November 25th, 2013
Columbia City Rotary Club President Gene Smith is pictured presenting Dick Haworth, a Rotarian, with his second Paul Harris Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes a strong financial commitment to the Rotary Foundation and world understanding and peace through Rotary. Haworth also was serenaded by the club in singing âHappy Birthdayâ to him.
Haworth recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.
Columbia City High Schoolâs Student Council invited Little Turtle Elementary School students and staff to participate in the Annual Turkey Run â a Thanksgiving funds and food collection for disadvantaged families within the district and the Whitley County community.
LTES students were given a dual challenge this year â raise one more Turkey Run dinner than last year and see who could raise the most funds. The contest was between kindergartner, first and second grade classes against third through fifth grade classes.
COLUMBIA CITY â One of Columbia Cityâs new Rotarians Kent Turnbow, of Turnbow prosthetics in Columbia City, introduced Nick Rhoad from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency at a recent meeting.
Rhoad, a father of three and Allen County native, came to speak to the local Rotary Club on efficiency in government, especially in his area of the licensing of an estimated 470,000 Hoosiers who are required to have a Indiana State license to practice their profession.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂâ Residents are paying taxes and dropping off aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Recently, members of the Faith Christian Academy brought in their donation â in a fish aquarium.
Drew Lortie, a student at FCA, brought the tabs in and was âhappyâ to donate them to help kids and parents in need.
Faith Christian Academy is Whitley Countyâs only non-denominational Christian school, operating since 1991. Tabs can be collected in many types of convenient containers, such as plastic baggies, buckets, water bottles and more.
Neal Franklin Mosley, 41, of Nappanee, and formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.
Born on Jan. 13, 1972, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he was the son of Louis A. and Linda M. (Brown) Mosley.
He resided there in Colorado Springs until 1982 when he moved to Columbia City.
He then moved to Nappanee in 2004, his residence.
Neal attended Columbia City High School and had most recently been a cabinetmaker for MED LINE.
He was also a great artist and loved to draw as well.
Bennett âBenâ L. Warner, 85, of South Whitley, died at 6:09 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital Emergency Room where he was brought earlier.
He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Kosciusko County, a son of the late Delbert R. and Jessie A. (Reed) Warner.
His formative years were spent in eastern Kosciusko County. He attended Sidney High School.
On Jan. 2, 1951, he entered into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and was honorably discharged Oct. 2, 1952.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.
Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.
The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.
The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools welcomed Rep. Dave Ober to tour the new construction that has been done for the districtâs schools.
Ober, while visiting with Superintendent Galen Mast and Churubusco Junior/Senior High School Principal Jim Folland, said education issues are still of concern for the Statehouse.
SGCS recently received a grant for a school resource officer (SRO). Ober said SROs are useful for a variety of reasons.
COLUMBIA CITY â Whitley Countyâs 4-H Club elected four directors at Thursday nightâs annual meeting at the 4-H Center.
The newly-elected directors will serve three-year terms.
Laura Kyler, Bob McKown, Mindy Muchow and Jeremiah Ballard are the four new directors that will serve the nonprofit, which hosts the annual county fair.
McKown was re-elected to his directorâs position. Ballard, Kyler and Muchow will replace departing directors Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix and Julie Johnson.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City is seeking consultants to possibly change a long-term plan for the cityâs stormwater.
In previous City Council and Board of Works meetings, Columbia City officials decided to look into its options for the long-term plan of the cityâs stormwater management.
After discussions, officials want to seek out possible improvements to the plan, which was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) several years ago.