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WCSC revisits construction plans

May 31, 2013

PIERCETON — A project hearing has been set for Whitko Community School Corporation that will begin the process of two major construction endeavors for the district.

Discussion will continue on building a new Pierceton Elementary School and remodeling the existing South Whitley Elementary School at a meeting set for June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

At the May school board meeting, members heard from Superintendent Steve Clason on a proposed building project.

TRAILBLAZINE: Efforts taking shape for Eel River

May 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Efforts are being made to pave a 1,600-foot long recreational path in South Whitley.
The Friends of the Eel River Trail experienced success after constructing the Columbia City Trailhead in 2010, located along the Blue River Trail on Whitley Street.
Now the nonprofit is working to establish a trail in South Whitley that will revitalize a retired train trestle off of Calhoun Street.

Further developments are being discussed to connect the trail with one within the town limits that is a current project of Whitley On The Move.

GRADUATION: Students awarded diplomas in South Whitley

May 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Red and blue gowns adorned Whitko High School seniors as they paraded into WHS’s gymnasium for its commencement ceremony last night.

The Class of 2013 graduated 122 students and Superintendent Steve Clason described the group as the “best achieving class in Whitko’s history.”
Valedictorian Holly Frantz recounted the comical occurrences during the four years spent at Whitko. Practical jokes, pranks and good memories were relived.

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

May 31, 2013

(May 31, 2013) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has advised the county of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Whitley County until 10 a.m. Saturday.
Update at 9:40 p.m.: The watch remains in effect. A large cell is coming to the county from the west in the next half hour. Citizens are cautioned to be prepared for high winds.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

May 31, 2013

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New territory

May 31, 2013

Nadia Rhodes, 8, made use of South Whitley’s newest playground, Adventure Mania, Thursday.

The new equipment was installed and open to children to utilize last week.

Adventure Mania is the second phase of the town park renovation. Doodle Bug Village, also in South Whitley’s town park, was erected over the last several years.

Passages, Inc. offers summer youth program

May 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. is offering a Summer Youth Enrichment Program which will begin on June 10.

The program consists of two four-week sessions designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend a Whitley County middle or high school to practice and enhance their academic, social and vocational skills in a structured and fun environment.

The participants will be offered local field trips to Morsches Park including the splash pad, The Humane Society of Whitley County and Paige’s Crossing.

Legion Post 98 remembers deceased veterans

May 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — American Legion Post 98 in Columbia City hosted a ceremony Memorial Day to honor local men and women who have fallen serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Deceased members of American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582 from the past year were memorialized.

They were Adrian R. Beers, Phil Glassley, Teddy R. Hare, Jack Kessie, Phillip L. Lundblad, Jack Moore, Chester Napier, Talbert W. Pittenger, Marquis Reid Jr., Robert Sandager, William H. Smith, Herman P. Stuersel, John Boggess, Earl McEntire, Tony Treece and Bobby Turner.

Camp Whitley is ‘alive and well’

May 31, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Rotary Club hosted, State Police Officer Brian Bills at its Tuesday meeting.

Although Bills’ main job is that of a state police officer for Indiana, he is an advocate for the rejuvenation of Camp Whitley. Bills started his involvement in Camp Whitley by just offering a gun-safety program to campers prior to them being active on the rifle range. This is just one of a host of activities offered at the camp.

Turtle take down

May 31, 2013

As school came to an end for Whitko Community School Corporation, an unexpected visitor was found on the premises of Whitko High School.

A large snapping turtle was camped out on the lawn at WHS, and Joe Jackson, head custodian for the school, took on the challenge of removing the turtle from the property.

The turtle had made its way to the front of the building, but it was uncertain where it came from.

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