October 2nd, 2013
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.
The Kosciusko County Coroner‚Äôs Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park ‚ÄĒ Aurora Shoemaker.
Shoemaker went missing Aug. 16 of last year. Official determination of the remains was conducted by Stephen P. Nawrocki, Ph.D., DABFA, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis and Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS, Forensic Dentist with the Allen County Coroner‚Äôs Office.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Patriots gathered with Ind. Representatives to discuss the impact of educations standards in public schools Tuesday night.
Ind. Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dave Ober addressed questions and comments from those in attendance in regards to the state‚Äôs implementation of Common Core standards.
‚ÄúThis will be a lesson well-learned,‚ÄĚ Heuer said about her research into Common Core. ‚ÄúIt was a good wake up call.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.
With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.
‚ÄúWe tell our students to get up there,‚ÄĚ said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. ‚ÄúParents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldn‚Äôt cross their child‚Äôs mind.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Coming off of a weekend tournament victory, Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team was on a hot streak, and the Lady Eagles kept it rolling with a three-set victory against Angola Tuesday.
‚ÄôBusco swept the Lady Hornets by a final of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-16.
With the victory, Churubusco is 13-11 for the season and 5-2 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
‚ÄúIt was a good win for us, coming off of the tournament victory,‚ÄĚ said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. ‚ÄúHopefully we can keep building off of that momentum.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Purple ribbons and banners were hung around the Whitley County Courthouse‚Äôs gazebo Tuesday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Members of Columbia City High School‚Äôs Key Club and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined County Commissioners in proclaiming the significance of this particular cause.
‚ÄúThis is important to our county. We need to get the word out,‚ÄĚ said County Commissioner Don Amber. ‚ÄúTell people what the purple stands for. That‚Äôs how we will make change.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A field of 299 boys teams, a record for the 20th consecutive year, and 258 girls teams are entered as pairings for the 20th Annual IHSAA Soccer State Tournaments were announced this week by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Boys sectional action at 64 sites ‚ÄĒ 32 in each class ‚ÄĒ will be played Monday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 12. Sixteen regional sites ‚ÄĒ eight in each class ‚ÄĒ will host two rounds each Thursday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ As school safety is ramping up around the country, many parents are asking ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúHow much am I entitled to know?‚ÄĚ
The answer to that question is not always clear, as schools can be locked down for a variety of reasons ‚ÄĒ some that are open to the public, and some that aren‚Äôt.
As some schools in Whitley County have been on ‚Äúlockdown‚ÄĚ in the last few years, many administrators struggled with parents who were concerned with the safety of their child, demanding details of the school‚Äôs situation.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the upcoming program ‚ÄúFinding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.‚ÄĚ
Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.
The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program along with several publications that address the many questions concerning land leases.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ What started out as a dream for Hugo Fox became a reality in 1949 as he established a Bassoon manufacturing company in South Whitley.
Hugo had played the bassoon for the Chicago Symphony from 1922 to 1949 and had dreamed of creating his own version of a bassoon for years.
It took two years to get up and running in the Bassoon business, but by 1951 Fox Products was producing twelve instruments a year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Whitley County Community Foundation‚Äôs Giving Circle for Women‚Äôs Health is working to generate a greater awareness for women‚Äôs health.
The organization recently announced that for the 10th consecutive year, certificates for free mammograms are available to Whitley County women who do not have insurance and would not otherwise be able to afford the vital screenings.