May 9th, 2013
A summer car show will be held once on month on Monday evenings in order to benefit community food banks.
Each car show participant is asked to bring two or three food items that will be collected and then distributed to the food pantries.
Music will be provided at the show as well as prizes for the cars displayed.
The show will be held in the parking lot of Arbyâs, Columbia City on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16.
COLUMBIA CITY â Beginning Sunday, Millerâs Merry Manor, Columbia City, will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center.
With the theme of âTeam Care: Everyone Pitches In,â the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.
Eagle Tech Academy freshmen and sophomore students spent part of their school day serving in the community.
Pictured, Lucas Steinke (back) and Davin Lawrence paint an exterior door at The Center for Whitley County Youth.
Columbia Cityâs softball teamâs smallest fan, Marshall Cox, watched the Lady Eagles at a recent game at Morsches Park. Marshall is the grandson of Head Coach Steve Cox.
COLUMBIA CITY â Typically people in Whitley County would not associate 4-H with life inside the city limits.
However, Marley Heritier is breaking the stereotype of 4-H being just for those that live in the country.
She became involved in the 4-H program while growing up within the city limits of Columbia City.
Marley is in her second year of 4-H, and is the daughter of Christian Heritier and Cathy Heritier.
She attends Mary Raber Elementary School where she is a fourth grader. She has one older brother, Julian, who is in his fourth year of the 4-H program.
Columbia Cityâs softball team will hold its senior night Friday at the home game against Central Noble at 5 p.m.
Pictured are the 2013 Lady Eagle seniors. Front row, from left: Mariah Hanauer, Emily Gangwer and Krystin VanHouten. Back row, from left: Natasha Rubrake, Brey Ousley, Claire Kauffman and Hannah Schnorr.
COLUMBIA CITY â âThe sky is the limit for Celine.â
Kathleen Myers, Columbia Cityâs head tennis coach, believes in her No. 1 singles player.
But who wouldnât?
Celine Rongos is undefeated after 14 matches, topping all Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents that sheâs faced.
Itâs not uncommon to see a 6-0, 6-0 score next to Rongosâ name â but the wins didnât come without hard work.
âCeline doesnât just play from March to May,â Myers said. âShe works a number of hours outside the tennis season and has a very strong work ethic.â
CHURUBUSCO â Amanda Martin has moved to the head of the Class of 2013 for Churubusco Junior-Senior High School.
Martin, daughter of David and Amy Martin, was named valedictorian.
Coming in at the number two spot was Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient Chandler Brown.
Brown, CJSHSâs salutatorian, is the son of Doug and Larisa Brown.
Looking back over their four years at CJSHS, the pair of academic achievers agree that the time was well spent.
INDIANAPOLIS â Surrounded by members of his school safety working group, Governor Mike Pence Wednesday signed Senate Enrolled Act 1, which defines training requirements for school resource officers (SRO) and establishes a grant program to assist schools in enhancing their security.
âWe have no higher priority than ensuring the safety of our children,â said Pence. âIn combination with our administrationâs school safety working group, the legislation I sign today will provide new resources to make our schools safer so our teachers can focus on education and our kids can simply be kids.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Two men who were arrested on drug charges in a traffic stop last week had their initial appearance in court Monday.
Michael Yoha and Vanness Oliver, both of Mansfield, Ohio, were arrested April 30 and charged with dealing a Schedule 1 controlled substance and possession of a narcotic.
Both men pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court and were appointed public defenders. Yoha will be represented by Brad Voelz and Oliver by Brad Baber.
Both men will be in court June 3. Oliver was released on bail Monday.