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MICHIGAN MAN: Dies in Wednesday semi crash

October 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fatal accident on U.S. 30 Wednesday morning.
James Priest, 37, of Bay City, Mich., was killed in a crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and CR 300 E. after the truck he was driving hit the back of a stopped semi at approximately 9 a.m.
According to police, Priest, who was headed westbound, made little or no attempt to stop before hitting the semi in front of him, driven by Thomas Dye of West Virginia.
“There’s no evidence that he hit the brakes at all,” Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Marcus Gatton said.

THE GLOBAL WORLD: Advanced computer literacy skills, essential for today’s students

October 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the realm of technology playing a vital role in education, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation teachers and administrators have developed a curriculum based on the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
“These standards were developed by the International Society for Technology in Education and they teach students to become proficient in problem solving, critical thinking and creativity through the use of technology,” said Indian Middle Springs School Principal Jan Boylen.

NEW PLAN COMMISSIONER

October 18, 2012

Brad Wolfe was sworn in as a Whitley County Plan Commission member at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday night. Wolfe was appointed to the post on Monday by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners. The commissioners appointed Wolfe to replace former president of the plan commission, Dave Schilling who was removed from the board by the county commissioners in September. The nine-member county plan commission also includes Chairman Brandon Forrester, Vice-Chairman Dave Addison, Secretary Doug Wright, Bill Auer, John Johnson, Kenny Kerch, Paula Reimers and George Schrumpf.

CHAIRMAN OF THE GOURD: Local 10-year-old parlays pumpkin plunder into college fund cash

October 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— Dillon Sheiss is not your typical 10-year old. This Northern Heights fifth grader is a CEO of sorts for The Jack Patch, Dillon’s own produce business specializing in a variety of pumpkins and gourds.
This is Dillon’s fifth year growing pumpkins. Kelley Sheiss, Dillon’s mother, said his interest in the orange squash took root in Pennsylvania.

SGCS: Looks for full-time superintendent

October 18, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — A public work session began Monday’s meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees, where the board discussed two main topics — procedures for the employment of a new superintendent and the process of replacing board members Mike Sturgis and Gary Smith.
Ralph Bailey has been interim superintendent since his predecessor, Steve Darnell, resigned during the summer. The board hopes to fill the position by January, 2013 — June at the latest.

City volleyball season ends

October 18, 2012

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team’s season came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of the Fort Wayne Snider Lady Panthers in the opening round of IHSAA Sectional play.

The Eagles fell by a 25-12, 25-21, 25-22 score in a match that turned very competitive after the first game.

Karen Dafforn, 67

October 18, 2012

Karen Marie Dafforn, 67, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Donald W. Dafforn, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health since May.
Mrs. Dafforn was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Smith Township, the daughter of Luther “Bus” and Vera E. (Brown) Duncan. She spent her formative years there, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1963.
Employed as a special needs school bus driver for Smith-Green Community Schools for 29 years, she retired from there in 2008.

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