March 11th, 2014
Sydney Peguignot, one of the Whitley County Dazzlersâ€™ cheerleaders, got to take an individual picture with guest speaker Lauren Potter during a meet and greet for a banquet in Fort Wayne that the Dazzlers performed at. The Dazzlers are a special-needs cheerleading group out of Whitley County.
Hannah Schaefer (left) and Abbigail Vorndran were two of Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s show choir award winners Saturday at Bishop Luers High School. Schaefer won the Solo Competition and Dynamic Performer for City Lights, CCHSâ€™s all-female choir. Vorndran won Dynamic Performer for City Heat, the schoolâ€™s mixed choir. City Lights received in 3rd runner up. City Heat took 2nd runner up in the Class B Division. â€śThe competition was tough but our teams presented very well,â€ť said choir supporters. Saturday the group will travel to Shelbyville High School to compete.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitley gardeners are invited to a special presentation in preparation for spring gardening.
Beth Ann Sickafoose will present a short program, Favorite Flowers for Special Areas, at the South Whitley Community Public Library Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
After the presentation, their will be a discussion of the possibility of a South Whitley area gardening group.
The group would meet to share knowledge and experiences, as well as help with community service activities.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Peabody Public Library now has a notary public on staff.
The service is added to the other numerous activities, programming and assistance offered at the library.
For those wanting to utilize the service, a photo identification is need.
The service will be completed at the administration office and those needing documents notarized should plan to go to the libraryâ€™s basement level to visit the office.
Normal notary hours are Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parkview LiVe Healthy Families will begin a new class designed to help families eat healthier and stay active.Â
The eight week program will provide families with tools and resources needed to help create an active household.
Participants will receive a complimentary YMCA family membership for the entire program, recipes, menu planners, tips on eating awareness and access to the best websites.
Classes will meet every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Family YMCA for eight weeks, beginning Thursday, March 20.
Taylor Duncan was named Outstanding Performer for City Heat, Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s mixed show choir, at East Noble Saturday, March 1. Duncan is pictured holding the choirâ€™s Grand Champion trophy as well as her award.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rain and what to do with it, was a special topic at a recent Rotary Club topic at a meeting. John Gotz was the guest speaker and works with the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Managing stormwater is critical information this year.
Soon all the snow in the area will begin to melt, and excessive amounts of water will have no place to go.
Gotz states that residents will have a storm water management plan for when the snow melts.
â€śThe environmental impact of unmanaged stormwater can lead to erosion, pollution and flooding,â€ť Gotz says.
COLUMBIA CITY (March 10, 2014) -- Demolition works has started to bring down Thorncreek School, located on Airport Road. The once elementary and junior high school has been closed for a number of years.
See more photos of the demolition in Tuesday's Post & Mail.
Betty Jane â€śBJâ€ť Blaising, 86, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014.
Born Nov. 6, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was raised by her grandparents, Pearl Ethel Marker Keiser and Charles Marker. She is the daughter of the late Blanch M. Marker and Charles Hagen. She graduated from Edgerton High School in Ohio with the Class of 1944.
She retired from Allen Countyâ€™s Printing Department where she worked 35 years in the print shop and composed more than 2,000 forms and printed many more. She worked for Fashion 220 and earned a company car.