August 13th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With safety as a top focus, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials mandated all teachers receive special training prior to the 2014-15 school year. That school safety and bullying training requirement was carried through to substitute teachers this summer, as well as anyone interacting with WCCS children on a daily basis.
Lady Eagle varsity soccer player Hannah Wappes takes control of the ball from a Wawasee opponent during a scrimmage yesterday at Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Max Gandy Athletic Field.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials opened the floor for discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Eleven members of the community attended the meeting, with six voicing their concerns on the cityâ€™s impending sewer rate hike.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 13, 2014) -- Here is a snapshot of events in Whitley County today.
â€¢Support group - 5:30 p.m.
The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a victimâ€™s support group every second Wednesday of the month with free childcare provided.Participants will need to go through a screening process before attending the group. For more information, text or call Natalie at 229-8269 or visit www.wcdvtf.org.
â€¢Farmers market - 4 p.m.
Dillon Sheiss, of Columbia City, was awarded Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair for his pigeon Jack. Sheiss also won Intermediate Junior Pigeon Showmanship and had two birds on Champion Row in the poultry show earlier in the week.
A unique fundraiser was held for South Whitleyâ€™s Food Bank Saturday. The Hot Shot event featured several Cleveland Township firefighters competing in a variety of activities for the cause. The food bank received $1,428.25 in financial donations and 1,927 items were collected to be used to serve South Whitley families in need.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Old Settlers Days has long since ended, but what is left in the wake of the festival is more than $14,000 invested into the community. Old Settlers Association members recently awarded $14,654 in grants to nonprofit organizations and groups in Whitley County.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” To some it may seem all Whitley County has to offer is corn and bean fields. However, further research will show there is a certain charm to the history of this county. One such area that has been a staple in Whitley County is the 4-H Fair.
More than 100 walkers came together for The Compassionate Friendsâ€™ annual Walk to Remember. Family members who had lost a loved one walked from the Whitley County Courthouse to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home in Columbia City. After a brief ceremony, 150 balloons were released in memory of those passed away.