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Petition presented for ‘no trucks’ on CR 800 E

May 22, 2014

Whitley County government officials allow for public comment during regular meetings, and Monday, Commissioners entertained a petition from John Bloom, a resident of Allen County.

Bloom’s residential property lines run along County Road 800 E., which is the dividing line between Allen and Whitley County.

His concern was for the safety of himself, as well as other residents who live on a road he called a “clear and present danger.”

County Road 800 East is used for commercial truck traffic traveling to manufacturing facilities located near U.S. 30.

FUNDING WOES LEAD TO TEACHER CUTS:WCCS forced to reduce three positions

May 22, 2014

With no other place to turn, Whiltey County Consolidated Schools officials were forced to eliminate three teaching positions for the next school year.

“School districts are being financially strangled,” WCCS Superintendent Patricia O’Connor said. “This is the unfortunate reality of what has happened to our funding.”

Several years ago, the state took control of the school districts’ General Funds, collecting all money and passing it out to schools based on attendance.

With every year that has passed, school funding has become more and more of an issue.

Pool opens this week

May 22, 2014

Pool season is just around the corner.

Burnworth Memorial Pool will have its final opening day this weekend.
The pool is scheduled to close for good at the end of this summer, and a new facility is in the works.

Burnworth will be open for all of Memorial Day Weekend, from noon to 5 p.m.
The pool will also be open the following weekend, May 31 to June 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

The facility will open on a daily basis starting June 3, after Whitley County Consolidated Schools are out for the summer. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. and noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays.

LIFE-SAVING EFFORT EARNS DISTRICT HONOR: Weeks named Whitko Friend of Education

May 22, 2014

An annual award was presented to a community leader and school volunteer at Whitko Community School Corporation’s board meeting Monday.

The Friend of Education award was given to Tonya Weeks, of Larwill, who has worked within the district to teach life-saving tips to students, faculty and families.

“Tonya has provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction for our students, staff and community members for the past six years,” said Sara St. Clair, WCSC’s nurse.

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