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January 25th

Spelling success

January 25, 2014

Coesse Elementary School recently held its Spelling Bee for grades third through fifth. This is done in association with the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. Winning for grades third and fourth were Alex Kelley and Easton Carnahan, both third grade students at CES. The students were named co-winners after going back and forth several times on their final words. Winning for the fifth graders was Brinnan More. Heidi Bolinger was runner-up for the fifth grade students.

January 24th

Sentence modified for Churubusco man

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man convicted of dealing methamphetamine in 2013 received a sentence modification Monday and will now be serving the remainder of his time locally.

Benjamin L. Greer, 31, of Churubusco, was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction for 10 years in April of 2013. He was ordered to serve eight of those years.

At the time of his sentencing, Greer expressed a desire to take advantage of DOC programs. After a year, he desired to return to Whitley County to be on work release.

WCCS Board of Finance convenes

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of Trustees discussed the district’s financial decisions at Monday’s meeting.

The WCCS Board of Trustees also serves as the Board of Finance, and the group made financial decisions similar to last year.

After some research, WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf suggested the district keep its funds with STAR Financial.

“For the last several years we have invested with STAR Financial,” Zickgraf said. “We are constantly monitoring other financial institutions and weigh what they have to offer.”

ATHLETIC UPDATE: Latest cancellation news

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY - Winter weather has interrupted area high school athletics once again.

Columbia City's high school girls basketball game against DeKalb, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, will now start at 6 p.m. It will be the first part of a girls/boys doubleheader, with the boys game against DeKalb scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The boys game against DeKalb was originally scheduled for Saturday at DeKalb.

All of Columbia City's Saturday athletic events have been postponed.

SHOW ME THE MONEY: Tax dollars require tedious attention

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents pay a variety of taxes, but as the dollars are deducted from paychecks and as taxes are charged to properties, where does the money go?

Auditor Jennifer McGuire keeps track of tax dollars for Whitley County, and tries to make sense of state statutes, County Commissioner and Council mandates, as well as budget need for various departments.

YMCA announces $2M expansion; Early Learning Center named after Armstrong family

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When a large preschool program gave notice of its sudden plans to close, Whitley County’s YMCA stepped in to fill the need.

After almost two years of offering an early learning program, the YMCA has a growing need for space and accommodations.

A $2.25 million expansion to the YMCA is set for completion in December that will house the department and relocate the preschool program from New Hope Wesleyan Church, west of Columbia City.

Keeping kids safe

January 24, 2014

Our local, county and state police officers continue to routinely visit Northern Heights Elementary School and other Whitley County Consolidated Schools. On one of Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Schmitt’s recent visits to NHES, he stayed to have lunch with the students. Officer Schmitt was lucky enough to arrive at his son Lukus’s lunchtime.

Grapplers gearing up

January 24, 2014

Columbia City’s wrestling squad wrapped up its final home match Thursday night against East Noble. Whitley County grapplers are preparing for conference matches Saturday morning, weather permitting, and sectional action next Saturday at Carroll. See Page A12 for coverage of Thursday’s match.

Mark your calendar

January 24, 2014

Saturday

• Amateur radio - 9 a.m.
The next Whitley County W5YI Amateur Radio Test Session will be held Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.
The group will meet in Community Room A & B of the Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205, Columbia City.
For additional information contact Roger McEntarfer via email at n9qcl@arrl.net or via phone at 503-9008.

• Blood drive - 8 a.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, First Church of God, Columbia City, two organizations are joining together to help save lives.

Energy assistance still available during winter

January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) is continuing to take appointments for energy assistance for all of its offices in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.

Applicants may only receive Energy Assistance once per heating period (Nov. 4, 2013 through May 15, 2014).

Individuals or families who have already received assistance during the current season should not apply again, but may be eligible again in future seasons.

Any eligible individuals or families who have not yet received Energy Assistance this season are encouraged to apply.

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