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May 27th, 2013

Free clinic set for relocation

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— After moving from its original location in Wolf Lake at Luckey Hospital to the Wolf Lake United Methodist Church, the Free Health Clinic is set to relocate again.

The clinic will be moving in June to an office at 524 Branch Ct., Columbia City, across from Ace Hardware. It will be open Thursday, June 27 with hours of operation from 1 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Whitko students applauded for school success

May 27, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation recently recognized those students named as Student of the Month for May at the May school board meeting.

Each student received a certificate to commemorate their achievement.

Pierceton Elementary School — Seth Russell

Seth Russell is a second grader at Pierceton Elementary School and was nominated by Heather Fox.

A conversation with . . . Linda Trowbridge

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After 32 years of teaching preschool at Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City, Linda Trowbridge retired May 16.

A special coffee hour was planned in her honor after church May 19.

Q: Have you always lived in Whitley County?
A:
“We’ve lived here for 43 years. We raised our family here.”

Q: How did you get started at the preschool?
A:
“I helped at Thorncreek Nursery School when my daughters were in preschool. I then took classes at IPFW and started the program at Grace.”

GIVING BACK: Soldiers receive a salute from residents

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Deciding to tackle the planning of a major event was nothing Gretchen Woods would have seen herself doing before now. However, an initiative launched by her employer started Woods on a journey to pay tribute to soldiers in the area.

REALIGNMENT: NHC schools to meet with prospective members

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — High school conference alignments could take another major turn later this week.

It was announced in April that the Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) would disband in 2015 and members would seek other affiliations.

Now, a meeting is set for this Wednesday which will include Columbia City and five other current NHC schools: Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, Norwell and New Haven. Those six schools will meet with four other schools to discuss a possible new conference.

According to a local newspaper, the four schools are Leo, Huntington North, Angola and Concordia.

WEEKEND WRECK: Van rolls 4 times, S. Whitley woman airlifted Sunday

May 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A South Whitley woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

Police and firemen were called to the area of Ind. 5 and County Road 1000 South at 1 a.m. Sunday, after a van was found in a field.

Elyse Edsall, 26, of South Whitley, was ejected from her vehicle after she rolled it four times.

CANCELLED: Rain cancels parades

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Both Columbia City's and South Whitley's Memorial Day Parades were cancelled today, due to weather.

May 26th

COURT RULING: Plea agreement reached in deception case

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man arrested in January in a fraud case from 2009 pleaded guilty in court Monday.

Andrew Bunger, 29, of Angola, admitted to writing a bad check in 2009, which constituted check deception. His acknowledgement of guilt was part of a plea arrangement.

As part of the deal, Bunger was sentenced to a year in the Whitley County Jail, with all of it suspended except for the approximately four months he has already served.

Bunger was released from jail Monday.

PEACEKEEPERS: WMS students take charge of safety

May 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Middle School students are taking steps to keep the peace in their school.

The Peacekeepers is a group organized to facilitate conflict resolution between peers has middle schoolers developing listening skills and coping mechanisms to help diffuse potentially aggressive situations.
Led by WMS teachers Mike Hanback and Tara Hosier, students shared with Whitko Community School Corporation’s board members how the group conducts its mission.

PARADE PLANS: Memorial Day parade set for Monday

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice with a parade Monday.

The event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will be sponsored by the American Legion.

Line-up for the parade will be on Walnut Street by Eagle Tech Academy.
From there, the parade will proceed down Van Buren Street. It will turn onto Madison Street and end at Greenhill Cemetery.

At the cemetery, the names of local soldiers who have died while serving the country will be read.

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