Archive - Oct 23, 2013 - News Article
CHURUBUSCO â A decline in enrollment turned out to not be as grim as initially forecasted.
Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) adopted its 2014 budget officially Monday. A total general fund of $7,498,714 was passed 4-0.
The situation is assisted by transfer numbers, which boosted enrollment. For the district, Fleetwood projected a decline of 12 students. It ended up being just a decline of five from last year.
Superintendent Galen Mast said that approximately 100 students in the school system have transferred in from outside the district.
COLUMBIA CITYâ A woman accused of violating the terms of her probation will have the matter resolved next month.
Rita Elswick,19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.
She received this sentence in September. However, Judge James Heuer placed her on suspended sentence until March 17, 2014.
There were several reasons for this decision. Elswick is expecting a child in February.
Heuer also wished for Elswick to complete her high school education at the T.R.O.Y. Center.
COLUMBIA CITYâ âI was just here to serve dinner.â
Jill Daniel, owner of Daniel Menu & Party Consulting, expressed her surprise at receiving the Whitley County Chamber of Commerceâs Small Business of the Year Award Tuesday night.
So many local merchants were nominated, that Chamber Executive Director Doug Brown said there was not time to name them all.
He cited Daniel for the hard work of her local business, and read notes of congratulations to her from her sons â Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and Jeff Daniel.
COLUMBIA CITY â With the first frost of the season hitting the county less than a week ago, many find it hard to believe winter is just around the corner.
Tuesday evening brought the seasonâs first snow showers, and Columbia Cityâs Street Department is already prepared for the upcoming winter weather.
While Tuesday nightâs flurries didnât amount to any accumulation, this yearâs Farmerâs Almanac is predicting a âbitterly coldâ winter â âcold, wet and white.â