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Gourd project links students to reading

October 2, 2013

Students at Coesse Elementary School were encouraged to create a pumpkin that looked like a character from their favorite book.

The project was done in conjunction with the Parent Teacher Organization’s annual read-a-thon.

More than 50 decorated pumpkins will be on display through parent-teacher conferences this week.

Pictured, “Fly Guy,” created by Carter Copeland, is one of many pumpkins at CES. The projects mimicked characters from students’ favorite books.

Warsaw remains identified

October 2, 2013

WARSAW — The skeletal remains located in Kosciusko County Sunday have been identified.

The Kosciusko County Coroner’s Office determeind that the remains belonged to a missing 18-year-old girl from a near-by mobile home park — Aurora Shoemaker.

Shoemaker went missing Aug. 16 of last year. Official determination of the remains was conducted by Stephen P. Nawrocki, Ph.D., DABFA, Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist with the University of Indianapolis and Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS, Forensic Dentist with the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

COMMON CORE: A ‘lesson well-learned’

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Patriots gathered with Ind. Representatives to discuss the impact of educations standards in public schools Tuesday night.

Ind. Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dave Ober addressed questions and comments from those in attendance in regards to the state’s implementation of Common Core standards.

“This will be a lesson well-learned,” Heuer said about her research into Common Core. “It was a good wake up call.”

HIGHER LEARNING: Prepping for college extends beyond academics

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — College preparations can never be made too early, according to high school guidance staff at Columbia City and Whitko high schools.

With a college fair set for Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School, guidance counselors across the county are encouraging parents and students to attend.

“We tell our students to get up there,” said Mark Rickerd, guidance counselor at Whitko High School. “Parents should tag along and ask a lot of questions. They will think of things to ask that wouldn’t cross their child’s mind.”

‘SILENCE THE VIOLENCE’: Downtown decorations promote violence awareness

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Purple ribbons and banners were hung around the Whitley County Courthouse’s gazebo Tuesday in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Members of Columbia City High School’s Key Club and the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force joined County Commissioners in proclaiming the significance of this particular cause.

“This is important to our county. We need to get the word out,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “Tell people what the purple stands for. That’s how we will make change.”

DESIRED DISCLOSURE: Schools can’t always provide the details parents want

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As school safety is ramping up around the country, many parents are asking — “How much am I entitled to know?”

The answer to that question is not always clear, as schools can be locked down for a variety of reasons — some that are open to the public, and some that aren’t.

As some schools in Whitley County have been on “lockdown” in the last few years, many administrators struggled with parents who were concerned with the safety of their child, demanding details of the school’s situation.

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