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May 30th, 2012

EAGLE TECH SUCCESS: Open house highlights student projects

May 30, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academy’s (ETA) inaugural year, students displayed their projects and answered questions to visitors at an open house Tuesday. The open house was held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Joe Urschel, an English teacher at ETA, said rather than simply imparting knowledge to students, the teachers design the framework, allowing students to be involved, working as collaborative groups.

GRADUATION: County graduation ceremonies set for June 8

May 30, 2012

Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.

The county’s three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.

Columbia City High School’s graduation will be held in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.

Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School will honor graduates at 7 p.m.
Whitko High School’s graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.

NEON GUMMI BEARS: DI team shines at globals

May 30, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School Destination ImagiNation (DI) has made school and state history. The team won the prestigious Renaissance Award at the Global Finals of DI 2012.

Members of the team, The Neon Gummi Bears, are seniors Robby Pope, Brandi Herron and Caitie Eakins; juniors Jenna Shambaugh and Avery Derr and sophomore Rachel Jones. They are coached by Julie Mast and Dena Pope.

DI is a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

MEAL TIME: Mother bird feeds her babies

May 30, 2012

A mother robin tends to her little ones near a South Whitley residence last week. The babies were five days old.

May 29th

RELAY FOR LIFE: ‘Carnival’ relays to find a cure

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — “Carnival” and “cancer” are not words traditionally linked together in the same sentence, but when it comes to Whitley County’s Relay for Life, a carnival is exactly what participants will experience.
This year’s relay theme is “Carnival for a Cure.”
Complete with celebrations and theme laps, the 24-hour event raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). It will be at Indiana Springs Middle School this Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR COL. CITY'S ANNUAL FIREWORKS, FIRECRACKER 5K

May 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Columbia City’s Common Council meeting last week, Mark Green, parks and recreation director, reported the fireworks/4th of July celebration will be held Tuesday, July 3 this year at Morsches Park.
“I think the thought behind it was when the fireworks go later, because it gets darker later, people can sleep in the next day,” said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
There will be vendors again this year, starting approximately 5 p.m.
“It’s going to be a pretty neat day,” said Daniel.
Daniel asked Parks and Recreation director Mark Green if there would be a band playing as well.

ZONING CHANGE REQUESTED

May 29, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia City’s Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the city’s jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
“The size of the parcel that is being requested is just shy of 1.5 acres, located on the north side of West Lincolnway, west of 150 west,” said Sewell.

REMEMBERING: Annual parade honors fallen veterans

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Freedom isn’t free. That was the theme of the ceremony at Greenhill Cemetery Monday presented by American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582.
Under the direction of Richard A. Stark, current adjutant and past commander of Post 98, several speakers told of the meaning behind Memorial Day to hundreds of people carrying American flags.
The day began with a parade going through downtown Columbia City and ending at the cemetery. The parade was directed by Joe Pittenger.

RELAY: Survivor relays her victory over cancer

May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­ ­— Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words “breast cancer” attached to her diagnosis.
“August 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,” said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.

May 25th

PARCHED EARTH: Lack of rain, warm temperatures play havoc with newly-planted crops

May 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — While Hoosiers on holiday don shorts, sandals and sunscreen to enjoy what promises to be an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, many farmers could be looking to the skies, hoping for wet relief.

“We’re over an inch (of rain) below normal for the month of May and two and a half inches below normal since the beginning of January,” said Dave Addison of Whitley County’s Purdue Extension Office.

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