Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
The Whitley County Historical Society will host their annual spring dinner Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Brownstone Cafe at 105 S. State St., South Whitley.
The evening is open to both members and non-members of the historical society.
The dinner costs $19 and will include salad, lemon rosemary chicken, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon and dessert.
The guest speaker, Bob Dispenza, Park and Education Manager for Allen County Parks, will present "Canals of Indiana."
Indiana Department of Transportation reports maintenance work is being done today on Ind. 109 north of Columbia City.
Traffic will be restricted to a single-lane directed by flaggers until 3 p.m.
Crews are working to complete the project before Sunday's forecasted snow.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Pierceton man pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Jeremiah Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class C felony. With his criminal history, he also was charged with being a habitual felony offender as part of a plea arrangement.
A charge of theft, a Class D felony, was dismissed as part of the agreement.
Smith admitted to breaking into the Larwill Deli, located at U.S. 30 and Ind. 5. He was accused of stealing $1,252.76 of merchandise â€” 12 cartons of cigarettes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Pocket change is needed to make positive change for Whitley County families.
B.A.B.E.â€™s annual April giving campaign is in its fifth year and baby bottles are being prepared for distribution across the county to collect monetary donations.
â€śThese bottles will be in businesses all over the county,â€ť said Shawn Ellis, B.A.B.E.â€™s executive director. â€śThere are smaller bottles that we are handing out to churches so that their members can take them home and fill them.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Honoring the past while creating the future.
That is the idea behind much of the educational practices of Northern Heights Elementary School. Jake Hoag, principal of NHES, gave a presentation to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS) Monday about the vision in his building.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A crushed pipe, resulting in more than $1,500 in repair work, was deemed to not be the responsibility of the town by the South Whitley Town Council last week.
When a resident brought the concern to the townâ€™s council, President Tony Starkey asked for more information.
After bills were submitted to Town Manager Dave Wilkinson and more questions were answered, the council members decided there was no liability on the townâ€™s part to cover the repair costs.
See Saturday's Post & Mail for an updated review of Whitley County unemployment numbers.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Bringing home a national award is cause for celebration for any team, squad or group.
But for Vanessa Bills and the Whitley County Dazzlers, winning a cheerleading national title is somewhat shocking.
â€śI didnâ€™t even realize we would be competing like that,â€ť said Bills who is the Dazzlerâ€™s coach.
The special needs cheerleading squad is open to any age and gender in Whitley County who has a disability.
Last week, the squad took its first cross-country trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to compete in Cheer Ltd.â€™s national competition.
Although March 20 was the first day of spring, snow storms are currently being tracked for northeast Indiana.
Meteorologist with the National Weather Service are showing the potential for significant snow Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25. Snow fall may start as early as Saturday night, March 23.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Athletic/Activities Director Andrew Wagner will resign following the 2012-13 school year.
The SGCS Board of School Trustees approved Wagnerâ€™s resignation at its March meeting Monday.
Wagner is in his second year in the position. He had served three years as athletic director at Indian Springs Middle School, in Columbia City, immediately prior to his tenure with SGCS.
In the meeting, Board President Cathy Petrie read a portion of a letter from Wagner.