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May 19th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation is hosting the awards for its illumin8 program this evening at the Whitley County Government Center at 6 p.m.
illumin8 is a program focused on downtown Columbia City and designed to provide an opportunity for people to share their vision for a business to fill one of several store fronts downtown, and for entrepreneurs who may be ready to launch a business.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man involved in a brief police standoff in Fort Wayne has been identified as a Whitley County man.
Though his identity has not been released, officials say local law enforcement officials were looking for the man, who they believe was suicidal.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley Countyâs United Way announced the end of its current fundraising campaign and the beginning of the grant-making process that will send $100,000 into the Whitley County community.
The campaign raised about $165,000, approximately $60,000 short of the goal of $225,000.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High School held its Senior Awards program last week to recognize outstanding students.
Awards and scholarships were given for academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Whitley County native and 1996 Columbia City High School graduate is returning to Whitley County to serve as Northern Heights Elementary Schoolâs principal.
Wesley Mullett, son of the late Dan and Susan Mullett (Riecke), and brother of Eagle Tech Academy Principal Brady Mullett, will join NHES next year.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The town council members in South Whitley are still dealing with the headaches of an under-constructed wastewater treatment facility.
The council met May 18 with Steve Grass, senior engineer at Donohue and Associates, to discuss how to deal with the problems moving forward.
Tanner Hughes, Whitko senior, signed a letter of intent to play football at Defiance College. Front, from left: Todd Hughes, father; Tanner Hughes; and Robin Hughes, mother. Back: Whitko Head Football Coach Josh Mohr and Whitko Athletic Director Casey Stouffer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Local farmers who have suffered loss from the bird flu are protected under federal law.
Two weeks ago, state animal health officials reported that the bird flu was present in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting âHistoric Survival Skills,â a disaster preparedness event on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event consists of various speakers on survival topics such as: fire, shelter, first aid, self defense, firearms safety and hunting,
Columbia City High Schoolâs show choir held its final performance of the season Sunday afternoon. The annual Fantacular was titled, âGender Royale.â Seniors Ashley Kendall and CariAnn Freed (right) sing their final songs as CCHS show choir members.