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May 29th, 2013
During its annual Live United Campaign, donations and pledges were collected for United Way of Whitley County.
In the end, the nonprofit raised $202,000 for its work in financially supporting other nonprofits in the county that â€śinspire hope for a better tomorrow.â€ť
Pictured are Campaign Co-Chairs Jacie Worrick (left) and June Keiser (right) presenting United Wayâ€™s Executive Director Cindy Baker with the fundraising check.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two men arrested over the weekend for attempted burglary had their first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
William Ward-Bey, 60, of Gary, and Anthony Allen, 54, of Fort Wayne, both pleaded not guilty to attempted burglary, a Class C felony.
Ward-Bey will be represented by Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz. Allen said he plans to hire his own attorney.
Both men were arrested Thursday. Case reports indicate the men were allegedly involved in an attempted break-in at Gendel Low-Bob, LLC, on Frontage Road.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With recent events deemed a success by its leaders, Whitley On The Move (WOTM) is continuing with plans to revitalize South Whitley.
A spring clean up day was held last weekend to get town residents engaged in picking up trash, washing windows and tidying the town park. Whitley On The Move is made up of South Whitley residents who have worked together in several committees focused on different aspects of the town.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” For two meetings, Christine Price, of South Whitley, has appeared before the South Whitley Town Council looking for answers to a sewer line mishap that left Price with no service and a costly fix.
When construction was taking place on South Whitleyâ€™s new waste water treatment plant, sewer pipe was laid and homes were disconnected off the old line and reconnected to the new line.
However, it seems after some investigation that Priceâ€™s sewer line never was connected to the new mains.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Delays in the game happen in commercial real estate as well as football, there just is not a penalty assessed.
Dunhamâ€™s Sports will open in Columbia City, just not on the original timetable.
It was announced in January that the Michigan-based sporting goods company would be coming to Columbia City to occupy the former Scottâ€™s building.
The projected opening was in late May or early June, but that has been pushed back.
(May 28, 2013) -- The Whitley County Emergency Management has declared a severe thunderstorm watch for Whitley County until 2 a.m.
Though Mondayâ€™s Memorial Day parades in Columbia City and South Whitley were called off due to rain, a special service was held at the American Legion in Columbia City to honor fallen veterans.
Above, crosses and flags decorate the lawn in front of the Legion.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” 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.
PIERCETON â€” 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 â€” Seth Russell
Seth Russell is a second grader at Pierceton Elementary School and was nominated by Heather Fox.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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: â€śWeâ€™ve lived here for 43 years. We raised our family here.â€ť
Q: How did you get started at the preschool?
A: â€śI helped at Thorncreek Nursery School when my daughters were in preschool. I then took classes at IPFW and started the program at Grace.â€ť