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Local actresses sought for upcoming production of ‘Steel Magnolias’

From reports Auditions will be offered next week for The Whitley Arts Partnership’s next on stage event, a production of Steel Magnolias.According to those close to the project, they are seeking six talented actresses for the late October production. Auditions… Continue Reading →

4-H clubs prepare for Autumn Harvest Festival in October

Article provided Whitley County 4-H Clubs, Inc. will be hosting the 7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds on October 16, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. There is no admission fee and free parking for this… Continue Reading →

Tri Lakes park dedicated in memory of public servant Gene Heckman

By J. Romano On Saturday, scores of local friends and family members of the late Eugene J. “Gene” Heckman gathered to celebrate a man who made public service to his community a priority. Heckman, who served as the Thorncreek Township… Continue Reading →

OSDA honors Marguerite Yohe for long life in Whitley County

Marguerite Yohe of Whitley County, above, was named the “Oldest Person Living in Whitley County” from those residents who registered for the traditional Old Settlers Day sign-in event at the Whitley County Historical Museum.Yohe is 101 years-old and a lifelong… Continue Reading →

New interactive reservoir habitat map available for anglers

Article provided Anglers can find fish habitat structure locations and more on DNR’s new interactive reservoir habitat map. Habitat structure, such as bundles of Christmas trees, rock piles and wooden platforms, improves aquatic habitat for fish by creating areas for… Continue Reading →

Camp Whitley’s Adult Camp offers outdoorsy fun, scenic relaxation

Article provided Adults looking for a rustic, outdoor weekend get-away are invited to join Camp Whitley’s Adult Camp on Troy Cedar Lake. This year’s event takes place July 30 to August 1 on the 84-acre rural property. Applications and complete… Continue Reading →

71st Turtle Days festival in Churubusco kicks off Wednesday

From reports Turtle Days is almost here! Rides are arriving and carnival games are being set up. Turtle Days in Churubusco will be held from June 16-19, 2021. This year’s theme is “Fun in the Sun at 71.” The fun… Continue Reading →

Whitley Community Children’s Choir offering auditions on June 22

By Brooke Kinder The Whitley Community Children’s Choir, a choir of the reknowned Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, is seeking more young voices to fill their ranks this fall. Children in grades 3 to 12 are welcome to audition.According to Denise… Continue Reading →

Community Foundation of Whitley County announces scholarship award recipients

The following video was created by the Community Foundation of Whitley County to highlight student recipients:

Local amateur radio club’s general meeting is June 10

Article provided The next Whitley County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E, IN-205,Columbia City, IN 46725,… Continue Reading →

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