June 6th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” On June 1 Keaton Anderson, Whitko High School senior, was presented the Signature Giving Vocational Scholarship award.
He was chosen from several entries sent in from all three Whitley County High Schools who were seeking vocational training. Each applicant had to write an essay including where they see themselves in five years and how their future profession will make Whitley County a better place.
â€śKeaton was the clear winner,â€ť stated Tina Houser, Signature Giving Board of Director President.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In just four years of 4-H involvement, Robby Sheets has already earned three Rookie Showmanships, Grand Champion Beef Steer, Grand Champion Barrow, three Beginner Showmanships, and two Junior Showmanships.
Now, leading into his fifth year, halfway done with his 4-H career, Robby isn't anticipating slowing down.
Robby is the son of Shawn and Jennifer Sheets. He attends Indian Springs Middle School where he is a seventh grader.
His projects for the year include pigs, sheep, dairy steer, feeder calves, alfalfa and gardening.
A group of Churubusco Elementary School students celebrate the last day of school Wednesday afternoon.
Pictured from left: Zachary Pletcher, Matthew Palmerton, Anthony Pletcher and Andrew Pletcher.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools have their last day Monday, and Whitko was let out for the summer May 28. Churubusco High Schoolâ€™s graduation ceremony is Friday at 7 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle Glen residents will see improvements to their water service â€” however, not immediately.
A decision to accept a contract from an engineering firm was tabled at the most recent Board of Works meeting.
Water Department Superintendent Mike Dear requested bids from four different engineering firms. He recommended the city choose DLZ at a cost of $59,400.
The decision was tabled because board members did not feel there was sufficient data to decide.
â€śI feel like I have been left out of the information loop,â€ť Walt Crowder said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After opening several trash bids submitted for proposal to Churubusco Town Council members, a vote was made to award the contract to National Serv-All, and in turn, reduce residentsâ€™ charges by almost half.
Beginning July 1, the new service contract will take effect. National Serv-All is the current servicer provider, but the new agreement with the town will mean a reduction in costs.
Editorâ€™s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a multi-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the 1970s, many boys across the U.S. became fascinated with the new television series, Emergency! â€” a show about new techniques and technology in the growing field of fire and medical work.
Mike McGregor was no different.
â€śIt was my favorite show on television,â€ť McGregor said. â€śIâ€™d play it with my friends in the backyard when I was growing up.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco could soon be the new location for a health care companyâ€™s home office.
Whitley County Council discussed an incentive package to entice Inwelligent Healthcare Inc. to the area, and at last nightâ€™s Churubusco Town Council meeting, President Frank Kessler asked fellow members if there was an additional incentive the town could make.
Riley Bunyan, Columbia City, throws a pitch in a softball game in May at Morsches Park.
Youth softball and baseball games are in full swing in the month of June.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” The Fort Wayne Childrenâ€™s Zoo has a new addition.
The zooâ€™s three-year-old female red panda, Xiao, has given birth to a cub, and zoo officials are carefully monitoring its progress.
Zoo officials who announced the birth Tuesday said the next few weeks are critical to the cubâ€™s survival. Xiao gave birth to two cubs in 2012, but neither survived.
About half of all red panda cubs born in captivity die within 30 days of their birth.
The zoo has closed the pathway in front of the red panda exhibit to guests to minimize stress on the animals.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Peabody Public Libraryâ€™s staff is fortunate to have the opportunity to help people in the community pursue their dreams every day.
â€śOur dream is to make your library an even better place for you, your children and grandchildren,â€ť said one staff person.
Visit the libraryâ€™s website at http://ppl.lib.in.us and check out the new online Library WishList. There, people may choose an item theyâ€™d like to see at the library, make a contribution towards the purchase or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one.