January 23rd, 2014
PIERCETON â After winter weather caused school cancellations and delays, Whitko Community School Corporation has planned make up days for the district.
School will be in session for all students of WCSC Monday, Feb. 17 and Friday, March 21.
These are make up days for school being cancelled Jan. 8 and Jan. 21 because of inclement weather.
The March 21 make up day is an additional school day that followed an announcement earlier this week that school would be in session Feb. 17.
For more information, contact the administration office at 260-327-3677 or visit www.whitko.org.
Smith-Green Community Schools Superintendent Galen Mast was given a cake by the Board of Trustees Monday, to commemorate his first year with the district. Mast was hired Jan. 21, 2013, replacing interim superintendent Ralph Bailey.
Columbia City High School students unload from buses and head into class in 1961 â the same place school buses drop off children today. All three Whitley County school districts were on a two-hour delay today, after the area received 1 to 2 inches of snow Wednesday evening. More snow is expected Friday, possibly bringing another 2 to 4 inches to Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City woman who violated her probation had 90 days of her suspended sentence revoked Tuesday.
Heather R. Burns, 27, had 90 days of her suspended sentence revoked. She was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for that time, with an assignment to Whitley County Work Release.
Burns was originally on probation for multiple drug charges.
In late 2013, her probation officer, Ed Beber, petitioned that Burns had committed a probation violation. The petition stated Burns had tested positive for a controlled substance.
COLUMBIA CITY â Case loads for the courts of Whitley County remained consistent in 2013 compared to previous years.
In Whitley County Superior Court, which has Judge Doug Fahl on the bench, there were 2,297 total filings in 2013.
That number compares to 2,295 in 2012.
Of those, there were 821 criminal cases in 2013. There were 865 in 2012, but only 736 in 2011.
âWe are down a little bit from last year,â he said. âWe had a big jump two years ago.â
Canda Goldwood, from Goldwood Gardens, was the guest educator at Whole Health Wellness Centerâs monthly workshop. Goldwood shared tips on organic gardening practices. The centerâs workshops are held at the Whitley County YMCA and are free.
Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team is preparing for its fundraiser night Friday. The Lady Eagles are supporting down syndrome awareness with a silent auction. Pictured, the team cheers for a local girl with down syndrome, Sydney Pequignot, who scored a basket into the trash can in Columbia City High Schoolâs cafeteria last week.
COLUMBIA CITY â While many have watched the news of school shootings in other areas of the country, Purdue Universityâs incident Tuesday hit home for many Whitley County residents.
Tuesday afternoon, a Purdue student from Warsaw opened fire in a classroom, killing a 21-year-old man.
According to the Purdue Exponent, Cousins seemingly sought out the victim, Andrew Boldt, during a lab in the Electrical Engineering building. After he killed Boldt, police say he left the building, and surrendered outside.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Jan. 22, 2014) -- Snow showers are possible today through the afternoon with up to an inch in accumulation. Cold temperatures will call for extra layers, gloves and hats as the high is expected to reach 15 degrees, but wind chills will be 15 below zero.
The cold temperatures will stay through the end of the month. Highs will only be in the teens through Friday and back into the 20's for the weekend. Another surge of bitter cold air comes in next week and throws the region back into the cold.
We could see more accumulating snow late Friday night and early Saturday.
COLUMBIA CITY -- An event to launch the efforts of Whitley County's Relay for Life event, set for June, was planned for this evening. However, hazardous weather conditions have postponed the party until Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.
The night will feature food and entertainment as well as information regarding the relay in June. Interested participants, team members past and present as well as survivors and caregivers are encouraged to attend.