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September 17th, 2013

Sigma Eta sings, shares, serves

September 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, met in September at the Quiet Corner.

Chorister Sandy Whiteleather led the group in singing “September Song,” “My Shepherd” and “I Love Christmas.” She also led the creed set to music by Mary Helfrich. Joyce Dubach accompanied the group.

Hostess Kris Richey served chai, green, herbal and decaf teas; coffee; pumpkin pie; dump cake; nuts and assorted chocolates. Susan McClish assisted.

Student recognition

September 17, 2013

Breece Bays (left) was nominated by her kindergarten teacher, Jenn Bruce (center), as Pierceton Elementary School’s Student of the Month.

Pictured above, Whitko Community School Corporation’s Superintendent Steve Clason (right) presents Bays with the award.

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: Parents encouraged to attend conference night

September 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Parents will fill the classrooms at Whitko High School as administrators open the doors for parent-teacher conferences Wednesday.

From 4 to 8 p.m. parents will have the opportunity to meet with their student’s teachers and get a first-hand look at their academic progress.

It’s an invitation not enough parents take advantage of, according to WHS guidance staff.

“We always encourage parents to get actively involved in their student’s education,” said Mark Rickerd guidance counselor.

FESTIVAL: Plow Day turns soil, touches hearts

September 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Thousands of people from the South Whitley community and throughout the tri-county region converged on the farm of Roy and Mary Rubrake for the 7th Annual South Whitley Plow Day Saturday.

Antique tractors, horse-drawn plows and contemporary machines all worked together to plow acres of farm land while other activities were offered at CR 350 West in South Whitley.

“This is a fun day,” Mary said. “We are blessed to be able to have this here. It’s a perfect day for it.”

FUTURE FACILITIES: WCCS to survey parents, citizens

September 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools began a survey of the community Monday.

The WCCS district is looking for input from parents, guardians, teachers, staff and other members of the community in regards to a future district referendum, or vote, for funding of a new high school facility, as well as upkeep of current schools and new safety and security measures.

DOGFIGHTING HOST: Churubusco man handed three year sentence

September 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man will spend three years in jail for staging a dog fight in Whitley County.

Edward E. Smith, Jr., 37, was sentenced to three years at the Whitley County Jail for promoting an animal fight, a Class D felony. He was given a concurrent three-year sentence for purchasing an animal for use in a fight and a concurrent one-year sentence for possession of paraphernalia.

The sentences were the maximum Smith could receive for the crimes, a fact noted by Whitley County Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler.

September 16th

Flowering support

September 16, 2013

Pierceton Elementary School student Guinevere Garr, a fourth grader, is pictured presenting Pierceton Firefighter Matt Brubaker with fall mums.

Garr planted the flowers at the Pierceton Fire Station in honor of the firefighters who gave their lives in New York during the September 11 attack.

She is a student in Lynn Studebaker’s class and participated in the nationwide “I Will” movement to honor those who helped others on 9/11.

The students then wrote about their experiences volunteering and helping others.

Fun for all at fall festival

September 16, 2013

Fun was had by all at Saturday’s Whitley County Fall Festival at Morsches Park.

An event hosted by the Columbia City’s Parks Department, there was a slew of activities for children of all ages, such as hot air balloon rides, bounces houses and more (pictured.)

DOWNTOWN MOVIE: Main Street Association to bring Hollywood to Courthouse

September 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A silver screen will decorate downtown Saturday as Columbia City’s Main Street Association hosts a free movie on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

“Wall-E,” a Walt Disney motion picture, will play at 8:15 p.m. on the west side of the Courthouse.

The movie is free and popcorn and water will be available at no cost. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to take in the show.

Liane Minier, with the association’s committee, said the event is part of a plan to bring people to downtown Columbia City.

ALLEGED FAMILY OPERATION: Greer family faces drug charges

September 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Three members of the same family pleaded not guilty to drug charges Monday.

Jay B. Greer, 55, Patricia M. Greer, 51, and David A. Greer, 23, all of Columbia City, were arrested Sept. 6 for multiple methamphetamine-related charges.

Jay was charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful sale of a precursor and possession of marijuana.

 

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