April 3rd, 2014
Jack M. Pettigrew, 87, of Columbia City and for the past year and half of Auburn, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Union Township, he was the son of Thomas Earl and Ella H. (Mossman) Pettigrew.
He graduated from Coesse High School with the Class of 1945. Two weeks after he graduated he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
Douglas Wayne Haigwood, 43, of Kimmell, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Chain-O-Lakes State Park where he had been fishing on Mudd Lake.
Born on Jan. 24, 1971, in Kenneth, Mo., he was the son of Leland Wayne Haigwood and Ruth Elizabeth â€śRuthieâ€ť (Gargus) McKeever.
Norfolk-Southern repairing the railroad crossing
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that Ind. 9, between Ind. 14 and County Road 500 S, will be closed as of Monday, April 7, as Norfolk-Southern rebuilds the railroad crossing.
The official detour is from Ind. 14 to Ind. 5 to Ind. 205.
The work is expected to be complete by Monday, April 14, weather permitting.
WHITLEY COUNTY (April 3, 2014) -- Showers & thunderstorms are likely for this morning and into the afternoon. Heavy rainfall is a possibility with strong thunderstorms possible by the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will vary considerably across the state, with winds gusting up to 35 mph.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A focus on preventing child abuse is slated for Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Communities across the state will gather together simultaneously for Pinwheels for Prevention ceremonies marking the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in Whitley County a special ceremony will take place on the lawn of the County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parkview Whitley Hospital will present its annual Heartbeats Health Fair Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7 to 10 a.m.
The health fair will take place in the Medical Plaza next to the hospital in Columbia City.
Blood draws will include:
â€˘Blood Chemistry 17 â€“ Helps to assess the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk factors. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is permitted. The cost is $18.
â€˘TSH blood test (thyroid) for $20
â€˘PSA blood test (prostate) for $20
â€˘Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) for $8
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Parents and students will have the opportunity to obtain information regarding education opportunities at Whitko High School from officials with Notre Dame University.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Advance Placement (AP) classes as well as dual-credit programs.
It will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in WHSâ€™s auditorium.
â€śThe initiative we will be participating in is an opportunity to enhance our AP program, which will expand the opportunities for students,â€ť said Rachael Brodbeck, a WHS guidance counselor.
Northern Heights Elementary School recently celebrated its fourth-grade students who earned all As during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Parker Baker, Sawyer Bales, Brody Barker, Gregory Bolt, Carson Bunyan, Rebecca Boyd, Ashlynn Brower-Geiger, Elizabeth Clark, Rachel Cotterman, Gavin Bufford, Rebecca Driver and Eden Freeman. Second row: Corbin Copeland, Samantha Harris, Natalie Haselby, Alexander Hedrick, Samuel Hunter, Isaiah Kessons, Ella Kirchner and Adin Miller.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After announcing her plans for retirement earlier this year, Carol Heinoldâ€™s position has been replaced by the Whitley County Consolidated School Board.
Heinold has been the Food Service Director for WCCS since the district was formed in 1990. In January, she announced her wishes to retire in early April.
In preparation for her absence, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees last month, officials replaced Heinold with Carla Clifford, another familiar face in the district.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s United Way is known for its community investments.
Thousands of dollars are awarded each year in grants that help nonprofits do what they do best â€” serve those in Whitley County.
However, the United Way is working to aid nonprofits in a unique way that doesnâ€™t involve grants, but offers education.
A series of workshops is being planned for women in nonprofit leadership.