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May 19th, 2013

Whitko H.S. hands out Class of 2013 awards

May 19, 2013

Whitko High School seniors that earned scholarships through Kosciusko County Community Foundation included Chelsee Christoffel, Becca Thomson, Jamie Wall, Natasha Anderson, Aaron Horn and Holly Frantz. Scholarships were presented by KCCF’s Amy Cannon.

See Page A5 of the May 20 issue for more photos and a complete list of award recipients.

Spring Spruce-Up Day

May 19, 2013

Cory and Maudie Sickafoose, along with their three daughters, helped plant flowers, clean the park, and picked up a lot of litter from alleys and streets.

They were just one of several families who came out to volunteer during South Whitley’s Spring Spruce-Up Day Saturday.

Making lemonade

May 19, 2013

Garrett Shepherd, a kindergartner at Little Turtle Elementary School, participated in a nation-wide initiative to teach children how to run and operate a lemonade business.

Students were given a booklet to follow and specific instructions. Shepherd had to complete a business plan, create a menu, build a booth and serve customers as part of the program.

Shepherd said he intends to use the money he makes, after he takes out his expenses, to purchase a video game.

Pictured is Shepherd (right) and his father, Marty, operating the lemonade stand on Saturday.

SUMMER STYLE: Crisp cuts her break to begin career

May 19, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.

COLUMBIA CITY — Kirstie Crisp will soon don a cap and gown and graduate with the rest of Columbia City High School’s Class of 2013.

However, while others go off on summer vacations and senior trips, Crisp will be starting her career — in cosmetology.

“I had visited colleges and I knew they that they wouldn’t work for me,” Crisp said. “Cosmetology is something that I love. Why would I do something that I didn’t love just to conform to everyone else?”

STUDENTS HONORED: WHS applauds senior success

May 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School recognized seniors who excelled in academics, attendance and service at a ceremony held Friday night.

Honors were given to students who had outstanding attendance, had earned academic honor diplomas, and were achievers on the sports field as well as the classroom.

Among the honors given was an award presented by WHS Principal David Parker. The Principal’s Awards are given to Chelsee Christoffel and Alex Stoddard.

“These students exemplify everything we strive to present at Whitko,” Parker said. “Overall, I am so proud of the Class of 2013.”

THE 'ADVENTURE' BEGINS: Playground erected in South Whitley

May 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — After months of planning, South Whitley’s town park received its last installment of playground equipment Friday.

Cemented across from Doodlebug Village, Adventure Mania is an interactive playground for older children.

Several slides and climbing apparatuses were put in place with work expected to be finished tomorrow.

Michael Vestergaard, owner of Vestergaard & Sons, Inc., and his crew were on hand for the installation.

Whitko High School’s football team joined in on the heavy lifting.

TALKING POLITICS: GOP fires concerns at local lawmakers

May 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Republicans gathered Saturday to hear Indiana lawmakers’ recap on this year’s legislative session.

Indiana Representatives Kathy Heuer and David Ober joined with Indiana Senator Jim Banks to share what bills had been passed and what effect that might have on the local level.

Although there were numerous wins the trio was able to tally, several issues brought on some heated discussion and concern for those at the breakfast.

Heuer’s rules reform

Michael Farrer, 63

May 19, 2013

Michael S. Farrer, 63, of Columbia City, passed away at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home on Tri-Lakes surrounded by his family.
Born Sept. 24, 1949, in Grand Island, Neb.Mike was the son of Chauncey and Maryellen (Waddick) Farrer.
He was an independent contractor as a brick mason. He loved his family, riding his Harley and lake sports.

Rex Hoover, 80

May 19, 2013

Rex Harold Hoover, 80, of Churubusco, passed at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at his home.
Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Roanoke, he was the son of William Dale and Clarissa Mary (Harvey) Hoover.
Rex was raised in Roanoke and he graduated from Roanoke High School with the Class of 1951. He was inducted into the Huntington County Sports Hall of Fame in 1978 in basketball at the P.A.L. recreation center. He served in the U.S. Army.

Nellie Bishop, 89

May 19, 2013

Nellie Jean Bishop, 89, a former resident of South Whitley, died at 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, where she had been a resident since 2010.
She was born March 13, 1924, in Fort Wayne, a daughter of the late Ralph and Sylvia (Ditton) Cullers.
She began her schooling in Fort Wayne and then the family moved to Columbia City where she completed her elementary school. She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1942.

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