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July 19th, 2012

POWDER PUFF: Demolition derby held Wednesday at the fair

July 19, 2012

ETA: Phase III presented to board

July 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Stephen Culbert of Gibraltar Design, Inc. came before the Whitley County Consolidated School board Monday to present Eagle Tech Academy, Phase III — relocation of the Technology Department and the Reconfiguration of the Administrative Center.
“We’re very excited because this is a 21st century learning environment that we are creating in this building that is historically many different things to the community and the school system,” said Culbert. “This is the final project to complete the Eagle Tech Academy.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

July 19, 2012

Bus trips
A Riverside Charter bus trip will take place Saturday, July 28, to Chicago for $55. In August, there will be a trip to FireKeepers Casino. That trip will take place Sunday, Aug. 5, and will cost $35. This includes $20 slot play and $5 food credit. For more information contact Lisa Kimmell 739-7159.

Class reunion

July 18th

RIDE 'EM: Fair officials call inaugural rodeo success

July 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Eight seconds seemed like an eternity to 20 riders at Whitley County 4-H Fair’s inaugural rodeo event Saturday.
The event, put on by King Brothers Rodeo of Centerville, Ind. began with a tribute to the many veterans in the crowd of 2,200.
As Annette Lamle, Whitley County 4-H Council member, sang the national anthem, a white horse rode by, carrying a cowgirl from King Brothers who held an American Flag.

ADMITTED GUILT: Ducharme enters plea in money case

July 18, 2012

A former Columbia City man admitted in federal court to knowing a crime was being committed and not notifying authorities.
Duane Ducharme, 70, was initially jailed April 13 in Collins County, Texas on charges of money laundering, a first degree felony.
The case against Ducharme was closed in Collins County, but news reports claim Ducharme pleaded guilty recently to misprision of a felony, or choosing to ignore personal knowledge of a crime.
Reports don’t give the name or the location of the federal court or whether Ducharme has been incarcerated.

UWWC: Future campaign co-chairs to step up

July 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs Jacqueline Worrick and June Keiser will step up to the plate to face Whitley County of United Way’s challenges ahead in September.
“I am so glad to have these two women on board,” said UWWC’s director Cindy Baker.
Worrick and Keiser both accepted the request to be Campaign Co-Chairs, a volunteer position, in order to give back to their community. The announcement was made at UWWC’s annual breakfast in June.
“We just want to enhance the organization and be able to fund the member agencies,” said Worrick.

PET PROTECTION: Fleas, ticks and heat attack pets in extreme Ind. weather

July 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— It is evident that Whitley County is experiencing the “dog days of summer,” and it’s not just humans suffering in the oppressive summer conditions.
Pets are panting after shaded or air conditioned environments and lapping up water by the bowl fulls, but another common nuisance is experiencing a surge due to the obscure weather in Indiana. A mild winter for Hoosiers, now means a larger flea and tick population for their pets.

PIG WRESTLING

July 18, 2012

Approximately 148 competitors representing 37 teams tried their muddy hands at wrangling a slimy porker into submission at the Whitley County 4-H Fair's pig wrestling competition. With 60 seconds on the clock, teams of four worked to grab their pig and place the it on a tire in the center of the ring. Mud and water combined to made for a down and dirty competition

July 17th

DONE DEAL: County chamber sells building

July 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday it had closed on the sale of its office building, located at the corner of Line and Jackson streets in downtown Columbia City.
The building, which had housed the chamber offices, was purchased by Angela Grable-Garcia, owner of Grable & Associates Realty. Grable-Garcia, a member of the chamber, plans to open at the location in August.
Closing on the sale was July 11, according to a chamber press release.

NO FLAME: Burn ban extended; to be considered every two weeks

July 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Whitley County Commissioners’ meeting Monday, the board voted to continue the burn ban and to consider it every two weeks.
Present at the meeting, Cathy Broxon-Ball, EMA director, approached the board informing commissioners that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 36 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the ongoing drought.
The counties were named as of Thursday, and the Farmers Service Agency (FSA) said farmers in eligible counties can apply for loans to help cover part of their losses.

 

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