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WCCS breaks from cooperative

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees voted Monday to dissolve the current Huntington-Whitley Special Services Cooperative.
Talks of this course of action have been ongoing and Dr. Patricia O’Connor re-iterated the need for the district to become its own entity.
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Mullett: Students embracing Eagle Tech

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Brady Mullett, principal of Eagle Tech Academy, along with representatives from several other schools, went before the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees Monday to update the board on how the schools were doing.
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Study in pain: Rachel Yoder overcomes health challenges

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The young teenager who lives half way between Columbia City and South Whitley used to hold her head down so the pain wouldn’t hurt so badly.
But now she holds her head up high and is ready for anything that comes her way.
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Junior Achievement volunteers prepare for classrooms

September 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Junior Achievement school year instruction gets underway in Whitley County Oct. 3 and 90 classrooms are prepared for volunteers to visit for five weeks.
The volunteers of JA are dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
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Early Thursday crash

September 22, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — A two-vehicle collision shut down the intersection of U.S. 33 and Ind. 205 for nearly an hour Thursday morning at approximately 7 a.m.
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Spyglass offers county financial oversight

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – Spyglass, a cost-efficiency consulting agency, appeared before Whitley County ‘s Board of Commissioners at the public library here Monday to offer its services to the county.
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William Smith, 76

September 22, 2011

KEYSTONE — William G. Smith, 76, of Keystone, Ind., passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.
He was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Larwill, the son of the late Robert and Mary Eloise (Smith) Smith.
He graduated from Larwill High School with the class of 1953.
Mr. Smith married Linda Smith in 2000 at the Son Light Wesleyan Church in Bluffton.
He was a co-owner of Midwest Florist Supply in Fort Wayne, where he started as a teenager and was in the floral business throughout his life.

Dennis Spurling, 43

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Dennis M. Spurling, 43, of rural South Whitley, died at 9:29 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on Sept. 9 in Kosciusko County.
He was born July 26, 1968 in Goshen, a son of Larry M. and Deborah M. (Grabner) Spurling.
He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1987.
He was employed at Rinker Boat Company for eight years, Liberty Coach for a few years and currently Whitley Manufacturing.
He married Rebecca L. Stouder.
They made their home in Syracuse.

Larry Ruse, 71

September 22, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Larry L. Ruse, 71, of South Whitley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. He had been battling cancer.
He was born Oct. 26, 1939 in Kosciusko County, a son of Alfonso “Von” and Cloris (Krider) Ruse.
His formative years were spent in South Whitley. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1957.
On June 15, 1957, he entered the U.S. Army. He was released from active duty and entered the army reserve on June 30, 1960. He was honorably discharged June 21, 1963.
On April 4, 1981 he was united in marriage to Sandra K. Lewis. They made their home in South Whitley.

Lady Wildcats honor seniors

September 22, 2011

LARWILL — Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.

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