September 20th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 farmerâ€™s market.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Susan Christman, WCCSâ€™s director of special education, Sue Corbin, the corporationâ€™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.
Patricia A. Maroney, 75, of Columbia City, died at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake.
She was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Highland Park, Mich., a daughter of the late Henry H. and Margaret C. (Kendall) Bowman.
Her formative years were spent in the Detroit area. She graduated from Redford High School in 1953. She began college at Michigan State University and completed her bachelorâ€™s degree at Wayne State University in business with a minor in psychology.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ 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.
â€śI enjoy holding the meetings for the students,â€ť said County Commissioner Don Amber. â€śWe do this for the kidsâ€™ edification.â€ť
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.
PIERCETON â€” 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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Smith-Green Community School Corporationâ€™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 schoolâ€™s ongoing construction project highlighted the boardâ€™s busy agenda.
Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller recognized Erica Vogel as â€śTeacher of the Monthâ€ť 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”â€“ There is an old adage in sports that says, â€śthe best offense is a good defense.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.
The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 Jonesâ€™ residence at 156 Staunton Ave. in Churubusco.