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May 17th, 2013

Honoring veterans

May 17, 2013

Members of the Washington Township 4-H Clubs volunteered their time to show their honor and respect to the country’s World War II veterans.

Students participated in the flight line for the Honor Flight, which provides a free trip for veterans to Washington to visit monuments on May 8.

Front row, from left: Emma Mullett, Samuel Mullett and Jacob Mullett. Back row, from left: Dillon Reed, Erin Trabert, Mady Stricker, Gemssy Munoz, Megan Hinen, Leonie Trabert, Lindsey Hoskins, Ashleigh Hoskins, Brooke Laux and Erin Knepple.

ARMED FORCES DAY: Vet recalls Nagasaki bombing

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A few weeks ago, April 8 to be exact, Whitley County resident and long-time farmer, Bill Barney observed his 90th birthday — that in itself is worth celebrating.

However, when you talk to Barney, it’s not so much about birthday celebrations and farm life that he details with precision, but rather, the events that took place 68 years ago — the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan Aug. 9, 1945, and the eventual end to World War II.

As a soldier in his early 20s, Barney was one of nine crewmen who participated in the Nagasaki mission.

TRASH: Yard waste weighed by council

May 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Spring weather means lawn mowing, landscaping and yard work of all kinds.

Some South Whitley residents questioned town council members as to the correct procedure in disposing of yard waste.

“We need to cut our grass and clean up limbs,” said a homeowner present at Tuesday’s meeting. “Now that we have these trash containers, we don’t know what to do with our grass clippings.”

COURT: Padgett receives six-year sentence

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “It is rare for me to come in and say entirely positive things about my client.”

Those were the comments of Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz at the sentencing hearing for Christopher Padgett, who pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class B felony, last month.

Voelz made his comments in his testimony on Padgett’s behalf while awaiting sentencing from Circuit Court Judge James Heuer. Heuer handed down a six-year sentence for Padgett.

AQUATICS: Public forum set for Col. City pool

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Citizens interested in the future of aquatics in Columbia City will have a chance to give their opinion next week.

Park Director Mark Green said there will be a public forum to discuss the future of aquatics, both in Columbia City and Whitley County, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall in the Columbia City Common Council Chamber on the second floor.

Much of this discussion sprang from last year’s announcement that Burnworth Memorial Pool will be holding its last season in the summer of 2014, before it is closed.

PERFORMING ARTS in review

May 17, 2013

(May 17, 2013) — A special feature highlighting Performing Arts at Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko High Schools is inserted in today's paper. This full-color publication depicts the arts during the 2012-13 school year.

Guitar concert

May 17, 2013

New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will be performing at the Peabody Public Library’s Robert E. Brittain Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The concert is free and open to the public.

This concert is part of a nationwide tour, right after a highly regarded appearance in New York at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.

Major works will include the Bach Chaconne and Suite Compostelana by the Catalan composer Federico Mompou.

Planting day

May 17, 2013

Whole Health Wellness Center will have its first Planting Day Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1065 West CR 150 N., Columbia City.

There will be a ribbon-cutting with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at 2 p.m. Activities will include planting in the community garden and learning about large- and small-scale composting.

Children’s garden planting will start at 2:30 p.m.

Whole Health Wellness Center is a new organization created by and for the people of Columbia City.

The center’s mission is to establish community gardens and improve overall health.

Spring spruce-up

May 17, 2013

Whitley on the Move will put on its Spring Spruce-Up in South Whitley Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.

Volunteers are asked to join in and help pick up around the town. To participate, citizens need to show up at the bandstand on Front Street at 8 a.m. with work gloves, a trash bag or two, and, if possible, a push broom or rake.

To suggest a specific area to be cleaned up May 18, call Darci Kessie at 723-6128 or Julia Robinson at 723-4637.

Nicodemus prepares for her third 4-H fair

May 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Emma Nicodemus is no stranger to the Whitley County 4-H program.

Nicodemus grew up watching her older cousins Tanner, Colin, Ethan and Aly Nicodemus participate in 4-H.

Nicodemus is the daughter of Steve and Amy Nicodemus. She attends Coesse Elementary School where she is in the fifth grade.

Her projects for the year include pigs and feeder calves.

Growing up around her cousins and their animals, Nicodemus wanted to join 4-H because of her cousins. She said she likes to do whatever her cousins are doing.

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