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April 26th

DETOUR AHEAD: Board approves street closings

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not feel like it outside, but some individuals are beginning to anticipate warmer months.

SCHOOL GIZMOS: Survey says tech welcome at Whitko

April 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation has been evaluating the possibility of utilizing more technology in its classrooms.

One-to-One Technology is a plan to incorporate more devices in classrooms to enhance student learning and interaction, as well as equipping teachers with data in a digital format to assess student progress.

The district has been cautious in its movement toward more technology.
Concerns have centered around teacher preparedness and their ability to know the technology in a way that can be taught to students.

April 25th

CIRCUIT COURT: Powell pleads guilty to I.D. deception

April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Florida woman who once lived in Whitley County pleaded guilty to identity deception in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Rachelle Powell, who formerly resided in Larwill, pleaded guilty as part of a plea arrangement.

The deal included a suspended sentence of 1.5 years for the Class D felony charge.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said the Class D felony could be changed to a Class A misdemeanor if Powell served her probation well.

A count of forgery, a Class C felony, was dismissed.

JUNK CLEAN UP: Ordinance violation extension request granted

April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A requested extension for a home in violation of a city ordinance was granted at the meeting of the Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety Tuesday.

Larry Jacobs, who lives at 980 S. CR 50 E., appeared before the board because his home was in violation of the junk ordinance. Jacobs was eventually granted an extension until July 31 to clean up the area around his residence. He hoped for a different outcome.

“I don’t see that it’s that big of a deal,” he said. “Most people around me don’t care. It’s my life and my livelihood.”

‘Curtains’ comes to CCHS

April 25, 2013

Columbia City High School students will present “Curtains, the Musical,” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $8.

The whodunit musical comedy features entertaining dance numbers as well as two developing love stories. Pictured is Kirstie Crisp (left), Dan Yingst and Brooke Alexander.

SCHOOL MARKETING: WCCS to partner with Big Idea Company

April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS) approved an agreement with a marketing company Monday.

Big Idea Company will partner with the district to provide professional services for community outreach and communication. The agreement passed by a 7-0 vote.

WCCS hopes the company can be a positive influence for the district in this period of educational choice.

BALANCED BUDGET: Ind. lawmakers near deadline for tax, budget plan

April 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More details could emerge soon on whether the Republicans who control the Indiana Legislature can agree with GOP Gov. Mike Pence on the size of a possible cut in the state's individual income tax rate.

Pence has been pushing for a 10 percent cut, while legislative leaders have hesitated to go along as they look to increase state spending on schools and road projects.

House and Senate negotiators said Wednesday they were close to a budget deal ahead of Friday's expected adjournment of this year's legislative session.

April 24th

WEATHER UPDATE

April 24, 2013

Light snow is falling in parts of Whitley County.

Citizens should act accordingly in the unusual weather pattern.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

April 24, 2013

Whitko High School will present, “The Wizard of Oz,” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. More than 50 students have worked for months to bring the show to South Whitley. The production features students from elementary and middle schools as well.

Tickets are available at the door and prices are $6 for adults and $5 for students. Doors will open one hour prior to the show. Pictured is Jasmine Gregory (Center) as Dorothy Gale and Michael Thompson (right) as Tin Man, along with the rest of the cast at a rehearsal recently.

UTILITY PULLOUT: City finalizes IURC withdrawal

April 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council held its third and final reading to withdraw the city’s water and electric utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Tuesday.

This was the final step for the city to take. A formal letter will still be sent to the IURC and there will be a waiting period before the move becomes official.

Before voting on the measures, which both passed unanimously, the council heard public comment.

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