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December 17th

DR. PATRICIA O'CONNOR: Superintendent contract renewed thru ’17

December 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees met Monday evening at the Marshall Community Center. By a unanimous vote, the Board voted to extend the contract of WCCS Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor for a year. O’Connor has two years remaining on her current contract.
Board President Don Armstrong said, “Giving her a one-year extension will give her essentially a three-year contract.”

ANNOUNCED 14TH WOMEN'S INDUCTION CLASS: Ind. Basketball Hall of Fame

December 17, 2014

NEW CASTLE — Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2015 womens induction class, to be honored at the 14th annual Womens Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Among those being honored with induction is 1963 Columbia City graduate Mike Hey.

Evelyn Shafter, 92

December 17, 2014

June 19, 1922 — Dec. 16, 2014
Evelyn Alice Shafter, 92, of Warren, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Heritage Pointe Retirement Home, Warren. Born June 19, 1922 in Ellingson, S.D., she was the daughter of Celia M. and Beatrice I. (Gooding) Smith.
She moved in 1938 to Indiana, and lived briefly in Fort Wayne, Tri Lakes from 1946 until 1982 then moving to Columbia City. In 1993 she moved to Warren. She graduated from Lincolnville High School with the Class of 1940. She attended Wayne University Cosmetology School.

EAGLES FALL: Free throws haunt CCHS

December 17, 2014

WARSAW — After a string of eight straight wins to open the season, the Columbia City Lady Eagles dropped their second straight contest, and for remarkably similar reasons. In a Tuesday night game that bore a striking similarity to the loss to Norwell, Columbia City problems at the free throw line and an inconsistent offense led to a 43-36 loss to Warsaw in a game played at the Tiger Den.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigers played through a very close first quarter with the lead see-sawing back and forth throughout the eight minutes.

STUDY RELEASED: Whitley County Jail needs additional beds and maintenance cited

December 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Representatives from DLZ, an Indianapolis-based architectural firm, gave a preliminary presentation to the Whitley County Commissioners Monday.
The presentation’s topic — the aging and over crowded Whitley County Jail and Corrections facility. Due to the county’s correctional issues, as well as recent changes in Indiana’s legislature, the commissioners found it necessary to have a report commissioned by DLZ in October.

December 16th

SWORN IN TO STATE SENATE: Amanda Banks takes oath to temporarily replace husband

December 16, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator-elect Amanda Banks took the oath of office Tuesday morning to temporarily fill the Indiana State Senate seat held by her husband, Jim, while he’s deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy. The Bankses reside in Columbia City.

Amanda Banks was elected on December 4 by a caucus of precinct committeemen to represent District 17.

NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK: Whitko elementary school students take part

December 16, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko School Corporation Transportation Department used the week of October 20-24, National School Bus Safety Week, to instruct the students on bus evacuation drills in case a school bus caught on fire.
The program consisted of a short video on how to complete an organized evacuation. The students also participated in hands-on training in the bus.

WRESTLING: ’Busco ranked third

December 16, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco dropped to third in the latest Class A Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Poll.
The Eagles fell from their first place pre-season ranking to third behind first place Adams Central and second place Fremont High School. Adams Central polled 78 points, Fremont 65 and ’Busco was third with 50 points.
The Eagles led Bremen, which was fourth with 42 points and South Adams rounded out the top five with 41 points.
Churubusco next takes the mats Saturday Dec. 20 when they travel to Carroll for the Carroll Super Duals.

PRO FOOTBALL RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

December 16, 2014

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15

Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @

St. Louis (6-8) 6

DEADLINE: Local small biz EDC applications due Friday

December 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced Monday the EDC’s Small Business and Enrepreneuership Initiative (SBEI) is preparing for the second part of the Growth Ventures business accelerator program, which will begin Jan. 12, 2015.
The EDC will accept applications through Friday, Dec. 19 to this program. To receive an application, or for more information, contact Steve Franks at sfranks@whitleyedc.com or call 260 244-5506.

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