August 19th, 2014
On Sunday, Ackermanâs team won the Morsches Park co-ed lob ball league championship in a double elimination series. Pictured, front row, from left: Coty West, Cody Ackerman, Dean Lott, Chelsey Lott, Taylor Lott. Back row: Tyler Hathaway, Paula Kemery, Dea Winebrenner, Baley Noragon, Freddie Hathaway and Sierra Rice. Not pictured: Tyler Noragon.
Pictured from Dec. 7, 1935, is the Whitley County Farm Bureau Chorus. The organization of 41 voices was directed by Mrs. B.V. Widney.
Front row, from left: Mrs. Earl Hoover, Mrs. Jacob Dial, Mrs. Clyde Sievers, Mrs. Vern Yagel, Miss Madge Harrold, Mrs. Asa White, Miss Hazel Yagel and Mrs. Widney.
Second row: Miss Natalie Hoover, Miss Geraldine Egolf, Miss Treva Traster, Miss Gladys Kyler, Mrs. Fred Dunfee, Mrs. Phil Maux, Miss Marjorie Barney, Miss Evelyn Gipe.
Collins United Methodist Church, located at 5524 E. Darland St. in Columbia City, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a re-dedication service of their current sanctuary building Sept. 14.Â The service will start at 10 a.m. and will include past pastors, the district superintendent and a recorded message from Bishop Mike Coyner. Former members are encouraged to attend. Following the service there will be a hog roast lunch, games, carriage rides and special music.Â
LARWILL â Celebrating 160 years, Squawbuck Days returns to Larwill this weekend. Festivities will begin Friday at 4 p.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â A public hearing will be held next month for the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ budget, which totals $36,330,347.
COLUMBIA CITY â Eagle Tech Academy is known for its unconventional approach to high school education â focusing on interactive learning and collaborative presentations often given to leaders in the community. However, a series of workshops engaged students in a different way last week.
AUBURN â âThis is proof that every shot matters.â Columbia City girls golf coach Andrew Thompson was excited about the Lady Eaglesâ Northeast Hoosier Conference, tie-breaking win over DeKalb Monday night.
Jan. 19, 1930 â Aug. 14, 2014
Charles D. Holbrook, 84, of Jonesboro and formerly of Columbia City, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Marion.
Born Jan. 19, 1930, in Warsaw to the late Angus Fred (Bogie) Holbrook and Fern (Grubbs) Holbrook, he graduated in 1949, from Columbia City High School.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his younger brother, Larry Holbrook and his previous wife, Shirley Ann (Mote) Holbrook Goff.
COLUMBIA CITY â School board positions are up for grabs in all three Whitley County school districts this election season. Whitley County Consolidated Schools have four positions up for election â in Columbia City, one in Columbia Township and another in Thorncreek Township.
While at Blue Lake Campground, near Churubusco, a hummingbird landed on DeAnna Freshourâs finger. She said timed the visit at 7 minutes, 22 seconds. âIt felt like I had a strand of hair on my finger,â said Freshour. âI just wanted to give it a kiss like it was Tweety Bird. What an awesome day. I felt so blessed.â