Parkview Whitley Hospital invites the Whitley County community to share its warmth this winter with the children of the county by participating in the hospital’s first “Mittens for Munchkins” Christmas program.
Christmas is just around the corner. In the big beautiful building in the middle of the square in Columbia City, folks from near and far, young and old, friends and neighbors, greet each other with smiles and anticipation as they admire festive decorations and enjoy refreshments. Wide-eyed children especially are delighted to choose from thousands of cookies lining the tables as smiling servers hand them a cup of hot cocoa. Children listen to Christmas stories quietly as they eat their homemade cookies.
Thanks to the generosity of two of our wonderful volunteers, who are underwriting the difference, the Humane Shelter and Adoption Center of Whitley County is holding a Half-Price Cat Sale from now ’til Christmas 2009!
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.”