Archive - Oct 18, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Board of Works is taking some extra time making a decision about sending an employee for a certification.
Dave Sewell is Whitley Countyâ€™s executive director for the Planning and Building Department, and there is a $1,500 certification available to him through a consulting firm, High Performance Government.
The firm is seeking all planning and building directors in Northeast Indiana to join forces in creating a more standardized process for permit application, as well as sharing other techniques to make Northeast Indiana a prime location for new business.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With consistent budget cuts and little room for additional staff, many Indiana schools are struggling with class sizes.
Despite the difficulty, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has balanced out its classes â€” for now.
WCCS had a slightly higher enrollment this school year â€” two students â€” but as population grows and more students are attending school, changes may need to be made.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A total of 14 records were broken by Burnworth Pool swimmers this summer.
Coached by Pat Willliams, the team saw six relay records and eight individual records fall.
New medley relay records were set by three teams. Sophia Hatcher, Mykaela Crowell, Shauna Jo Young and Lauren Liston set the new record for 11-and 12-year-old girls at 2:27.05.
Charlie Varga, Aaron Fix, Ryan Devito and Telly Varga set the new record for the 11 and 12-year-old boys in the medley relay with a mark of 2:17.45.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A Columbia City man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Chais A. Wilkinson, 19, was arrested in September.
He was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor as a Class D felony. The minimum sentence is six months and the maximum is three years.
When reading the charges, Judge James Heuer said Wilkinson performed or submitted to fondling with a 14-year-old female victim.
Wilkinson will be sentenced Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.