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Summer break almost over — back to school WHITLEY COUNTY — Early to mid-August marks the start of school in Whitley County. Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ first day is Aug. 15, Smith-Green Community Schools begins Aug. 10 and Whitko’s first day is Aug. 9. Local residents are reminded to watch for school buses and children waiting at bus stops in the morning. Vehicles are not permitted to pass buses with the top arm extended and red flashing lights. See photos of Whitley County students enjoying their summer break on Page 12 of this week’s edition.

Event scheduled for Aug. 18 CONTRIBUTED CHURUBUSCO — There will be fun for all at the 5th annual ’Busco Block Party in downtown Churubusco Aug. 18. The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and town of Churubusco are partnering with the Churubusco Public Library’s Fine Arts Festival to form the day-long event. The free, all-ages events

begin with the Fine Arts Festival at noon in the 100 block of South Line Street. Jen and the Foggy Creek Band will perform live during the festival at 1 p.m., and the Urban Station food truck will be on location at noon for lunch. The Block Party begins at 4 p.m. in the PNC Bank parking lot, located at 102 N. Line St. Alyssa Enright takes the stage at about 4:15 p.m.


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COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Dazzlers competed and received first place in its division during the first-ever national unified cheer competition on July 21. In 1968, Chicago hosted the first Special Olympics Summer Games and as a part of its 50-year anniversary this year, the city hosted it once more at Soldier Field. The Dazzlers are a special needs cheerleading team in Whitley County formed in November 2011 with only five members. The team has since

grown to 25 members, ranging in age from 6-26 years old. It meets once a week to practice motions, cheers and stunts, and then performs at basketball games and competitions in the winter. The squad is able to function at nearly no cost to team members through donations from the Whitely County Community Foundation, Anthony Wayne Services Foundation and members of the community. Everyone on the Dazzlers has either physical or cognitive disabilities. One child is only one of 19 people ever diagnosed

with GLUT1, while some others are in wheelchairs. Routines are designed around the members’ disabilities and capabilities and many times wheelchairs become a great mechanism for building

a pyramid. Volunteers of all ages stand on the sides and help the team during stunts or difficult parts of the routine. As part of a movement to mix people of all abilities

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together, the Dazzlers were required to enter into the Special Olympics as a unified team. This means that during the competition, the helpers were fully a part of the routine and SEE DAZZLERS, PAGE 2

COLUMBIA CITY — Gone are the days of electric utility workers walking door to door to log meter readings. Columbia City began testing a new type of meter reading system, called advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), with the potential for it to go city-wide in coming years. Currently, the city uses a system that

requires electric department employees to drive around town with a wireless, handheld system that collects the meter readings from each customer. Some still need to be collected manually. Then, the readings are brought back to city facilities and processed for utility bills. AMI sends readings back to the city on its own, not requiring employees to be busy with the process.

The city is testing the system on 100 customers, with a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial customers to see how different meters interact with the system. The city is able to pilot the program with the help of Northeastern REMC, which already uses the system and has the infrastructure in place. In addition, the AMI system can provide periodic readings for customers to monitor through a mobile SEE METERS, PAGE 2


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Members and coaches of the Dazzlers’ cheer team are: Grace Reichenbach, Avery Tucker, Samara Pfeiffer, Syl Riemersma, Elaina Halferty, Loryn Usher, Julie Brandenburg, Sarah Brandenburg, Lily Hasty, Haley Baron, Mia Welker, Mary Handyman, Kendal Bockelman, Nataley Bockelman, Sadie Ressler, Sydney Pequignot, Scot Hindbaugh, coach Brenna Halferty, coach Kaycee Bills, coach Jill Usher and coach Vanessa Bills.

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Outta Busco” T-shirts with proceeds benefitting Oscar’s Playland. Over the past four years, the event has continued to grow with an estimated 1,000 people attending the event last year. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as the event will take place rain or shine. Organizers give a special thanks to their sponsors: Fleis & VandenBrink; OMI Orthodontics; Sheets & Childs Funeral Home; Brevin’s; C&A Tool; STAR

and the Mark’s Ark petting zoo will also run from 4:15-5:30 p.m.. Then Biff & the Cruisers will take the stage, rocking until 8 p.m. As in previous years, vendors and merchants will be selling concessions and giving away prizes. A variety of food will be showcased at this year’s party including ice cream, brats, coney dogs, walking tacos, barbecue, pizza and more. The town of Churubusco will also be selling its famous “Straight

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METERS: System could be fully integrated next year FROM PAGE 1

site and manually turn off the power. With the AMI system, power can be connected and disconnected with the push of a button — remotely. “There’s an opportunity to save costs there — gas and time. But it’s also a safety factor. Some people don’t like getting their electricity shut off. Having the ability to push a button is so much more safe,” Daniel said. Additionally, if a homeowner is moving from one home to another, the process of moving the electrical utility can be done more efficiently as well. Daniel said the system could be the

application on their phones. “If you see a spike while you were at work or on vacation, you can call the electric department,” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said. Daniel realizes there’s a segment of the population that won’t use the mobile application, but there are other perks to the system, such as saving tax dollars and improving safety for electric department employees, he said. One of the tasks of the electric department is to shut off power to homes with delinquent utility bills, requiring employees to go to the

difference between adding an additional employee in the future. “Right now we have a massive amount of projects,” Daniel said. “Every building built, every new facility, every streetlight needs a new transformer or needs connected. “As growth occurs, there’s more stress on our electric department to get those things done.” If all goes well, Daniel hopes the system can be fully integrated next year. Eventually, the water utility could be set up with a similar program, allowing for further savings to the city and technology for customers.

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TROY Fundraiser is Aug. 23 CONTRIBUTED FORT WAYNE — A unique fundraiser is planned for TROY School — an evening of music and food — at the C2G Music Hall in Fort Wayne. Performances are planned by the Hubie Ashcraft Band, David Todoran, Ann StapelKalat and Oferle. Tickets are $125 per

person, with all ticket sales benefitting TROY School. Founded in 1997, TROY School is an accredited independent alternative school, helping students to gain an education and earn a diploma at their own pace while supported by loving teachers, counselors and staff. Sponsors include

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Laura Lefever, standing at center, a member of a team of volunteers leading the fundraising efforts for TROY School, rallies volunteers to begin planning the event at Chapman’s Brewery in June. The annual fundraiser will benefit the alternative school’s efforts to reach students and help them reach their learning goals.



not just available for pyramids and building. Unified sports are becoming increasingly popular across the nation to lessen the divide between children with special needs and those without. Many of the volunteers are the team members’ siblings or become friends with team members. Vanessa Bills, leader of the group and CEO of the

Community Foundation of Whitley County, is proud of the way cheer has brought different people together. “I don’t know if (the volunteers and team members) would have become friends without cheer,” Bills said. “Some of these kids don’t get invited to sleepovers a lot, but they have become friends with each other and have had sleepovers. There has been a lot of growth

among the helpers.” The unified competition was the first time the Dazzlers had volunteers, special needs teammates and non-special needs teammates all working together in a group. The team spent the night in Chicago and had 17 team members compete on Soldier Field. After competing against 10 other teams, the Dazzlers received a gold medal for their cheer, chant and dance

routine in the Large Tumble and Build category. Inspired by the Special Olympics experience, the team may grow to have an inclusion squad while also still keeping the team that’s just for special needs. The Dazzlers will be starting their season this fall after Labor Day and getting new uniforms. Those interested in participating or volunteering can contact Bills at vanessawccf@gmail. com. “We don’t turn anybody away,” Bills said. “I can’t even describe what it’s like. I can have a bad day at work…and when I get there, they are just a joy to work with. There’s so much happiness.”

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Community Foundation announces Camp Lend a Hand this summer New philanthropy venture for high school students slated for June 25-29 CONTRIBUTED COLUMBIA CITY — This summer, the Community Foundation of Whitley County will offer a week-long learning experience that will build leadership skills and enhance participants’ understanding of philanthropy and the role nonprofit organizations play in the community. This camp will be

open to a limited number of Whitley County high school students entering their freshman or sophomore years. Participants for this program will be selected by an application process based upon leadership aspirations, desire to give back to their community and volunteer experience. The cost of the camp is

Did you know? Library provides free streaming service CONTRIBUTED COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library offers the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, which is available for free at the library. Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the library website, Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Offering what the New York Times calls, “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value, films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race and current affairs. “Kanopy is a delightful addition to our streaming services. It has a wonderful

collection of videos for children and adults. The content runs the gamut from popular movies to award winners to educational films. I especially like their PBS collection. Kanopy provides our customers with another viewing choice for themselves and for their families. Best of all, it’s free with your Peabody Public Library card,” said Peabody Public Library Executive Director Mary Hartman. Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the library? Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event and class updates, and visit ppl. and click the “calendar” icon on the homepage to check out the library’s online calendar.

$125 per student, which includes: T-shirt, field trip transportation and lunch daily. Scholarship assistance is available. The program is an opportunity for students to gain service hours and enhance their college applications. Camp Lend a Hand applications can be found at the Community Foundation, 400 N.

Whitley St. Columbia City, or in local high school guidance offices. To request an application by email, contact Chelsey Barrell atchelseywccf@gmail. com. The application deadline is May 11. Questions should be directed to the Community Foundation of Whitley County at 244-5224.


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New CCHS is on the way CONTRIBUTED Editor’s note: This article was written by the following students from Coesse Elementary School: LIlly Joseph, Ava Harrison, Emma Lamvert, Samantha Bloomfield, Kayla Bower, Olivia Wood, Maxwell Mckinney, Dylan Pape and Annabell Hoag. COLUMBIA CITY — Have you heard the news? There is going to be a new high school finished by 2020. It’s about time we build a new high school, because our old one was built in 1958. That means our old school is around 60 years old. There used to be nine houses along a tiny stretch of State Road 9. Whitley County Consolidated Schools bought the houses on State Road 9 and tore them down to make room for the new high school. Jacob Hoag, head technician of WCCS, explained


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why the houses were bought by the school in this statement, “As a result, the homeowners would have had to connect to the WCCS system, or the city sewer system. This would have come at a substantial cost to the homeowners. If they connected to the WCCS system the homeowners would have had to pay to connect and they would have had to pay to have their septic tanks emptied while the new system was constructed. The city sewer lines do not currently extend out to this location, so if they

chose to connect to the city, they would have had to pay the costs associated with running sewage lines out to this location and connecting each of the houses. Ultimately, the homeowners opted to sell their properties to the school system.” Some people wonder why the new high school is being built where it is. Hoag replied to that question saying, “the land where Indian Springs and Little Turtle sit was purchased years ago with the intent of building a new high school on this site. The

other buildings were situated leaving enough space for this project. If we were to build the high school on another property it would have cost a lot more money to purchase the property and to develop the roads.” In conclusion, the houses were torn down because of the sewer system. They are building a new high school and tearing down the old one. They will be using some of the space at the old high school to add to Morsches Park of Columbia City. Do you agree with WCCS building a new high school?


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127 cars in JA show 71 new participants

1971 Plymouth Coda owned by Mike Greener of Fort Wayne 1972 Dodge Dart owned by Greg & Helen Adam of Huntington 1970 Ford Mustang owned by Doug Snyder of Churubusco 1980s 1985 Chevy S10 owned by Roger Younce of Fort Wayne 1981 Chevy Camaro owned by Chad Whetstone of Columbia City 1985 Chevy El Camino owned by Tom Schipper of Fort Wayne 1990s 1995 Chevy Impala owned by Branden Darling of Fort Wayne 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra owned by Rex and Sue Feller of Kendallville 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse owned by Jeffrey Smith of Columbia City 2000 & newer 2016 Chevy Z06 Corvette owned by David Brown of Fort Wayne 2014 Chevy SS owned by Llyod King of Fort Wayne 2016 Chevy Corvette owned by Doug Howell of Huntertown The People’s Choice winner was the 1964 Plymouth Belvedere owned by Richard and Shawn Friend of Columbia City “Thanks to all our participants, our sponsors, door prize donors, goody bag donors and to all the spectators that came out,” said Julie Copeland, car show chairman. “All of our funds raised today will stay in Whitley County to support our local schools in teaching financial literacy classes.”

KPC NEWS SERVICE COLUMBIA CITY — There was a large turnout at the 17th annual Junior Achievement Car Show in downtown Columbia City Saturday. There were 127 total cars entered, including 56 repeat entrants and 71 new participants. There were 45 cars from Columbia City, 35 from Fort Wayne and the furthest participating car was from Muncie. Awards were presented to the top three in each of the following categories: 1949 and older 1933 Ford Coup owned by Steve Shoda of Churubusco 1932 Ford 2-door sedan owned by Jim Johnson of Columbia City 1937 Chevy 2-door owned by Marvin Galbreath of Syracuse 1950s 1955 Buick Special owned by Woody Wallace of Muncie 1955 Oldsmobile Holiday owned by Frank and Tina Toth 1951 Kaiser Delux Sedan owned by Mark and Lori Shively of Albion 1960s 1964 Buick Rivera owned by Don Schwer of Muncie 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 owned by Kent Becker of Huntington 1964 Pontiac GTO owned by Greg Miller of Warsaw 1970s

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Moore featured at the Chamber in August CONTRIBUTED COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County native Bridget Moore is the featured artist for August at the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Her exhibit will be on display through the end of August. Moore’s exhibit debuted Friday during the Chamber’s Focus on the Arts artist’s reception at the Chamber. The event was held in conjunc-

1 year ago The Churubusco Youth Foundation met its funding goal for a new playground in Churubusco Community Park, exceeding its $25,000 matching grant goal. The Louisiana Stars drum and bugle corps stopped in Churubusco on their way to Sheffield, Penn. The Stars consisted of 127 members who practiced at Churubusco High School during their stop. Jeff Schenher won his class at the Fort Wayne Region Sports Car Club of America autocross held at the Memorial Coliseum’s parking lot. There were 154 cars from 30 cities across Indiana and Michigan in the annual Junior Achievement Car Show in downtown Columbia City. 10 years ago Smith-Green School Board member Brandon Almas turned in his resignation. He was the second board member in two months to announce resignation. Almas, the youngest board member in Churubusco history at age 18, said he was leaving to finish his schooling. Brock Egolf received grand champion, supreme champion and reserve grand champion in the dairy show at the Whitley County 4-H Fair. The annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition was planned for mid-August at Columbia City High School. Thomson GM in Columbia City was selling a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT for $16,200 and a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS for $16,900. James Lewis Guiff was the last known living alumnus from the Churubusco High School Class of 1928. 15 years ago

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tion with First Friday in downtown Columbia City. A lifelong resident of Columbia City, until just recently, Bridget’s interest in Moore photography started at a young age. Her love for anything colorful, whimsical and

out of the ordinary led to her love of art while in school. As she grew older, she fell in love with the idea of capturing tangible memories the only way you can — through photography. In high school she took courses in film photography and quickly learned that she preferred digital photography. While in college, she taught herself how to use a DSLR camera and once comfortable began

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WE WANT A SWIMMING POOL: These children “pitched in” in behalf of the proposed new Churubusco community swimming pool in Sunnyslope Park addition, raising $7.30 for the pool in a neighborhood carnival. From left front are Sonya Gordon, Rachel Ann Imbody and Danny Richey; second row are Jon Richey, Scott Henning and Becky Imbody; back row are Tim Henning, George Diller, Ron Richey, Jake Imbody, Debby Cramar, Teresa Gadomski, Sarah Imbody and Gloria Daugherty. They are pictured displaying some of the signs they used in staging the carnival.

John and Rosalie Rosenogle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. At the Whitley County 4-H Fair, James Workman won grand champion for his woodworking project, a grandfather clock, and also won grand champion in shooting sports. He was named the senior showman in dairy steer feeder calf as well. 25 years ago Neighbors and friends of the Parker family tied yellow ribbons to their trees and car antennas to show support for Gavin Parker, 20, who was sentenced to four years in prison for fatally shooting his brother-in-law, Bradley England, 25, of Churubusco. England was seen peering through a window at the Parker residents. When Parker and his father ran after him, Parker attempted to shoot at the unknown man’s legs, but instead shot him in the back and killed him. The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce was hosting a

contest for citizens to design a summer street banner to be displayed on Main Street in Churubusco. Jesse and Martha Roberson were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 years ago Despite the remarks about the “failure” of the pool project in Churubusco, many argued that it wasn’t “sunk” yet. About 140 people expressed support for the pool, with a goal of 250 to move forward with funding construction. The Turtle Days Association gave back $12,000 to the town for the betterment of the Churubusco Community over the previous years. In 1961, Turtle Days money was used to purchase land from Wesley Roberson for the park, totaling $1,500. Joe Huntsman, agriculture teacher for Smith-Green Community Schools, attended the State Vocational Education Conference at Ball

taking photos of family and friends. As her photography skills grew, other families began contacting her for photo sessions. She has owned her own photography business for almost five years; specializing in family and children portraits. In her free time when not photographing clients, Bridget enjoys taking photos of her dog, flowers, insects and anything else that catches her attention.

State University. Dick Crampton, CHS varsity football coach, reported the Eagle gridders were hard at work getting ready for their upcoming season, with 28 boys working out twice a day. Mr. and Mrs. James Curry announced the birth of a daughter, Catherine Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Monte Gaff announced the birth of a son, Noel Jefferson. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bloom announced the birth of a daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thompson announced the birth of a son, Larry Eugene Jr. Linda Sue Cole and Michael Barker were named king and queen of the Noble County Fair. Contracts for fuel oil for heating and gasoline for school buses were awarded by the school board. Fisher Oil Company was the winning bidder at 22.9 cents per gallon for gasoline for the buses. A campaign goal of $38,645 was set for the Whitley County United Fund, announced by David Martin, UF president. Martin also announced that Rex Schrader, Columbia City realtor, would serve as the 1968 campaign chairman. The Churubusco Super Dollar offered rib pork chops for 79 cents per pound, two dozen of eggs for 89 cents, three one-pound packages of frozen vegetables for $1, a head of lettuce for 19 cents and five one-pound cans of pineapple for $1. It was “Melon Days” at Conoco. One could purchase a 20-25-pound watermelon for 49 cents if he or she purchased eight gallons of gasoline.

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CCHS honored for work on athletic fields KPC NEWS SERVICE CLEVELAND — Pioneer Athletics selected Columbia City High School has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Fields of Excellence Award. As a winner, Columbia City High School received a certificate of recognition and a Fields of Excellence banner to display at the winning field. Pioneer

may also use the picture of Columbia City High School’s winning field in their magazine publications and annual calendar. Pioneer understands that excellence in athletic field maintenance goes unrecognized and often, unappreciated. The Fields of Excellence Award Program honors outstanding athletic fields

and the hardworking field crews who diligently maintain them. The Fields of Excellence Award Program was established in 1997 and has honored over 1,011 athletic fields from around the country since its creation. Colleges, universities, high schools and parks and recreation departments from across

the U.S. submitted photographs, letters of recommendation and application forms describing their institutions detailed athletic field maintenance program. A rigorous judging process yielded 91 winners from a large pool of applicants, with two athletic fields randomly selected as scholarship winners.

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Identify and control poison ivy An undeniable wrote that another key plant menace in home identifying characterlandscapes is poison istic of poison ivy is ivy, Rhus that one side of radicans or a leaflet may Toxicodendron have an irreguradicans. I’m larly toothed allergic to its margin, while plant oils, as the opposite edge I’m sure many may be smooth readers are. It’s or barely toothed. the plant we all If you are one love to hate. who enjoys trees, JOHN E. Poison ivy you may notice WOODMANSEE leaves are that leaves of what we call boxelder trees compound resemble poison leaves. Each leaf ivy. However, has three leaflets. You boxelder leaves can may have heard the have three to seven expression, “Leaves leaflets, while poison of three, let it be,” ivy always has three. or “leaves of three, If you have boxelder leave it be.” I’m not in your landscape, and sure which is the cannot tell the differappropriate original ence between a young expression of folklore, boxelder seedling and but the message is the a new poison ivy plant, same, and it contains a another identifying good general warning difference is the leaf to heed. arrangement. Leaves Rosie Lerner, Purdue of poison ivy are consumer horticulture arranged alternately on specialist, recently a stem, while leaves of

boxelder are arranged oppositely (right across from each other) on the stem. People often use the names “poison ivy” and “poison oak” interchangeably; this is incorrect. Poison ivy is the only species found throughout Indiana. Poison oak (Rhus toxicodendron), is a low-growing, non-climbing shrub, that is not known to occur in Indiana. Poison ivy can adapt to many situations in the landscape. “Poison ivy is typically a vine that can climb quite high by means of aerial rootlets,” said Lerner. “But older poison ivy plants, especially those that have been cut back repeatedly, can take the form of a shrub.” Lerner said that poison ivy flowers are rather inconspicuous and usually not noticed by gardeners.

“The subsequent fruits are greenish white, smooth berries in clusters about the size of currants,” said Lerner. “Birds and other wildlife eat the berries and then spread the seed in their droppings.” Lerner said that all parts of the poison ivy plant, including the stem and roots, contain and secrete a nonvolatile oil that affects the skin. “This oil is insoluble in water,” said Lerner. “That means if you simply wash with water alone after coming into contact with poison ivy, you may spread the oil to other areas and increase the discomfort.” Of course, seek medical attention as needed. The compound that causes all the trouble is an oleo resin called urushiol oil (or toxicodendrol).

Lerner said that once established, the woodiness of the poison ivy plant makes it difficult to control. Repeatedly cutting the plant back to the ground may eventually starve the plant; however, each time you cut it you expose yourself to the oil. You can dig up and discard small plants, but if you leave behind any portion of the root system the plant will likely re-sprout. One important caution: don’t burn poison ivy! The smoke from burning the plant contains particles that can seriously injure your eyes, skin and respiratory system. Several herbicides are available for poison ivy control. “Keep in mind, however, that any herbicide that will kill poison ivy will also kill any desirable plants,” said Lerner.

“So if the poison ivy is growing among shrubs and trees, you must apply chemical controls directly to the poison ivy plant and not to any of the other plants.” She said if the poison ivy growth is severe enough, it may be worth sacrificing some desirable plants to eliminate the poison ivy. Always read and follow the label directions before using any pesticide product. For more information, including poison ivy look-alikes and specific control recommendations, search for Purdue Extension Bulletin HO-218-W, “Poison Ivy,” at Purdue Extension’s Education Store mdc.itap.purdue. edu. JOHN WOODMANSEE is

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The following individuals were arrested and booked in the Whitley County Jail: Katlynn Schrader, 22, of Columbia City, was arrested July 27 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with disorderly conduct. Tyler Swihart, 24, of Fayetteville, N.C., was arrested July 28 by the Indiana State Police, charged with possession of marijuana. Gabriel Jordan Clark, 21, of Merriville, was arrested July 29 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with possession of marijuana and OWI–controlled substance. Jorge Granados, 19, of Fort Wayne, was arrested July 29 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana. Kole Tonkel, 21,

of Fort Wayne, was arrested July 30 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with disorderly conduct. Jaime Chaffins, 27, of Columbia City, was arrested July 30 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with possession of methamphetamine. Devin Street, 19, of Fort Wayne, was arrested July 31 by the Indiana State Police, charged with reckless driving. Deena Corbin, 42, of Goshen, was arrested Aug. 1 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with theft and dealing a controlled substance. Jason Gillespie, 41, of Fort Wayne, was arrested Aug. 1 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with probation violation. Beau Marsh, 22, of South Whitley, was

arrested Aug. 2 by the South Whitley Police Department, charged with criminal mischief. David Mefford, 27, of North Manchester, was arrested Aug. 2 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with operating while never licensed. Jacob Stoffel, 35, of Huntington, was arrested Aug. 3 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with his second DWS. Cody Schwartz, 29, of Columbia City, was arrested Aug. 3 by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, charged with possession of marijuana, dealing marijuana, two counts of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of dealing methamphetamine. Rosa Gehres, 32, of Gary, was arrested Aug. 4 by the Columbia City Police Department, charged with her second DWS.

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Thank you to Turtletown Players Dear editor, Thank you so much Turtletown Players for honoring Rob Ransom (son, brother, uncle, husband, dad and friend) with the special concert, “Love Never Gives Up” 1 Corinthians 13, by portraying special remembrances of school

days gone by, sports and plays reminisced, special awards and achievements recognized and the special husband and dad that he is. Your tribute was very special to our family and even those who did not know Rob enjoyed the music and silly skits that were both uplifting and funny. Our family is so

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blessed that you gave of your time and talent to help in this much appreciated fundraiser. The great attendance and generosity of the audience was heartwarming, and we also appreciate the personal responses and notes that have been received. Thank you does not say enough but your loving gifts will remain in our

Health effects of burn pits It has taken quite some time for the VA to recognize the adverse effects of exposure to Agent Orange. Now the VA is conducting studies to determine the health effects of exposure to the burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The burn pits may very well become the new “Agent Orange” by taking some time to evaluate the veterans that served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the effects include heart and lung problems, cancer, digestive tract issues and many other health issues. Iraq had at least three football-field size burn pits that burned continuously and caused the

air quality to be very bad. Some of the people that worked near them developed a chronic cough that some service members called the “Iraqi Crud.” The VA created the Institute of Medicine committee to study of health issues and the connection to burn pits. The IOM ultimately concluded that there is not enough evidence to prove toxic burn pit smoke harmed U.S. service members. However, the studies that the IOM relied on are arguably unreliable. The VA has been accused of stalling for time under the guise of scientific uncertainty. It

is understandable that the VA has to have enough evidence of a nexus and new health issues. The VA has established the VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Thousands have registered but very few have been awarded compensation for health-related issues. The VA insists that there is not enough evidence to conclude what health problems are related to the burn pits and poor air quality caused by the burn pits. Thus it would appear that the burn pits may become the new “Agent Orange.” Richard Eckert Veteran Service Officer

Meal prep for real people BY NICOLE MINIER

These days, strategies for meal preparation are seemingly everywhere. Endearingly known as meal prep (or #mealprep if you’re so inclined), the concept of preparing your food in advance has taken hold in the fitness industry, and it offers so many benefits that we hope it’s here to stay. Not only can preparing your meals ahead of time helps you save time and money throughout your week, but it can also help you achieve your fitness goals. Meal prep can help you: • Balance your diet We all remember the importance of the food pyramid, balanced diets and (of course) eating your veggies, but how many decisions about what you eat actually follow this advice? If you’re making a lot of in-the-moment choices about what you’re eating, probably not many. With meal prep you determine the menu beforehand, meaning you can craft the perfect protein/veggie/ whole grain medley to reach all of your fitness

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goals. • Cut down on “impulse foods” Making decisions about what you eat meal-by-meal provides many chances to make unhealthy choices, and when your stomach is growling and you’re getting hanger-induced road rage on the evening commute, who wouldn’t choose pizza? Everyone who hasn’t meal-prepped, that’s who! Knowing you have a healthy, delicious meal waiting for you at home will keep you from making those unhealthy pit stops and keep your diet on track. • Improve your portion control The assortment of cute containers are good for more than just a #mealprep Instagram post. Because your food is pre-divided into the perfect portions, you’re not even giving yourself a chance to overeat. If you tend to graze or snack on whatever food that’s in front of you, dividing food up into the proper portions ahead of time will help you kick

that habit. • Reduce your stress There’s a lot of evidence that points to stress being a contributing factor in weight gain, in part by increasing the hormones that signal us to overeat. Deciding on what to eat last minute can be stressful, which in turn produces hormones that make you more likely to choose unhealthy foods — basically, this is a situation that’s setting you up to fail. By having your meals pre-planned, you’re reducing your stress hormones (which helps with weight management) and making better choices (which also helps with weight management). That’s what we call a win-win! AMY & PATRICK CARPENTER

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an all-time low, we are seeing bigger paychecks, and more jobs being created. I am thankful that Congressman Jim Banks voted in favor of this bill that has helped many Hoosiers since its passage. In addition to that, I am very pleased to see Congressman Banks support Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court

hearts forever. Grace Marie, Elijah and Lena, and Jerry and Rita Ransom for the entire family.

Thankful for Jim Banks Dear editor, Indiana is seeing a lot of growth since the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Unemployment is at

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Justice. Judge Kavanaugh will uphold American values while respecting the Constitution. I will be voting for Jim Banks on Nov. 6 because I want to see more wins for Hoosiers and Americans and encourage all my fellow neighbors in Indiana’s 3rd District to do the same. Theresa Green Columbia City

Pence’s journey with Trump continues It was just two years ago with Trump and after a “flat that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tire” on his jet, had breakfast entered the Trumpian twilight with the nominee at the zone. Governor’s Residence. Those close to Trump picked Pence him saw it as a deal after wavering for a with the devil. Others couple days. It would believed it would be the political odd be his clearest path couple of our age: The to the presidency sunny, middle class, that he had coveted devout but calculatsince his childhood. ingly ambitious What commenced BRIAN governor with the in Indianapolis, adulterous, POLITICAL profane, Westfield, New York Manhattan billionaire. REPORT And they pulled off and then Cleveland in July 2016 has been the upset of the ages. Vice President Pence’s Brian Howey It probably odyssey, with the wouldn’t have final chapters of how happened without this ends unwritten, Mike Pence. It was unknowable, and perhaps, a tormented campaign with unfathomable. Trump insulting everyone In the Pence worldview of from Gold Star mothers to ambition, he was climbing into Sen. John McCain. There the shoes of Harry Truman, was the “October surprise,” Richard Nixon, Lyndon or so we thought, when the Johnson and George H.W. Access Hollywood audio of Bush, turning the “heartbeat Trump surfaced. Here was away” office as entry into the the 60-year-old Trump, who pantheon of 45. Or, he could had been a lifelong Democrat, be consigned to Vice President bragging about extra-marital John Nance Garner’s “warm conquests and “grabbing” bucket” of “spit” occupied by female genitalia with this Hubert H. Humphrey, Walter stunning line: “When you’re a Mondale and Al Gore who star they let you do it. You can aspired and fell short. do anything.” On July 24, 2016, in Of course, the real Cleveland, we heard Pence cut “October surprise” was FBI through the myriad of controDirector James Comey’s versies surrounding the GOP bombshell that Anthony nominee. “Donald Trump Weiner’s laptop had gets it,” Pence said in his recommenced the federal half-hour speech in primetime. probe of Hillary Clinton. The “He’s a doer in a game reality was that the FBI was usually reserved for talkers. investigating the Trump’s He doesn’t tiptoe around a campaign ties with Russia, thousand new rules of political not Clinton. America was correctness. He’s his own oblivious. man, distinctly American, and It was Pence who cut where else would he find a through all the moral dust following in the land of the storms. He spent the last free and home of the brave?” weeks of the campaign Ten days prior, Gov. Pence beseeching Republicans was a precarious incumbent, to “come home.” In Iowa, facing a tough reelection a woman named Rhonda rematch against Democrat talked of taking to the streets John Gregg. He had been to combat President Hillary. bruised by the religious “Don’t say that,” Pence freedom controversies, a responded. “There’s a revolumediocre executive who tion coming on November the had inherited Republican 8th. I promise you.” legislative super-majorities he Promises made, promises used to fashion a presidential kept. aspirant resume. In April Today, Vice President 2015, he seemed to be a Pence is an avowed defender political dead man walking. of Trump, who is facing an He was rescued by uncertain future with the Trump campaign manager Russian collusion probe. Paul Manafort (facing a tax Pence’s transformation has evasion trial as we speak) and been breathtaking. He was the Trump children. Pence once a free-trader, telling auditioned at Westfield, dined the Detroit Economic Club

in 2010, “The free market is what made America’s economy the greatest in the world, and we cannot falter in our willingness to defend it.” Today he defends Trump’s tariffs. He has positioned Trump to name two pro-life U.S. Supreme Court justices with Pence’s goal of consigning Roe v. Wade to the “ash heap of history.” Conservative pundits are critical, with the Washington Post’s George Will writing, “Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure.” Erick Erickson blasts Pence for abetting a “shallow demagogue.” In the next several months, several books will flesh out Pence. Former Associated Press reporter Tom LoBianco will portray Pence as the “gatekeeper” to the White House political operations and donors. “When you have the vice president running all the donor maintenance, the political operation, the mid-terms, going out there campaigning heavily, he does have a natural role and it is extremely political in this White House,” LoBianco explained. One of President Trump’s five biographers, Michael D’Antonio, along with Peter Eisner, will publish “The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence.” It will be a sharply critical account, with D’Antonio telling New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, “People don’t understand what Pence is.” Which is? “A religious zealot. He is absolutely certain that his moral view should govern public policy.” One thing is for sure: Pence is a heartbeat away from the oldest elected president, and one facing daunting ethical and legal challenges. Pence’s gambit is the classic straight razor. Trump’s demise could make him the 46th president. A tangled ankle in this web could bring Pence historic ignominy. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Find him on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.

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2018 Whitley Count 4-H Fair results •



Consumer clothing Beginner champion, Ryleigh Graves; reserve Aleeya Cramer Intermediate champion Lindsey Kleiman; reserve Kassidy Porter Advanced champion Amanda Heck Sewing Formal champion Hope Eberly Grade 3 champion Olivia Johnson; reserve Kendall Reid Dress up champion Rozyln Bishop; reserve Calista Christman Grade 4 champion Ellee Bills; reserve Sadie Ward Separates champion Hayley Puckett Grade 5 champion Lydia Yoder; reserve Carle Sroufe Free choice champion Jaidyn Gilbert; reserve Cory Palmer Grade 6 champion Jada VanHouten; reserve Greta Minthorn Suits & Coats champion Rozlyn Bishop Grade 7 champion Maggie Wolf Informal/Casual champion Nicole Waybright; reserve Hope Eberly Blanche Gilbert Memorial Award winner: Hope Eberly Ten-year sewing member: Rozlyn Bishop Fashion Review Tenure Award: Rozlyn Bishop

Showmanship Rookie: Madison Millett Beginner: Ellee Bills Junior: Brianna Ferrell Senior: Kyndra Sheets Showman of Showmen: Kyndra Sheets Gilt class winners Chester White: Klayton Alvord* Crossbred: Trae Arnold, Jacob Cummings*, Lauren Rouch, Abbi Schrader, Lucas Wagner Poland: Ellee Bills*, Rhett Norris Yorkshire: Levi Brown*, Douglas Hinen, Evan Pettigrew Landrace: Brooklyn Dittmer*, Clay Ousley Duroc: Jackson Geiger, Kayla Schipper, Kyndra Sheets* Spots: Hailey Hinen, Hunter Puckett* Berkshire: Kenneth Hinen*, Rhett Norris, Karaline Schuman Hampshire: Sarah Minier* Hereford: Kristen Schipper* *indicates breed champion Grand champion: Kyndra Sheets Reserve grand champion: Jacob Cummings 3rd overall: Sarah Minier 4th overall: Trae Arnold 5th overall: Levi Brown Barrow class winners Berkshire: Hailey Arnold*, Brendan Johnson, Anna Schrader Chester white: Grace

Schrader* Duroc: Evan Rouch, Dillon Sheiss*, Braxton Coburn, Allison Green, Hayley Puckett, Abbi Schrader, Jillian Wright Hampshire: Madison Millett, Kyra Schinbeckler* Hereford: Lance Gaerte* Landrace: Elizabeth Blackburn* Poland: Robby Sheets* Spots: Kyler Price* Tamworth: Robby Sheets*, Jacob Westerberg Yorkshire: Ryan Sheets*, Hunter Puckett, Brokelynn Coburn Crossbred: Maggie Johnson, Elizabeth Blackburn, Grace Schrader, Dillon Sheiss*, Emma Johnson, Madison Millett, Hayley Puckett Grand champion: Elizabeth Blackburn Reserve grand champion: Dillon Sheiss 3rd overall: Robby Sheets 4th overall: Grace Schrader 5th overall: Grace Schrader

DAIRY STEER Class winners Class 1: Kelsey Nicodemus Class 2: Madison Breece Class 3: Jonathon Weaver Class 4: Heidi Zeigler Class 5: Kameron Laux Class 6: Audrey Zeigler Class 7: Landon Reimer Class 8: Delaney Stahl Class 9: Ethan Lomont Class 10: Alison Weeks Class 11: Kameron Laux

Class 12: Brianna Laux Class 13: Makenzie Hoskins Class 14: Sarah Metzger Class 15: Kohen Schipper Class 16: Brianna Laux Class 18: Emma Nicodemus Class 19: Lily Carpenter Class 20: Trenton Lomont Class 21: Lindsey Hoskins Grand champion: Brianna Laux Champion Bred, Born, Raised: Kameron Laux Reserve grand champion: Emma Nicodemus Champion: Kameron Laux Reserve champions: Audrey Zeigler, Alison Weeks, Kohen Schipper, Lily Carpenter

DAIRY STEER FEEDER CALF Holstein class winners Class 1: Makenzie Hoskins Class 2: Ian Stahl Class 3: Dalila Geiger Class 4: Jaylyn Burns Class 5: Maylee Ridenour Class 6: Ashleigh Hoskins Class 7: Jaidyn Gilbert Class 8: Olivia Johnson Class 9: Gage Herron Class 10: Hailie Michel Class 11 Logan Pettigrew Class 12: Julie Gaerte Class 13: Kayla Schipper Class 14: Catherine Cormany Class 15: Sierra Mowrey Class 16: Henry Tucker Class 17: Bryce Geiger Class 18: Noelani Stahl

Class 19: Elizabeth Blackburn Class 20: Elizabeth Blackburn Class 21: Matthew Blackburn Class 22: Kameron Laux Class 23: Emma Nicodemus Class 24: Logan Francis Class 25: Emery Pursley Class 26: Logan Francis Class 27: Hope Eberly Class 28: Kayla Schipper Class 29: Molly Geiger Other breed class winners Class 1: Cassandra Gebert Class 2: Jacob Gentry Class 3: Sophia Eiler Grand champion: Kayla Schipper Reserve grand champion: Logan Francis Champions: Ian Stahl, Ashleigh Hoskins, Jaidyn Gilbert, Kayla Schipper, Sierra Mowrey, Bryce Geiger, Sophia Eiler Reserve champions: Molley Geiger, Logan Francis, Hope Eberly Bred, Born, Raised grand champion: Melanie Rymsyre Bred, Born, Raised reserve grand champion: Ryder Sroufe Rate of Gain champion: Joshua Schilling Rate of Gain reserve champion: Molly Geiger Rookie showmanship: Madison Hiss Beginner showmanship: Logan Francis Junior showmanship: Jaidyn Gilbert Senior showmanship: Kayla Schipper Showman of Showmen:

GOATS Class winners Alpine junior doe kid: Titus Shively Alpine senior doe kid: Aaron Wilcoxson Alpine yearling doe: Robert Thompson Alpine doe, age 2-3: Christopher Shively Alpine doe, age 3-5: Luke Shively LaMancha senior doe kid: Aaron Wilcosxon LaMancha doe, age 2-3: Sarah Peterson LaMancha doe, age 3-5: Sarah Peterson Lamancha doe, 5 and over: Sarah Peterson Nubian junior doe kid: Melanie Gebhart Nubian intermediate doe kid: Jacob Thompson Nubian senior doe kid: Robert Thompson Nubian yearling doe, age 1-2: Robert Thompson Nubian yearling doe, age 1-2: Hannah Weirick Nubian doe, 1-2 years, milking: Robert Thompson Nubian doe, 2-3 years, milking: Joshua Thompson Nubian doe, 3-5 years, milking: Jacob Thompson Nubian doe, 5 and over, milking: Melanie Gebhart Sable doe, age 3-5: Mackenzie Miller Saanen intermediate doe kid: Melanie Gebhart Saanen yearling doe, 1-2 years, non-milking: Sophia Gebhart SEE 4-H RESULTS, PAGE 11

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the Northern heights elementary school Color run 5K was held in May, hosted by the school’s Parents in education group.

the Whitley County 4-h steM club visited Northern heights elementary school in May, providing a “great experience” for second- and third-grade students, according to Principal Wes Mullett.


the Columbia City high school girls basketball camp was held in late spring for girls in grades 1-5. Campers are pictured with high school players, who led the camp along with head coach amy shearer.



the lutheran air medical helicopter landed at Northern heights elementary school, with all students observing the landing from inside the building, then each grade level received a short presentation and tour of the helicopter. the experience was made possible by aaron sheets, a pilot and father of a fifth-grade student at Nhes.

Whitko high school’s academic teams had a successful season, ending at the regional meet with several high placements. the fine arts team of Celeste logan, Cozette Mengerink, austin Nettrouer and coach laura Cripe placed fourth. the social studies team of Megan leppek, Meg licata, trystan tucker, Bastian dohrman, Chase Castillo, Charley French, amanda leppek and coach Brandy smith placed second. the math team of renea lehman, livia rose, Cory Palmer, amanda leppek, Meg licata, Megan leppek and coach don dyck placed first. the english team of Cozette Mengerink, austin Nettrouer and coach randy lemler placed second. the science team of Matt Farner, ryan stump, Nicholas Meadows, Kiara Fugett, Cory Palmer, Chaz ault and coach Parrish Kruger placed second.

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ISMS encourages project-based learning KPC NEWS SERVICE COLUMBIA CITY — Seventh-grade students at Indian Springs Middle School participated in two different project-based learning endeavors in the first and second trimesters last school year. The Star students participated in “Genius Hour.” This project is an approach to learning where students are guided by their own interests, background knowledge, and curiosity to learn. This type of project based learning is a way to allow students to drive their own instruction and share their findings with others. The seven Star students were able to embark on this journey, together, showcasing various projects including but not limited to:

computer coding skills, taxidermy, martial arts, brain research, space exploration, architecture, circuits, foreign languages and movie trailers. To culminate their learning experience, students were able to display their projects in a gallery walk atmosphere and educate their classmates on the specifics of their work. The Eagle students participated in “Survivor,” where students had to complete several tasks as a team. The driving question was: “How can we, as middle school students, plan and execute a way to survive for two weeks in a deserted region using the natural resources and a few items found?” Students had several products and tasks to complete, including


Evan Cearbaugh, Luke Harber, Tobey Kridera and Xavier Alarie work together on a project.

narratives, research notes, a research paper, model, device, gallery walk and presentation before a panel.

The top three teams out of 30 were granted a pizza party and the top team’s names were placed on the winners’ plaque.


eliza leonard received the schwab Foundation essay Contest award by Jennifer reiff, principal at Columbia City high school, through the Junior achievement Career success program. leonard wrote about being a family social worker. she received $100 with her award.


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Indian Springs Middle School seventh graders Jerryn Pettigrew and Lainey Wooley work on project-based learning activities in the cafeteria.


Whitko teacher Teresa Knepple, science teacher, was honored by state sen. andy Zay and state superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick with an annual Teacher appreciation luncheon in the spring at huntington university. she was honored for “…modeling a commitment to continuous improvement and constantly seeking new strategies to help students learn at higher levels,” according to Whitko Middle school Principal gene sweeney. she is pictured above with Zay.

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Local 12U players runners up in softball World Series BY TRAVIS STAHL

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Columbia City players on the team are Raegan Pratt, Jadyn Forrester and Faith Frey.

CROWNE POINT — One of the greatest feelings in sports is seeing all of the hard work that goes in to a season paying off with success. Softball teams spend countless hours practicing. Whether it’s fielding grounders or spending time in the batting cages, to see results on the softball field requies a lot of hard work. Players on the Indiana Sluggers ’05 12 and Under softball team based out of Warsaw saw all

of their efforts pay off at the conclusion of their season. The Sluggers advanced to the NSA World Series in Crowne Pointe. In a back-and-forth battle, the Sluggers fell to a team from Illinois 10-8 to finish as the tournament runner-up. “It was an awesome ride,” said assistant head coach Brady Pratt. “It really was fantastic. It was a great experience and a huge accomplishment.” Three girls from Columbia City played vital roles for the

Sluggers this season. Raegan Pratt played third base for the Sluggers and Jadyn Forrester was the team’s starting catcher. Faith Frey was the starting center fielder. The team had a great regular season to go along with its tournament run. The team had a record of 50-7 in the B Division. The team even played in some A Division tournaments throughout the year and finished as high as third. The Sluggers qualified for the World Series by beating teams from across Indiana at the state tournament in

Warsaw. There were 40 other teams at the World Series tournament. The Sluggers’ team also won the skills challenge that took place over the four-day tournament. Last year, the team finished eighth in the tournament. Pratt, Frey and Forrester will all remain on the team together for next season. But next year, the team moves up to the 14 and Under division. The girls have about three weeks off, then fall ball starts and the team will be back on the field.

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football season is getting underway, Sprunger and the rest of the coaches are already seeing the players living that motto every day. “We’re getting kids to fly around,” Sprunger said. “We’re going to scrap for some wins.” Sprunger said some changes in the offseason were keys to seeing some improvements for a team that finished last year without a win. First, Sprunger was able to add a strength and conditioning class last school year with several players in attendance. The players in the class improved their strength tremendously, which Sprunger said has also brought along a new sense of confidence. Whitko has also made some changes on defense


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SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko head football coach Jeff Sprunger has a simple motto that he operates by every season: “Hustle and heart will set us apart.” Those words are recited to the Wildcats every day at practice. Sprunger wants the players to understand they aren’t the fastest on the field or the strongest, but their work ethic and their effort will go a long way to determining the outcome of games. As the new high school

that will impact how the team plays. “We change formations every play on offense,” Sprunger said, “but not on defense.” This year that is changing. The ’Cats welcome Roger Webb as a new defensive coach and Sprunger said the plan is for several players to be interchangeable. The team doesn’t want to simply line up in its traditional 4-4-3 defense, but instead mix up fronts so opponents can’t get into a comfortable flow with their offense. Ashton Schuh and Mason Lehman are back as the team’s inside linebackers and Sprunger feels they could be compared to some of the greats who have played

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the position for Whitko in years past. Cain Nunley will lock down one of the outside linebacker spots but several players will move in and out of the fourth linebacker spot, which will also be used as a safety. Ethan Howard and Zach Neer could play those roles. In the secondary Collin Loe is back at safety and Isaiah Pierce returns as a starter at one of the corner positions. Sprunger said the ’Cats are still trying to determine who will play along the defensive line and what the alignments will look like. Where Sprunger said the added strength from the weight room will really be noticable is along the offensive line. The team has four of the five starters back from last year from a group that was already quick. Now those linemen have added muscle to go behind their quickness. One luxury Whitko will enjoy this season is a wealth of talent at the skill positions on offense. Senior Cade Bechtold is back at quarterback.


Whitko quarterback Cade Bechtold is returning for the Wildcats.

Plus, Dominic Moseley is healthy this year and will take some repetitions under center to give the ’Cats a different look for opponents to defend. Behind Bechtold and Moseley are several players who will get their hands on the ball. Zach Gardner is back at tailback and the ’Cats will also have the speedy Cameron Sapp coming out of the backfield. Four different Whitko backs including Neer and Riley Young could see time at fullback for the team. The schedule this season does not present the ’Cats with an easy road to travel. The team opens at home for its first two games against county

rivals Churubusco and Columbia City. Then they have to work through the Three Rivers Conference North Division against talented rivals Northfield and Rochester as well as the ’Cats two biggest TRC foes, Tippecanoe Valley and Manchester. Sprunger said the Wildcats have a good mix of players this year, as there are 45 guys out for football this year including the 27 who won varsity letters last season. With that much experience back and the new changes made, Sprunger says all the team needs now is to add that heart and hustle, and the results on the field will take care of themselves.

Lady Eagle golfers open season with wins KPC NEWS SERVICE COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf season is off to a good start, as the Lady Eagles won their opening matches last week over Wawasee and Northrop, scoring 192 as a team in both matches. Against Northrop, Columbia City’s girls took a strong win, 192-257. The Lady Eagles were led by three linksters

who scored in the 40s: sophomore Katie Hoag at 43, senior Leah Bechtold at 44 and freshman Abby Pequignot with a 47. Other scorers were Lindsey Hoskins at 58 and Katie Hoeppner with a 63. Northrop was led by Skylar Whitman with a 55. Two Columbia City junior varsity players also scored, Leonie Trabet at 60 and Carly Mabie at 61.

Columbia City won a competitive match against Wawasee, 192-204, on July 31. Bechtold scored a 44 and Hoag shot a 45. Pequignot shot a 49. Hoeppner carded a 54 and Lindsey Hoskins finished with a 60. Wawasee was led by Belle Brunner with a 46. In junior varsity action, Trabert shot a 54 and Mabie had a 63.

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Saanen doe, 2-3 years: Melanie Gebhart Saanen doe, 3-5 years: Sophia Gebhart AOB intermediate doe: Emma Johnson AOB senior doe: Lyncon Saunders Milk production, first freshener: Christopher Shively Milk production, mature doe: Carmen Shively Dairy goat wethers Class 1: Lyncon Saunders Class 2: Abbigail Schrader Class 3: Joshua Thompson Class 4: Riley Wilson Class 5: Reagan Wilson Class 6: Abbigail Schrader Class 7: Holly Branning Class 8: Sarah Peterson Mother milking, daughter dry: Sophia Gebhart Meat goat wethers Class 1: Sophia Gebhart Class 2: Melanie Gebhart Class 3: Henacie Ott Class 4: Brianna Ferrell Pygmy goat wether, born in current year: Victoria Calloway Pygmy goat wether, born in prior calendar year: Victoria Calloway Pygmy junior doe kid: Jacob Westerberg Pygmy intermediate doe kid: Victoria Calloway Pygmy unfreshened yearling: Jacob Westerberg Pygmy senior doe, 1-2 years: Jacob Westerberg Pygmy senior doe, 2-3 years: Victoria Calloway Pygmy senior doe, 3-5 years: Victoria Calloway Pygmy senior doe, 5 years and over: Victoria Calloway Pygmy mother/daughter: Victoria Calloway Rookie showmanship: Jozelyn Alman Beginner showmanship: Carle Sroufe Junior showmanship: Jaden Rostochak Senior showmanship: Melanie Gebhart Showman of Showmen: Sophia Gebhart

POULTRY All other combs clean legged bantams Pullet: Mackenzie Miller Cockerel: Mackenzie Miller American large foul Hen: Dayton Sibert Cockerel: Dayton Sibert Pullet: Isabella von Seggern Cock: Cora Western Asiatic large fowl Cock: Patrick Loeffler Hen: Toriana Meyers Cockerel: Maycee Nix Pullet: Isabella von Seggern Commercial chickens Dual purpose pullet: Austin Hall, Addison Williams Colored egg layer pullet: Shawna Hall Colored egg layer hen: Anna Lortie Dual purpose hen: Anna Lortie Roasters: Tyler Meredith, Henry Tucker, Braden Weirick Broilers: Sarah Peterson, Isaac Rentschler, Jacqueline Werstler White egg shell pullets:

Braden Weirick White egg shell hens: Hannah Weirick Continental large fowl Hen: Andrew Galloway Cockerel: Andrew Galloway Pullet: Isabella von Seggern English Large Fowl Pullet: Kayla Mossburg Cock: Rhett Norris Hen: Isabella von Seggern Exhibition waterfowl Bantam call duck: Gage Hale Heavy weight duck: Laketon Pfeiffer, Titus Shively Light weight duck: Evan Stresemann Feather legged bantams Cockerel: Braden Bridegam Pullet: Maycee Nix Hen: Addison Reed Cock: Jaden Rostochak Cockerel: Cara Thorn Game birds Guinea: Toriana Meyers Pigeon: Laketon Pfeiffer Quail: Ian Rentschler Mediterranean large fowl Pullet: Addyson Dolsen Hen: Isabella von Seggern Modern game bantams Hen: Hope Eberly Cock: Jaden Rostochak Old English game bantams Pullet: Jaden Rostochak Cockerel: Jaden Rostochak Hen: Cora Western Cock: Cora Western Rose comb clean legged bantams Hen: Luke Ramer Cockerel: Luke Ramer Cock: Luke Ramer Pullet: Luke Ramer Single comb clean legged, other than game bantams Pullet: Logan Holzinger Cock: Cory Palmer Hen: Cory Palmer Turkeys Commercial Tom light: Logan Holzinger Commercial Tom heavy: Justin Johnson Commercial hen light: Madison Miner Fair-hatched chicks: Logan Holzinger Exhibition waterfowl: Justin Westerberg Commercial waterfowl: Victor Shively Brood Class: Andrew Galloway All other standard large foul: Kaiden Barnhart

RABBIT American fuzzy lop broken Senior buck: Reagan Wilson Senior doe: Reagan Wilson Junior buck: Reese Minthorn Junior doe: Reese Minthorn Angora English colored junior buck: Chloe Copeland Argente Brun junior buck: Chloe Copeland Britannia petite, broken senior buck: Teeghun Miller California senior buck: Marley Heritier California 6/8 doe: Marlie Heritier Champagne D’Argent senior buck: Ashleigh Hoskins Chinchilla, American senior buck: Ryan Miller Chinchilla, American

senior doe: Amanda South Cinnamon senior buck: Rylee Gardner Cinnamon senior doe: Rylee Gardner Cinnamon junior buck: Rylee Gardner Creme D’Argent junior buck: Lauren Kleiman Dutch Black senior buck: Brendan Johnson Black senior doe: Jaelynn Schaper Black junior buck: Baylie Farris Blue senior buck: Kash Uher Blue senior doe: Shelly Stoppenhagen Blue junior doe: Amelia Sprunger Gray senior buck: Caroline Klimek Gray senior doe: Amelia Sprunger Gray junior buck: Jacob Westerberg Steel senior buck: Caroline Klimek Tortoise junior buck: Baylie Farris Dwarf Hotot, senior buck: Greta Minthorn Dwarf Hotot, senior doe: Greta Minthorn English spot Black junior doe: Christopher Shively Black junior buck: Christopher Shively Gold senior doe: Jaclyn Fries Lilac senior doe: Jaclyn Fries Florida White senior buck: Caroline Klimek Florida White senior doe: Caroline Klimek Harlequin Japanese senior buck: Cole Bering Japanese senior doe: Jaelynn Schaper Magpie senior buck: Alia Schuman Magpie senior doe: Alia Schuman Himalayan black junior buck: Teeghun Miller Himalayan black senior buck: Zachary Knitter Himalayan chocolate senior buck: Henacie Ott Jersey wooly Agouti senior buck: Caroline Klimek Broken senior doe: Teeghun Miller Self senior buck: Caroline Klimek Self junior doe: Tanner Miller Lilac senior doe: Andrea Teegardin Lionhead tortoise senior doe: Carissa Cox Lionhead tortoise junior buck: Riley Wilson Lionhead tortoise junior doe: Reagan Wilson French lop solid senior buck: Rhett Norris French lop solid junior buck: Rhett Norris Holland lop Solid senior buck: Ian Davis Solid senior doe: Savanna Reed Solid junior doe: Anna Zimmerman Broken senior buck: Reagan Wilson Broken senior doe: Reagan Wilson Broken junior doe: Ian Davis Mini lop Solid senior buck: Mackenzie Miller Solid senior doe: Amelia

Sprunger Solid junior buck: Karaline Schuman Solid junior buck: Kiersten Williamson Broken senior buck: Mackenzie Miller Broken senior doe: Myah Morrison Mini Rex Black senior buck: Ayden Cooper Black senior doe: Julia Gaerte Black junior buck: Matthew Hoskins Black junior doe: Greta Minthorn Blue senior buck: Addison Williams Broken senior buck: Rozlyn Bishop Broken senior doe: Amanda South Broken junior buck: Riley Neuenschwander Broken junior doe: Reese Minthorn Castor senior doe: Colleen Britten Castor junior doe: Riley Neuenschwander Otter senior buck: Hence Ott Otter senior doe: HelenMarie Ramsey Otter junior buck: Mya Davis Mini satin, chinchilla senior doe: Addison Reed Mini satin, broken junior doe: Morgan Zimmerman Netherland dwarf Self group chocolate senior black: Brendan Johnson Shaded sia sable senior buck: Andrew Galloway Shaded sia sable senior doe: Elanor Schmitt Netherland dwarf AOV himalayan junior buck: Zachary Knitter Netherland dwarf AOV orange senior doe: Caidy Hesting Netherland dwarf AOV orange junior buck: Kale Johnson New Zealand Black senior buck: Dylan Garza Black 6/8 buck: Rhett Norris Black junior buck: Holly Esterline Black junior doe: Holly Esterline Broken senior buck: Rhett Norris Broken 6/8 buck: Jessica South Broken 6/8 doe: Holly

Esterline Broken junior buck: Holly Esterline Broken junior doe: Holly Esterline Red senior buck: HelenMarie Ramsey Red junior buck: Alexa Culp Red junior doe: Adrienne Klefeker White 6/8 buck: Marley Heritor White 6/8 doe: Marley Heritor White junior buck: Marley Heritor White junior doe: Bricyn Tincher Polish Black senior buck: Addison Reed Black senior doe: Jada Van Houten Black junior buck: Jada Van Houten Black junior doe: Zachary Gardner Blue senior buck: Addison Williams Blue senior doe: Addison Williams Broken senior buck: Megyn Meredith Broken senior buck: Jada Van Houten Broken junior buck: Jada Van Houten Broken junior doe: Jada Van Houten Chocolate senior buck: Henacie Ott Chocolate senior doe: Andrew Furthmiller Chocolate junior buck: Kenley Richards BEW senior doe: Jada Van Houten BEW senior buck: Henacie Ott Rex blue senior doe: Brady Meredith Satin black senior doe: Skylar Zickafoose Silver fox black senior doe: Christopher Shively Silver fox black junior doe: Greta Minthorn Thrianta senior buck: Tanner Miller Thrianta senior doe: Alexandria Platt Tan, black senior buck: Amanda South Mini satin, black senior buck: Rozlyn Bishop Doe and litter: Brendan Johnson Lionhead, siamese sable, junior doe: Reagan Wilson New Zealand, blue junior buck: Holly Esterline New Zealand, blue junior

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DAIRY Class winners Ayrshire spring calf: Tessa Eiler Ayrshire fall calf: Kendall Hantz Ayrshire fall yearling: Kameron Elier Brown Swiss fall yearling: Makenzie Hoskins Brown Swiss junior 3-year-old cow: Cassandra Gebert Brown Swiss junior 3-year-old cow: Chloe Gebert Brown Swiss 5-year old cow: Cassandra Gebert Guernsey summer yearling: Kendall Hantz Guernsey 5-year-old cow: MaKenzie Nicodemus Holstein spring calf: Danika Eagle Holstein winter calf: Cassandra Geburt Holstein fall calf: Allie Kuehnert Holstein summer yearling: Allie Kuehnert Holstein winter yearling: Breeyn Fulkerson Holstein fall yearling: Allie Kuehnert Holstein junior 2-yearold: Clayton Egolf Holstein senior 2-yearold: Caroline Egolf Holstein senior 3-yearold: Kelsey Metzger Holstein 4-year-old: Clayton Egolf Holstein 5-year-old: Clayton Egolf Holstein aged cow: Caroline Egolf Holstein dry cow: Chloe Gebert Jersey spring calf: Carly Linnemeier Jersey summer yearling: Carly Linnemeier Jersey winter yearling: MaKenzie Nicodemus Ayrshire spring yearling: Sophia Eiler Holstein spring yearling: Danika Eagle Grand champion ayrshire: Kendall Hantz Grand champion brown swiss: Cassandra Gebert Grand champion guernsey: Makenzie Nicodemus Grand champion jersey: Carly Linnemeier Grand champion holstein: Clayton Egolf Supreme champion: Clayton Egolf

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Chamber’s golf outing is Aug. 16 CONTRIBUTED COLUMBIA CITY — The annual Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Golf Outing is slated for Thursday, Aug. 16, at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. with play beginning at noon. Team registration includes play for four, cart, lunch and a hole sponsorship for $400. Individuals can enjoy lunch and play for $100. Those interested in attending the luncheon only may do so for $15 per

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Community calendar 10. August

• California Dreamin’: Churubusco Public Library presents California Dreamin’ at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Summer Concert Series. Free, outdoor concerts, weather permitting, are made possible by the Community Foundation of Whitley County.

11. August

• Haystacks & Sundaes: West Point Church is hosting haystacks and sundaes from 4-7 p.m. at 4980 N. Etna Road, Columbia City. The event is benefitting Boomerang Backpacks. • Author Reading: South Whitley native Julia Fricke Robinson, author of “All I Know,” a memoir of growing up in South Whitley, will be hosting a book reading at the South Whitley Public Library at 2 p.m. Robinson will be reading an excerpt from her book and sharing memories of her childhood.

15. August

• Indiana’s Underground Railroad: Slaves in mid-19th century found their freedom by escaping to northern states or Canada via the Underground Railroad, a network of citizens and communities who banded together to help them along their journey. Every Indiana community has history — sometimes verified, sometimes oral — regarding the role it or its citizens played in the Underground Railroad. Hear about Indiana’s role in the Underground Railroad from Jeannie Regan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Historic Preservation at the South Whitley Public Library at 6 p.m.

16. August

• Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Golf Outing: Located at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City, registration and lunch start at 11 a.m. with play starting at noon.

18. August

• Church Garage Sale: Fellowship of Wesley Chapel UMC is having a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 13733 Wesley Chapel Road, Churubusco. The building is handicap accessible and climate controlled. Many families will be selling their items at individual booths. The United Methodist Women will have a bake sale table and a concession stand will be open with snacks. For information on renting a space, contact Tammy at • Jen & the Foggy Creek Band: Churubusco Public Library presents Jen & the Foggy Creek Band at 1 p.m. as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Free, outdoor concerts, weather permitting, made possible by the Community Foundation of Whitley County. • 4th Annual Churubusco Public Library Fine Arts Festival: will be from noon-6 p.m. on Line Street, right beside the block party. Jen & the Foggy Creek Band performs from 1-3 p.m. There also will be art for sale and possibly a food vendor. Vendor applications are available on the library website and are currently being accepted.

19. August

• Ice Cream Social Sunday: from 4-7 p.m. at Saturn Christian Church, 6731 E. C.R. 800S , Columbia City, is a free-will offering event sponsored by Saturn Christian Men’s Fellowship. The menu includes bratwursts, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pies, cakes and Schwan’s ice cream.

21. August

• STEM Challenge: The South Whitley Public Library invites teens to come and try their hand at programming Dash the robot to make it speak and move at 4 p.m.

23. August

• Ukulele Fun: Join the Peabody Public Library at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department and bring your ukulele to strum along with YouTube videos. All ages

welcome. • Field day: Purdue Extension is hosting a field day for farmers and agribusiness professionals at the center, 4821 E. CR 400S, Columbia City. The program begins with morning workshops lead by Purdue Extension experts. Participants will have the optional opportunities for self-guided research plot tours, to view an unmanned aerial vehicle, demonstrations and discussions and/or participate in the health education and screenings by Parkview Health in the afternoon. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. Admission is free but registration is required to receive a meal. To sign up, contact the Whitley County Extension Office at (260) 244-7615 and leave a name and phone number by Aug. 17. For more information, visit whitley. • Red Cross Blood Drive: from 1:30-6:30 p.m. is at Faith Lutheran Church, 9251 E. SR 205, Churubusco. • TROY School benefit: A concert and dinner buffet for TROY School to benefit student scholarships is at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St., Fort Wayne. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featured musicians include Columbia City’s Ann Stapel-Kalat, Oferle, Davis Todoran and the Hubie Ashcroft Band. Tickets are $125; purchase online at Reservations are limited.

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22. September

• 4th Annual Lord’s Acre Festival: will be hosted at Etna United Methodist Church, 4255 W. C.R. 750N. There will be food booths by local churches. The parade begin at 11 a.m., with opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m.. There will be entertainment from noon-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. with a community auction from 1-3 p.m. and silent auction from 12:30-4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Boomerang Backpacks program for Little Turtle and Northern Heights elementary schools.

25. September

• Day of Caring: brings Whitley County together to connect those in need with more than 250 volunteers ready to help. For teams of people willing to lend a hand or questions, contact Leslie at l.vonseggern@ Team submissions are due by Aug. 15.

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13. October

• Distinguished Young Women Program: is in the Newell Rice Auditorium at Columbia City High School at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students K-12. Tickets are available at the door. Seating is not reserved. • California Dreamin’: Churubusco Public Library presents California Dreamin’ at 7 p.m. as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Free, outdoor concerts, weather permitting, made possible by the Community Foundation of Whitley County. • Laud Community Garage Sale: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is on south S.R. 9 between state roads 14 and 114, and is expecting 15 or more sales. Laud Christian Church will provide food and drinks to purchase as well as a bake sale. Bathrooms are available at the church.

1. September

• Last day for Volunteer of the Year nominations: visit the United Way website to nominate a volunteer for the 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

8. September

• Jim Acres Benefit Golf Scramble: at Eagle Glen Golf Course, 129 S. Eagle Glen Trail, Columbia City, is raising money for community leader and firefighter Jim Acres, recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cost is $60 per person, $240 per team. The event starts at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, 18 holes with a cart, dinner, 50/50 raffle and more. Prizes for first, second and third place. Collared shirt required to play.

14. September

• Adult Prom Fundraiser: from 7-11 p.m. at the Van Buren Event Center is benefitting Whitley County’s local youth. Funds raised will go toward providing safe after-school care for kids in the community. Tickets are on sale Aug. 15. Must be older than 21 to attend. For more details, search “Adult Prom Fundraiser” on Facebook.

15. September

• Understanding Mood Disorders: a free presentation open to the community by Cross Connections and St. John’s Lutheran Church is from 9-11 a.m. at St. John’s Luther Church, Fellowship Hall, 2465 W. Keiser Road, Columbia City. Counselor Megan Beeching will cover basic information about mood disorders such as seasonal affective disorder and bipolar disorder. To register call (260) 244-3712 or email deaconessintern.stjohns@gmail. com by Sept. 10.


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9. October

• Laud Community Garage Sale: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is on south S.R. 9 between state roads 14 and 114, and is expecting 15 or more sales. Laud Christian Church will provide food and drinks to purchase as well as a bake sale. Bathrooms are available at the church.

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• Dairy Queen Fundraiser: for the Navigators, a group of individuals with disabilities who meet monthly to discuss the importance of being a self-advocate. From 4-8 p.m. Dairy Queen, 409 N. Main St., Columbia City, will be donating 10 percent of purchases to the Navigators.

• 5th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival: sponsored by and to benefit the Whitley County 4-H Program, is at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission fee and parking is free for this event. The event will have a four-wheel drive truck pull, a craft show and flea market, car show and music acts. The Ag Museum will be open along with kids activities planned throughout the day. Forms to reserve a place for the craft show and flea market, toy show, car show and food vendors are available at the Purdue Extension Whitley County office or

Ongoing • Multi-County Medical Outreach Clinic: is a free clinic at 524 Branch Court, Columbia City, open Thursday afternoons from 1-5 p.m., except the fifth Thursdays of the month. The clinic serves noninsured or underinsured on a first-come, first-serve basis. Donations are accepted. • The Churubusco Lions Club: meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Papa’s Place at 6:30 p.m. • The Whitley County Farmers Market: is every Saturday from May through October, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Whitley County Courthouse square. Meet local farmers and artisans for homegrown, homemade products. There are more than 50 vendors, local produce, plants and local artists. • AA and Al-Anon meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the Churubusco Methodist Church. • A support group for families: of children with special needs meets 3-5 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Choices & Changes, 360 N. Oak St., Columbia City. For more information, contact Chris Garau at (260) 255-0708 or Chirsty Garau at (260) 255-0707. • C3 Youth Group: meets with youth pastor Brad Milikan 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Community Church, 316 N. Main St. in Churubusco. Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join. • Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School: is accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Children should be 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1. Enrollment is $50 and monthly fees will be $80 for the three-day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Morning sessions are 9-11:30 a.m. Afternoon sessions are 12:30-3 p.m. For more information, call the office at (260) 693-2154. • VFW Post 5582 hosts a fish fry: the first and third Fridays of each month, 5-6:30 p.m. The post is located at 415 E. Chicago St., Columbia City. • Faith Christian Academy: continues to accept registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. There are classes from preschool through 8th grade, with all-day kindergarten. Visit for more information and to send in an application online, or call 248-4872 with questions. FCA is Whitley County’s only faith-based school. • Family story times at Peabody Public Library: Peabody Public Library hosts family story time on Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Department at the library. All ages are welcome to attend and participate.


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