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January 7th, 2012

JOIN 4-H FUN: 4-H Open House is scheduled for Jan. 26

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – A 4-H Open House is scheduled for all families and young 4-H Members at the 4-H Center (West Room) Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
The 4-H Open House will last approximately one hour. Information about enrollment, projects and other activities will be available.
This will be a great opportunity for families who are not familiar with the 4-H program or are just starting 4-H to ask questions and gather information, note 4-H organizers.
Enrollment forms will be available. Open enrollment for Mini and Regular 4-H will be starting in February through April 2.

ROUND 'EM UP: Whitley County Consolidated Schools establish kindergarten roundup dates

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

Parents are instructed by school officials to call each elementary school office to set up an appointment time for the appropriate date.

School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.

IVY TECH AT CCHS: IVY Tech classes begin at Col. City High School

January 7, 2012

IVY Tech Community College will be holding classes Monday through Wednesday evenings at Columbia City High School beginning Jan. 9 and running through May 2.

Classes include:
•Fundamentals of Alge-bra I and II
•Introduction to College Writing
•Introduction to Psycho-logy
•Anatomy/Physiology I
•Concepts in Mathemat-ics
There will be no classes held on Jan. 16, (Martin Luther King Day) and April 2–6 (WCCS Spring Break).
For more information, you may contact Barb Knuth, IVY Tech Site Coordinator, 260-244-6136, Ext. 3207.

WHO'S YOUR DADDY?: ‘Share an Ancestor’ at Jan. 19 meeting of Genealogy group

January 7, 2012

The Whitley County Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.., in the Peabody Public Library.

The program is “Share An Ancestor.”
Ancestors do not need to be famous, just a family member you would like to share.

Anyone is welcome to come to the meetings; you need not be a member.

EEL RIVER TRAIL: Friends update newest project; meeting Thursday will detail South Whitley paved trail

January 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY – Last October the Friends of the Eel River Trail obtained a 1,600-foot length of the abandoned railbed of the Eel River Railroad in South Whitley.
This parcel of land was previously owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A gravel path runs along the railbed from Calhoun Street in South Whitley through beautiful quiet woods to the old railroad trestle east of town.

January 6th

Columbia City girls top Bellmont

January 7, 2012

By JOE SPAULDING
for The Post and Mail

DECATUR — One observer at the press table Friday night at the Bellmont gym wryly noted, “the first team to 30 will win.”

That prediction came true as Columbia City held on to win a 35-29 girls varsity decision over Bellmont in Northeast Hoosier Conference action by shutting down the Bellmont inside game with what Eagle coach Amy Shearer called “good pressure and a good defensive effort.”

'Busco girls lose

January 7, 2012

FREMONT — Churubusco girls basketball got down early Friday and was never able to recover, losing to Fremont Lady Eagles 49-31.

The ‘Busco Lady Eagles kept it close in the first quarter, scoring nine points to Fremont’s 12.

“We played well in the first quarter,” Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich said. “Then we started struggling defensively.
“When we play well on defense the rest falls together. We started getting tired and started standing up instead of moving our feet on defense and our shots stopped falling.”

Jennie Weber, 96

January 6, 2012

Jennie V. Weber, 96, North Manchester, died at 1:34 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Landess, to LaMoine and Ruth (McVicker) Pulley).
On April 7, 1934, she married Milan E. Torpy. He died June 13, 1968.
On June 28, 1977, she married George W. Weber. He died September 8, 1981.

BANNED: 'Spice' still an issue in Whitley County, U.S.

January 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite July 2011’s ban on synthetic marijuana, commonly known as “spice”, is still prevalent in Whitley County and much of Indiana.
Though the marijuana-like drug can’t be found on shelves at local businesses, Whitley County Drug Task Force Leader and Sheriff’s Detective Bill Brice said people are going to Fort Wayne or buying the substance on the internet.
“The ordinance has helped keep the illegal stuff off the shelves, but it’s still out there,” Brice said.

OUTSPOKEN: Coupled Products employees still protesting

January 6, 2012

Employees at Coupled Products, a business on CR 600 E near U.S. 30, have been on strike for nearly seven months. Above, Gerri and Bill Wickliffe protest behind the group’s sign, “Right 2 work for less.”

Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...
WARSAW — Whitko’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland...
NEW HAVEN — After a strong week of conference play, Columbia City’s girls golf team placed seventh...

 

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