CHURUBUSCO â€” Leadership Whitley County (LWC) traveled to C & A Tool in Churubusco for its November session focusing on diversity and inclusion.
The morning kicked-off with a trust activity involving blindfolds and specific activities.
This icebreaker provided an opportunity for class members to reconnect, build trust among each other and recognize non-verbal cues.
Following a debriefing of the exercise, LWC participants provided informative reports on their county tour experience conducted in October.
Twelve members of Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, and guest National Patroness Rene Erickson, gathered at the home of Kris Richey for a holiday â€śFestival of Favorites.â€ť
The Social Committee of Richey, Mary Lou Fries, Jerilyn Geiger, Myra Schmidt, Janelle Smith and Sandy Whiteleather planned and hosted the event. A Swiss raclette dining experience with favorite foods was featured.
COLUMBIA CITY Â â€” Agricultural Museum President Don King recently accepted a â€śgenerousâ€ťdonation for the Shelter House Restoration Fund from Jared Bennett, a representative of Memcor Inc. of Huntington County.
The Shelter House, a historic building located on the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, was in need of restoration, but lack of funds initiated a donation call out.
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY â€” Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred near Barbee Lake, in Kosciusko County at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was also shot, but suffered non-life threatening injuries after what police believe was a domestic dispute.
Barbee Lake is located less than 20 miles from Columbia City, south of North Webster.
The shooting occurred at EMS B-10 Lane north of Pierceton off Ind. 13.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials announced the winners of Columbia Cityâ€™s lighting contest this week.
While participation in the contest was down this year, City Councilman and contest judge Dan Weigold said the city still has many decorated homes.
â€śThere were a few less participants this year,â€ť Weigold said. â€śI think itâ€™s due to a combination of things â€” a late Thanksgiving and poor weather. At the same time, there are still some very beautiful homes.â€ť
This yearâ€™s top home has been a winner in the past. Taking overall honors was Mike Christie, whoâ€™s decorations stood out from the rest.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Most Whitley County residents are accustomed to hearing how government officials work on their behalf.
However, the holiday season found county officials working to give back to residents in tangible ways.
For the last 10 years, county employees have participated in a campaign to collect pocket change. The money raised goes to supply Christmas gifts and items needed for families struggling through the holiday season.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees officially approved an agreement that will provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district.
SGCS entered into an agreement with the town of Churubusco and the Churubusco Police Department at the recommendation of Superintendent Galen Mast.
Chad Fulkerson has updated his SRO training and met all of the requirements to be the SRO for the district.
Half of his salary will be provided by a Department of Homeland Security Grant the district received, which totals slightly more than $20,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ All employees at the Columbia City Marathon convenience store and gas station, 545 W. Connexion Way, say, "Merry Christmas . . . and have a wonderful holiday season!"
The convenient Marathon store, located just off U.S. 30 near the west edge of the community, is one of the most popular places in the area.
Just like Marathon's slogan, "An American company serving America," the local Marathon store is proud to serve Whitley County and the region.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ "North, South, East and West . . . we're sending all our very best to all our good friends everywhere, our sincere thanks and warm wishes for a very merry holiday season," say the workers at Yagel Grain Systems, 550 W. Business 30.
Celebrating 21 years in business, Yagel Grain Systems is a premier provider of sales, service and installation for all grain handling equipment.
Yagel Grain Systems can be reached at 260 248-2311.
HUNTINGTON â€“ Troxel Equipment, the area's premiere John Deere, Stihl and Honda power equipment dealer, has issued its holiday greeting.
"May you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years," the Troxel staff proclaims. "And thank you all for your business."
Troxel Equipment, "your solutions dealer," has dealerships in Huntington (4777 W 500 N), Wabash (983 N. Ind. 13) and Bluffton (5068 E. 100 N).
Toll-free phone number is 1-888-876-9352 and you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.troxelequipment.com