July 1st, 2013
The Columbia City Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants today through Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County 4-Hers are preparing for the countyâ€™s fair that will run from July 12-18. Although the event caters to those students who have worked on projects, crafted various items, and raised a variety of animals, the fair is geared toward families.
Keith Schuman, of South Whitley, is a parent active in the countyâ€™s 4-H program. He has a 10 â€“year 4-H member and now his daughter, Tiffany, is completing her 10th year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Anna South, a 16-year-old homeschool student, has invested her time and ability to the service of The Center for Whitley County Youth.
The Center is a nonprofit, community-based, youth-development organization benefitting Whitley County teens. Since 2005, the organization has leaned on community members to volunteer in numerous after-school programs and social activities.
South has been involved as a teen for two years. She works with middle school students in an after-school service program that allows her to mentor younger teens.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A trip to downtown Columbia City this week meant becoming immersed in Old Settlers Day festivities.
The annual celebration brings with it a midway â€” complete with rides, attractions and games. Manning the rides and games are midway workers that travel with Poor Jack Amusements.
For Whitley County residents, Old Settlers Day is a five-day event that will come to a close today. But after the rides and games pull out of town, the festival life continues for those who work for the amusement company.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl at Park Terrace Apartments.
Dustin Nemitz, 18, was booked at the Whitley County Jail on several felony charges, including rape, strangulation, child molesting and burglary.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson, police were called to the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital early for an alleged rape and stabbing investigation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Uniform color at Columbia City High School has created a buzz in the community.
While some are accepting of the more modern look of black sports gear, many feel that tradition is lost by getting away from the schoolâ€™s colors â€” maroon and gold.
â€śWe are stepping away from tradition and school spirit by making changes with uniforms,â€ť said Candy Pease, CCHS alumnus. â€śI hate it. We compete with another school that has black and gold (Churubusco) as their school colors and they are the Eagles as well. Where is our originality? Shouldnâ€™t we show our school spirit?â€ť
Columbia City Parks Departmentâ€™s four-year-old instructional T-ball league concluded Wednesday.
The team was led by Steve Shoda, a Columbia City High School assistant coach, as well as Eagle players.
Back row, from left: CCHS player Gary Ormsby, Shoda and Curtis Shoda, CCHS player.
â€˘ Poor Jackâ€™s Amusement Midway â€” 5 to 11 p.m. daily; Midway wristband discount from 1 to 5 p.m.
â€˘ American Legion Bingo â€” Saturday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Legion tent on the Midway.
â€˘ Farmers Market, 4-H Fairgroundsâ€” 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
â€˘ Peabody Public Library Book Sale, Ind. 205 (Van Buren Street) â€” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â€˘ Elks Lodge Open House/Pre-Parade Socializing & Fundraiser, 109 S. Main St.
â€˘ American Legion Parade, Main St. from North St. through downtownâ€” 5 p.m.
â€˘ W.C. Pork Producers, corner of Main and Van Buren Streets â€” Sandwich Feed 4 p.m.
Judy Barnett and her grandson A.J. Spencer register for Old Settlers Dayâ€™s Oldest and Longest Continuous Citizen record Thursday at the Whitley County Historical Museum.
Barnett was born in Huntington, but moved to the county in 1968 and has lived here ever since.
Spencer is 9 years old and has lived in Whitley County his entire life.
The official lineup for the 2013 American Legion Old Settlers Day parade.
Parade participants will line up at Columbia City High School. The parade route will leave the school and travel west along North Street, turn south at Main Street, continue through downtown Columbia City, and will end south of the Whitley County Courthouse square. Parade participants include:
â€˘Nathan Enyeart â€“ I.T.A.T.
â€˘Korean War Veterans of Ft Wayne
â€˘Whitley County Salvation Army Auxiliary
â€˘Whitley County Patriots
â€˘Frank Fahl â€“ Wagon for Veterans
â€˘Whitley County Democrats
â€˘Parkview Whitley Hospital