August 13th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages, Inc.â€™s Creative Learning Center will transform into an art gallery Thursday for Old & New, an art exhibition and sale.
The event will feature artwork created by Passages clients, and will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Creative Learning Center, located at 333 N. Oak St. in Columbia City.
Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ students and teachers are back in the classroom for the first day of school today. Pictured above, Mary Raber Elementary School 3rd-grade teacher Michelle Woody organized school supplies during the MRES open house Monday night. Whitko Community Schools were back in session last week, and Smith-Green Community Schools return to class Thursday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After an impressive win over Warsaw Monday afternoon, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team returned to its home course Tuesday evening to host Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Though the Lady Eagles posted their best score of the season so far, the NHC powerhouse Lady Chargers took a 185-196 victory at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With safety as a top focus, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials mandated all teachers receive special training prior to the 2014-15 school year. That school safety and bullying training requirement was carried through to substitute teachers this summer, as well as anyone interacting with WCCS children on a daily basis.
Lady Eagle varsity soccer player Hannah Wappes takes control of the ball from a Wawasee opponent during a scrimmage yesterday at Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Max Gandy Athletic Field.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials opened the floor for discussion at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Eleven members of the community attended the meeting, with six voicing their concerns on the cityâ€™s impending sewer rate hike.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Aug. 13, 2014) -- Here is a snapshot of events in Whitley County today.
â€¢Support group - 5:30 p.m.
The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a victimâ€™s support group every second Wednesday of the month with free childcare provided.Participants will need to go through a screening process before attending the group. For more information, text or call Natalie at 229-8269 or visit www.wcdvtf.org.
â€¢Farmers market - 4 p.m.
Dillon Sheiss, of Columbia City, was awarded Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair for his pigeon Jack. Sheiss also won Intermediate Junior Pigeon Showmanship and had two birds on Champion Row in the poultry show earlier in the week.
A unique fundraiser was held for South Whitleyâ€™s Food Bank Saturday. The Hot Shot event featured several Cleveland Township firefighters competing in a variety of activities for the cause. The food bank received $1,428.25 in financial donations and 1,927 items were collected to be used to serve South Whitley families in need.