Archive - Aug 22, 2012 - News Article
PIERCETON â€” Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of Trustees opened Monday eveningâ€™s agenda with a budget review for 2013 presented by Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” The Whitley County Democrats held its annual Thomas Marshall Dinner Monday night. Among the guests were Kevin Boyd, candidate for Congress.
Boyd said that he wanted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives because he knows how difficult the lives of Americans are today.
â€śI share the determination and hard work of many struggling families in northeast Indiana, having worked two jobs since 2007 just to make ends meet,â€ť said Boyd.
Boyd has been a Fort Wayne resident since 1989. He and his wife, Barb, have raised two children, Diana and Rob.
PIERCETON â€” With the first day of school on Aug. 15, the Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening to recognize new staff and faculty members who are prepared to tackle the new school year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tom Oâ€™Neill and Dave Lehman, of Passages, came before the county commissioners Monday thanking them for their continued support to the organization over the years.
Passages mission is â€śto support people with intellectual and/or development disabilities in living, learning, working and socializing in the community through the use of quality practices.â€ť
As Oâ€™Neill handed the board a sheet demonstrating the countyâ€™s support, he told them the funds have been mainly used for transportation related costs, as Passages serves over 100 people annually.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles have been working throughout the summer to prepare for a number of fall performances and competitions.
Helen Hockemeyer, the bandâ€™s director, is in her fourth season with the Marching Eagles. She has seen the scope of the band program evolve under her direction.