April 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â At Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ (WCCS) meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, April 8, a new high school was publicly discussed for the first time in several years.
At that meeting, WCCS Superintendent Pat OâConnor said public input would be important to the district.
The Post & Mail sought feedback from its Facebook followers last week and found public opinion on several sides of the spectrum.
Some felt the new high school was needed as soon as possible, regardless of the price tag.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Design Processes class is already being taught to students at Eagle Tech Academy, but now that technology has the opportunity to advance learning outside of the classroom.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a worldwide organization that creates a learning environment and competition for students of all ages.
Representatives from FIRST were on hand last night for a presentation to students and parents on starting a program at ETA.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man arrested for allegedly committing burglary and theft at a local church had his bond reduction request denied at Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Cody Miller, 21, was arrested in February for allegedly stealing and committing burglary at St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City. He was in court requesting a bond reduction. Currently his bond is at $50,000, which would require at $5,000 payment to release him.
John Riley Hicks, 77, of Larwill, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his daughterâs home in Warsaw. He departed this life to be with the Lord and his beloved deceased wife, Wilma. Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Prestonburg, Ky., he was the oldest son of Ell and Allie (Shepard) Hicks.
College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.
BOSTON (AP) â Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.
CHURUBUSCO â A dominating performance by Churubuscoâs boysâ track team and a solid win by the girlsâ squad gave both Eagle teams wins over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont. The boysâ team broke the century mark, racking up 119 points to 12 for the visitors, while the girlsâ squad posted a 75-55 win on a cold blustery night.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Churubusco man, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with his brother, received the same sentence as his sibling in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Ben Greer, 30, was arrested in November on six meth-related charges. He pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine and, as part of a plea agreement, the other counts were dismissed.
Greer was sentenced to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight to serve and two suspended. His brother Andrew received the same sentence, except his will be served at the Whitley County Jail.
BOSTON â âI didnât comprehend what was going on.â
Shelby Krider, 2003 Columbia City High School graduate, was across the street from the first explosion during the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
âMy friends and I go to the marathon every year,â Krider said. âWe know a few people who are charity runners, and we were waiting for them to come to the finish line.â
Krider said she was in the stands on Boylston Street, near the finish line, when she heard the blast.
CHURUBUSCO â Residents of Whitley Countyâs Smith Township and Noble Countyâs Green Township saw their property taxes increase from last year to this year.
This was due in part to the building project currently underway at Smith-Green Community Schools.
Since tax reports sent to residents only show tax rates from the previous year, what they may not have realized is their rate did not go higher than the rate in 2011.