Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall Festival schedule

Friday, September 17

Photography Show and Book Sale    1 to 4 p.m.    South Whitley Public Library
Beef and Noodle Dinner    4 to 7 p.m.    AmVets Post 2919
Rick Barton    8 p.m.    Shindigz Stage
Memories Slide Show    Dusk    Carol’s Corner

Saturday, September 18

Dewy’s Run Registration    9 to 10 a.m.    Fire Station
Ford Drive One For Your School    9 to 5 p.m.    Whitko High School
Douthnut Eating Contest    9 a.m.    Gazebo
Talent Show    10 a.m.    Gazebo
Francine’s Friends Mammogram Bus    10 to 2 p.m.    Columbia Street
Lion’s Club
Tenderloin, Fish & Onion Fry    11 to 1 p.m.    Fire Station
10 Steps to Better Photography    12, 1 and 2 p.m.    Ebery Photography Studio
Photography Show & Book Sale    1 to 4 p.m.    Library
Ping Pong Tournament    1 p.m.    AmVets Post #2919
Elvis-Memories of the King  (Brent Cooper)    1:30 p.m.    Gazebo
Parade    4 p.m.    Along Mulberrry & Main Streets
Bedrace    5 p.m.    State Street
AmVets Chicken on the Grill    5:30 p.m.    AmVets Post #2919
Pool Tournament    7 p.m.    AmVets Post #2919
Bingo    7 p.m.    Fire Station
Karaoke    8 p.m.    AmVets Post #2919
W.C. and the Field    8 p.m.    ShinDigZ Stage

Sunday, September 19

5K Run Registration    6:45 to 7:45 p.m.    Fire Station
5K Run    8 a.m.    Fire Station
AmVets Breakfast    9 to 10 a.m.    AmVets Post #2919
Car Show Registration    9 to 11 a.m.    State Street
Community Worship Service    10:30 a.m.    Gazebo
Pastor Pratt of Turning Point Church
Whitko Gospel Choir, Troy Erbe
Hog Roast    11 a.m.    Fire Station
Cornhole Tournament    12 noon    Columbia Street
10 Steps to Better Photography    12, 1 & 2 p.m.    Ebery Photography Studio
Safe Assured Child ID    12 noon to 3 p.m.    Town Hall
Greased Watermelon Race    1 p.m.    Town Park
Huckleberry Blue Band    2 p.m.    ShinDigZ Stage
Pickle Spittin’ Contest    2:30 p.m.    Town Park
Car Show Awards    3 p.m.    State Street
Chicken Drop    4 p.m.    ShinDigZ Stage

Continuous Events:
Amusement rides by Top Notch Amusements        State Street Midway
Food and Vendor Booths        Front Street
Information Booth    Whitley County Chamber of Commerce    Front Street
Carriage Rides    Jim & Jeanette Eberhart    Front Street near Library

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Little League Coaches, Teams Grand Marshals For Fall Festival Parade

   Calling all local Little League coaches! The South Whitley Fall Festival is September 17, 18 and 19 in South Whitley.
   The festival committee is pleased to announce that they have invited all local Little League coaches (past and present) to serve as Grand Marshalls for this year’s parade.  They ask that coaches invite their players to walk along the parade route with as well as any assisttant coaches who helped during the season. Coaches and players should wear their uniform shirt and/or hat.
   The intention is to recognize volunteer coaches for their efforts and sacrifice and to also show the community how many youth and adults are involved in the Little League progam. 
   “We hope that it will positively impact involvement and support of the league in the future,” a committee member said. “Please consider participating.  We would really love to have everyone involved.”
   The parade is Saturday afternoon with the lineup at the high school.  Families are welcome to walk with with the coaches as well.

Whitko 27; Manchester 7

Whitko safety Alex Stoddard, #15, just misses fouling the touchdown catch of North Manchester's Austin Flack in a Three Rivers Conference game Friday, September 10 at North Manchester. The Wildcats went on to win the game 27-7. Their record now is 3-1; 2-0 TRC. Photo by Phil Smith,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

WC Autunm Art Festival Today!

 The ninth annual Whitley County Autumn Art Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn. Admission is free.
WCAAF offers all ages a variety of opportunities to appreciate, explore, and experience the visual arts, music and dance.  Over 40 Artists, exhibitors, dancers and musicians are perfecting their art and many chocolate-themed venues are promising another best ever festival. 
This year’s theme is Patriot – Red, White & Blue:  The festival will be kicked off by the Korean War Veterans and the display of flags by the Veteran monuments.  There will also be a moment of silence for the anniversary of those lives that were lost on September 11  at 9 a.m.  Later, the history chalk walk will have the same theme and will be sponsored by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art – the winner will receive cash awards. 
There will be art demonstrators exhibiting their art and talent. The popular Children’s Art Tent will have many art projects, balloon art with Sweetcakes Comedy and caricature artist Mark Ryan of Fort Wayne.
Silent art auction items will be available for bids  in front of the Clugston Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be music and dancing and the Indiana Pacemate Cheerleader’s will return for a dance routine on the west side of the courthouse. 
The Childrens Amateur Art Show will be housed at the historic Clugston Hotel lobby; the Whitley County Humane Society will have their pet road show and drawing contest on the east side of the courthouse. Downtown businesses will display painted window art, or chocolate venues (watch for balloons) and much more. 
Thanks go, in part, to grants from the Whitley County Community Foundation, The Journal Gazette Foundation and Whitley Parkview Hospital.
For more information, call Trudy Miller-Longhenry at 609-3485 or visit

Friday, September 10, 2010

Whitko Graduate Kylee Brown At Machester Tournament Sept. 18, 19

Kylee Brown, a 2007 graduate of Whitko High School will be playing her senior year for Millikin University volleyball team. Millikin is in a tournament at  Manchester College in North Manchester on September 18  at 4 and 6 p.m.  and on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Kylee  an art-graphic design major,  who attends Millikin University on an art scholarship. This is her forth year of playing MU volleyball. Last year, Kylee lead the team in hitting percentage with .333 and was ranked third in the CCIW conference. She was second in blocking for the team with 112 and  made the '07, '08 and '09 CCIW Academic All- Conference team.

Kylee is the daughter of Scott and Kim Brown.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Call For Former Marching Band Members!

Former Whitko marching band members are being asked to play at the Whitko Homecoming Football game Sept 17.
If you are interested in being part of the alumni band  call Felisity  Bolinger-Gardner at 723-6432 or Carissa Trier-Jackson at 723-5752.

Remember When?

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, September 8, 2005
Sara St Clair was recently named Whitko School Corporation Nurse.  Sara is a resident of Larwill. 
Area residents and businesses, including Whitko High School, Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, Oak Grove Church, R&B Car Company, all stepped up to the plate and donated time, money and their spaces to help the victims of the Katrina Hurricane in New Orleans.
Bryeanna Richards recruited friends Cece Cherry, Kenley Stephens and Madison Shepherd to go door-to-door in South Whitley to collect stuffed toys for the children who lost their belongings during evacuation caused by hurricane Katrina.  They collected 332 stuffed toys and expected many more.
The Indiana State Coroner’s Training Board announced  that C Taron Smith, Deputy Coroner with Whitley County has been certified as a Mediolegal Death Investigator.  Mr Smith has completed a training course, an externship program with a board certified forensic pathologist and has passed a state certification exam.

10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, September 13,  2000
Craig Sherbahn of South Whitley was elected to the Indiana State Fair Board, representing District 2.  Sherbahn has been the Credit Manager and Grain Merchandiser for Farmers Elevator in South Whitley.  He is a 1970 graduate of South Whitley High School.
Warsaw will host “Back To The Days of Kosciusko” on September 23.  Re-enactors will portray the people who created our nation.  You can see the clothing, customs, weapons and military tactics of our forefathers.
The Whitko Girls Golf team scored their best of the season with a 214 against West Noble and Northridge.  Ashley Schrader had her best of the season and her career with a low of 49.
Cheryl McDevitt and Dennis Norris helped out with FTD’s “Good Neighbor Day” by giving out 100 dozen roses to anyone who wanted them.  The only stipulation is that they give away 11 of the dozen each person received.  This was the second year for this event.
Stephanie R Simpkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  Simpkins is the daughter of Vincent L Simpkins of Pierceton and Francela Ripley of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She is a 2000 graduate of Whitko High School.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
September 11, 1985
Earl and Kathy Bower of South Whitley purchased the large home at 202 N Calhoun St and plan on constructing three apartment buildings on the site.  The new construction is expected to be completed by mid-summer next year.
Bob Saffer, the new executive director of the South Whitley Development Corp set up his new office in the town hall office on Front Street.  His duties will be promotion and marketing of the new 16 acre South Whitley Industrial Park.
Airman Bryan D Saving, son of Karen L Jefferson of Pierceton, has graduated from the US Air Force security police course at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  He is a 1983 graduate of Whitko High School.
Tammy Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs Melvin Heinold of Pierceton, received her M.S. Degree with a major in accounting from Harding University
The Grand Champion Full-Blood-Purebred Chianina heifer at the 1985 Indiana State Fair was shown by Sam Yingst of Larwill.
Pvt 1st Class Scott E Gagnon, son of Russell C Gagnon, Jr of South Whitley, arrived for duty at Fort Monmouth, NJ.  The new cadet is a student at the US Military Academy Preparatory School.  Graduates of the one-year school are eligible for appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point.  Scott is a 1984 graduate of Whitko High School.
Marcia Ogden is taking the position of full-time assistant principal at South Whitley Elementary.  She has eight years classroom experience at Pierceton Elementary and 12 additional years in Illinois and Connecticut.
Chris Amburgy, son of Dan and Dianne Amburgy, placed first place in the “Kids Walk-Against Cancer”, sponsored by the American Cancer Society of Whitley County.  The event was held August 24 in Columbia City.

40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursay, September 10, 1970
Rev Leonard Lutz has accepted the pastorate of the Yoke Parish, the South Whitley Church of the Brethren and the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren beginning September 1.  Rev and Mrs Lutz reside in rural South Whitley.
J Wilbur Haley of Fort Wayne will be the guest speaker at the ground breaking ceremony at the local school and at Pierceton.  Mr Haley is a 1917 graduate of South Whitley High School.  He is a retired teachr and assistant superintendent of elementary education in the Fort Wayne school system and serves as professor of education at St Francis College.
Lu Ann Smith, daughter of Mrs Melba Smith of Huntington, has completed the nursing course in the School of Practical Nursing at Fort Wayne.  She will be taking the state examination for licensing of practical nurses this month and will join the nursing staff of Huntington County Hospital.
David L Carroll of South Whitley earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education at Ball State University August 21.  Linda Schelenberg of rural Columbia City earned her Master of Arts degree in English.
Rex D Schrader, a member of Schrader Brothers firm, auctioneers, dealers in real estate and livestock, Columbia City, was designated as the 1970 Indiana State Fair Auctioneer.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 15, 1960
Harley Mishler, son of Mr and Mrs Ford Mishler of near South Whitley, won a blue ribbon for his electrical exhibit at the Indiana State Fair.  He also won a purple ribbon and a trophy for a beautiful lamp and stand arrangements.  He as been a member of 4-H for five years.
Richard A Wood was ordained in ceremonies held September 6.  He is beginning his sixth year as pastor of the Collamer First Church of God. 
Robert Conley, the newly elected president of Larwill Lions Club, has asked members to recognize and help meet the needs of a better community rather than be merely a social organization for good fellowship.
Mrs Clarence Pook was named president of the Cleveland township Home Demonstration Club.  Other officers for 1961 are Mrs Richard Bolinger, vice president; Mrs Ford Mishler, secretary; and Mrs Don Tschantz, treasurer.
The Whitley County Fireman’s Association held their annual picnic Septemberr 11 at the Karen Kove Park in Thorncreek Township.  The picnic was interupted by a fire at the Bacon residence on Crescent Beach road where there was extensive smoke damage and a day bed was destroyed.
Army PFC Max L Elkins, son of Mr and Mrs Tom Elkins of South Whitley, is stationed in Korea and participated in a 1st Division’s 7th Cavalry combat demonstration.  The operation.
PFC Richard Bockelman, son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Bockelman of near Columbia City and PFC Carl L Goff, son of Mr and Mrs Dwight Goff of South Whitley are home on leave from the Marine Corp base in Camp Pendleton, California.  Bockelman served as a radioman with the 81mm morters and Goff served as a crewman with 81mm morters.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 6, 1945
PFC Alonzo Roger Bricker, Jr arrived back in the US August 21 from the European theatre of war.  He participated in five major campaigns.
Mr and Mrs Russell Brock entertained at a dinner for Olin and Ralph Dailey.  The Dailey’s are home on furlough from the European theatre of war.
Homer C Schipper of South Whitley, and  won the Distinguished Student rating for scholastic achievement at Purdue University.  His is a sophomore at the School of Agriculture. 
Robert F Taylor of Columbia City, a freshman in the School of Agriculture at Purdue University won the Distinguished Student rating for scholastic achievement.
Eldon Richard Blechtold, USNR Gunner’s Mate third class of South Whitley, has returned to the US Naval Armed Guard Center in Louisiana from a six-months tour od duty at sea.  His ship visited ports in England, France, Egypt, Arabia and India.  His wife and two-year old son live in South Whitley.
Jack L Bishop, aboard the USS Mobile in the Pacific has been advanced to yeoman third class.  He is the son of Mr and Mrs Clair Bishop of South Whitley.
Richard Kreider, son of Mr and Mrs Howard Kreider of South Whitley, was chosen to represent Whitley County for the Chester White award for achievement in 4-H. 

Drive 1 4 UR Skl

Take spin in a new car from Trier’s and raise $20 per participant on Sept. 18 
By TRSmith
Test drive a new car for five minutes and Trier Ford Lincoln Mercury will plop down $20 for Whitko High School.
The "Drive One 4 UR School" event on Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. could bring in as much as $6,000 for the school by driving a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle.
There will be a 2011 F250 4x4, a Ford F150 Supercrew, a Ford Fusion, Ford Edge, Ford Focus, Lincoln MKZ or Lincoln MKS, although vehicle models may change, depending upon availability, according to Grant Trier of the Columbia City-based dealership.
To reach the $6,000 mark, just 300 test drivers need to appear in the Whitko High School parking lot the day of the event and take their turn behind the wheel of a new vehicle.
A Trier representative will be in the vehicle during the 5-minute test drive.
The school will use the funds to fund Students at the Round Table and the athletic boosters.
Only one driver per household is allowed and they must be 18 years old or older and have a valid driver’s license in order to particpate.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two Whitko Students In Junior Miss Competition Saturday

   Ten young women will be compete for scholarships and accolades this  Saturday, Sept. 11 during the annual Whitley County Junior Miss pageant -- among them Whitko High School students Kassie Paulus and Danielle Rose.
   Held in Newell Rice Auditorium in the  Columbia City High School, the event begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.
   Paulus is the daughter of Samuel and Susan Paulus.  She will perform a piano solo during the entertainment portion of the show.
   Rose is the daughter of Dennis and Dawn Boggs.  She will perform a choreographed dance routine in the show.
   Other contestants include Marla Martinez, Ellen Bernhard, Olivia Western, Cassandra Petrie, Jamie Hiss, Katie Stetzel, Jessica Davis and Nicole Yingst.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Whitko quarterback Alex Stoddard looks for a man downfield while Southwood defensive back Levi Winget tries to read the play.
(Tribune-News photo by Phil Smith/

The Southwood Knights opened the game with a 65 yard drive on 12 plays against the Whitko Wildcats Friday, September 3.  Will Adams (No. 48) carried the ball for tough yardage, Levi Winget (No. 86) caught a key first down pass from quarterback Conner Hobbs (No. 16), and Logan Schneider (No. 8) rushed around the end for a touchdown. The extra point was good by kicker Kyle Dickey (No. 10.)  Knights 7  - Wildcats 0.
The Whitko Wildcats’ Austin LeTourneau (No. 5) fielded the short punt and Dakota Harmon (No. 32) and Rex Stoddard (No. 15) each carried the ball for good gains but the drive stalled on the second series of downs as QB Alex Stoddard was sacked in the backfield. 
At this point, the game felt eerily like last week’s game against Columbia City. 
While the offense was waiting to gel; the Wildcats defense stepped up and, more often than not; the Knights were limited to four and out.  
The Wildcats again began moving the ball on an excellent catch by Travis Wiegold (No. 42) to end the first quarter. 
This drive was stalled by an offensive offsides and another sack of Stoddard. 
Each team went four and out and, with 7:17 left in the second quarter; the Wildcats began a promising drive with an outstanding catch by Derek Snep (No. 22) in double coverage.
Stoddard rushed for another first down and Travis Wiegold caught another first down pass followed by a “tipped” pass caught by Scott Skiles (No. 3) for a nine yard gain.
The drive ended with the Wildcats only turnover – an interception by the Knights’ Levi Winget (No. 86) in the end zone for an 18 yard return. 
The first half ended still Knights  7 - Wildcats 0.
The Wildcats controlled the clock in the second half with their tough defense and, yet, despite another good drive in the third quarter, they settled for a field goal attempt from the 28 yard line by Benjamin Bryan (No. 26) which missed low.
In the fourth quarter, the momentum of the game change when Derek Snep intercepted a Knights pass all the way to the 33 yard line. 
Harmon then rushed 15 yards for another first down on the 13 yard line. 
On second and six; Scott Skiles rushed for the touchdown and with a good extra point the game was tied 7 - 7.
Whitko's defense again held and with 6:44 left in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats moved the ball to the 50 yard line on fourth and 1/2 yard.
With 2:52 left in the game Wildcats ‘coach Wayne Swender opted to punt the ball.
Whitko’s defense held and the regular time ended with the score still tied.
The Wildcats won the toss, deferred and the Knights promply scored after two rushes by Adams, and an end around run by Tyler Denniston (No. 34).
The extra point was good Knights 14 - Wildcats 7.
The Wildcats possession resulted in a Stoddard rushing touchdown on the first play. 
The extra point was good Knights 14 - Wildcats 14.
The Wildcats then assumed possession and the Knights defense held. The Wildcats’ Benjamin Bryan kicked a 25 yard field goal making it Wildcats 17 - Knights 14. 
On the Knights ensueing possession; the Wildcats’ defense sacked Hobbs twice in the backfield and the game ended on another sack with the Knights were out of field goal range.  
Coach Wayne Swender’s post game comments summed up the first half of too many inconsistencies. 
When asked about the decision to punt the ball from the 50 yard line with the score tied and nearly three minutes to go. he said, “We had failed on fourth and short on three prior occasions.” 
The coach noted that “his team really stepped it up on both sides of the ball in the second half.”
As it turned out, the coach’s hunch was right because the Wildcats were soon first and goal in overtime and with confidence his defense would hold. “It did.”
Will Adams led the Knights offense for 70 yards on 27 carries.   D. J. Fouce played a stellar game leading the Wildcats with 17 tackles.  Harmon, Snep, West, Stoddard, Bryan, Bays, Wiegold, Mort and Hinora combined for 39 tackles.
Statistically, the Wildcats dominated virtually every category, especially in the second half.  After last weeks tough loss; the Wildcats demonstrated great team character in Friday’s come from behind win in overtime.
The Wildcats take their 1-0 conference record to Manchester, September 10 at 7 pm.
Homecoming is Friday, September 17 against Wabash. The Friday, September 24 game is away, at Northfield.
The Wildcats return home Friday, October 1 against North Miami; are away again the following Friday, October 8 at Rochester. The last game of the regular season is at Tippecaoe Valley, Friday October 15. All games start at 7 p.m.

Tri-Lakes Lions Club Plan Fish Fry

The Tri-Lakes Lions Club plans a fish and tenderloin fry Saturday, September 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Prices are $8.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 12 to 6 and children 5 and younger eat free.
Please bring a canned food item for donation to a Columbia City food pantry.
This is an all you can eat dinner, beverage and dessert. Carryout is available.
The event is at the Tri-Lakes Lions Hall on Colony Avenue, east of Shriner Lake on the south side of Round Lake.
Proceeds will benefit the Lions District 25B projects and local projects.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Whitko Wildcats Take on Southwood Knights

The Whitko Wildcats' varsity football team takes on conference rivals Southwood High School Knights this evening at home. The game starts at 7 p.m.

Construction At Peabody Effects Entrance For 8 Weeks

NORTH MANCHESTER – Beginning Tuesday, September 7th for approximately eight weeks, Peabody Retirement Community’s main entrance off Seventh Street will be closed.  In addition, parking in the front part of the campus will be restricted.

This action is necessitated by the renovation of Peabody’s historic Singing Tower, underwritten by a generous donation by the late Betty Krom. She was a Peabody South House resident, who resided on the campus for over 25 years. The 74 year old tower, which is also a carillon, was last renovated in 1994.

Stephanie Judy, Director of Building and Grounds added, “The 9th Street entrance of the campus will be the temporary main entrance until the renovation is complete”.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Wanderer

This hot air balloon floated over South Whitley Saturday evening astonishing many citizens as it meandered its way from the south, making a sweep of the east side of town before heading north and west. Known as the Wanderer, the multi-striped hot air balloon is the property of Wander Aloft Ballooning from Fort Wayne. The ride was commissioned by members of the Brandenburg family, the second such trip of the summer with different family members getting a bird’s eye view of the countryside. The balloon was piloted by Larry Lankenau with Valerie Lankenau serving as crew chief on the ground. The couple have been ballooning for 30 years. The spotting crew said winds were at about 6 miles per hour, perfect for a leisurely balloon trip.
(Tribune-News photo by TRSmith)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Board Holds Referendum Meeting

The Whitko School Board of Trustees plans a special meeting Thursday, September 2 at 6 p.m. to answer questions and hear concerns of citizens regarding the tax levy referendum.
The referendum will be an item on the November 2 ballot. Essentially voting yes means up to 20-cents per $100 assessed valuation would be added to Whitko-area property owners.
The funds would go into the school district's general fund and be used to pay employee salaries and benefits.
The meeting is at the Pierceton Administration Office, on the west side of the Pierceton Elementary School, on SR 13.

South Whitley Fall Festival Is September 17-19

Fall Festival committee members are planning an entertainment-
and contest-packed event for September 17, 18 and 19.
Above are, from left, in front Rhonda Srofe and Jennifer Krider.
In back are Cindy Duggins and Carol Eberly
(Tribune-News photo by TRSmith)

By TRSmith
The 2010 South Whitley Fall Festival offers up an assortment of entertainments, contests and food offerings for everyone.
A tentative schedule has been released by the festival committee, headed up by Rhonda Srofe, Cindy Duggins, Jennifer Krider and Carol Eberly, for the September 17, 18 and 19 event.
The South Whitley Public Library is hosting a photography show and book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Patrons and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite set of photographs.
AmVets Post #2919 will have a beef and noodle dinner Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.; chicken on the g
rill Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a pool tournament at 7 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m.; and breakfast Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m.
The Shindigz Stage, set up at Carol’s Corner on the corner of State and Columbia streets, features a performance by Rick Barton Friday at 8 p.m., followed by a Memories Slideshow at dusk sponsored by Eberly Photography and Videography; W.C. and the Field plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday and the Huckleberry Blue Band performs Sunday at 2 p.m.

Elvis Presley impersonator Brent Cooper gives his “Memories of the King”show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Town Park gazebo. This event is sponsored by the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.
Continuous events include amusement rides by Top Notch Amusements who will establish a State Street Midway, food and vendor booths on Front Street, along with an information booth manned by Whitley County Chamber of Commerce members, also on Front Street.
The Cleveland Township Fire Department members will begin registration for the second annual Dewy’s Run, an Adam Schrader benefit, Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. The fire station is also the site of the Lion’s Club tenderloin, fish and onion ring fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Cleveland Townsh
ip Fire Department and area businesses.
The five kilometer run starts at the fire station with registration from, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Sunday. The race has an 8 a.m. start. The firemen are hosting a hog roast Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
The talent show is Saturday at the Town Park gazebo beginning at 10 a.m. and a ping pong tournament starts at 1 p.m. at the AmVets Post.
Saturday’s parade line up is at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School. The kiddie parade line up starts at 3:45 p.m. at the corner of Mulberry and Main streets. The parade begins at 4 p.m. and proceeds east on Mulberry, turning north on Main Street.
The famous bed race starts at 5 p.m. on State Street.

The car show registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday on North State Street. The event is sponsored by Stafco, J.G. Cabinet and Counter, Blair Seamless guttering and the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary. Show awards will be announced at 3 p.m.
Turning Point Church will host a community worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the gazebo.
A cornhole tournament is at noon on Columbia Street Sunday; a greased watermelon race is at 1 p.m. in the town park; the pickle spittin’ contest is at 2:30 p.m., also at town park; and the chicken drop begins at 4 p.m. at the Shindigz Stage.