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April 18, 2018

Northeastern REMC seeks candidates for board of directors seats

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Long-time board member Marjorie Kennedy Babbitt, District 3, has announced she will not be seeking re-election during Northeastern REMC's annual meeting on September 8. The REMC is highly encouraging any member residing in this district and interested in serving on the cooperative's board of directors to submit their name for consideration prior to the May 11 application deadline.

District 3 primarily covers Washington, Jefferson and Cleveland Townships in Whitley County, a portion of Chester Township in Wabash County, and parts of Jackson and Clearcreek Townships in Huntington County.

Voting will also take place to select directors from District 2 and 4. Members from those districts are encouraged to submit their names for consideration as well. A district map is available on our website, nremc.com.

For more information and to submit your name, please contact Rene Scott at 625-3700 or 244-6111, extension 404, or r_scott@nremc.com. Deadline is Friday, May 11.

April 13, 2018

US 30 resurfacing project begins Monday

From reports

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that US 30 in Kosciusko and Whitley counties is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, April 16, weather permitting. The resurface work will take place between CR S 425 W in Kosciusko County and CR N 650 W in Whitley County through the towns of Larwill and Pierceton.

During the day, drivers are cautioned to watch for lane restrictions and possible stopped vehicles in the construction zone. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through any active work zone. A speed limit of 45 mph will be in effect when workers are present and will be strictly enforced.

The project was awarded to INDOT contractor Brooks Construction for $6.1 million and includes the asphalt resurface of SR 114 in Wabash County later this year. Work on US 30 is expected to be completed in early September, weather permitting.

To view this project in INDOT's online travel system at http://bit.ly/2HwYcKm

CCHS Honor Convo is asdfasf

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The annual Columbia City High School Honors Convocation will be held on May 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the high school. A variety of scholarships and other awards will be presented to Columbia City High School students at that time.

Faith Christian Academy hosts first trivia challenge night Saturday

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This Saturday, April 14, 2018, Faith Christian Academy will host a trivia challenge night at Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is $10 per team of eight people with proceeds supporting the school. Mulligans will also be available for $1 each, but only one can be used per round of competition.

Teams may include friends, family, Sunday School classes, co-workers and more.

April 12, 2018

Old Fort Motorcycle Club hosting open house April 29

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The Old Fort Motorcycle Club will host an open house on April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at their clubhouse, 4863 E Lincolnway, in Columbia City. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Master Gardeners to host informational discussion with Ginny Faulkner of ACE Hardware on May 3

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The Whitley County Master Gardeners will host thier next meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital's Classroom B in the hospital basement.
The featured speaker will be Virginia (Ginny) Faulkner from Ace Hardware. She will be talking about tools and products at the event rather than plants. She will be bringing some products that are brand new to the market as well as some new power and hand tools to help make life easier this summer. Products brands she will discuss include: Stihl, Scotts, Miracle Grow, Home Defense, Roundup and Garden Weasel.
If there are any specific products people are interested in we can also look into bringing information on them as well.
The Whitley County Master Gardeners are also pleased to announce the 2018 Garden Walk. The event is slated for June 23, 2018. Tickets can be purchased at the Whitley County Purdue Extension Office on Line Street in Columbia City.

Faith Christian Academy now accepting applications for 2018-2019 school year

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Faith Christian Academy is Whitley County's only interdenominational Christian school, providing excellence in education for children since 1991. FCA offers classes from preschool thru 8th grade. Class sizes are small, enabling teachers to work closely with and provide individual instruction to each student. FCA is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
Check out the new website, http://faithchristacademywc.com for up-to-date information and to see what's going on and how FCA operates. FCA is located at 1550 East State Road 205.
With God present in the classroom, dedicated educators, involved parents, smaller class sizes, and specialized attention children are given a learning experience unsurpassed in Whitley County.
- Christian school educators emphasize the worth of every child.
- Christian school educators openly share the love of Christ with students. They point students toward the Savior of the world, not away from Him, and teach that God is the ultimate authority for truth, rather than man.
- Christian schools attempt to inspire loyalty to the church.
- Christian school educators attempt to inspire students to love their country and to have respect for civil government.
- Christian school education equips students with a Christian foundation and basic academic skills with which to effectively apply themselves to live lives that are useful, productive, and purposeful.Christian school educators are themselves important role modelsfor students.
For additional information, call Faith Christian Academy at (260) 248-4872.

Nominations now accepted for Golden Hoosier Awards

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Nominations for the 2018 Golden Hoosier Awards are now being accepted.
The award, which is sponsored by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Division of Aging, began in 2008 and honors Indiana senior citizens for their service to their communities.
Nominees must reside in Indiana, be 65 or older and be a community volunteer for at least the last three years.
Visit http://in.gov/lg/2532.htm to fill out a nomination form. Forms must be submitted by Monday, May 14.

United Way of Whitley County presents community survey

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United Way of Whitley County prioritizes staying in touch, staying informed, and staying educated about its community.

To support continued understanding of the community's needs, United Way is partnering with Macknick Philanthropy Advisors to increase its understanding of how Whitley County is evolving. As community members your perspective is critical. A survey has been created to help determine community perspectives.

Please take a few minutes to complete this confidential survey and encourage others within your network to complete it as well. It is eight short questions and should take less than five minutes to complete. Results will be independently collected, compiled, and analyzed by Macknick Philanthropy Advisors and findings will be shared with United Way of Whitley County. The more information received, the better positioned United Way will be to make impactful decisions and investments.

A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73KX3R3