Archive - 2013 - News Article
College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.
BOSTON (AP) â Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Churubusco man, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with his brother, received the same sentence as his sibling in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Ben Greer, 30, was arrested in November on six meth-related charges. He pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine and, as part of a plea agreement, the other counts were dismissed.
Greer was sentenced to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight to serve and two suspended. His brother Andrew received the same sentence, except his will be served at the Whitley County Jail.
BOSTON â âI didnât comprehend what was going on.â
Shelby Krider, 2003 Columbia City High School graduate, was across the street from the first explosion during the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.
âMy friends and I go to the marathon every year,â Krider said. âWe know a few people who are charity runners, and we were waiting for them to come to the finish line.â
Krider said she was in the stands on Boylston Street, near the finish line, when she heard the blast.
CHURUBUSCO â Residents of Whitley Countyâs Smith Township and Noble Countyâs Green Township saw their property taxes increase from last year to this year.
This was due in part to the building project currently underway at Smith-Green Community Schools.
Since tax reports sent to residents only show tax rates from the previous year, what they may not have realized is their rate did not go higher than the rate in 2011.
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.