Archive - Apr 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ Remembrance, awareness and prevention were key focal points at last nightâs candlelight vigil held at the Whitley County Courthouse.
Residents from across the county gathered at the Courthouse to remember and pray for children affected by abuse and neglect.
Pinwheels and battery-operated candles were passed out to those present. That state of Indiana designated April 16 as an annual remembrance day, and being that this was the first year, participation from all counties was encouraged.
SOUTH WHITLEY â More than 50 students from all four of Whitko Community Schools will come together to present, âThe Wizard of Oz,â Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee show April 28 at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School.
âThe students have been hard at work to create this springâs masterpiece on the high school stage,â said Director Dawn Hinthorn. âThis timeless story has been a beloved show for decades, and we are proud to finally welcome it to South Whitley.â
CHURUBUSCO â Both the principal and assistant principal of Churubusco Elementary School (CES) will resign at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
CES Principal Shellie Millerâs and CES Assistant Principal Nicole Veitâs resignations from their respective positions were accepted at the Monday meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees.
CHURUBUSCO â Senior Colton Geiger has allowed the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program at Churubusco Junior-Senior High School to hone not only his agricultural knowledge, but also his leadership skills.
âIâve had the opportunity to be a leader in so many different areas,â Geiger said. âI donât think I would have had those same opportunities if it wasnât for FFA.â
Growing up on a farm, Geiger learned early on the hard work it takes to have a successful career in the agricultural arena.
âI became passionate about ag because I grew up with it,â he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Whitley County Sheriffâs detective is not expected to return to duty in the near future after pleading guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Whitley County Superior Court Monday.
Charles Vogely, 61, was arrested for OWI Saturday. He pleaded guilty in court Monday and was sentenced to one year at the Whitley County Jail, with six days to serve and the remainder suspended.
BOSTON (AP) â The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the worldâs most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, more than 140 wounded and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why.
Federal investigators said no one had claimed responsibility for the bombings one of the cityâs most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack.
BOSTON (AP) â Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said.
One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.
About two hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Parks and Recreation Department Director Mark Green announced that the City of Columbia City has received a grant for $15,000 from the Dekko Foundation toward a study for an Aquatics Facility.
âWe are thankful for partners like the Dekko Foundation who understand the value of planning and providing recreational activities for children and adults,â said Green.
After a financial report showing repairs in excess of $1 million needed for Burnworth Pool, the Columbia City Park Board made a decision to form an Aquatics Facility Task Force.
COLUMBIA CITY â Preserving history made for cold, wet work Saturday as individuals gathered at the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve to restore tombstones.
The Leaman Cemetery, tucked back in the woods along a hiking trail, had been overgrown and forgotten, until Gene Heckman, Thorncreek Township trustee, was told about the cemetery by his son, Dan.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Police Department recently added three new reserve officers.
Jeremy Brice, Heath Fearnow and Anthony Kumfer have joined the force doubling the total reserve officers to six.
Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh said the three have completed their 40-hour, pre-basic training. Next will be field work.
âThey have a manual they have to go through. With training officers, investigations, crash reports and case reports all included,â Longenbaugh said.