Archive - News Article
February 17th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â A financial set back has only rallied the members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) at Lodge #1906, Columbia City.
In less than a year, the group who had no funds to pay for its building insurance and to maintain the lodgeâs operations, has sold the old property, reorganized its leadership and remodeled a former vehicle repair shop for its new location.
âItâs great what they have done. The turnaround is remarkable,â said Mike Cummings, an Aerie agent with the state Grand Aerie organization.
COLUMBIA CITY Â â Roxanne Thomas is a second-grade teacher at Coesse Elementary School and has taught for 40 years in Whitley County.
Administrators, students and faculty will miss the long-time educator when she retires in June.
But itâs not necessarily the longevity of Thomas in the classroom that makes her CESâs Difference Maker. Her dedication to her students puts Thomas in a class all her own.
Holly Burtonâs class, at Northern Heights Elementary School, recently celebrated 100 days in Kindergarten. The students made hats with 100 different âthingsâ on them to show they can count to 100. The day was filled with various math, reading and writing activities themed around 100. Pictured, from left, wearing their 100 Day hats are Amaya Hedrick, Rowan Tyree, Nevaeh Johnson, Kyle Hoag and Baylor Schoon.
WHITLEY COUNTY â An initiative to bring healthy options to Whitley County is now making inroads to teach children the power of good foods.
Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit community garden and resource for healthy living, has partnered with several elementary schools to deliver fresh ideas and fruits to area children.
Recently, the center joined with Coesee Elementary School to bring gardening into the classroom.
The Columbia City High School Science Olympiad team recently completed its season by competing at regionals, held at Goshen College. The team competed in 23 events covering all branches of science. The team finished eighth overall. Sponsored by Hull Automotive, team members include, first row from left: Amanda Ewert, Brooke Werstler, Helen Cheng, Erin Knepple and Hannah Cotter. Second row, from left: Jacob Melvin, Madi Cochran, Meghan Fahl and Courtney Bacon. Third row, from left: Madalon Zumbrun, Becca Tourney, Ashley Ewert and Kristen Shively. Fourth row, from left: Mr.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man was released from his sentence to the Whitley County Jail two years early due to good conduct.
Kyle M. Barker, 27, was scheduled to be released Jan. of 2016. He had been serving at the work release facility.
Barker was initially sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction for 10 years in March of 2011 for dealing in methamphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY â Seventeen people were arrested Thursday evening after several police officers came together to serve arrest warrants.
The Whitley County Drug Task Force spearheaded a sweep of Whitley County Thursday afternoon, serving 14 warrants for methamphetamine-related crimes, and booking three more in the process.
According to a press release from the Whitley County Prosecutorâs Office, some investigations date back as far as May 2013.
BLOOMINGTON (AP) â Indiana University officials are planning to honor celebrated World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle with a statue on the Bloomington campus.
The life-size bronze statue will be modeled after a wartime photograph of Pyle, an IU student in the 1920s, sitting on a crate, working with his typewriter on a table, with goggles pushed above his knit cap, Provost Lauren Robel told the school's Board of Trustees during a meeting Thursday.
Churubusco Elementary School second-grader Xavier Grieble, winner of the 2014 science award for his grade, carries his project out of the CESâs Learning Fair with his dad, Steve Grieble.
Columbia City UM
Sunday at Columbia City United Methodist Church, the message title is âChoose Life.â
The Scripture is from Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37.
The February Mission Project of the Month is Habitat for Humanity.
In Whitley County, this group has completed four houses within the last seven months.
The Columbia City United Methodist Church Lent Study will begin March 2 through April 19, and the book to be studied will be Adam Hamiltonâs 24 Hours That Changed the World.