May 29th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY ââ The Indiana Department of Transportation announced signal improvements to numerous intersections along U.S. 30 in Whitley County beginning today, weather permitting.
Shambaugh & Son of Fort Wayne is scheduled to begin the $1 million modernization project in Whitley County, moving east along U.S. 30 toward Fort Wayne.
Col. Cityâs McFarland headed for state in 400-meter dash
SOUTH BEND Ââ Columbia Cityâs Andrew McFarland participated at the boys Regional Track Meet at St. Joe High School in South Bend. McFarland qualified for the state finals track meet in Bloomington â twice in the same event.
McFarland ran in the 200-meter dash trials and qualified for the finals. McFarland then ran in the fast heat of the 400-meter dash and won with an unofficial time of 48.8, which would have set a new school record.
Churubusco track runs at Marion regional
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COLUMBIA CITY â With a statewide ban on all bird movements to events such as county fairs, Whitley County 4-H and its poultry club are exploring alternative events and activities for the hard-working members who have put time and effort into their projects.
The ban issued by the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is in response to the avian flu virus that made its way into Whitley County earlier this month. With poultry shows cancelled across the state, more than 100 4-H poultry club members in Whitley County are left searching for alternative ways to exhibit their projects.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Lady Eagle 1,600-meter relay team received official word that it has qualified for the June 6 state finals track meet at Indiana University in Bloomington.
The team of Regan Decker, Molly Green, Elise Cormany and Hanna Wappes, along with alternates Samina Qureshi, Morgan von Seggern and Lauren Keller, got its âcall backâ qualification notice on Wednesday afternoon.
The team placed fourth at the Warsaw Regional in a time of 4:04.45. That time was good enough to seed them in the 21st spot in the 27-team field.
COLUMBIA CITY â Homelessness isnât something that many tend to think about, and the students at Eagle Tech Academy want to change this.
In the last trimester of the school year, the students have been working in their advisory classes, side by side with The Lighthouse, to help those in need.
A special section featuring all of Whitley County's Class of 2015 will be inserted in Friday's edition of the newspaper.
The section includes photos of each graduate from all three schools, Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation celebrated entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs Tuesday evening at the EDC illumin8 finale.
EDCâs illumin8 was an event created to encourage entrepreneurs to launch new business ventures downtown, and redevelop downtown buildings.
Passages Profiles â15 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 â Human Resources Manager Sonya Rubrake occupies a unique position at Passages, Inc.
She is one of only a few who does not work directly with clients on a daily basis.
âI deal with hiring of staff, training, benefits, workmanâs compensation and unemployment for our staff,â said Rubrake.
COLUMBIA CITY â There will be no roosters crowing at the Whitley County 4-H Fair this year.
Indiana imposed a statewide ban Wednesday for poultry and other birds to events such as Whitley Countyâs 4-H Fair, in hopes of preventing the spread of a bird flu strain thatâs killed millions of chickens, turkeys and other birds across the nation.