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Looking back: How some of Whitley County’s various communities got their names

(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part story detailing the origins of some of Whitley County’s smaller communities. The second part of this story will appear on next month’s bicentennial page in the News Journal.) They have names like Boston (not the liberal place...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018

Williamsburg tweaks plans for bicentennial celebration

Williamsburg officials are still tweaking bicentennial celebration plans in April, and trying to nail down a few loose ends. Williamsburg’s bicentennial planning committee met for about two hours early Thursday evening to discuss the 200th anniversary celebration. Williamsburg...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018

Williamsburg readies for big bicentennial events in April

The dedication of an historical marker, an ice cream social, a parade and a birthday gala and dance are all part of Williamsburg’s planned bicentennial celebrations, which are scheduled throughout April to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County with...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

Whitley County bicentennial birthday party pushed back to Thursday

Whitley County is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding this year, and the celebration starts with a party Thursday afternoon. “It’s an actual birthday party,” said Whitley County Projects Director Amber Owens. “We will have a huge cake. We will have a PowerPoint...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Whitley County bicentennial plans for 2018 taking shape

Events and projects to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Whitley County’s founding are beginning to take shape. The Whitley County Bicentennial Committee met Thursday afternoon and announced plans for some type of celebration every month during 2018. “We want to do something...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

Planning underway for Williamsburg’s bicentennial celebration

A parade, a tour of historical homes and a historical picture show are just some of the events Williamsburg has planned in the month of April to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Whitley County. “Next year is our 200th birthday. We are getting geared up,” Mayor...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017