April 18th, 2014
Editor‚Äôs note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the proposed academic standards.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Indiana legislators voted to remove the state from the Common Core education standards used nationwide.
Rep. Kathy Heuer was among those that were against Common Core.
‚ÄúI think this is an opportunity to develop strong and forward-thinking standards,‚ÄĚ she said at a recent GOP breakfast.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Winter‚Äôs brutal impact was felt not only by Whitley County residents, but also in the budget of Whitley County departments.
Michael Barton, the county‚Äôs highway director, gave an update to County Commissioners last week.
He reported the total dollars it cost for the work exerted by his crews during the winter storms.
In fuel alone, the county had $111,700 for the first quarter, in comparision to $56,000 in 2013. Overtime hours ran more than double compared to 2013 ‚ÄĒ $28,670 versus $14,000.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An Albion woman admitted Monday to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old in the summer of 2013.
Chelsee M. Allen, 21, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony.
Allen‚Äôs plea came as a result of an agreement with the state. In exchange for Allen‚Äôs admission of guilt, the state agreed it would not file any additional charges or seek any sentence enhancements.
BERLIN (April 17, 2014) ‚Äď Governor Mike Pence joined executives from DOT GmbH, a medical coating technology provider, to announce the company‚Äôs plans to establish DOT America, Inc. (DOT) in Columbia City, Ind., creating up to 20 new high-wage jobs by 2016.
The Rostock, Germany-based orthopedics company is investing approximately $4.5 million to lease, renovate and equip a 17,520 square-foot facility in Columbia City‚Äôs Blue River Industrial Park. The facility, the company‚Äôs first location outside of Germany, is enabling DOT to fill a gap in the supply chain to its North American clients.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer (right) talks with Eagle Tech Academy students Monday. Students from ETA had the opportunity to observe criminal circuit court proceedings, which occur regularly on Monday mornings. At the conclusion of the hearings, Heuer spoke with students and answered questions.
Editor‚Äôs note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the proposed education standards for Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Common Core is no more. Lawmakers have removed the national education standards from the state and are working to replace it with a proposed measure specific to Indiana schools.
Earlier this week, the Indiana State Board of Education released the proposed standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation Monday.
Afterward, the proposal will go to the State Board of Education for final approval Monday, April 28.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. of South Whitley, Indiana was recently presented with two Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute‚Äôs annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Whitley Manufacturing along with its Modular Builders and Whitley Evergreen facilities have won in excess of 60 awards for construction excellence in the modular industry.
The Modular Building Institute is the official trade organization for the commercial modular industry. The conference concludes with the Awards of Distinction program.
Corey Millea, with Roseman Construction, performs roofwork Tuesday at the STAR Bank in Columbia City. The bank, which is located downtown on the corner of Van Buren and Main streets, has been undergoing renovations for several months, with completion expected yet this spring.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Hoosier families can experience trout fishing at two locations in northeast Indiana Saturday in conjunction with a Free Fishing Day.
The locations are a pond at Morsches Park in Columbia City and 6-acre Wyland Lake in Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area in Kosciusko County.
The events are free and open to the public. No fishing license or trout stamp is required.
About 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long will be stocked in Morsches Pond Friday. No fishing will be allowed until Saturday morning.
Michael Ray Werstler, of Larwill, passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence at the age of 63.
He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County, and a 1968 graduate of Pierceton High School, Pierceton.
He attended college at United Electronic Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., receiving his associate degree in electronics in 1970.
On Jan. 13, 1971, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1973.