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SCOOTER PLATES: Moped operators will need to go to BMV Jan. 1

October 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Individuals operating mopeds in the state of Indiana need to be aware of a new legislative change that requires license plates on all class-B motor-driven cycles.
The plating requirement will go into effect Jan. 1, but the soonest moped operators will be able to register their scooters is Jan. 2.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

HALL OF FAME: Chamber names hometown hall of famers

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “The old adage that nice guys finish last does not apply here.” Doug Brown, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director introduced the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame individuals Tuesday night.

SHOW CHOIR FUNDRAISER: Lip smackin’ spaghetti supper

October 24, 2014

Columbia City High School’s show choir hosted its annual spaghetti dinner Saturday night at the Whitley County 4-H Center. Friends and family of the CCHS show choirs attended the fundraiser in support of the vocal group. The meal was complete with an appetizer, entree and dessert, all served by waiters and waitresses — choir members’ parents. Music was provided by the choirs.

PRINTER SYSTEM EVALUATION: School board approves for consultant

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After brief discussion, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of Trustees approved a motion to use a consultant to study the district’s printing and copying needs.

‘PREDATOR’ AT SCHOOL: Teacher charged in 2006 Dallas child solicitation case

October 24, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Two Northern Indiana school districts unknowingly hired a substitute teacher who was filmed in Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”
Stanley Kendall, 62, substituted at Whitko Community Schools before officials were alerted to his history.

WILDCAT GRIDDERS: Set to play Bellmont

October 23, 2014

DECATUR — After a strong standing in the Three Rivers Conference, Whitko’s football team is looking to continue its success through the poststeason at Bellmont Friday night. Whitko, which boasts a 6-3 record, faces a strong Bellmont team, whose record may not show how competitive they are.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Sears’ Jan Greaf not afraid to roll up her sleeves

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Many would describe Jan Greaf as outgoing, positive and energetic — that’s what makes her perfect to be an owner of a Sears Hometown Store. Greaf, along with her husband Greg, have been co-owners of Columbia City’s Sears Hometown Store for 14 months, and Greaf has found her niche.

EVERY KID'S DREAMLAND: Schools help in park fundraising

October 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A new playground is in the works for Columbia City, and the community’s youth came together to raise funds for the park, Every Kid’s Dreamland.

PEABODY LIBRARY: ‘Jewel’ of the community

October 23, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Recognition Night.
COLUMBIA CITY — Peabody Public Library is a jewel that has been shining bright in Columbia City for 113 years.

HANDS ON WITH TECH: SGCS fourth-grade teachers adjust for new curriculum

October 23, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Board members for Smith-Green Community Schools were given a presentation on the newly revised fourth-grade curriculum Tuesday by Churubusco Elementary School’s fourth-grade teachers.

DOING WORK: Harvest season in full swing

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — For farmers across Whitley County, the fall harvest season and the long hours in the field have begun. Despite the cloudy skies and muddy fields, Whitley County farmer Brent Drew spent the majority of his day Tuesday harvesting in the fields northeast of South Whitley on County Road 350 West.

WEATHER ALERT: Dense fog blankets area

October 23, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Motorists should use caution Thursday morning, as dense fog has covered the area, causing several school delays.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Ann Fahl puts heart into home-buying

October 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Fahl, who as been a Realtor with Orizon Real Estate for 25 years, puts passion above paycheck when it comes to her job.
“I want to do more than sell homes, I want to invest in our community,” Fahl said.

WATER WORKS: Somebody has to do it

October 22, 2014

Columbia City Water Department gave a tour of the city’s Water Treatment Plant Saturday during the city’s open house. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel opened the doors to all city facilities for local residents to take tours and ask questions.

 

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