Archive - Oct 10, 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY (AP) â€” A northeastern Indiana high school football player who suffered serious head injuries during a game in August is still facing months of therapy.
An aunt of Columbia City senior running back and linebacker Sam Dailey says heâ€™s walking fine and his headaches have lessened.
But Jessica Laux tells area media that her nephew still has short-term memory troubles, even after weeks of therapy.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Whitley on the Move is joining the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program.
The IMS program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas of Indianaâ€™s cities and towns.
â€śIâ€™m pleased to welcome South Whitley to the Indiana Main Street Program,â€ť said Lt. Governor Ellspermann.
â€śBy revitalizing our downtown areas, we are restoring the heart of our communities, which is crucial for our state's economy.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A plan of action is closer to implementation for the town of South Whitley and its wastewater treatment plant.
After completion of the new plant, heavy storms hit the town in August, causing serious flooding and back ups at the facility.
Town leaders questioned engineers on the system failures and asked for solutions to circumvent future problems.
At Tuesday nightâ€™s town council meeting, Councilman Steve Smith gave an update on the progress.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Coesse Elementary School, thereâ€™s no age limit when it comes to being a role model.
Students are paired up in a buddy program that places older elementary students in a mentoring role.
The program has been around for several years, and according to Lori Heuer, a fourth-grade teacher, and Jessica Sheckler, a third-grade teacher, mentoring opportunities have brought out the best in their pupils.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who was arrested with his father and mother as part of an alleged methamphetamine operation pleaded guilty Monday.
David Greer, 23, pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Greer will be sentenced Nov. 4. As a stipulation of a plea arrangement, the other drug-related charges against Greer will be dismissed at sentencing.
A Class B felony carries a sentencing range of 6 to 20 years.
Greer was arrested Sept. 6 along with his father, Jay Greer, and his mother, Patricia Greer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As Whitley County has the honor of having some of the oldest and most successful Tax Increment Funding (TIF) districts in Indiana, some members of Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees are questioning when the schools will get their share in the tax money generated from those developments.
â€śTIF districts are becoming an issue as far as schools go,â€ť board member Jill Western said. â€śTheyâ€™re getting too far away from what theyâ€™re designed to do.â€ť
WCCS invited its attorney, John Whiteleather, to Mondayâ€™s meeting to counsel the board on the TIFâ€™s impact.