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July 21st, 2011

WCCS ISTEP results mostly positive

July 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The showing made by local students in annual statewide testing led the topics of discussion by the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees this week.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor presented the results to the board, which profiled WCCS students in grades 3-8. Her impressions of the results, as they relate to local students, was anything but pessimistic.
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Whitko to update marketing plan

July 21, 2011

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation board of trustees held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening with superintendent Steve Clason presenting a marketing plan update which will soon be implemented.
“We have an ongoing marketing plan and a curriculum plan,” Clason said. “Communication (plan) was due by June and it’s a little bit after June, but we (board) do have a plan in place.”
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Hodges incident to go to special prosecutor

July 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – Indiana State Police said Wednesday afternoon that troopers were called to the residence of a Whitley County “elected official” for a domestic issue.
The Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed today the incident involved Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges and his estranged wife, Laurell.
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Rose Kaufman, 87

July 21, 2011

Rose Elnor Kaufman, 87, passed away July 15, 2011 in Bluffton.
She was born Oct. 3, 1923 to J. C. and Edith Spade in Branch County, Michigan.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Max Kaufman; five sons Jerry (Patricia), Ted (Sharon), Phil (Cheryl), Dave, Bill (Jane) Kaufman and a daughter Marsha Gemmer (Bob), eleven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Rose devoted her life to her family and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
After working as head of housekeeping at Caylor-Nickel Clinic, she retired in 1981.

July 20th

Creech trial continued; new date unknown

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent scheduled to face trial next week has had her trial bumped back — again.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County Jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.
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Clason: Whitko will keep up with today's advancing technology

July 20, 2011

PIERCETON — At Whitko Community School Corporation’s monthly meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, Superintendent Steve Clason provided technology updates for the new school year.
Technology changes at Whitko High School (WHS) include three one-to-one classrooms where every student will have access to a computer all day.
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Kiwanis to host mayoral debate

July 20, 2011

The Kiwanis of Whitley County will host a debate for the three candidates for the office of mayor of Columbia City, the organization announced this week.
The debate is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Public Library.
The moderator for the event will be Fort Wayne radio personality Pat Miller.
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Commission approves EMS option

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The issue of Emergency Medical Service in Whitley County continues to be a divisive one.
In a joint meeting of the Whitley County Board of Commissioners and County Council Monday afternoon, an agreement was reached on which of several proposed contracts with Parkview Whitley Hospital the county should sign. But, the funding for that proposal lost its financial backing in a matter of minutes.
“We’re in a stalemate,” said acting Whitley County Council Chairman John Barrett.
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Burnice Toor, 87

July 20, 2011

Burnice E. Toor , 87, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
She was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne and worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne Community Schools for 27 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of United Faith Presbyterian Church and also volunteered at the Embassy Theater and St. Joseph Hospital.

D’Maris Grant, 97

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — D’Maris Belvetta Grant, 97, died Monday, July 18, 2011.
She was born D’Maris Palmer, a daughter of Zelma (Hile) and James Palmer on Feb. 2, 1914 in Pierceton.
She graduated from Columbia City High School in 1932 and obtained her teaching degree from Indiana University where she belonged to the Delta Gamma sorority. She was an honorary colonel of the Reserve Officers Training Corps and a member of the Pleiades.
Upon returning to Columbia City, she taught second and third grade children at the McClellan and West Ward Schools.

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