April 24th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools‚Äô handbook at Monday‚Äôs meeting.
One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.
Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.
Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCA‚Äôs in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City entrepreneur and economic leader lost a seven-month battle to cancer Thursday morning.
Lindsey Hively, 27, was a founding member of the Columbia City Main Street Association, a Leadership Whitley County alumnus, on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was a recipient of Northeast Indiana‚Äôs 40 under 40, played a role with the Whitley County EDC, and owned Poptique Popcorn, formerly known as Kernel Coladas.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Using sweeps of the pole vault and the discus, and overall depth in the sprints, host Huntington North was able to pull away from Columbia City in a Thursday night girls‚Äô track meet.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in six events, including a sweep in the long jump, but it wasn‚Äôt enough to offset the depth of the Lady Vikings.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Bob Addison of Columbia City has a passion for hunting wild game and turning it into sizzling, delicious meals. As a Whitley County resident for most of his life, Addison has also shared his skills with the community.
He began cooking in high school after big hunts would leave him with stock-piles of meat.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Due to rainy, cold conditions in the forecast for Saturday, Columbia City‚Äôs Park Department has cancelled its opening day ceremony.
Park officials said the parade, which was to begin at 10:30 a.m., will likely not be rescheduled.
Park officials have not yet decided if the games will be rescheduled.
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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Park officials expect at least 2,000 people at Morsches Park Saturday morning for the park‚Äôs annual ‚Äúopening day‚ÄĚ ceremony.
A parade will begin at the diamonds at 10:30 a.m. and the first games of the youth league‚Äôs season will follow.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A famous quote in the deaf community says, ‚ÄúDeaf people can do anything, except hear.‚ÄĚ Kali Lacy, a sophomore Honor student at Eagle Tech, is the living embodiment of that quote.
After winning the sectional competition, Lacy competed in the IHSFA (Indiana High School Forensics Association) State Speech Tournament at Fishers High School on March 28. Her 10-minute original oratory, ‚ÄúBorn This Way,‚ÄĚ compared the medical and cultural views of deafness and won her a second-place trophy.