Archive - Oct 5, 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to the Whitley County auditorâ€™s office, a list of taxpayers who still need to complete and return a Verification form to keep a Homestead filed on their primary property are viewable on the countyâ€™s website. The listing for Whitley County, which displays taxpayers who are receiving a Homestead Exemption, but who have not submitted the information required by the state, can be found at www.whitleygov.com.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, the ADM (Average Daily Membership) for WCCS is down with the number for total enrollment down 25.
â€śWe had a large senior class graduating 292 and 241 first graders coming in so we have fifty-one kids right there,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śThen weâ€™ve got ins and outs in each grade level, but nothing catastrophic.â€ť
Oâ€™Connor said there were also 15 students who graduated early as well as six exchange students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Flu season. The threat of contracting the flu should come with its own ominous music. With severe symptoms and possible life-threatening complications, those in fear of the flu are arming themselves with vaccines.
In recent years, the push to vaccinate has been echoing through doctorsâ€™ offices as the health care profession has urged those at risk of getting Influenza to get a flu shot.
Dr. Lisa Hatcher is the health officer for Whitley Countyâ€™s Health Department and is also a family practice physician.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With several Columbia City High School students expected to take part in internships next year, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is faced with either providing those students transportation to Eagle Tech Academy or looking into more parking lot space.
â€śWeâ€™re getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,â€ť said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śThis is a problem that is not going away.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees studied a draft complied of the school corporation Vision, Mission and Core Values at Mondayâ€™s meeting in an attempt to have it reviewed by the next regular meeting Oct. 15.
The draft was a result of a brainstorming session held in September by the school board and school administrators. During this session, groups were asked to give specific words or phrases for the schoolâ€™s vision, mission and core values, and the board later worked on common themes mentioned in the meeting.