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September 20th, 2012

Fall Festival: Fireworks recreate July 4th celebration

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — On Friday and Saturday, Morsches Park will welcome Whitley County residents to gather for fall fanfare and celebration.
The rescheduled fireworks display has now allowed for a weekend of food, music and entertainment. At 5 p.m. Friday, food vendors and bounce houses will open. An Elementary Mile Championship Run will kick off at 5:30 p.m. This will feature over 700 cross country runners in grades three through five. The night will close with a concert by Bluebird Revival at 6 p.m.
Saturday, the park will open at 8 a.m. to host the farmer’s market.

ROAD CLOSING IMMINENT

September 20, 2012

WCCS: Staffers prepare for national autism conference

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Susan Christman, WCCS’s director of special education, Sue Corbin, the corporation’s assistant director for special education, as well as Melissa Dubie, with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, are preparing to attend a national conference in Ohio on autism in November.
The welcome came after a proposal was written by the three individuals detailing the work the local school corporation has accomplished to meet the needs of autistic students.

September 19th

WHITKO: Commissioners conduct meeting for students

September 19, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY – The Whitley County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting in a different environment Monday, as business was conducted in front of students from Whitko High School.
“I enjoy holding the meetings for the students,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “We do this for the kids’ edification.”
Amber said the commissioners occasionally held meetings at the South Whitley Library, but then it was suggested to move it to the school for students, particularly those attending a government class.

DAY OF CARING

September 19, 2012

FUTURE EAGLE SCOUT: Receives plaudits from Whitko board

September 19, 2012


PIERCETON — A brand new sidewalk at Whitko High School was the culmination of a project coordinated by a WHS freshman, the results of which will propel the young man to elite status among his fellow Boy Scouts of America.
John Langmaid, Jr., 14, coordinated the sidewalk project as part of his quest to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a designation he said will belong to him soon.

SGCS: Board lauds Vogel as teacher of the month

September 19, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The Smith-Green Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees had a full plate at its regular board meeting Monday night.
Various school programs, as well as technology upgrades and the school’s ongoing construction project highlighted the board’s busy agenda.
Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller recognized Erica Vogel as “Teacher of the Month” Monday.
In the four years she has taught at CES, Vogel has helped with Extended Day Kindergarten, junior high language arts, K-2 intervention and intensive needs.

’BUSCO: Man gets 10 years for meth

September 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A 20-year-old Churubusco man, Dallas Jones, was sentenced to 10 years, eight to served and two years suspended, in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday on a charge relating to methamphetamine.
Jones pleaded guilty Aug. 20 to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and he is also expected to pay a $200 Drug and Alcohol Countermeasure fee.
According to the Whitley County Drug Task Force Case Report, Officer Bill Brice reported July 17 receiving information concerning methamphetamine related trash in or around Jones’ residence at 156 Staunton Ave. in Churubusco.

PRAYING MANTIS

September 19, 2012

September 17th

FIRE: Destroys garage, vehicles

September 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Tri-Lakes fire leveled a garage and damaged two homes Sunday afternoon near Little Cedar Lake.
Thorncreek’s Fire Department was called to 2716 E. Island Ct., the residence of William Henney Jr., at approximately 4:14 p.m. Sunday for a structure fire.
Two vehicles were destroyed and two houses had smoke and heat damage to the outside, but Green said there was no substantial damage inside the houses.
TTFD was assisted by Smith and Noble Township Fire Departments, along with Whitley County EMS and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

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