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November 18th

Faculjak receives four-year sentence

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A former deli employee who stole a customer’s credit card in South Whitley received a four-year sentence Monday.

Eloy R. Faculjak, 30, of South Whitley, was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), and will serve his entire sentence for forgery, a Class C felony, behind bars, with no time suspended.

Faculjak pleaded guilty Oct. 20. It was just his second court appearance.

Santa to visit shelter

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Humane Society of Whitley County, Inc. will host Pet Pictures with Santa Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the shelter.
Joy from Joy’s Dog Grooming will be adding final touches to the animals before the Human Society’s Amanda Dillon photographs each pet with Santa.
There will also be sweet treats from The Cake Lady.
The Humane Society is asking for a $15 donation for each picture. All proceeds will go directly to the care of Whitley County’s lost and homeless animals.

WCCS to add more courses

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working to add three new math classes to its curriculum, as well as the possibility of other courses to help prepare students for life after high school.

The three new math classes are expected to help students on a variety of academic levels.

One of the courses is expected to help seniors receive their diplomas. In order to graduate, the state requires that all seniors pass one algebra class.

College Success Coalition lauds contest winners

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — College GO! Week, held this past October for the state of Indiana, is all about one big goal — helping Hoosiers plan for college and career success and the practical steps that can be taken to get there, whether they’re in elementary school or college.

Whitley County Success Coalition took this challenge of assisting students in planning and preparing for their future. The Whitley County College Success Coalition is comprised of business owners, employees, community members, educators, students and parents.

School fire quickly under control

November 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Firefighters worked to quickly control a fire at Indian Springs Middle School Monday morning.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., firemen from Columbia City and Columbia Township Fire Departments responded to a fire alarm at the middle school, located on Ind. 9, south of Columbia City.

Students were evacuated from the building, and sent to Little Turtle Elementary School to wait for officials to control the fire, which was believed to be started by a candle in a sixth-grade class.

New event to bring in the holiday

November 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Plans are being made for South Whitley's first Home for the Holidays event, which is slated for Dec. 8 from 3-6 p.m.
“This promises to be a fun-filled afternoon sponsored by Whitley on the Move,” said event organizers. “There will be several family-friendly activities in the offering by a variety of South Whitley organizations and businesses.”

A Christmas tree stands waiting in the bandstand gazebo outside of Town Hall for decorations which will be made in the Town Hall during the event.

BEYOND THE BOOKS: Library takes learning off the shelf

November 18, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the various programs and services featured at the Peabody Public Library.

COLUMBIA CITY — When card holders visit the Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, books are not the only things on display.

What was once seen as an educational resource bound by cover and conveyed in writing, the library’s services span several mediums.

SIDE OF GRATITUDE: Rotary Club plans for holiday feast

November 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Rotary Clubs are known for their civic investment in communities throughout the year. However, Rotarians in Columbia City are giving back in a way that requires time, sacrifice and service.

A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served by the organization on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.

The meal is offered at no charge, but freewill donations are accepted. Proceeds from the dinner will go to food banks in Whitley County.

WEEKEND WINDS: County dodges storm’s destruction

November 18, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — The same storm system that swept through Illinois, killing six and destroying hundreds of homes, passed through Whitley County Sunday afternoon with minor damage in comparison.

The National Weather Service predicted a 30 percent chance of tornados in Whitley County, along with much of Northeast Indiana.

Storm cells with rotation entered Whitley County, prompting tornado warnings in the northern and southern parts of the county, but fortunately for local residents, storm damage was minimal Sunday.

November 15th

Teleconferencing changes face of courts

November 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In an effort to improve safety and save money, video teleconferencing will begin soon for the Whitley County Court Systems.

New equipment recently installed will take advantage of technology, and allow some court hearings to be held with the defendant not physically present in the Courthouse.

Among the benefits expected to be reaped are increased savings and safety.
Sheriff Mark Hodges said a great deal of time and money has been spent on inmate transportation.

 

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