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October 8th, 2014

LOCKDOWN: Whitko schools locked down for police standoff

October 8, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High and Elementary Schools have been placed on lockdown as a precaution due to a man who has barricaded himself in his home on State Street.

According to police scanner traffic, officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a man, who fled to his home and locked himself in. There are no weapons believed to be involved at this time.

An emergency response team is en route to the scene, according to police scanner traffic, and an ambulance has been staged in the area.

OPEN HOUSE: Clinic deemed ‘wonderful success’

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An open house was held recently for The Wolf Lake Clinic, and was declared a “wonderful success.” Members of the board of directors were in attendance and dedicated a handmade cross for the clinic. A plaque in appreciation of Phil Hakey, who built and donated the cross, was installed as well.

SGCS SICK DAYS: Teachers reach agreement

October 8, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Agreements made between the Churubusco Teacher’s Association (CTA) and the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees were solidified last week at a board meeting. Included in the master contract agreement is a change in the language of personal and sick leave days. The total personal and sick days are now lumped into a single combined leave bank.

HALLOWEEN NIGHT: County museum to host ‘haunted historical Halloween’

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a Haunted Historical Halloween Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum located at 108 W. Jefferson St. in Columbia City. Community members are invited to bring their families for a “hauntingly” historical spooktacular event. Treats will be handed out.

‘CINDERELLA’ AT ISMS: ‘A dream is a wish your heart makes’

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School students presented Disney’s “Cinderella” as its fall musical Tuesday night. Directed by the ISMS drama department, the musical had two shows with separate casts, one at 6:30 p.m. and another at 7:15 p.m.

BANKS DEPLOYED: State Senator heads overseas with Army

October 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — After two weeks of training with the U.S. Army, State Sen. Jim Banks headed overseas Friday, en route to Afghanistan.
Banks, a member of the U.S. Navy, will be joining the Army’s chain of command to “help fill gaps.”

ROAD CLOSURE

October 8, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — CR 250 W between CR 450 N and CR 500 N will be closed today for a culvert replacement.

Officials ask drivers to plan accordingly, as there is no short route around the closure for northbound traffic especially.

ORIZON: Giving back

October 8, 2014

Orizon Real Estate, in Columbia City, recently held its annual pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Whitley County 4-H program. The event generated $500, and a check was presented to Dave Addision, with the Whitley County Extension Office.

53% OFF EVERYTHING IN STOCK: Special Ball Furniture event Thursday celebrates 53 years

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Company, a downtown retail business anchor for 53 years, is celebrating its anniversary this month with a special event Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. The special event will feature refreshments – plus 53 percent off everything in its fully stocked, 12,000-square-foot showroom.

53% OFF EVERYTHING IN STOCK: Special Ball Furniture event Thursday celebrates 53 years

October 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Ball Furniture & Mattress Company, a downtown retail business anchor for 53 years, is celebrating its anniversary this month with a special event Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. The special event will feature refreshments – plus 53 percent off everything in its fully stocked, 12,000-square-foot showroom.

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