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July 12th, 2012

NEW ASSESSOR: Rita Sauders elected by caucus

July 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Republican Party has selected a replacement for the county’s assessor who announced her resignation earlier this year.
“It was uncontested, so Rita Sauders will be the new Whitley County Assessor,” said Matthew Boyd, chairman of the county’s Republican party.
Sauders was selected in a caucus Tuesday to replace Angie Heath, who announced she would resign effective July 7.
“It was a good turnout. There were 26 of us who showed up for an uncontested race so I was pleased,” said Boyd.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

July 12, 2012

Women’s workshop
“How To Beat a Bad Hair Day,” presented by reVision Women’s Ministry, is a free workshop open to all women, Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This workshop will teach practical tools in emotional, time and physical management. The workshop is free, but a free will donation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will not be provided. The event will be at the Super 8 Hotel off U.S. 30, in the conference room. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot call 244-3656 or email revision@embarqmail.com.

Bus trips

July 11th

FAIR EVENT: Seminars to instruct gardeners

July 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Master Gardeners will present garden seminars Tuesday, July 17 at the Ag Museum at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
Available seminars include:

CONCERNED: SGCS addresses ADA issues

July 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Members of Smith-Green Community Schools showed their concern for students with disabilities during the public work session Monday night.
Greg Wehling from Moake Park Group showed the board the final architectural drawings for a proposed building project.
Wehling explained the $6 million project which includes a new cafeteria for the elementary school, five new classrooms, ADA bathrooms, a new special needs classroom and a new security system at the main entrance at CES.

FILLING IN: Bailey named SGCS interim supt.

July 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Ralph Bailey took charge of the board meeting at Smith-Green Community Schools Monday. The board asked Bailey to be interim superintendent July 2 at a special meeting after the surprise departure of Steve Darnell June 29.
Bailey is a long-time educator who served for many years at Whitley County Consolidated Schools and since retirement has been interim superintendent at many schools in northeast Indiana.

MDA: Community leaders get locked up to raise money

July 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Business and community leaders in Whitley County were “locked up” for an hour jail sentence Tuesday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The fundraiser was held at Paige’s Crossing in Columbia City from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Allison Eckert, fundraising coordinator, said the sheriff’s department was helping to pick up people and drop them off at Paige’s Crossing.
“They ‘arrest’ them and bring them in, and some people decide to turn themselves in just depending on what their schedules are,” said Eckert.

4-H FAIR: Annual event approaches

July 11, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The beginning of the 88th annual Whitley County Fair, packed with fun, food and competition, is only a few days away.
The fair begins Friday and runs through July 19 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
“It’s a perfect way for us to cultivate and teach our kids life lessons,” said Whitley County 4-H Clubs Inc. President Cathy Heritier.
Without the support of the local community, Heritier said the fair would not be available to the public for free.

LITTLE HERO: 8-year-old kid saves day

July 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­ — Eight-year-old Sammy Varga may wear a cape when pretending to be a super hero, but to his family and neighbor, Angie Cotter, he is a hero.
Sunday morning, Sammy was outside when he saw smoke coming from the Cotter residence.
“I told my dad that they must be cooking a lot of bacon because there was a lot of smoke,” said Sammy.
Kim and Tad Varga are the parents of Sammy. Kim said that she was very proud of her son.

July 10th

THE LIGHTHOUSE: More than a home for the displaced

July 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­ — Located high on a hill off Bus. U.S. 30, The Lighthouse serves as a beacon of hope to those who find themselves in the darkness of life’s troubles.
Michelle Woodard is a case manager at The Lighthouse. She said The Lighthouse is more than just a homeless shelter.
“We’ve been labeled as a homeless shelter and I guess in some ways we are, but we offer so much more than a roof over their heads. It is really our mission to not only help people get back on their feet, but to provide healing in areas of their life that brought them here in the first place.”

July 9th

SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Singers from Teen Idol perform at concert

July 9, 2012

 

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