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February 21st

RADIO STARS: Station garnishes rave reviews by its students

February 21, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.

COLUMBIA CITY — Tune the radio dial to WJHS 91.5 and students from Columbia City High School can be heard broadcasting community news, events as well as popular music.

The station, which started in 1985, works as a on-air classroom.

“You learn as you go,” said Hunter Clark, a CCHS junior. “This is a class where you learn on the job, but the experience is invaluable.”

For Clark, the radio station has helped direct his career choice.

MORE CITY CONTROL: Trust Local campaign continues

February 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Who should be in charge?

That is the question asked by the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM). ICOM has begun a campaign known as Trust Local.

The message has been spread at the Indiana Statehouse this year, with the principle being that control should be in the hands of city and local government as much as possible, rather than with the state or federal government.

“Sometimes the state broad brushes an issue,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel.

February 20th

COL. CITY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING GIRL: Walsh allegedly admits to abusing 3-year-old

February 20, 2013

CLAYPOOL — A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.

Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.

He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.

WCSC BOARD: Stretching dollars, maximizing staff

February 20, 2013

PIERCETON – With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the district’s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Monday’s meeting.

Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the board’s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.

DEAN OF STUDENTS: WCCS approves retaining high school dean

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.

WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.

“Based on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,” she said. “He supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.”

WJHS: Radio students broadcast address, gain valuable insight

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.

Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.

ALLEGED DRUG DEALS: Whitley County men face meth charges

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Gipe sees serving as the tool for positive change

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed “Leaders of Tomorrow” in a 2007 special publication.

COLUMBIA CITY – Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servant’s posture.

Jeremy Gipe, 24, of Columbia City, was once touted as a Leader of Tomorrow in 2007 for missions work in his church, in the community and even in other countries.

AT AN INTERSECTION: Commissioners move closer on road project

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Commissioners discussed a road project at Monday’s meeting.

Due to a high accident rate, it has been proposed to change the intersection of Liberty Mills Road in Allen County and CR 900 S. in Whitley County. The plan is to have Liberty Mills Road cross directly to CR 900 S. Now, drivers going west have to turn right followed by a left turn to get to CR 900 S., rather than going straight across.

'BUSCO SCHOOLS: Renovation plans rerouted due to weather

February 20, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.

The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.

While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the school’s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.

 

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