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TOP-NOTCH TEACHER: Junior achievement educator’s enrichment conference

May 9, 2014

Carriers to collect food for annual drive

May 9, 2014

Columbia City’s United States Postal Service carriers will participate in The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hung Food Drive Saturday, along with communities across the nation, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

It is the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest single day of giving.
According to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, 49 million Americans, 1 in 6, are unsure where their next meal is coming from, 16 million children suffer from hunger’s impacts, and nearly 5 million seniors age 60 and over are food insecure.

Surcharge to encompass motorcycles

May 9, 2014

Bikers beware. A $10 charge will appear on annual registrations beginning in 2015.

Whitley County Council members were updated on new legislation that allows the county to capture a surcharge when registering motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.

Cluster creates cackle of surprise

May 9, 2014

A unique birthday present gave a mushroom enthusiast a “shock.”
Rose Hurd, of Whitley County, calls herself “the mushroom lady.”

She’s sold mushrooms for 26 years and is a supplier to four retailers, but she said she “has never seen anything like this before.”

“I got a package shipped from Nevada from my supplier,” said Hurd, who celebrated her 87th birthday Tuesday.

HEAD OF THE CLASS: CCHS honors two class leaders

May 9, 2014

For the first time in Columbia City High School’s history, two valedictorians have been named.

They may have different personalities and different academic motivation, but the end result was the same — Sarah Wise and Kiersten Thomas are at the top of the CCHS Class of 2014.

Neither Wise nor Thomas set out to be the valedictorians of their class when they started high school.

“It was less about being at the top of my class and more about keeping up with my sister,” Thomas said.

Thomas’ sister, Michaela, was salutatorian of the Class of 2012.

COSTLY COMMUNICATION: Sheriff given OK to seek proposals for upgrades

May 9, 2014

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges. “We knew this day would come.”

The county’s dispatch equipment is no longer supported for maintenance and is quickly becoming “obsolete.”

At Wednesday’s County Council meeting, Hodges explained the need for upgrades as well as the changes to the department’s communication systems.
Computer equipment and software will be updated to a more current operation system, according to the proposal presented to County Council members.


May 9, 2014

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