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2013 Whitko Homecoming Royalty

September 27, 2013

Whitko High School hosted its homecoming game Friday night against Northfield.

Pictured from left are the 2013 Homecoming Royalty: Prince Lane Wolf, Princess Taylor Trump, Queen Taylor Zwick and King Chris Baker.

COHESION OR COMPETITION? — Schools stand by choices in programming

September 27, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second part in a two-part series on alternative education.

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle Opportunity to Success, a new alternative education program, is now offered to middle and high school students within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district.

Educating students who need something not offered in a traditional classroom is now handled in-house, as opposed to utilizing an outside agency such as T.R.O.Y. Center, located in Whitley County.

AMENDED: Fireworks amendment passes in city

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two weeks ago, Columbia City's Common Council discussed an amendment to the city's fireworks ordinance.

At Tuesday night's council meeting, the amendment passed, adding additional days for residents to shoot off commercial fireworks.

NO INCREASE: No tax raises in Col. City in 2014

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The City of Columbia City held its first public meeting for the 2014 budget Tuesday.

Though none from the community voiced their opinions, Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel offered some additional information about the budget to the Common Council: Highlighting it all — there will be no tax increase in Columbia City in 2014.

WHAT NOT TO FLUSH: 'Flushable' labels are misleading

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Flushable wipes. Flushable cat litter. Flushable toilet cleaners.

Officials are finding out the hard way — these items are not so "flushable."

While Columbia City's wastewater system has struggled with these products — it's been a worldwide issue.

"They have 'flushable' everything now," Columbia City Wastewater Superintendent Mike Cook said. "Sure, they'll make it through your toilet, but when they get to our system, it's creating all kinds of problems. They'll flush out of your home, go right into our pumps, and bind them up."

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

September 27, 2013

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Making magic

September 27, 2013

Jim Barron, from Christian radio station WBCL (90.3), blended humor, illusion and ministry Wednesday night at Trinity Presbyterian’s Pioneer Club meeting.

He showed children tricks of all kinds.

He had solid metal hoops that appeared to hook together and come back apart at his will, and ropes that came apart to make more ropes, but then seemingly also looped into one rope. He also lit a dollar on fire, destroying it, then made it reappear inside a lemon.

Pictured is Jasmine Petras (left), 9, assisting Barron.

AUTISM AWARENESS: Walk gains an increase in funds, participants

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With more than a 40 percent increase in funds raised and participating walkers, the Whitley County Walk for Autism held its second annual walk Sunday.

Last year, Whitley County saw the formation of the Autism Support Group, and families joined together to raise awareness and funds for the group through a one-mile walk.

In its first year, the walk raised $5,000, compared to this year’s total of more than $7,000. Event planners estimated more than 400 people came out for the event with 325 registered walkers, up from 250 last year.

HITTING HOME: County goes purple to support domestic violence awareness

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Soon the Whitley County Courthouse will be decorated in shades of purple for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October is the month set aside to spotlight the reality that domestic violence happens — even here in Whitley County.

To launch the initiative, a proclamation will be read at the Courthouse Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. County Commissioners will come together for the proclamation and in support of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: County schools stand by choices in programming, partnerships

September 27, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a two-part series on alternative education.

COLUMBIA CITY — A new alternative education program rolled out for middle and high school students within Whitley County Consolidated Schools this fall.

Educating students who need something not offered in a traditional classroom is now handled in-house through a program called Eagle Opportunity to Success, a decision approved by school officials in May.

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