloween with Baby Snooks.â€ť
Wednesday, Oct. 23
â€˘ Trick-or-Trunk - 6:30 p.m.
Smith Green Community Schoolsâ€™ Trick-or-Trunk will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28
â€˘ Harvest party - 4:30 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The combined show choirs of Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâ€™s New Era and Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s City Lights and City Heat will be singing to raise money for the Whitley County Literacy Council.
Join this musical extravaganza Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the CJSHS auditorium located at 1 Eagle Dr., Churubusco.
The doors open at 6 p.m. so participants can bid on the silent auction items and enjoy light refreshments. A $5 fee will be charged at the door.
CHURUBUSCO â€” If at first you donâ€™t succeed, try again â€” that seems to be the mantra for Churubuscoâ€™s Town Council and the garage sale ordinance that has left many residents upset.
In September, the ordinance fell flat when community members spoke out against the fees and language in the proposed policy.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Sights will be set on a familiar face in Columbia City.
Dr. Andrew Hogue purchased the practice of Dr. Westrick at Westrick Family Eye Care, which is located on North Line Street in Columbia City.
Hogue, a Whitley County native, purchased the practice this past summer. He said returning to his hometown has been a blessing.
â€śI am enjoying being back in Columbia City with the many patients I already know. I am reconnecting with a lot of memories from being a kid,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thunderous applause and a standing ovation greeted Tom Zeisig as he accepted the 2013 Friend of 4-H Award.
Zeisig was nominated for the honor because of his tireless volunteer efforts with Whitley Countyâ€™s 4-H program.
Also garnering an award was Matt Gibson. He received the 2013 Adult Leadership Award for work in developing a 4-H program that ensures growth and education in its youth participants.
A host of other awards and recognition was given to adult leaders, volunteers and 4-Hers Monday night at the annual Achievement Program.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City man pleaded guilty Monday to supplying his son with ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Jay B. Greer, 56, was pleaded guilty to aiding in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
That crime carries a sentence of 6 to 20 years.
As part of a plea agreement, Greer will have five other charges against him dismissed, but sentencing will be entirely at the discretion of Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer.
Greer will be sentenced Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.