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FALL FESTIVAL: To become two-day event

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Fall Festival, originally planned to take place Sept. 22 has expanded into a two-day event.
“It has grown to be a bigger event than what we originally planned, which is great,” said Park Director Mark Green at the Columbia City Common Council meeting. “I think it will be really neat.”
Mayor Ryan Daniel said several people who were involved in the Fall Festival sat down last week and talked about turning it into a two day event.

‘BUSCO TEEN: Taiwan-bound

August 15, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Katy Hockerman’s nomadic lifestyle all began when she was just a little girl and wanted an Irish accent.
“My dad told me that if I wanted that accent I would have to go to Ireland and live there for a while,” said Hockerman, 18, and a recent graduate of Churubusco Junior Senior High School.
After spending a year in Denmark in 2010-11, this young woman is taking a gap year from college and going to Taiwan for the 2012-13 academic year.
Hockerman has just been awarded one of 600 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships.

NEW PRINCIPAL: Looking forward to school year

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — School begins Tuesday for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, and it’s a toss-up who is more excited at Northern Heights Elementary School, the new principal or his three children.
Jake Hoag, 38, was born and raised in Columbia City. Now he is excited to be principal of Northern Heights Elementary School.
“All three of my children are students here, and they are as excited as I am. Not many people can say they work with their own children, but I can. I am so blessed,” said Hoag.

FIREWORKS ORDINANCE: City works to make amendment

August 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — With the Fall Festival approaching in September, an amendment was passed on first reading concerning the city’s Fireworks Ordinance at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
According to the City Fire Chief Tom LaRue, there were two issues being addressed in the amendment.
“There are two things. One portion of it is a clarification that we do not regulate anything other than consumer grade fireworks,” said LaRue.
Public displays of fireworks are governed by Indiana Code, according to the ordinance.

NEW FACES: New school year brings fresh regime to Whitko

August 15, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School (WHS) will start the 2012-13 school year with numerous new faces. Five new teachers, out of a staff of 31, as well as a new athletic director and assistant principal, will be under the leadership of former Assistant Principal Dave Parker, who now sits in the seat of principal.
“We are going to stumble a bit early on, but it’s going to work out,”said Parker. “It’s nice to have new perspectives and ideas that come with new staff.”

 

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