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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY: Magazine scare locks down Columbia City High School

December 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In most cases, it’s better safe than sorry.

Columbia City High School was on lock down for Monday morning after a gun magazine was found on the street in front of the school.

A K-9 unit from Allen County was brought to the school to search the building, but during the search it was determined that the magazine belonged to a Columbia City Police Officer.

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said there was no safety issue with the students, and they were put on lock down as a precaution.

IDHS: Distributes 75 all-hazards alert radios to Whitley County

December 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately 8,500 all-hazards alert radios were distributed by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) to local emergency management agencies across the state — 75 of them going to Whitley County. The purpose of the radios is to provide early alerts to “at-risk” Hoosiers.

“On average, we’ve received 50 alert radios for the past couple years now, and most of them have been distributed to those who are elderly or low income,” said Whitley County Emergency Management Agency Director Cathy Broxon-Ball.

DELAYED: Whitko to start school day a half hour later on Wednesdays

December 4, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Beginning Jan. 9, students attending Whitko Community School Corporation will start their school day a half hour later on Wednesdays.

The delay in the schools’ start time comes after the school board passed the amendment at its last meeting.

“We’ve needed to find a way to give our teachers time for professional development,” said Steve Clason, Whitko schools’ superintendent.

“This weekly delay will allow us to spend more time developing educational programs that will enhance our schools.”

CES CHIMERS: Group entertains at bazaar

December 4, 2012

Churubusco Elementary School's Chimers entertained holiday shoppers at the New Era Show Choir bazaar. The choir program hosts a bazaar each year as a fundraiser for its competition season expenses. As a part of the annual event, the Chimers perform.
Sue Lough, the group's director, is the music teacher for CES. She said most of the group is made up first year members. The Chimers were also featured on The Sounds of The Season program which airs throughout the holidays on PBS channel 39.
See more pictures of the Chimers on the Post & Mail's Facebook page.

TRABERT MEMORIAL: Skate park renamed

December 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Friends and family gathered Saturday at Morsches Park to honor Alex Trabert’s memory. The skate park, located near the front of Morsches Park, will now be known as the Alex Trabert Memorial Extreme Sports Park.
Alex, a 2007 graduate of Columbia City High School, was killed Nov. 25 in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.
Saturday’s event was not the typical somber occasion, but more “extreme.” Friends spent the afternoon sporting tricks on skateboards and bicycles while others took part in a cook out.

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