COLUMBIA CITY – Strategic planning is one of the most important functions carried out by any organization; whether a for-profit company or a non-profit such as Columbia City based Passages, Inc. With on-going efforts to be proactive and to adjust to an evolving world of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to an economy that is challenging, the Passages’ board of directors recently elected to engage Michael Stone, Ph.D., from Impact Strategies to work with the board and staff on strategic planning.
Brandon Seifert of Allen County announced his candidacy Monday for State Representative for the 83rd House District. The seat is currently held by State Representative Matt Bell who is not seeking re-election.
COLUMBIA CITY – Kitten season may be here, but there are many older cats available at the Whitley County Humane Society who are patiently waiting for homes and a second chance at life. To try and find homes for these “seniors,” the Humane Society has launched a “Save Our Seniors Summer Sale,” where any cat five years or older and cats that have been at the shelter for nine months or more can be adopted for only $30, not including spay/neuter deposit where applicable, from now until Labor Day. The normal adoption fee is $65. Additionally, senior citizens (60+) can adopt a “senior” cat for only $20.
The Genealogical Society of Whitley County will meet Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Peabody Library in Columbia City.
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The Whitley County Historical Society and Museum will host a Civil War Camp for children ages 10-13 and will be held Tuesday thru Thursday, June 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The camp will be at the Museum at 108 W. Jefferson in Columbia City.
The annual Northeast Indiana Conservation Camp is scheduled this year for August 2 -4 at Camp Whitley, which is just northeast of Columbia City on Troy-Cedar Lake. For years, the northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts have leased Camp Whitley to host their own three day conservation camp.
On Sunday, June 13 starting at 2 p.m. will be the Rabbit Ambassador competition in the Rabbit Barn. There are five age group winners that will advance to State competition in August.
The Whitley County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC), Whitley County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WCARES), Whitley County RACES (WCRACES) and Whitley County SKYWARN (WCSKYWARN) are local voluntary organizations of FCC licensed Hams – special radio operators who provide communications in an emergency and are organized to provide emergency and support communication services for everything from hazardous materials incidents or severe weather occurrences to power or communications outages. It is a specialized field requiring training and federal licensing.
A Genealogy workshop will be held on Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in the Whitley County Extension Office West Room of the 4-H Center. It will be the final workshop.