The Whitley County Community Foundation has announced that it will again match gifts to the Whitley County Cares Fund. For every dollar donated to the relief fund, the Foundation will add a dollar up to $25,000. The fund exists to help food banks and other Whitley County charitable organizations cope with increased needs for their services as local residents experience hardships due to job cuts, job losses or home foreclosure.
THREE YEARS OF HELPING AND CARING
For many years the Salvation Army was almost nonexistent in Whitley County. The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles appeared at Christmas time. A few volunteers along with community service clubs such as Kiwanis would ring the traditional bells. Generous shoppers would drop money of coin and bills into the Kettles to help the less fortunate.
The Whitley County Extension Office will be the location for the MS Access classes. They will be held on December…
Denise Plouviez, Family History Consultant with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will present the program “Doing Research…
Effective Nov. 17, Parkview Whitley Hospital lifted the temporary restrictions on visitors that were in place to minimize the spread of H1N1 influenza. Though the restrictions have been lifted, visitors should continue to exercise good judgment and refrain from visiting people in the hospital if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.
The 2009 Whitley County Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Columbia City Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday,…
While Indiana real property owners have until the end of the year to file for property tax deductions, the Whitley County Auditor is urging individuals to file as soon as possible. “With the holiday season and winter weather approaching, property owners should file deduction applications as soon as they are able,” said auditor, Linda Gerig. “We don’t want anyone to miss out on a deduction because they missed the application deadline.”
The Whitley County Community Christmas Celebration will be December 4 and 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Whitley County Courthouse….
(Helping with Toys for Tots in Whitley County are, from left, back row, Marsha Ruesch, T4T Coordinator; Pat Mossburg, Salvation Army; Brian Thornton, Wal-Mart Management; front row, Laura Hershman, K Club; Roxy Hagans, T4T Asst. Coordinator; and Susie Ness, Wal-Mart Public Relations.)
As businesses begin to prepare for the holiday season, so does Toys For Tots! Toys For Tots collection boxes will be seen around town, like the ones in the picture taken at the Columbia City Wal-Mart. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy at any of the collection sites below.
Anyone interested in playing Joseph or Mary, shepherd or angel, or any of a number of other parts available in this year’s cast for the Community Christmas Celebration is asked to call now and sign up for a part. Wendi Barnett of South Whitley is in charge of scheduling cast members for parts both nights, Dec. 4 and 5. She has approximately 100 time slots to fill each night. Her telephone number is 260/723-4566, please call evenings or leave a message.