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May 30th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After celebrating the successful first half of Eagle Tech Academy‚Äôs (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.
Area high schools are gearing up for graduation.
The county‚Äôs three high schools will all conduct commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8.
Columbia City High School‚Äôs 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‚Äôs graduation will be at 7:30 p.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ‚ÄĒ 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.
A mother robin tends to her little ones near a South Whitley residence last week. The babies were five days old.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúCarnival‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcancer‚ÄĚ are not words traditionally linked together in the same sentence, but when it comes to Whitley County‚Äôs Relay for Life, a carnival is exactly what participants will experience.
This year‚Äôs relay theme is ‚ÄúCarnival for a Cure.‚ÄĚ
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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ At the Columbia City‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI think the thought behind it was when the fireworks go later, because it gets darker later, people can sleep in the next day,‚ÄĚ said Mayor Ryan Daniel.
There will be vendors again this year, starting approximately 5 p.m.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs going to be a pretty neat day,‚ÄĚ said Daniel.
Daniel asked Parks and Recreation director Mark Green if there would be a band playing as well.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ David Sewell, executive director of the Columbia City/Whitley County Joint Planning and Building Department, came before Columbia City‚Äôs Common Council last week to request a change of zoning for a parcel of land within the city‚Äôs jurisdiction.
Sewell requested the parcel be re-zoned from agricultural to general business.
‚ÄúThe 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,‚ÄĚ said Sewell.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Freedom isn‚Äôt 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠¬≠ ¬≠‚ÄĒ Tammy Gross will never forget that day in August, almost six years ago, when she heard the words ‚Äúbreast cancer‚ÄĚ attached to her diagnosis.
‚ÄúAugust 15, 2006, I received my diagnosis of breast cancer. On that day I became a survivor,‚ÄĚ said Gross.
In the months that followed, Gross underwent four surgeries, over five months of chemotherapy and more than six weeks of daily radiation.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre 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,‚ÄĚ said Dave Addison of Whitley County‚Äôs Purdue Extension Office.