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August 17th

Whitko’s budget steady at $11.6 million for 2012

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of trustees started Monday’s agenda with a special meeting to review the 2012 budget.
“Estimate for the incoming year 2012 budget is $11,600,000 and it’s pretty much the same budget as 2011 but we added two and one-half teachers for full-day kindergarten,” Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland said. “We reinstated the secretary positions at the elementary level that were cut two years ago.”
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Whitko hires consultant to help in staff evaluation

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees voiced excitement about the new school year, explained the status of staff evaluation and her alded implementation of an updated website at a meeting Monday.
“Our new website will be launched after the meeting tonight,” said Superintendent Steve Clason. “This summer we had a lot of summer meetings – it was probably the busiest summer I have spent in a good deal of time. We (WCSC) worked on a number of issues, with an evaluation process being one of them.”

Arrests made for broken car windows

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Arrests have been made by the Columbia City Police Department in relation to last week’s car vandalism.
The Post and Mail reported three vehicles in two locations with windows broken last week, but after press time another vehicle was discovered at the 300 block of Walnut Street.
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Family reacts quickly for loved one in need of a ttransplant

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The family was ready for anything but this.
But when the children of Paul McIntosh heard he needed a kidney transplant all four of them stepped up immediately.
Paul, 59, had never been sick a day in his life, family members say. For the past 39 years he has worked at Dalton Foundry in Warsaw.
But three years ago Paul began feeling ill. He was tired and weak – and he finally had to go to the doctor.
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Local sugar maple repeats as largest in state registry

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A towering and far-reaching sugar maple tree at South Park Cemetery in Columbia City has been honored for the second time by Indiana’s Largest Tree Registry.
Tree enthusiast and Columbia City mayoral secretary Martha Acres recently submitted the tree, which also won in 2005.
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Doris King, 86

August 17, 2011

Doris King, 86, a resident of Carmel and mother of Churubusco resident Jeanine Childs, passed away peacefully in her home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. King was born Oct. 2, 1924 in Herrin, Ill. to the late James and Flora Armstrong Stubblefield.
Doris was a graduate of Asbury University and attended Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.
She was a dedicated pastor’s wife, and enjoyed flower gardening and taking care of her home and family.

Dorothy Calkins, 100

August 17, 2011

Dorothy A. Calkins, 100, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.
Born Oct. 25, 1910 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Carl Edward and Barbara H. (Miller) Schaffner.
On Feb. 8, 1930, she married Edwin F. Calkins, Sr. in Indianapolis.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara M. Gillman of Columbia City and Lois Andrews of Gallaway, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Janice Calkins of Leesburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

First game jitters overcome ’Cats

August 17, 2011

LARWILL — The Wildcat soccer team struggled in its first sanctioned game Tuesday night, losing to Northwood 13-2.
Though the scoreboard showed a loss, the game was a victory to many parents and fans.
“We’ve waited a long time to play sanctioned soccer; that itself is a victory,” one fan said.

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Columbia City tennis blanks ’Busco

August 17, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Columbia City boys tennis team took out its frustration from Monday night’s loss on Churubusco Tuesday night.
Col. City blanked ’Busco 5-0 with eight-out-of-ten shutout sets.
Coming off a rough first match against Concord, losing 4-1, Columbia City had to prove its talent against ’Busco.

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Lady ’Cats rally to win from 1-0 deficit

August 17, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s volleyball team and its fresh set of sophomores began the season in prime fashion Tuesday night against Lakeland.
After a rocky start, the Lady Wildcats defeated Lakeland 4-1.
“They did an awesome job coming from behind.” Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith said. “It was a great way to start the season and build our confidence.”
The Lady ’Cats got off to a shaky start, falling behind by as much as seven in the first game and losing 25-19.

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