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Last hooray

March 7, 2014

Whitko High School’s cheerleaders ended their winter sports season by cheering on the Wildcats in a sectional quarterfinal loss against West Noble Tuesday.

ISMS City Stars

March 7, 2014

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion at East Noble last Saturday. Also taking honors were Brody Taylor and Haley Gibson, as best performers. The choir will be competing again tonight at Bishop Luers.

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: Business considers county for company home

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Cutting-edge technology, specializing in military and law enforcement support, could be making its way to Whitley County.

Alan Tio, president of Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation, told Whitley County Commissioners and Council members earlier this week that a new company is considering the county as its home.

PIERCETON ELEM. SCHOOL: Technology takes top priority at WCSC

March 7, 2014

PIERCETON — Technology has been a focus for Whitko Community School Corporation this school year.

As plans and designs are finalized for the new Pierceton Elementary School and renovated South Whitley Elementary School, incorporating technology has been a priority.

During the past decade, school libraries have taken a shift from simply housing rows of books to adding computer workstations and learning labs.
Whitko schools will be constructing technology quads that offers instruction in an environment far from the traditional school library.

COESSE HOUSE FIRE: Fire victims I.D’s to be released next week

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Identification for those found dead in a house fire in Coesse Thursday morning will not be released until after the weekend, Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said Friday.

Officials are working to obtain a positive identification before releasing information to the public.

Dellinger said the bodies of the two men have been moved to Indianapolis, where officials will be performing a DNA match with those believed to be in the home at the time of the fire.

DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH: Passages preps for month of events

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — March is Disabilities Awareness Month and Passages Inc., has planned several events to celebrate its clients.

Passages, Inc., a Whitley County nonprofit, works to help local residents with intellectual disabilities, and other challenges, to thrive in the community.

Having been a long-standing service in the community, Passages’ leaders are passionate about the difference the organization has been making for the past 60 years.

UPDATE: Water main break

March 7, 2014

A water main break has occurred at Ind. 205, in front of Parkview Whitley Hospital. City officials ask for residents and drivers to avoid the area.

The hospital is fully operational and fully accessible. The hospital has a back-up well that services the entire facility, and allows it to seamlessly switch to this whenever the city water pressure drops or water service is lost all together.

DOING GOOD DUTIES: Col. City police awards 7 officers

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With an emphasis on public relations, Columbia City’s Police Department announced out eight awards to seven officers Thursday afternoon.

“We are trying to make positive strides with public relations,” said CCPD Chief Tim Longenbaugh.

The awards were presented by Longenbaugh and Captain Tony Hively.

Officer Jon Stoffel was awarded a Patrolman Medal for heading up the department’s Patrolling for Presents program, which provided several local children with presents for Christmas.

Studying seeds

March 7, 2014

Northern Heights Elementary School’s third graders have been studying plants and seeds with Abbey Bradley from the Merry Lea Environmental Center of Goshen College. Children have learned what seeds do and what they need in order to germinate. Students played the “act like a seed” game where they acted like a seed through the different seasons. Children then prepared seeds to germinate. They also learned to identify the different parts of a plant and how a plants’ needs are different than a seed.

WATER MAIN BREAK

March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (March 7, 2014) -- A water main break has occurred at Ind. 205, in front of Parkview Whitley Hospital. City officials ask for residents and drivers to avoid the area. Water will be off for the area including subdivisions Eagle Glen and Irish Glen as well as the Peabody Public Library.

See Saturday's Post & Mail for more coverage.

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