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October 22nd

Whitko board hears principals’ reports

October 22, 2011

PIERCETON — Six third-grade students from South Whitley Elementary School (SWES) who participated in the school’s swim program at the Whitley County Family YMCA, proudly led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of directors meeting this week.
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Parkview Whitley officially opens

October 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The transfer of 21 patients Thursday from Parkview Whitley Hospital’s former Oak Street address to the hospital’s new facility at the corner of Ind. 205 and U.S. 30 was highlighted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the blessing of the new hospital and the transfer of the chapel Bible from the old facility.
The events marked the official opening of the hospital and the beginning of a new era in health care for Whitley County, according to a hospital officials. 
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Drug deal suspect caught in Kosciusko County

October 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A Warsaw man was arrested Wednesday by a Kosciusko County sheriff’s deputy on an outstanding Whitley County warrant for dealing marijuana.
Robert William Hersha, 50, 522 E. CR 200 N., Warsaw, was taken into custody at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday for the class D felony.
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Police warn of dangers in the woods from discarded methamphetamine trash

October 22, 2011

FORT WAYNE — With hunting season in full swing throughout Indiana, Indiana State Police are warning hunters to be on the lookout for trash left behind by those who have manufactured methamphetamine.
The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section issued a reminder to citizens that this trash may contain chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive and acidic.
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October 20th

Moving in at Parkview Whitley

October 20, 2011

Virginia Allard is transported into Parkview Whitley Hospital’s new facility at 1260 E. Ind. 205 this morning by Huntington Paramedic Brian Miller. Allard’s transfer was part of the hospital’s official opening. The transfer of patients on the scheduled opening date culminates months of preparations for the occupation of Parkview Health System’s 165,000-square-foot, $42 million hospital.
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WCCS attends school board conference

October 20, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — The annual Indiana School Board Association Conference was held Sept. 26-37 in Indianapolis and several Whitley County Consolidated Schools board members attended.
The board members reported on the conference at their regular session earlier this week.
Board member Deborah Hiss said she found that in comparison to many Indiana schools, Whitley County is ahead of the pack in many areas.
“It’s very impressive to know that we’re doing as much as we are for our students,” Hiss said.
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Mary Raber students get ‘poetic’ lesson

October 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Poetry came alive at Mary Raber Elementary School Wednesday morning when Valerie Chamness and Joshua Daniels performed verbal acrobatics during a student convocation.
The married couple from Asheville, N.C., visited MRES with their “Poetry Alive,” production. They have traveled around the world and the United States sharing poems in a way that most children and teachers have never witnessed.
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Smith-Green encourages patron survey input online

October 20, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools wants the community’s opinion about what’s going on at the two schools – both inside and out.
“We want to know what the parents and this community think about us. We want to hear about our walls and our classes. We want to hear their opinions,” said Steve Darnell, superintendent at SGCS.
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October 19th

Sheriff’s Dept.: Burglaries on the rise

October 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Chief of Deputies Mark Gatton is warning citizens to keep their doors locked.
The WCSD has had seven reported thefts from unlocked vehicles and buildings so far in the month of October.
“You make yourself an easy target when you leave your doors unlocked,” Gatton said.
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Chamber honors its own during annual banquet

October 19, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Optimism about the future and overcoming adversity was the prevalent theme at the outset of the awards presentation during the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition night Tuesday.
“This has been a very challenging few months for the chamber of commerce,” said Mike DeFreeuw, chairman of the chamber board during the opening remarks.
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