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Personnel issues abundant for Whitko board

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Personnel issues were addressed by Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees this week, recognizing new staff members, along with employee transfers, discontinuations and resignations for the upcoming school year.
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Whitko’s budget steady at $11.6 million for 2012

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of trustees started Monday’s agenda with a special meeting to review the 2012 budget.
“Estimate for the incoming year 2012 budget is $11,600,000 and it’s pretty much the same budget as 2011 but we added two and one-half teachers for full-day kindergarten,” Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland said. “We reinstated the secretary positions at the elementary level that were cut two years ago.”
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Whitko hires consultant to help in staff evaluation

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees voiced excitement about the new school year, explained the status of staff evaluation and her alded implementation of an updated website at a meeting Monday.
“Our new website will be launched after the meeting tonight,” said Superintendent Steve Clason. “This summer we had a lot of summer meetings – it was probably the busiest summer I have spent in a good deal of time. We (WCSC) worked on a number of issues, with an evaluation process being one of them.”

Arrests made for broken car windows

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Arrests have been made by the Columbia City Police Department in relation to last week’s car vandalism.
The Post and Mail reported three vehicles in two locations with windows broken last week, but after press time another vehicle was discovered at the 300 block of Walnut Street.
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Family reacts quickly for loved one in need of a ttransplant

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The family was ready for anything but this.
But when the children of Paul McIntosh heard he needed a kidney transplant all four of them stepped up immediately.
Paul, 59, had never been sick a day in his life, family members say. For the past 39 years he has worked at Dalton Foundry in Warsaw.
But three years ago Paul began feeling ill. He was tired and weak – and he finally had to go to the doctor.
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Local sugar maple repeats as largest in state registry

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A towering and far-reaching sugar maple tree at South Park Cemetery in Columbia City has been honored for the second time by Indiana’s Largest Tree Registry.
Tree enthusiast and Columbia City mayoral secretary Martha Acres recently submitted the tree, which also won in 2005.
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