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April 13th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 15-20 theater actors at Columbia City High School will present the first full play they have performed in years. The play, entitled â€śThe Miracle Worker,â€ť is directed by Play Director Shane Barkley with the help of his assistant director, Keith Gilbert.
Barkley said the reason he choose this story was to stretch the studentsâ€™ acting abilities.
â€śThis is the first play weâ€™ve done in a while, and I told them weâ€™re going to do something thatâ€™s going to stretch them a little bit,â€ť said Barkley. â€śThey really have to rely on their acting abilities.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On May 11, the Columbia City Fire Department is welcoming the Fire and Life Safety Dog, Kasey.
Kasey, a black Labrador Retriever, and firefighter Jeff Owens, as part of Koorsen Fire and Security, travel the country performing â€śan exciting educational program that teaches children fire and life safety skills.â€ť
â€śWe have the opportunity to have the fire dog come in and do fire prevention for kids,â€ť said Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue.
A springtime sun sets over silhouetted silos and outbuildings on a Whitley County farm in the area of CR 550 E and CR 150 N.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council is taking a hard look at the accident issue occurring at the intersection of U.S. 30 and W. Lincolnway in Columbia City.
Councilman Bill Simpson raised the topic and reported having received several recent complaints about the intersection.
â€śSeveral people have come to talk to me and they feel it is dangerous crossing the intersection coming onto U.S. 30,â€ť Simpson said.
Mayor Ryan Daniel said he grew up near the intersection and was familiar with the sound of â€ścrashing metal.â€ť
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Columbia City football stand-out Jared Murphy was named to the 2012 Indiana Football Digest Prime-Time 25 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis March 18.
Each year, over 400 people attend this banquet and award ceremony to recognize the best players, coaches and media representatives in Indiana High School Football.
These current juniors (Class of 2013) will appear on the cover of the 2012 Indiana Football Digest which will debut at the North-South All-Star Classic on July 13 at North Central High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eighteen-year-olds Jenee Schneider and Michaela Thomas, were selected as this yearâ€™s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Columbia City High School â€“ and the academic honors are opening doors.
Jenee is the daughter of Robert and Julie Schneider, and Michaela, the salutatorian, is the daughter of Micah and Michelle Thomas.
Both girls are good friends, playing volleyball together in high school and hanging out around Columbia City, as they both enjoy the lessons they have learned in high school.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The National Association of Counties (NAC) is an organization that helps promote County Government. April has been designated as Local County Government Month, with the 2012 theme being â€śHealthy Counties, Healthy Families.â€ť
In a press release issued for the month, Whitley County leaders have proclaimed they take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of residents in a sensible and cost-effective way.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Mark your calendars for a leadership refresher April 20.
As part of Excellence in Servant Leadership Week, Leadership Whitley County is hosting a lunch and learn session.
The session is titled â€śLead From Where You Are.â€ť
The featured speaker is Bob Aibel, a Human Resources practitioner and instructor, with over 25 years of experience.
Aibel has worked and consulted in various industries, including medical device, consumer products, restaurant and hospitality, insurance and service organizations.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County has strong ties to Haiti as the local community continues to raise funds and serve on mission trips.
Amber Walker, of Columbia City, will soon be traveling to Haiti and taking with her more than 75 beaded bracelets, made by Lois Smith of Renaissance Village, for the Haitian children, and in February, a group of members of the Columbia City United Methodist Church (CCUMC) took a trip to Haiti to build new houses with the program â€śHomes for Haitians.â€ť
Another group from CCUMC church will travel to Haiti in early May.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Street Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh, the leaf mulch giveaway scheduled for this Saturday will not take place.
â€śItâ€™s something weâ€™ve advertised for a while now, but (the mulch) is all gone already,â€ť Cearbaugh said.
The mulch has been available to the public for a few weeks. Department personnel is on hand once a year to load the mulch for residents who bring a way to haul it away.