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CCHS gets new student dean

September 24, 2010

     As administrators at Columbia City High School focus on development of Eagle Tech Academy at the Marshall Community Center, they will get some extra help with their responsibilities from a new part-time dean of students.
     Andrew McDaniel, an English teacher at CCHS, was approved this week by the board of school trustees for the part-time position for the first two trimesters of this school year, effective Tuesday.

City nabs Missouri escapees

September 24, 2010

     Two men who left a correctional facility in Missouri, allegedly stole a car in St. Louis, Mo., and headed to Columbia City were arrested early Thursday morning.
     Columbia City police got a tip that the two men, 27-year-old Shawn M. Shaw and 20-year-old Brandon S. Kuhlman, were at a home in Columbia City where a woman who also had a warrant was staying.

Keeping small passengers safe

September 24, 2010

Parkview Main employee Lisa Berger checks a child seat of Austin Jacquay on Thursday at Churubusco Elementary School. The school, Parkview Whitley Hospital and the Churubusco Police Department partnered to offer free child safety seat inspections. Nearly two dozen vouchers for new child seats were given to parents throughout the day. Aside from proper installation, the event targeted expired seats in use for more than six years.

Whitko turns to students for referendum polling

September 24, 2010

By CHRIS MEYERS
Staff Writer
Whitko Community Schools is turning to its own government students to get a feel for how the community feels about a referendum this fall to give the district an option to raise its property tax rate during the next seven years.
Students will be calling residents in Whitley and Kosciusko counties during the next few weeks to see what they think about the referendum.

Parents get a taste of Eagle Tech

September 24, 2010

By CHRIS MEYERS
Staff Writer
When Myron Green arrived at the presentation Wednesday night for parents about Eagle Tech Academy, he had his doubts.
He was afraid it was a program geared only toward a certain student — either one failing in school or one excelling at the top of the ladder.
The parent of an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School worried Eagle Tech would “get away from the basics of high school” and be another notch on the totem pole of failed teaching fads.

First candidate files to fill council seat

September 24, 2010

Stephen Smith became the first person to file his candidacy to fill the seat on Whitley County Council that will become vacant in November.
Jim Banks resigned that seat, effective Nov. 2, due to his election to the Indiana State Senate. Banks is unopposed in the race for the seat held by retiring senator Dr. Gary Dillon.
Smith is a South Whitley resident and local businessman. In 2009 Smith and Dwayne Knott entered into a partnership with ALLPro Towing Inc. and started Whitley Environmental after being awarded the county’s recycling contract.

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