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MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE: WCSD Chief Deputy Gatton wears many hats

December 23, 2012

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a six-part series.
COLUMBIA CITY — A father, a husband and the cheif deputy of the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. Marcus Gatton, 41, has more than one duty — he’s the second in command to the sheriff, a youth league baseball coach in the summer for his two sons, and a lifepartner to his wife of 16 years.

“We’ve always had a strong family,” Kay Gatton, Marc’s wife, said.

State runners up

December 23, 2012

Churubusco’s wrestling team competed in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s team wrestling state finals on Saturday.

The Eagles made it to the final round, falling to Adams Central by a 46-23 score. Individual results were not available at press time.

Above, Shane Shroyer scores a win in the championship round as his teammates cheer in the background.

LOOKING GOOD: ISMS notes 17 years

December 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, has been in existence for 17 years, and the future looks as bright as ever. The school has posted a solid track record in standardized test scores. For example, 97 percent of eighth graders at ISMS who took algebra passed the End-of-Course-Asses-sment. There are other areas where the school is trying to excel and is equally proud of its success.

EDC MARKS 20 YEARS: Tio looks toward future

December 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Twenty years in the making has put Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in a position to focus on the future, rather than simply celebrate the past.

While reveling in its 20th anniversary, Alan Tio, president of the EDC, applauded the organization’s capabilities to help launch new businesses in Whitley County as well as sustain existing ones.

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Songs bring comfort to those separated

December 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Christmas carols can conjure up warm, holiday memories. When sung by a choir, carols can have a magical quality to them. Christmas carols can evoke the child inside generating an excitement for the season. Christmas songs can transport hearts and minds across the miles as familiar words and melodies remind us of the ones we love.

Two songs in particular created such a feeling. The first, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” The song is most known for its presence in the movie musical, “White Christmas.” However, the song was first used in another movie musical, “Holiday Inn.”

CCHS vs. ETA: How to make the choice

December 23, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Even with months to go before the end of the school year, Whitley County Consolidated School students are making course selections for the 2013-14 school year. On Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. parents and incoming freshman are invited to attend an informational and interactive night to help make high school class selections.

Having Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) as an educational option opens up many learning opportunities, but at the same time can add to the overwhelming feeling incoming freshman may experience when selecting a study path.

FINANCIAL PLIGHT: ‘Busco administrators give explanation

December 23, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Lacking funds for Smith-Green Com-munity Schools has resulted in a plan to reduce district’s staff by a total of six teachers and one administrator. However, when school administrators announced the hiring of a new chemistry teacher, some of the public raised an eyebrow?

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School had been employing a long-term substitute in the Chemistry position since the beginning of the school year.

This position was left vacant when Jim Folland became CJSHS principal.

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