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July 17th, 2014

'TRAGEDY' OR 'TERRORISM?': Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)
Source: WHSV

EARLY QUALIFIES FOR USATF NATIONALS: Wins twice in Regional

July 17, 2014

HUNTINGTON — Jasmine Early, of Columbia City, has continued her stellar summer of running by qualifying for the weekend for the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic National Championship in Houston next week. Early, age 12, who will be a seventh grader this fall at Indian Springs Middle School, captured two first-place finishes Sunday competing against 13- and 14-year-old girls at the USATF Regional Championships at Huntington University.

ROTARY PAYS TRIBUTE: 4-H, FFA volunteers and livestock judging

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Rotary Club took time to recognize adult volunteers with Whitley County’s 4-H and FFA programs, along with some of its student participants. Greg Rupert, who has been involved in the programs for 10 years, has been instrumental in leading young people under his charge to three national titles in livestock judging.

4-H FUN: Showing off livestock

July 17, 2014

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UNIQUE CHEERLEADING SQUAD: Dazzlers prepare for start of new season

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A unique cheerleading squad is gearing up to begin its season, and new participants are welcome. The Whitley County Dazzlers is a special needs squad that offers school-aged children the opportunity to perform and compete despite physical handicaps.

FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS: Poultry show produces heavyweight winnerss

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Feathers were flying and wings were flapping at the Whitley County 4-H Fair’s Poultry Barn Sunday. 4-Hers presented a variety of chickens, turkeys, water fowl and other feathered projects during the Poultry Show.

DONATION FOR LEARNING: Local YMCA presented 25K

July 17, 2014

Peoples Federal Savings Bank recently gave a $25,000 gift to the Whitley County Family YMCA Early Learning Center capital campaign.

DRAG RACE: Mud and metal mayhem take stage

July 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Engine exhaust and mud filled the air at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Grandstand Monday for the inaugural Mud Drag Race. Coordinating the event was Jeremiah Ballard, seen frantically moving from truck to truck in his Whitley County 4-H Polo shirt, khaki shorts and mud-caked cowboy boots.

Victor Adkins, 82

July 17, 2014

Victor “Joe” Adkins, 82, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Denver, Ind., son of the late, William and Edna Adkins.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with United Telephone-Sprint.

FAILING TO FILL POSITIONS: Attitude is key for job seekers

July 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — What is the best skill for those actively seeking employment in Whitley County to possess? According to Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown — a great attitude.
“I’ve talked to several different businesses and they all tend to say the same thing,” said Brown. “They are looking for employees who have a good attitude, are willing to learn, and who will take an initiative.”

 

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