Archive - Nov 17, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â The Salvation Armyâs red kettles are out and bell ringers are making noise to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.
The red kettle national campaign is the organizationâs largest fundraiser.
Pat Mossburg is the Salvation Army of Whitley Countyâs ministries coordinator. âThese donations help provide the monies for the year-round local programs and services for those in need in our community and continue to be one of our most important and well-known fundraising drives,âMossburg said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â After the Indiana Department of Education released a report grading Indiana Schools, Whitko Community Schools was ranked with some of the lower scores.
With Pierceton Elementary School and Whitko Middle School bottoming out with Ds, both the South Whitley Elementary School and Whitko High School held Cs.
Steve Clason, Whitko Com-munity School Corporationâs superintendent, said, âI am extremely disappointed with our grades. There are no excuses. They will improve.â
The district is reviewing the stateâs report to see what academic areas need improving.
CHURUBUSCO â Titles and dollars were painted as leverage by Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl when she made a request to drop her dual title and change her pay.
Although her proposed idea left her no vacation time, no overtime and no paid time off, it would allow her to make her own hours and have a salary of $50,900 a year instead of $43,484.
COLUMBIA CITY â United Wayâs 2012 campaign, Live United, continues to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.
According to Executive Director Cindy Baker, approximately $23,000 has been pledged to this yearâs $190,000 campaign.
âWe still have many company employee campaigns that are still out there that are in the process of being wrapped up, which is where a lot of our contributions come from,â said Baker.