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May 17th, 2012

MILLER'S MERRY MANOR MARKS NURSING HOME WEEK

May 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — “Celebrating the Journey” is the theme for National Nursing Home Week 2012.
Throughout the week, Miller’s Merry Manor will plan events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them. The following is one of the stories.
Bonnie Link
Link has been a resident at Miller’s Merry Manor for almost two years. She has had a full and busy life. In 1956 she married Kenneth Link.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 17, 2012

Fireworks demo
Franciscan Fireworks will be hosting a fireworks demo at 2300 E Cardinal Dr. Friday 8 p.m. Chairs will not be provided so spectators will need to bring their own.

Clothing giveaway Saturday
The Center will be sponsoring a free clothing giveaway for anyone in need Saturday Mens, womens, and children’s sizes available. The giveaway will start at 9 a.m. The Center is located at 201 W. Market St. in Columbia City.

Col. City FFA

May 16th

POET LOCALLY INSPIRED

May 16, 2012


Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a two-part series on the poetry of Columbia City native Bruce Snider.
COLUMBIA CITY — Bruce Snider, a Columbia City Joint High School grad from the class of ’89 who currently teaches creative writing at Stanford University, has a new book of published poems called “Paradise, Indiana.”
While he no longer lives in Columbia City, Snider said he is thankful to the many teachers who encouraged him to grow in creativity and influence his writing.

FACELIFT?: Churubusco looks to spruce up downtown

May 16, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Some say it’s time to beautify Churubusco’s Main Street.
Members of the Churubusco Main Street Project took a short walk through downtown Churubusco recently to take a look at some of the oldest buildings in Whitley County.
Lucas Konger, an architect who grew up in Churubusco, is assisting the committee with his professional opinion.

REQUEST FOR HELP: Local 4-Hers appeal to the board

May 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Ten 4-Hers stood before the 4-H Board Inc., and asked the panel to sponsor them at various camps and conferences.
Katie Barnett, Danielle Oliver, Rebecca Lily, Sarah Palmer, Jared Lamle, April Gibson, Lori Peterson, Ben Western, Laura Kneller and David Peterson all asked for assistance to attend the Junior Leadership Conference. Lily also asked for assistance to attend the Animal Science Workshop. David Peterson additionally asked to attend a goat conference.
The board will honor those requests if funds are available and will notify the 4-Hers.

HOWDY PARDNER

May 16, 2012

Fifty-two moms and cowboys spent time together Friday night at Churubusco Elementary School for the inaugural Bingo Bonanza. Put on by the Parent Teachers Organization they enjoyed unlimited popcorn, drinks. Their bingo chips were cheese crackers in a giant plastic boot. Waving their hats, left to right, in front are kindergartners, Henry Marqueling, Carter VanHouten, Hunter Noland and Anthony Serafini. Their moms waving their arms are Emma Marqueling, Amanda VanHouten, Shana Noland and Rachel Serafini.

May 15th

FINISHING TOUCHES

May 15, 2012

Sam Heffelfinger of the Whitley County 4-H Bicycle Club fixes a tire recently as the club hosted its annual Bicycle Repair Day at the fairgrounds. Sam is a member of the Columbia City Clovers. Members of the Bike Club have this day as part of their club activities and to give their expertise to the community free of charge. Whitley County 4-H Bicycle competes at 6 p.m. July 5 and from 8 a.m. to noon July 7 before the fair from July 13-19. Eric Blank is the leader of this popular 4-H project.

BELOVED POOCH: Ceremony planned to honor therapy canine

May 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — She was everybody’s friend for nearly nine years at the Oaks Nursing Home in Columbia City.
The chocolate Labrador named Kenia died Feb. 16 and her ashes are currently safely tucked away in Administrator Chad Smyth’s office. Those ashes are being brought out and spread around a new tree in Kenia’s memory this week.
Everyone has the opportunity to memorialize this special trained therapy canine with a ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Oaks in Columbia City.
“Kenia was so friendly with everyone,” said Julia Osterman, activity director at The Oaks.

INDIFFERENCE?: County voter participation falters

May 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — When it came to a scant showing at the polls for the May 8 Primary Election, Whitley County fared as poorly as many in the Hoosier state.
According to media reports, about 19 percent of the 4.4 million registered voters in Indiana exercised that right a week ago.
In neighboring Allen County, news reports are calling the participation at the polls by voters near the lowest in the state.
In Whitley County, primary voter turnout dropped dramatically from the previous primary in 2008.

May 14th

HARNESSING STORM WATER: City council working to amend ordinance

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY - The city council motioned to pass an ordinance on first reading, as they worked toward amending the illicit discharge and connection to the storm water system. The meeting was held Thursday.
The ordinance was before the council to address some issues found in the existing ordinance regarding the clarification of ambiguities.
“The reason to have this kind of ordinance is to make sure that we’re discharging clean rainwater through our storm water system and eliminating stuff going into our sewer that does not need to be going into our sewer,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.

 

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