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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

May 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (May 20, 2014) The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Whitley County until 5 a.m. Wednesday. There are some strong storms already in the Chicago area. Meteorologists predict when storms make it to Whitley County, the area will likely see heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds, and the possibility of small hail.

Morning with Mom

May 20, 2014

Pierceton Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) hosted more than 500 people at its Mornings for Mom event held Friday, May 9. Students and their guest were served breakfast items such as danishes, donut holes, yogurt, fruit, bagel breakfast pizza, juice and coffee. Moms that filled out surveys for the PTO were entered into a drawing to win a movie night popcorn bucket which contained microwave popcorn, movies and movie passes. Michelle Bradley’s name was drawn as the winner.

Timewarp Tuesday: 1943

May 20, 2014

Pictured are the members of the Class of 1943 from Thorncreek Township School. Front row, from left: Alfred King, Paul Vance, Walter Gaff, Theron Lietch, Jim Sauder, Keith Burns, John Fries, Ernest Walker. Second row: DeWitt Smith, Robert Krider, Russell Egolf, Phil Geiger, Larry McCullough, Ralph Goudy, Marjorie Bauer. Third row: Betty Braddock, Jeanette Chapman, Gertrude Pence, Catherine James, Loraine Wiekart, Laurice Garte, Eilene Tanner, Garnet Bridgegan.

Music, art on display

May 20, 2014

‘WE CHOOSE TO DANCE’ Community supports Mapes family through tragedy

May 20, 2014

“You can cry or you can dance — we choose to dance.”

Despite their world turning upside-down after their house caught fire three weeks ago, Zach and Rebecca Mapes are choosing to count their blessings.

The foundation of the Churubusco family’s home may have crumbled, but the foundation of their family has held strong through tragedy — with overwhelming help from the community.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. April 28, the Mapes’ home caught fire, leaving behind only ashes of what once was their home.

URBAN NAMED PRINCIPAL OF COESSE: Nelson moves to assistant at Indian Springs

May 20, 2014

After several years of a vacant seat in the assistant superintendent’s position, the Whitley County Consolidated School’s Board of Trustees chose to fill the position with Dr. Laura McDermott, principal at Coesse Elementary School.

A vacancy was left at the elementary school and The school board recently chose to fill that position with Michelle Urban, the current assistant principal at Indian Springs Middle School.

At Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, the board voted unanimously to fill Urban’s vacancy with Kyle Nelson, the Columbia City High School Dean of Students.

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