September 9th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Out of 10 senior girls, only one could be declared Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Whitley County for 2014.
That one was Hannah Schaefer, a Columbia City High School student.
â€śWow! This is so unexpected,â€ť Schaefer said. â€śItâ€™s wonderful, but right now, itâ€™s overwhelming.â€ť
Schaefer is the daughter of Mark and Mary Ann Schaefer. In addition to her designation as DYW, Schaefer also earned the award in both the Talent category and in Self Expression.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The cityâ€™s streets were full of orange T-shirt wearing Lutheransâ€™ Sunday as three local congregations came together to volunteer in Columbia City.
The work day was part of a nation-wide initiative celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA).
â€śGodâ€™s work, our hands,â€ť was the motto for the day. Judy Follis, event coordinator and pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, saw the day as a chance to give back to the community that has supported the local ECLA congregations.
(Sept. 7, 2013) Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival was held on the Courthouse lawn today. See Tuesday's issue of The Post & Mail for complete coverage of this event.
(Sept. 7, 2013) Tonight, Hannah Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, was declared Whitley County's Distinguished Young Woman 2014. See Monday's issue of The Post & Mail for complete coverage of the program.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team picked up its first win Friday night, downing Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood by a 41-35 score.
Whitko jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, and held on to it through the remainder of the game.
Tanner Hughes recorded two touchdowns for Whitko. He had 126 rushing yards on 29 carries, good for 4.3 yards per carry.
Leading the â€™Cats in yards per carry was Devin Gerding, at 13.3. He had 10 carries for 133 yards and a TD. Gerding also led the Wildcats on defense with five tackles and two for losses.
Indian Springs Middle School is holding a 5K walk/run today at the school, sponsored by Eagles in Flight. Friday, all ISMS students had the opportunity to hit the course during school hours, and event teachers and administrators said was a big hit with the students. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man convicted this year of home improvement fraud had his sentence modified in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
George A. Martin, 55, of North Manchester, was given a five-year sentence in July.
He was ordered to serve one year at the Whitley County Jail, two years on home detention and two on probation.
Judge James Heuer modified his sentence to probation except for time served Monday, mostly due to the health issues in Martinâ€™s life.
Martin was in a wheelchair while in court Monday. In July, he had difficulty walking and was wearing a back brace.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Vince Buchanan, executive director of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, spoke recently with the Columbia City Rotary Club.
The regional chamber is a membership-based organization that acts as a resource for all of the Chamber of Commerce offices in Northeast Indiana.
Ten counties in the corner of the state are represented by this regional office. Their central office is located on the southwest side of Ft. Wayne, on Pointe Inverness Way.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Peabody Public Library will present Project Teen Runway beginning in October. Sign ups for this new program are now open.
Sessions begin Tuesday, Oct. 1 and run every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. during October.
Anyone in Whitley County in grades 6 through 12 may sign up, regardless of whether they have a library card. There is a limit of 30 participants, so sign up soon.
The weekly sessions are as follows:
â€˘Week 1, Tuesday, Oct. 1 â€” Easy and quick hairstyles and professional makeup in 15 minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Elks Lodge is doing big things to help local youth. Elks invest in the nationâ€™s future by helping deserving students attend the colleges of their dreams.
This year, the Elks National Foundation will fund nearly $3.74 million in college scholarships through its three scholarship programs.
The Elks National Foundationâ€™s Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest launched Sept. 1 and will lessen the cost of college tuition for 500 deserving students.