Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
PIERCETON â School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.
Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.
âWe discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,â Clason said. âLuckily, we havenât had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.â
Editorâs note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â âMen of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.â
That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.
COLUMBIA CITY â âDating violence is not acceptable.â
This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.
âThe media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,â said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. âOn TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isnât true to life.â
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choirâs first performance of the season.
Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:
Schools, police unite for school safety
Courthouse: Turning back time
Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force
Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.
Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.
COLUMBIA CITY â Giving birth is not always a cut and dry process. There are many factors to consider before delivery and several choices to be made by pregnant women.
One of those choices is where to deliver the baby. But the decision is not necessarily choosing a certain hospital over another.
Many women are weighing the option of delivering at a hospital or at home.
Despite medical advancements in the U.S., 40 other countries have a lower infant mortality rate, according to ABC news.
Editorâs note: The following is the first of a three-part series highlighting the Whitley County Courthouse
COLUMBIA CITY â It was a position that came with no corner office, no prestige and no grand title, but when Meredith Hoffman, of Columbia City, agreed to give tours of the Whitley County Courthouse, she wasnât concerned with what was in it for her.
âI would guess I gave tours for 10 years,â Hoffman said. âIt was something I wanted to do. I think the history of the Courthouse is interesting and a part of our countyâs history. I wanted to be able to pass that along.â
COLUMBIA CITY â Indiana State Rep. Kathy Heuer manifested a bill which could provide funding to Indiana businesses looking to further train employees.
Training 2000 is a piece of legislation that has passed the Statehouse.
Funding already exists for companies wanting to move into Indiana and bring on new employees. But Heuerâs bill would expand those dollars to existing companies and their current employees.
The need for such funding came to light after Heuer met with several companies.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â Indiana, like most states, is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons in recent years, and health officials said Friday that it's too early to tell whether the season has peaked.
The season's 40 flu deaths make it Indiana's deadliest in five years, and with several months of cold weather still in store, that figure is almost certain to rise. Flu season typically runs from October through mid-May.