Archive - Apr 3, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Salvation Army of Whitley County will be presenting "Light the Way" to Child Abuse Prevention and Education on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at The First Church of God, 1200 W. DePoy Dr., Columbia City.
"Our goal is to raise awareness of child abuse but also to illustrate that there can be help and hope for those going through this," Pat Mossburg, of the Salvation Army, said. "We also discuss the effects of domestic violence on children."
This year the event will host author April Maley, who will share her story from her book, "I Will not be Silent."
Last week, workers added Sears to the sign at the Towne & Country Shopping Center on Plaza Drive in Columbia City. Sears recently changed locations, moving from Connexion Way to the shopping center west of Walmart.
Columbia City‚Äôs wrestling team announced its season-ending awards recently.
Pictured are the award winners, from left, senior Alan Trabert, Mental Attitude Award; senior Russel Hazelet, Most Valuable Wrestler and Most Team Points; senior Brice Bauer, Most Improved Wrestler. Bauer and Hazelet were also recognized for Academic All-State.
Columbia City wrestling is coached by Blaine Culp (right).
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer is taking on a Kosciusko County case after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the case was mishandled.
Heuer will determine whether 15-year-old Paul Gingerich should be charged as an adult after allegedly helping kill his friend‚Äôs stepfather in 2010 ‚ÄĒ when he was 12 years old.
The change of venue occurred after a dispute on whether he should be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko High School has made graduation an area of focus for juniors.
With the implementation of a graduation coach, Principal David Parker is looking to target students who might otherwise fall through the cracks and miss graduating.
‚ÄúThese are kids that sort of fly under the radar,‚ÄĚ Parker said. ‚ÄúSome of them realize too late that they needed to do certain things to graduate. Having a coach that keeps an eye on attendance, grades and credits will hopefully keep them from feeling like graduation is not possible.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County‚Äôs Board of Commissioners approved a zoning request at Monday‚Äôs meeting.
Dave Sewell, of the Whitley County Plan Commission, told the commissioners it had been approved at the plan commission level and now needed commissioner approval.
The property was changed from residential to commercial. It is located south of County Road 500 South in the Dunfee area.
Sewell informed the commissioners the properties to the north and south are zoned commercial as well, so this brings them all into line with one another.