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October 16th, 2014

CLASS SIZE BALANCING ACT: Part-time teachers hired for kindergarten

October 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Managing class sizes is never an easy task for school administrators — especially when some grade levels have a high enrollment, while others have low enrollment. Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Patricia O’Connor said some special accommodations had to be made this school year for a large kindergarten class, and juggling schedules at the high-school level was a long process for administrators.

October 15th

DONATIONS HELP: Shelter House restoration complete

October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Russell Fahl family has made a large donation to the Shelter House restoration project at the 4-H Fairgrounds, in memory of Russell’s parents, George and Opal Fahl. When completed, the Shelter House will be used as a Museum Annex for learning centers for school children and visitors to the museum.

35 DOZEN: It’s apple dumplin’ time

October 15, 2014

The women of Grace Lutheran Church have convened to make their annual apple dumplings, which are sold to raise money for various charities and organizations, such as the food pantry, Boy and Girl Scouts and Helping Hands. The women make 35 dozen apple dumplings each year which are sold for $3 apiece. Pictured above, from left: Carol Ball, Nadean Lamle, Judy Baatz and Ann Wolf. Working in the background are Jo Krider and Jan Morsches.

AMPLE YIELDS: Local farmers expect record numbers

October 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — By all accounts, Whitley County farmers are expected to have an ample yield this upcoming harvest season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that the expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly higher than previously estimated in Midwestern states.

RUNNERS ADVANCE: 'Busco off to regionals

October 15, 2014

Churubusco High School has four runners headed to the regional race at West Noble this Saturday after advancing from sectionals last week. Pictured, from left: Julia Folland, Blake Gross, Jacob Eyer and Darby Allen.

LIFE LESSON: Flag folding

October 15, 2014

Cub Scouts from Columbia City had a lesson in flag folding last week in front of the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Administration Building.

HEARINGS SET: WCCS bond issuance and technology needs

October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Last week, officials laid out the technology needs for Whitley County Consolidated Schools at a cost of $2 million. With a three-year plan for 1:1 technology in the district, officials are looking at $1 million in infrastructure upgrades.

LADY 'CATS WIN: Play ‘best game of season’

October 15, 2014

GARRETT — Every team wants to be playing its best at the end of the season as it prepares for the playoffs. The Lady ’Cats played what Head Coach Brandy Smith said was the team’s best game of the season, beating the Lady Railroaders 3-1 with scores of 25-23, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-20.

Luther “Dale” Mann, 70

October 15, 2014

June 23, 1944 - Oct. 13, 2014
Luther “Dale” Mann, 70, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Parkview Whitley Hospital’s emergency room. He had been in declining health.
He was born June 23, 1944 in Edwards County, Ill., and was the son of the late Hugh and Ruby (Hall) Mann. His formative years were spent in Albion, Ill. He graduated from Edwards County Senior High School in 1962. He went on to earn an associate’s degree in electronics from United Electronics.

141 ABSENTEE VOTES CAST: Early voting continues through Nov.

October 15, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Voters in Whitley County have gotten off to a good start for the upcoming 2014 election. Of the 22,082 registered voters in the county, 141 have cast absentee votes since the opportunity became available Tuesday, Oct. 7. As of Tuesday evening, of the 141: 96 were walk-ins, 42 were by mail and three military absentee votes were cast by e-mail.

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