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JINGLE BELLS: Holiday help comes from pocket change

November 17, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Salvation Army’s red kettles are out and bell ringers are making noise to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.
The red kettle national campaign is the organization’s largest fundraiser.
Pat Mossburg is the Salvation Army of Whitley County’s ministries coordinator. “These donations help provide the monies for the year-round local programs and services for those in need in our community and continue to be one of our most important and well-known fundraising drives,”Mossburg said.

WORKING HARD: Whitko schools try to rebound from bad grades

November 17, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — After the Indiana Department of Education released a report grading Indiana Schools, Whitko Community Schools was ranked with some of the lower scores.
With Pierceton Elementary School and Whitko Middle School bottoming out with Ds, both the South Whitley Elementary School and Whitko High School held Cs.
Steve Clason, Whitko Com-munity School Corporation’s superintendent, said, “I am extremely disappointed with our grades. There are no excuses. They will improve.”
The district is reviewing the state’s report to see what academic areas need improving.

DOLLARS AND CENTS: Clerk-Treasurer to continue as dual position

November 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Titles and dollars were painted as leverage by Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl when she made a request to drop her dual title and change her pay.

Although her proposed idea left her no vacation time, no overtime and no paid time off, it would allow her to make her own hours and have a salary of $50,900 a year instead of $43,484.

FINANCIAL GROUND: United Way 2012 campaign continues to bring in funds

November 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — United Way’s 2012 campaign, Live United, continues to bring in funds for the nonprofit organization.

According to Executive Director Cindy Baker, approximately $23,000 has been pledged to this year’s $190,000 campaign.

“We still have many company employee campaigns that are still out there that are in the process of being wrapped up, which is where a lot of our contributions come from,” said Baker.

 

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