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October 1st, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Whitley County Community Foundation is asking residents to think of people they know who go âabove and beyond to make a difference for kids.â There is a way to honor those who build up youth in the community. Count Me In!, Whitley Countyâs 40 Developmental Assets initiative, is sponsoring an award called âCount On Me.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Dan Ryan, chairman of the District 6540 Membership Committee, was the speaker recently at a meeting of the Columbia City Rotary Club. Ryanâs intention during the meeting was to build up membership rolls. âEvery club goes through the same types of fluctuations in members,â he said. In order to grow the membership, the club has to be more flexible and literally think out of the box. Ryan said a key element of all that is to not be afraid to fail. The solution, according to Ryan, was to recognize that todayâs professional is more likely to be a woman.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation and USDA Rural Development has announced that the EDC is the recipient of a $66,500 USDA Rural Development Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG), which will be used to expand programming available to clients of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI).
COLUMBIA CITY â With the help of student organizations such as Columbia City High Schoolâs National Honor Society and Key Club, as well as the Columbia City Youth Council, domestic violence awareness was spread throughout downtown Tuesday. The Whitley County Courthouse Square and gazebo were decorated with purple ribbons as a reminder of this monthâs focus. A proclamation was read by Whitley County Commissioners in support of the campaign.
COLUMBIA CITY â A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to purse thefts at Columbia City grocery stores. Trevor Wert has been booked in the Whitley County Jail on theft charges. Wert was arrested by the Columbia City Police Department Monday afternoon. He is being held on a $16,000, 10 percent bond. His initial court hearing is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.
DALLAS (AP) â A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.
COLUMBIA CITY â In 1964, a business began to take shape that has continued to serve its customers for five decades, and at the forefront have been owners Ned and Alma Freeman. Yontz Grocery Store was transformed into a complete textile store called the Fabric Center 50 years ago.
COLUMBIA CITY â Time and attention paid resulted in an investment that will benefit Whitley County. The Korean War Memorial located on the Whitley County Courthouse Square is a reminder of those who served their country. Harsh winter weather and hot sunny days had taken its toll on the large, black stone, making the names difficult to read. When Jessica McFarland, an eighth grader at Indian Springs Middle School, was in need of a community service project, her grandfather George Crowe suggested she help restore the monument.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Farmland and fields surround a unique school located in rural northwest Whitley County. TROY Center is an alternative education choice for students who might not fit in a traditional classroom setting.
Considering one of the categories the United Way of Whitley County financially supports is education, its partnership with TROY Center has been longstanding. For the 2014-15 United Way grant cycle, TROY received $20,000, and the money is used to directly educate students who might not otherwise earn their high school diploma.
CHURUBUSCO â It was an open house that took on the four-legged variety, but it wasnât dogs or even horses that were on display. Alpacas were the featured animal at WindSwept Farmsâ open house Saturday. As part of National Alpaca Farm Days, the Churubusco property is home to more than 60 alpacas and one llama.