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May 7th, 2015

THE IMPACT CENTER FOOD PANTRY: Chamber hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently visited The Impact Center Food Pantry to celebrate its growth at Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia City with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Founded in 1999, The Impact Center Food Pantry serves more than 1,200 men, women and children each month, providing not only non-perishables, but fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and more.

FOR THE FUTURE: JA builds financial literacy

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Junior Achievement (JA) is constantly working towards the education of youth through hands-on learning activities to reinforce core business and economic concepts.

Through JA, students learn about their roles as individuals, consumers and workers in the local, national and global economy.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages provides safe, affordable housing

May 7, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. has built a name for itself in the Columbia City and Whitley County communities for its care and programming for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Lesser known is that another program, Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation falls under the umbrella of Passages Inc.

NOMINATION: Rentschler receives national honors

May 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City High School teacher has received a nomination for a national award.

Kristen Rentschler, a 16-year social studies teacher at CCHS, is one of two teachers in Indiana nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.

May 6th

CHURUBUSCO: Orphan Annie to take the stage

May 6, 2015

phan Annie will charm the hearts of all when she takes to the stage at Churubusco High School this weekend as the CHS Fine Arts Department presents the classic musical, "Annie.”  

Set in 1930’s New York City, Annie finds refuge from an orphanage run by the embittered Miss Hannigan when billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to spend the holidays with him.  

DEER KILLS: Whitley Co. ranks 59th

May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — This past deer hunting season, Whitley County hunters killed 997 deer. This ranks 59th of 92 counties in Indiana according to a 2014 report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Of the deer killed in Whitley County, 575 were antlerless deer, leaving 422 as antlered.

THURSDAY: National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday is National Day of Prayer, and several local events will be held in Whitley County.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. there will be a Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church.

A prayer service will be held by the Whitley County Ministerial Association at noon at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo.
Another service will be held at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Community of Hope Church.

READY, SET — PLANT: Farmers hitting the fields

May 6, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — As Whitley County sees its first 80-degree days of the year, area farmers are in the home stretch of their planting season. Aside from recent showers and thunderstorms, the soil has remained dry enough to plant through most of the spring thus far.

Mark Johnson, from Shady Grove Farms in rural Churubusco, says his farm has prepared for less than ideal conditions in fields.

8 PERCENT TURNOUT: Penrod wins city council primary

May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately 100 voters turned out for the primary election Tuesday.

Those 105 voters selected incumbent Nicole Penrod to represent the Republican Party as candidate for Columbia City Common Council Southeast District this fall.

Currently, Penrod is running unopposed for the general election.

DENSE FOG: NWS issues fog advisory

May 6, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A dense fog advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service.

Schools in the area have been delayed; however, Whitley County's schools are on schedule.

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