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September 24th

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

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

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.

September 22nd

Learning about the needs we have for water

September 22, 2010

Gene Haskins of the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District speaks this morning to elementary students at the Whitley County 4-H Center as part of field day. Haskins talk was one of several activities students participated in during the day. His topic was water quality protection and how much water is needed to make everyday items and raise livestock.

Extension office to house one-stop shop for social services

September 22, 2010

     When it comes to social services, there are many programs out there to help people.
     Whether in the form of food stamps, financial assistance, medical care or child care, the task of enrolling in those programs can be daunting, especially for someone already living dollar-to-dollar who can’t afford to drive to all those locations or take time off from a minimum wage job.

WCCS readies for renovations for Eagle Tech

September 22, 2010

     Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are meeting regularly with architects for renovations at the Marshall Community Center in preparation for the Eagle Tech program slated to launch next fall.
     The board of school trustees recently approved the combination of the first two phases of the renovations that will be done by Gibraltar Design.
     The architectural fees for both phases will cost $131,800, plus other reimbursable expenses.

September 21st

Teen gets four years in jail for molesting

September 21, 2010

     A Columbia City teenager who pleaded guilty to child molesting for taking off a three-year-old girl’s clothes and bouncing her on his lap was sentenced Monday to six years at the Whitley County Jail with four to serve.
     Whitley Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he wanted to have some portion of the sentence suspended so 18-year-old William B. Leeka could be under the court’s authority and be made to seek sex offender treatment classes.

Students to get real life nursing practice

September 21, 2010

     Senior nursing students at Huntington University will begin working in the Parkview Huntington and Parkview Whitley hospitals this Thursday.
     The 10 students will conduct health assessments, give medications, perform several treatments and assist with activities of daily living to fulfill a clinical requirement for one of their current courses, Adult Health II. Five students will work at the Huntington location, and five will care for patients in Columbia City.

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