Pierceton Elementary School recently awarded Riley VanCleave (right) with a gift card for being the top seller for the Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser this year. VanCleave is a fourth-grade student, but has been awarded this prize every year since he was in kindergarten. The PTO would like to thank VanCleave and his mother for all their hard work in supporting the school. Awarding VanCleave with the gift card is Kathy Wright who is co-president of the PTO.
The Ag Museum Board would like to extend an invitation to all persons who have an interest in Whitley County history to attend the Annual Meeting Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at the museum. The program will be cover the history and making of maple syrup. Those interested do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Bring a covered dish and table service to take part in the food and fellowship. The meat and drinks will be furnished. Pictured is one area of the museum that portrays pioneer life.
Mary Raber Elementary School recently celebrate its November Shining Stars.Â The following students were recognized this month for using their life skills, treating people right and doing the right thing: Kindergarteners â€” Ethan Huerta, Lillen Johnson, Tatianna Saavedra, Meya Gonzalez, Wesley Fowler and Haylee Harpel. First graders â€” Aleighya Loe, Brandelyn Maggard, Isabelle Landis, Iziah Rinehold, Kassidy Welch and Mikayla Cochran. Second graders â€” Brodie Baughman, Xander Ogden, Sam Bechtold and Kelan Ferguson.
â€˘ Walk of Trees - 5 p.m.
In its fourth year, The Walk of Trees will open for tours Friday at 5 p.m. and will continue Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14. at The Clugston, Chauncey Street, Columbia City.
More than 20 trees are expected to be a part of this yearâ€™s walk.
FORT WAYNE â€” A third-quarter charge was not enough for Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team against Fort Wayne Northrop Wednesday.
The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Bruins by a final score of 60-49.
It was the second defeat in a row for Whitko (3-3), but the third consecutive contest against a Class 4A school. It was the first win of the year for 1-5 Northrop.
Whitko Girls Basketball Head Coach Brandon Bradley said Northrop challenges his squad in a unique fashion.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two Eagle wrestling squads squared off Wednesday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium for Whitley County bragging rights and both the Olde Golden Eagle Trophy and the Blake-Jones-Koontz Cup, as wrestling supremacy in Whitley County was on the line.
Columbia City, fresh off a victory over Whitko at the Wawasee Invitational, looked to defend last yearâ€™s title. Standing in the Eaglesâ€™ way was a veteran Churubusco team looking to avenge last yearâ€™s narrow, home loss to Columbia City.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A new space for teens will officially open Saturday for the South Whitley Community Public Library.
The Foundation, 207 E. Front St., will be available to the public to tour during an open house Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at its location next to the library.
Shannon Langmaid is in charge of youth services and childrenâ€™s programming at the library. She said the newly-renovated building will serve as a youth center.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Several years ago, when Columbia City annexed the Westgate area, located west of the city, officials identified some drainage issues.
At that time, the city collaborated with Whitley County officials to make some repairs to the east side of the annexation.
In 2005, Westgate had severe flooding, and in 2006 there was a study and proposed improvement project â€” to the tune of $300,000.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After several meetings with the Whitley County Commissioners and county health department officials, it was Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl that made the final decision on a neglected property in rural Columbia City.
Thomas Ebetino, owner of the property located on County Road 400 South, took his continuing case to court.
After receiving complaints from residents that own property near Ebetino, County Health Specialist Scott Wagner filed the necessary paperwork to have official action taken against Ebetino in September.
atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.
In Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball teamâ€™s third game of the season, the Eagles will travel to Northrop Friday.
While most of the players who battled it out on the court for the last several years are gone now, the game is still expected to be competitive.
Like Columbia City, Northrop lost several key players to graduation, mainly twins Brenton and Bryson Scott, who went on to play Division I hoops at Indiana State and Purdue, respectively.