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October 16th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” An innovative new facility is currently in the works to be built in the Park 30 Business Center, east of Columbia City north of U.S. 30, to house new manufacturing companies and to bring additional jobs to the county.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local business leaders and policy makers, along with prominent members of the community gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the newly-renovated STAR Bank building in downtown Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Managing class sizes is never an easy task for school administrators â€” especially when some grade levels have a high enrollment, while others have low enrollment. Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor said some special accommodations had to be made this school year for a large kindergarten class, and juggling schedules at the high-school level was a long process for administrators.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Russell Fahl family has made a large donation to the Shelter House restoration project at the 4-H Fairgrounds, in memory of Russellâ€™s parents, George and Opal Fahl. When completed, the Shelter House will be used as a Museum Annex for learning centers for school children and visitors to the museum.
The women of Grace Lutheran Church have convened to make their annual apple dumplings, which are sold to raise money for various charities and organizations, such as the food pantry, Boy and Girl Scouts and Helping Hands. The women make 35 dozen apple dumplings each year which are sold for $3 apiece. Pictured above, from left: Carol Ball, Nadean Lamle, Judy Baatz and Ann Wolf. Working in the background are Jo Krider and Jan Morsches.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” By all accounts, Whitley County farmers are expected to have an ample yield this upcoming harvest season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that the expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly higher than previously estimated in Midwestern states.
Cub Scouts from Columbia City had a lesson in flag folding last week in front of the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ Administration Building.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last week, officials laid out the technology needs for Whitley County Consolidated Schools at a cost of $2 million. With a three-year plan for 1:1 technology in the district, officials are looking at $1 million in infrastructure upgrades.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Voters in Whitley County have gotten off to a good start for the upcoming 2014 election. Of the 22,082 registered voters in the county, 141 have cast absentee votes since the opportunity became available Tuesday, Oct. 7. As of Tuesday evening, of the 141: 96 were walk-ins, 42 were by mail and three military absentee votes were cast by e-mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County schools offer a variety of educational programming for students with intellectual disabilities. However, a vision to provide a specialized summer program allowed Passages, Inc. to offer structured learning in a creative way. With a $5,000 grant awarded by the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC), the Summer Youth Enrichment Camp was held this past summer. Founded in 2010, the program was open to middle and high school students to maintain and improve upon skills learned throughout the school year.