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Ind. Rep. Heuer makes clear Common Core opinion

October 3, 2013

During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly was presented with House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1427 which paused the implementation of Common Core State Standards for further study.

I had the opportunity to talk with all of the superintendents in my district, and a few outside my district, to hear their thoughts on this issue.

The superintendents I spoke with suggested that we not pause the implementation.

CAMPAIGN CHAIR: Wells leads United Way in fundraiser

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Giving back to the community where she’s grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.

“I care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,” Wells said. “The United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.”

PUBLIC COMMENT: Ordinance hearing brings out cost concern

October 3, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — When municipalities propose a change in policy, a public hearing is held before the ordinance update is instituted.

It is at this time public comment is heard on the issue and council members can choose to address the concerns. Churubusco residents have not been silent when it comes to changes in town policy.

When a change to a garage sale ordinance was proposed, residents created such a noise that Town Council members decided to table the issue.

START YOUR ENGINES: Slotcar racing takes local track

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A popular hobby around the country has taken track locally in Columbia City.

Slot car racing has been happening at AllPro Raceway, which is adjacent to AllPro Towing on Fridays for almost six years. Jeff Hull works at AllPro Towing during the day and helps run the racing league in the evenings.

Hull said competition is open to the public, and the season, which runs from November to April, is set to begin soon.

Rongos, Baugher stay alive in boys tennis

October 3, 2013

WARSAW — Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitko’s Tyler Baugher and Columbia City’s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.

Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams aren’t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their team’s lone points.

Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.

CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY: Concealed by fog, thieves hit Tri-Lakes

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Thieves used Sunday night’s fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.

Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.

The thieves didn’t get far with the bike, though, as it didn’t have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.

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