Archive - Sep 2010 - News Article
Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and father to a man with Down syndrome, Carl Erskine, will inspire families and community members when he speaks at Passages’ upcoming annual meeting.
A rural Churubusco resident had his initial hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing another man seven times in the gut during a bar fight Sunday morning in Churubusco.
Twenty-six-year-old John W. Reed was originally charged with aggravated battery, battery causing bodily injury and criminal recklessness, but those charges were amended to a class C felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.
Once the ordinance is published for the public to see, it will be illegal to buy or possess any form of synthetic marijuana in Whitley County.
“We’re not going to allow it to be sold in the county and be possessed in the county,” Whitley County Commissioner Mike Schrader said after the commissioners voted Tuesday to put the ordinance in place.
A proposal to increase the travel budget for staff training at Whitley County Consolidated Schools has drawn the attention of one board member over the necessity to raise the budget line item.
Board member Steve Hively questioned why the travel budget for staff training is proposed at $50,000 for the 2011 budget, when this yearâ€™s budgeted amount was only $20,000.
Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for WCCS, said the increase is part of a plan from the central office to bring people to WCCS for training with education staff, rather than send staff elsewhere for training.
As a former pulmonary care physician, Tom Hayhurst plans to bring his experience from the health industry and his work in free clinics in the area â€” including one he co-founded â€” with him to the national office if he takes the race as the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District in Indiana.
â€śWeâ€™ve done a lot of good things there with a very tight budget. Someday weâ€™ll figure out a way to pull free health clinics like that into the overall plan for health care in the United States,â€ť Hayhurst said.