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October 4th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â Students at Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High school strolled through the hallways this week in a variety of styles â ranging from their Sunday best to their thrift shop threads â in the spirit of homecoming week.
The walls of the schoolâs commons were adorned with the likenesses of famous musicians superimposed with the heads of senior football players, coaches and administrators. The prominent image on the wall was the face of Eagle Football Head Coach Paul Sade on the body of Elvis Presley in mid-hip swing as âThe King of Football.â
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COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man has been arrested after police found he was using his cell phone to take photos of a nude female at a local tanning bed.
COLUMBIA CITY â Carol Pebley, Wycliffe Bible translator and missionary, will be at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to share stories of her ministry. Pebley began her service to the Lord living in the Philippines in 1986. She dedicated her life to learning the "unwritten language" of the Kagayanen people with hopes of providing the Bible in their mother tongue.
Jaden Bechtold, a kindergartner from Northern Heights Elementary School, was awarded $529 toward his College Choice 529 account as part of the Whitley County Promise program, directed by the Whitley County Family YMCA. The programâs goal is to promote a college and career identity in Whitley Countyâs youth. Statistics show that if a child has a dedicated college savings account, he or she is seven times more likely to attend college.
CHURUBUSCO â To celebrate autumn colors and festivities, the Churubusco Public Library will be sponsoring a fall coloring contest for children ages 12 and under. Pumpkin-themed coloring pages are currently available at the library, and must be returned by Oct. 25.
Several first graders in Whitley County recently visited Manchester University to learn about college life. The children had a chance to âWalk Into Their Futureâ by participating in different activities provided by the science, education, math and English departments of Manchester University. Northern Heights Elementary School Principal Jake Hoag said touring the campus and participating in the activities was a âunique opportunityâ for the children.
COLUMBIA CITY â A professional conference was one of many events promoting domestic violence awareness this week. To begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF) members planned a series of events that included guest speakers at county high schools, decorating downtown Columbia City with purple ribbons, banners and posters, and on Thursday, a day-long conference helped to educate community leaders and volunteers on the impact of violence in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â A new regional project, the Our Story Project, sought public input to help change the way residents speak about Northeast Indiana. Workshops were held in Whitley County in September and continue in all 10 counties within the region this week and next. Public participation helps to establish the regionâs reputation, with themes including who we are, where we are going as a region and what Northeast Indiana will be known for.
COLUMBIA CITY â Continuing a recognition program the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) launched during the organizationâs 20th anniversary celebrations in 2012, the EDC has recognized Reelcraft Industries, Inc. and Shindigz for the companiesâ long-term contributions to the communityâs economic success.