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A Riverside Charter bus trip will take place Saturday, July 28, to Chicago for $55. In August, there will be a trip to FireKeepers Casino. That trip will take place Sunday, Aug. 5, and will cost $35. This includes $20 slot play and $5 food credit. For more information contact Lisa Kimmell 739-7159.
The Whitko Class of 1972 will be holding its 40th class reunion Aug. 11 at the Larwill Community Building. Event organizers are still trying to locate several classmates including: David Swartz, Randy Walter, Terry Neer Click, Deb Reed Blank, Kathy Maggart Derheimer, Juanita Wilson Brison, Dale Gerard, Denise Hart, Dennis Hull, Mike Swartz, Lindsey Slater, Larry Kahn and Judy Matheny. Contact Cathy Shear Lundgren at 1201 N. Penny Dr. Warsaw, IN 46580 or call 574-268-4878 to pass on any information that might assist in locating these classmates.
â€śHow to Get a Grip on Emotions,â€ť presented by reVision Womenâ€™s Ministry, is a free workshop open to all women, Saturday Aug. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop will teach practical tools in emotional management. The workshop is free, but a free will donation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will not be provided. The event will be held at the Super 8 Hotel off U.S. 30, in the conference room. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot call 244-3656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia City High School, class of 1987, will hold its reunion Saturday. Social & cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. and an outdoor cookout will be at 6 p.m. as well as door prizes, 50/50 drawing and corn hole.
The reunion will be at Port Side Pizza (Tri-Lakes), 5310 N Old 102, Columbia City. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Mail reservations and money to Angie at 1138 S. Wolf Rd., Columbia City, IN 46725 by Sunday. An additional $5 per person is due after July 1 or at the door. The class Facebook page is Columbia City Joint High School Class of 1987. For more information contact Angie at 229-0170 or email@example.com.
The Whitley County Health Department will be having a walk-in clinic on Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for school shots.
For more information call the immunization clinic at 244-2310.
Sunday, Sept. 23, the First Church of God will host a county wide, hands on, interactive afternoon for teenagers. The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) has plans to make a difference in the lives of young adults in Whitley County.GEMS will focus on personal safety along with a hands-on self defense class hosted by Dean Houser and the local police force. â€śMAN UP!â€ť attendees will be challenged by a motivational speaker focusing on character building and breaking down masculine stereotypes. Also, there will be pizza and door prizes that will round out the event. For more information contact Sherry Sausaman at 609-7086 or Chip Stevenson at 248-5121.
Patsy Cline concert
â€śA Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,â€ť is the story of Patsy Clineâ€™s career intertwined with dozens of her greatest hits. The concert features a live band. This event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 to Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Old Train Depot, 115 E. Market St, Pierceton Ind.
Tickets for the show are $35 and include a meal. To make a reservation or for more information call 574-594-2090 or visit www.bestschotzproductions.com.
The Columbia City High School class of 1952 will hold its 60th class reunion at Eagles Nest Event Center, 125 S. Eagle Glen, Columbia City at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Event ogranizers are still trying to locate Eugene Bray, Sara Coy, Ardella Brown, Margaret Gustufson, Carolyn Egolf, Dan Wright, Dean Schoel, Nancy Ramp and Phil Weeks. Classmates who might have contact information are asked to contact Geiger at 244-6296.
Sounds of Summer
Peabody Public Library, in conjunction with the Whitley County Community Foundation, presents â€śSound of Summer,â€ť the annual summer concert series. All concerts will be held on the lawn behind the library, beginning at 6 p.m. The concerts will be held rain or shine.
Kenny Taylor will perform Saturday, Aug. 4. Kenny entertains with soft rock, sixties music and Elvis songs. Scratch & Sniff will entertain Saturday, Aug. 25. In keeping with past series, this is a local band led by Mark Roberts. They will be playing rock and roll.
5k race and walk
Witnessing Our Lordâ€™s Forgiveness will be having a 5k race and walk Saturday, Aug. 4 in Wolf Lake. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with registration between 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Registration is currently taking place and will last until Tuesday, July 31. The cost is $15 per person and includes a T-shirt or $10 per person without a T-shirt. To register for the race, contact Bryan Gill at 348-8205, mail in a registration form or visit www.hotonion5k.wordpress.com.
Francineâ€™s Friends Mobile Mammography coach makes getting a screening mammogram quick, easy and convenient. The mobile mammography will be coming to Whitley County Thursday, Aug. 2 at USSI, 4578 E. Park 30 Dr., Columbia City.For an appointment call 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Walk-in appointments may be available depending on the schedule.
South Whitley High School graduates are invited to come back to school this summer. The class of 1963 is organizing, â€śThose Were the Days,â€ť and encourages classmates who have not responded to their invitation to do so right away. The 36th Triennial Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 at Whitko High School in South Whitley. Since there is ample room in the Whitko gymnasium for alumni and their guests, organizers have extended the reservation deadline to Aug. 1.
The local coin club will meet at the Pierceton Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Members come from North Manchester, Syracuse, Pierceton, Columbia City and South Whitley. New members are welcome.
Club organizers invite interested coin collectors to come and find out about coins.
The 35th class reunion for the class of 1977 will be Friday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, the class will meet at 7 p.m. for a â€śmeet and greetâ€ť at Portside Pizza in Tri-Lakes. Saturday, the class will host a sit down dinner at the Brownstone Cafe, South Whitley. There will be a social time at 6 p.m. with dinner and dancing starting at 6:30 p.m.
Organizers are still looking for contact information for the following classmates: Dennis Baker, Frank Barton, John Beck, Deb Buckner, Charity Bowser-Wilson, Rick Brown, Patricia Cayot-Crabtree, Jerry Cox, Kenneth Crouse, Terry Drew, John Engle, Dan T. Ford, Roger Goodrich, Pam Grant, Mike Helvie, Linda Henney, Perry Jackson, Bill Kincaid, Scott Kuckuck, Ann Leatherman, Rick Marker, Marty McDonald, Tim Payne, Doug Radke, Tim Robinson, Michael D. Simmons, Robin Snyder, Peg Thompson, Jerome Wilhelm, Jone E. Williams III, Kevin Wilhelm, Steve D. Wood and Ron Young. Anyone with information on these classmates or for more information on the event should contact Tara L. Heinbaugh-Porter at 609-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Whitley High School graduating class of 1946 will meet at the Brownstone on State in South Whitley for a pre-Triennial Reunion at noon on Saturday, August 11.
Churubusco High Schoolâ€™s Show Choir, â€śNew Era,â€ť will be grilling pork burgers and hot dogs on Saturday at the pavillion located in the Egolf IGA parking lot, Churubusco. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. and go until sold out. The menu will be pork burgers for $3, hot dogs $1.50 and bottled water and pop, $1.50. There will also be meal options: Porkburger, drink and chips for $5 and hot dog, drink and chips for $3.
Columbia City High School class of 1941 will meet on Saturday, Aug. 4 at noon at Big Gâ€™s. For more information, contact Ed Meyers at 691-3223. If a classmate is interested, but unable to attend, and would like to send an update, it can be sent to Reunion, 2287 E. Crampton, Columbia City, IN 46725.
Ice cream social
Oak Grove United Methodist Church will host an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Soft serve ice cream will be available in vanilla, chocolate, lemon and strawberry with toppings offered. Also on the menu will be sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, pies, cakes and cookies. A freewill donation is encouraged and carry outs will be available for a price. Proceeds will to toward UMCOR for storm relief.
Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 4490 W. 200 S. in Columbia City.
Collamer Christian Church will host a hog roast at the church Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Both a meal and dessert will be served for a free will donation. Patrons can eat in or carry out will be available. The proceeds will go toward Bibles for Pakistan. Collamer Christian Church is located at 5850 S. 900 West in South Whitley.
The Whitley County W5YI Amateur Radio Test will be held on Saturday July 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room A and B of the Peabody Library. For additional WCARC Inc information visit www.wcarc.org or contact Roger McEntarfer via email at email@example.com or call 503-9008.
Churubusco High School class of 1987 will hold its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8. Organizers are in need of contact information for many of the classmates. To report updated contact information for any classmate, contact Shonda (Creech) Hogeston at 693-3548 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana is holding its 37th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 from noon to 2 p.m. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. A book signing will follow the event.
The ceremony will be held at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom and will feature Barry Petersen, â€śCBS Sunday Morningâ€ť contributor, â€śCBS Evening Newsâ€ť correspondent and author of â€śJanâ€™s Storyâ€ť: Love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimerâ€™s.â€ť The cost is $25 per person or $200 for table of 10. â€śCommunities for a Lifetimeâ€ť Awards of Excellence 2012 honorees will be announced. For more information, call 745-1200 x 228.
The Blue River Big Band will be performing Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fort Wayne Jefferson Pointe by the fountain. The group will be playing big band favorites including selections from Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more. For more information visit, www.blueriverbigband.com.
The Whitley County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #131 will sponsor a country music benefit show. The show will be held at Columbia City High School Sunday at 4 p.m. This year, the FOP will host country music award winning artists such as Nathan Osmond, Moore and Moore and The Carl Acuff Band.Proceeds from the show will go toward area youth activities such as the childrenâ€™s egg hunt in the park, little league baseball programs, youth career camp and others. The FOP also makes donations to area officers that are injured in the line of duty. The FOP would like to invite the community to an afternoon of country music entertainment.
South Whitley High School class of 1949 will meet for lunch at The Crossroads Inn, Ind. 9 and Ind. 14, at 11 a.m. for a pre-alumni reunion Saturday, Aug. 11. Contact Mary K. Miller at 244-2946 or email@example.com to R.S.V.P.
Ice cream social
Indiana Farm Bureau, district 2, will sponsor an ice cream social Sunday, July 29 at the Whitley County Fairgrounds from 2 to 4 p.m. Those who attend will experience home made ice cream made by the Steuben County Farm Bureau to honor the district 2 scholarship recipients.
The community is welcome to bring cookies or a dessert to share. Table service, drinks and ice cream toppings will be provided. The event will be held near the Ag Museum. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but picnic tables will be available.
For more information contact Kerry Goshert at 574-328-0739.