May 24th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Betty Nelson has run enough miles to have circled the earth almost three times.
At approximately age 35, this Columbia City woman started taking her first steps to lead her on a 30-year journey including 40 marathons and more than 70,000 miles under her sneakers.
Now at age 67, she is lending her expertise and experience to Whitley County residents who want to accomplish a goal â€“ one step at a time.
PIERCETON â€” With computer malfunctions and online disconnects, ISTEP+ testing was deemed â€śa messâ€ť by Indiana lawmakers.
The state-mandated test experienced technical difficulties when testing contractor, McGraw-Hill, was unable to keep up on the demand.
Testing results have a determination on overall school performance, as well as student and teacher evaluations. With the lack of testing consistency, concerns are rising across the state on how integral the testing results can be.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Bids for trash contracts were discussed in a special meeting of the Churubusco Town Council last night.
Four bids were submitted to the council and were opened for the initial review at the last council meeting.
Among the four bidders was current contract holder National Serv-All and Whitley Environmental, current recycling contractor for the county.
Only Steve Smith, of Whitley Environmental, was present for the special meeting.
Each proposal included a three-year and a five-year option. However, Whitley Environmental offered a third choice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With the recent conviction of former Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Detective Chuck Vogely for operating while intoxicated, some changes have been made in the department.
Second-shift Sergeant Jason Spencer is taking over Vogelyâ€™s position as detective.
On April 13, Vogely was arrested for drunk driving, and the sheriffâ€™s department has made a decision on the future of his career.
Vogely pleaded guilty to OWI April 15, and WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton said after the court proceedings, disciplinary actions moved forward by the department.
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Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.
Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.
The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Mondayâ€™s 8-7 victory over Eastside was the teamâ€™s 17th win on the year.
After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.
Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northropâ€™s regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.
In nearly a repeat of last yearâ€™s state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld â€” again â€” at Bloomington.
OSSIAN â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball season came to a close Tuesday night, as the Lady Wildcats fell to Bellmont in the opening round of sectional action.
The Lady Braves beat Whitko 9-2, in a game that recorded 20 hits between both teams.
Though they only scored two runs, the Lady Wildcats had eight hits, compared to Bellmontâ€™s 12.
Though the rest of the game was more evenly-matched, the Lady Braves tallied seven runs in the first inning â€” a deficit too tough to overcome.