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SCHOOLS: Northern Heights update

January 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — In an ongoing series of presentations given to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees, known as “Celebrate Success,” teachers and administrators provide updates and outlines of how a particular school is doing.

Last week, Northern Heights Elementary School Principal Robert Hoke spoke of several programs and activities the school uses to help ensure success for both students and staff.

NEW ADMINISTRATION: Parks Dept. installs officers for ’12

January 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A new slate of officers was installed for the new year at Monday’s Columbia City Parks Board meeting. Officers include Mark Ellis, president; Terry Baker, vice-president; Mauri Bordner, secretary; and Dennis Warnick and Keith Nickolson (replacing Kelley Sheiss), members. Mark Green is the park director.
First order of business for the new year was discussion on a membership-based dog park in Patriotic Park as a committee was formed in November including Barbara Miller, Deb Lawrence, Mary Ann McClusky and Dr. Colleen Quinn, D.V.M. of the Columbia City Veterinary Hospital.

STAGNATION: S. Whitley addresses unused buildings

January 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Every small town has a few unoccupied buildings, but buildings in the South Whitley downtown area which are empty or utilized as a warehouse have town council members concerned. One building in particular is owned by Mavis Whitehead which appears to be a warehouse inside and a potential fire waiting to ignite, according to town officials.

TOP SPELLER: Roussey captures county spelling bee

January 26, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It took 22 rounds of words to name Jaeden Roussey Whitley County’s Spelling Bee Champion Wednesday.
He is 10 years old and a son of Selda and Rod Roussey. He is in the fifth grade at Coesse Elementary School.
The word Roussey won on was “miso,” which means a food paste made of soybeans, salt and usually fermented grain, used especially in Japanese cooking.
Winning second place was Samuel Rickerd, a fifth grader at South Whitley Elementary School and son of Mark and Sarah Rickerd.

SIDESTREETS SLIPPERY: Ice coating makes for hazardous driving; schools closed

January 26, 2012

A thin coat of freezing rain in Whitley County Thursday morning is making for hazardous driving conditions, particularly on county roads, sidestreets and parking lots.

Conditions were expected to improve dramatically by 9 a.m.

Nonetheless, all schools in Whitley County are closed.

Pedestrians should be especially careful on sidewalks, curbs and parking lots.

 

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