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NEW PRINCIPAL: Whitko welcomes new principal to SWES

March 25, 2013

PIERCETON -- Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees announced that Donna Wiktorowski will take the position as principal at South Whitley Elementary School starting July 1.

Wiktorowski takes over for Bruce Hansen who is retiring after the end of the school year. She comes from Goshen where she is currently a classroom teacher at Parkside Elementary School.

See The Post & Mail Wednesday for a complete interview with Wiktorowski.

NO JAIL TIME: Former Cleveland Trustee receives suspended sentence

March 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A former township trustee pleaded guilty in Whitley County Superior Court to three felonies and was given probation with no jail time.

Roland King, 74, of South Whitley, admitted his guilt to three counts of official misconduct. He received 4.5 years of suspended sentence.

While Cleveland Township trustee, King abused his position and sexually assaulted three women who came to him seeking financial assistance.

Whitley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor D.J. Sigler said he did what was necessary to resolve the case.

BACK FOR MORE: Snow strikes area again

March 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In like a lion, and out like a lion.

A common phrase for the month of March has been turned on its head, as Whitley County was again faced with March snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning.

All totaled, there was 3.2 inches of snow that hit Whitley County as of 8 a.m., according to Weather Channel estimates. Wind did not help morning commuters, as gusts hovered around 20 miles per hour most of the night and morning, which created blowing snow.

FOOD CHOICES: Healthy eating not only about losing weight

March 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Today’s culture has ever-evolving information and opinions on what foods are “healthy” and which ones should be avoided.

One of the growing trends tends to center around returning to a simpler and a more raw diet.

Farm-raised meats

Meat at the grocery store has a 50 percent chance of having antibiotic-resisting Staphylcoccus aureus, according to the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Numerous media outlets have reported cases where meat is colored to look more red and attractive to shoppers.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: Preparations begin

March 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Plans are taking shape for the National Day of Prayer, which will be observed May 2.

The Planning Committee for the National Day of Prayer in Whitley County met Saturday in the Prayer Room at The Center for Whitley County Youth. A 5K Walk/Run for Jesus, scheduled for April 27, will jump-start the month’s focus on prayer.

Participation from the community is encouraged for many areas such as decorating the Courthouse gazebo and baking cookies for police officers and firemen.

MORNING COMMUTE

March 25, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY (March 25, 2013) -- With the accumulation of snow overnight, traveling to work or school this morning may be difficult. Numerous county roads are blocked by snow drifts.

City and county crews are out plowing roads now. However, main roads will receive the crews' attention first. If you are traveling on county roads, beware that drivers may come upon drifts suddenly.

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