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October 20th

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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Commissioners field questions from ‘Busco students

October 19, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Churubusco High School students got the opportunity to see local government in action Monday when the Whitley County Board of Commissioner’s held its bi-monthly meeting in the auditorium of the high school.
Although designed to be business as usual, most of the discussion stemmed from questions raised by the students regarding a commissioner’s role and duties.
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SUV goes airborne, rolls over

October 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A father and infant daughter survived a one-vehicle rollover crash in the area of Ind. 9 and CR 500 N Tuesday morning.
Casey Sellers, 31, of Fairmont, lost control of his Cadillac Escalade and rolled it, pinning himself in the vehicle. Seller’s daughter, 4, escaped with no injuries. Sellers was airlifted to Parkview Main in Fort Wayne after he was found unconscious and pinned in the vehicle.
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October 17th

Property assessment form being mailed

October 17, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Every year, property owners in the county receive what is known as a Form 11, an assessment form showing either the same property value as the previous year or changes to this year’s value.
The form is sent by the county assessor’s office and is used in determining what property taxes will be when next year’s tax season comes around.
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Shrouded morning

October 17, 2011

Fog rises over a rural scene north of South Whitley recently as the sun prepares to peak over the treeline. Cooling temperatures have recently collided with the warm earth, still holding heat from a searing summer, to create foggy conditions throughout Whitley County and the rest of Indiana.

Junior Achiever: Hard at work

October 17, 2011

Lauren Listen, a 4th-grade student at Mary Raber Elementary School in Columbia City, writes her name on the back of her Junior Achievement book. She is just one of 900 Whitley County children involved in JA this fall. Nancy Bridegam is her teacher.

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