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April 5th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, is celebrating the organization‚Äôs 90th anniversary.
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COLUMBIA CITY -- The Royal Australian Air Force will be in Fort Wayne Saturday to pick up underwater surveillance equipment made in Columbia City for use in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
The equipment, called the AN/SSQ-53F DIFAR sonobuoy system, is made by the Columbia City plant of Ultra Electronics ‚Äď UnderSea Sensor Systems Inc.
USSI, a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics Holdings, partners with Sparton Corp. to make the equipment under their Sonobuoy TechSystems joint venture.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A private insurance company has raised question among Columbia City residents after circulating a letter to several citizens.
In the fine print, the letter states that the company, HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp. ‚Äúis an independent company separate from your local utility,‚ÄĚ and it attempts to sell local residents insurance on their water service lines.
‚ÄúWe do not endorse private companies that provide this service,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Hannah Bredikhin, a student at Whitko High School, is set to spend her junior year of high school in Denmark.
Bredikhin is the next outbound exchange student supported by the Columbia City Rotary Club. She joins a long list of other local students who have had the privilege of studying abroad.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve always been interested in other cultures,‚ÄĚ said Bredikhin. ‚ÄúThis seems like a natural thing for me to do. I‚Äôm not really worried about being in a foreign country. I am excited to get there.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As Whitley County volunteers are adding the final details to its Relay for Life annual walk in June ‚ÄĒ Scare Away Cancer ‚ÄĒ a new initiative has been planned to reach cancer survivors all year.
Adopt A Survivor will allow residents to support and encourage someone who has faced cancer.
‚ÄúCancer doesn‚Äôt just come to mind when we are walking at the relay,‚ÄĚ said Relay Committee Co-Chair Tammy Gross. ‚ÄúThose who have survived cancer need to celebrated all year and know that someone is thinking of them.‚ÄĚ
Passages, Inc. clients visited the Whitley Chamber of Commerce office and presented Doug Brown with a ‚Äúgratitude basket,‚ÄĚ recently. Pictured are, from left, Tony Geiger, Dan Lude, Leon Fudge, Doug Brown, Jon Morris and Terry Moyer.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ An annual event is going through some changes that will expand the program to more high school students.
Whitley County‚Äôs Miss Whitley County Scholarship Program is expanding its qualifications to include contestants that are not involved in 4-H.
Approximately 25 students participate in the program that has been in existence more than 40 years.
Danielle Ziliak is one of the program directors. She said the changes will now follow the Indiana State Fair Pageant.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Is it impossible for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage? This question and others will be answered at Whitko High School‚Äôs spring musical.
The cast and crew at WHS will present their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein‚Äôs ‚ÄúCinderella‚ÄĚ April 25 or 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a cost of $5 for students and $6 for adults.
While this version might not have any talking mice or wicked cats, cast members say there‚Äôs still magic enough to spare.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Work is underway to repair and replace the Whitley County Courthouse roof.
Crews began tearing off the old roof Wednesday in preparation to lay new materials in a project that is easily impacted by weather.
In November of 2013, County Commissioners approved a two-year CEDIT plan that included monies for the Courthouse roof and other repairs.
The funds totaled more than $100,000, and had Commissioners questioning part of the project.