Archive - Dec 18, 2012 - News Article
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” â€śWe offered our kids a lot of T.L.C.,â€ť said South Whitley Elementary School Principal Bruce Hansen at Tuesdayâ€™s school board meeting.
Hansen shared with Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees that after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, faculty at SWES was briefed and a safety drill, which was already planned, was held.
â€śWe worked hard to reassure the kids that they are safe,â€ť said Hansen. â€śWe gave out a lot of hugs.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A six-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries Monday night after she was struck by a car. According to police, the girl was walking home from her neighborâ€™s house on W. Ellsworth Street in Columbia City at approximately 5:45 p.m. The girl was crossing from the south side of the road to her house at 614 W. Ellsworth St. as a car backed out and headed east.
A westbound vehicle didnâ€™t see the girl, who was â€śjust a few steps away from her driveway,â€ť according to Columbia City Police Sergeant Trey Insley.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man accused of two felonies pleaded not guilty in the Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning.Charles Norris, 29, of Cromwell, was accused of attempted escape, a Class B Felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C Felony.
The Class B felony carries a sentence of six to 20 years in prison, with 10 years being the advisory sentence. The Class C felony carries a sentence of two to eight years, with four being the advisory sentence.
Both crimes also have a maximum fine of $10,000 each.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWhat do you want to be when you grow up?â€ť For high school juniors and seniors, this is a daunting question. With graduation looming in the near future, college and career choices become critical for students. But trying to make a decision with little to no real-life experience in a particular field of interest can make the selection stressful.
Laying the ground work
Judy Moore, Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s director of Career Development and Internships saw the need for students to get first hand experience in certain careers.