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NEW AND REMODELED ELEMENTARY: Construction proposed for Whitko schools

June 19, 2013

PIERCETON — Is it possible for a school corporation to remodel and construct two elementary schools without increasing its residents’ property taxes?

According to a financial study conducted by H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm, it is possible — and Whitko Community School Corporation is going to give it a shot.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an in-depth presentation on a long-range plan established in 2011.

METH SUSPECTS IN COURT: Pair pleads not guilty to mobile lab

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of individuals arrested for having a mobile methamphetamine lab had their first court appearance Monday.

Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were booked last Wednesday after a routine traffic stop turned up an mobile meth lab, allegedly belonging to the pair.

Medical issues were a concern as well. Bradley allegedly had a medical seizure at the scene last Wednesday, and had one Monday after the pair pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Hall and Bradley both said they intend to hire private attorneys.

A FAMILIAR FACE: Former WCCS teacher named ’Busco principal

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Those familiar with Whitley County Consolidated Schools may recognize the name, or face, of Smith-Green Community School’s latest hire.

Scott Fudge will be the next Churubusco Elementary School principal, effective Aug. 1.

Fudge worked in WCCS for 17 years, from 1995 to 2012, as a first- and third-grade teacher with Mary Raber and Little Turtle Elementary Schools.

His employment at CES was made official by the SGCS Board of School Trustees by a unanimous vote at its Monday night meeting.

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