By CHRIS MEYERS
When Myron Green arrived at the presentation Wednesday night for parents about Eagle Tech Academy, he had his doubts.
He was afraid it was a program geared only toward a certain student â€” either one failing in school or one excelling at the top of the ladder.
The parent of an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School worried Eagle Tech would â€śget away from the basics of high schoolâ€ť and be another notch on the totem pole of failed teaching fads.
Stephen Smith became the first person to file his candidacy to fill the seat on Whitley County Council that will become vacant in November.
Jim Banks resigned that seat, effective Nov. 2, due to his election to the Indiana State Senate. Banks is unopposed in the race for the seat held by retiring senator Dr. Gary Dillon.
Smith is a South Whitley resident and local businessman. In 2009 Smith and Dwayne Knott entered into a partnership with ALLPro Towing Inc. and started Whitley Environmental after being awarded the countyâ€™s recycling contract.