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• LIFE VIDEO • NUTRITION TIP: Six ways to pack a better lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

ZUMBA BENEFIT: Boomerang Backpacks keep kids fed outside of school

September 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In Whitley County, many students take part in school feeding programs such as breakfast and lunch served during the school day.
However, when school breaks for the weekend, some children need assistance keeping their stomachs full until Monday.

Boomerang Backpacks, a two-year old program, works to keep kids fed, and is doing so in partnership with area churches and organizations.

Zumba Before Dark
•Freewill donation to benefit Boomerang Backpacks
•Columbia City High School parking lot Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

UNITED WAY: Busy hands unite for Day of Caring

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Clad in bright yellow shirts, volunteers set out in teams to tackle a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday.

Two-hundred eighty pairs of hands worked on landscaping, painting projects and cleaning efforts at more than 25 sites throughout the county.

UNITED WAY: Busy hands unite for Day of Caring

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Clad in bright yellow shirts, volunteers set out in teams to tackle a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday.

Two-hundred eighty pairs of hands worked on landscaping, painting projects and cleaning efforts at more than 25 sites throughout the county.

SELECTION MADE: Judy named to State Rep. office

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Without an opponent, Christopher Judy was a shoe-in for the State Representative office.

A Republican Caucus was held Tuesday night to fill the vacancy created when State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her District 83 seat Aug. 21.

DAY OF CARING: Shelter gets a coat of paint

September 17, 2014

A room designed for feline residents at the Whitley County Humane Shelter received a new coat of paint courtesy of agents from Minear Real Estate. As part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring, from left, Brad Minear, Brandon Ferrell and Trent Lawrence volunteered at the shelter.

RABBIT AMBASSADORS: 4-Hers participate in state contest

September 15, 2014

Members of the Whitley County 4-H Rabbit Club competed at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, Aug. 3, in a Rabbit Ambassador Competition. 4-Hers studied to be prepared for a written test, 20 rabbit breed identification test and showmanship competition. Marlee Heriter placed fifth in the Junior age division. Rozlyn Bishop placed in the honor group in the Intermediate age division. Crystal Van Houten placed in the honor group in the Senior age division and Rebecca Lilly placed in the honor group in the Master age division. From left: Heriter, Bishop, Van Houten and Lilly.

AARP members gather to learn about nonprofit

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Chapter of AARP met Sept. 2, at the Woodlands Senior Center in Columbia City to learn about a nonprofit organization serving the county. Diane Foughty, a representative from Help Line, was introduced by Phyllis Swick

VIDEO-ALERT • KICKING & SCREAMING: Colts, Eagles prepare for Monday night matchup

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Monday night matchup: Colts vs. Eagles
SI.com's Andrew Perloff, Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke breakdown the Monday night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

CALLED TO SERVE: Kumfer prepares for military life

September 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series spotlighting area graduates who have elected to join the military.

COLUMBIA CITY — Lucas Kumfer is an average 20-year-old from Whitley County, but he is planning for a not-so-average role.
Kumfer is joining the U.S. Air Force. When a friend of his decided to join the Marines, Kumfer decided to enlist as well.

VIDEO-ALERT • BEAR FACTS: Chicago's coach talks to media after big road win vs. 49ers

September 15, 2014

VIDEO: Trestman addresses media after Bears upend Niners

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT: Movie on the Square

September 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Twin brothers Lucas (left) and James Eppelmann enjoy Saturday night’s Movie on the Square at the Whitley County Courthouse. A crowd gathered to watch “Up,” an animated film, which was shown on the Courthouse lawn. The free event was sponsored by the Columbia City Main Street Association and included helium balloons and popcorn.

BALLOT VACANCY: Two caucuses to determine state, county positions

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two Republican Caucuses are planned for this week in order to fill a seat at the state level and a ballot vacancy for a county office.

SEMI ACCIDENT: County line congested

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 16, 2014) -- Whitley County officials have advised that drivers should avoid U.S. 30 and 800 East, at the Whitley & Allen County line, for the next few hours due to semi accident creating road congestion.

WOMAN CONFINED: Three jailed for criminal confinement

September 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Three men were arrested Saturday night for criminal confinement and battery causing bodily injury after a domestic argument.

 

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