Archive - 2014 - News Article
Whitley County Consolidated Schoolâs new business manager made his first request to the School Board of Trustees at Mondayâs work session.
As part of the transition into his new position, Kirk Doehrmann needs to change the check signature stamp from former Business Manager Tony Zickgraf to himself.
Because the printer is an older model, the part needed to change the signature is rare and expensive, leaving Doehrmann looking for other options.
Chemical engineering was discussed at Tuesdayâs Columbia City Rotary Club meeting.
Group members heard how a new start-up company from Florida found its way to Columbia City.
Ross Towse, one of the newer Rotarians, was introduced by Jason Meyer.
Towse, originally from Florida, lived on both coasts up to age 15 when his family moved to Chicago.
He went to the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering.
Towse first entered the work force as a food flavor expert at a company in Chicago.
A reunion for Monroe School is slated for Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Pierceton Elementary School gym.
In 1917, Monroe was one of six small schools in Monroe Township that were consolidated into Monroe Consolidated Schools.
A new building was built at County Road 600 S. and Ind. 13, south of Pierceton. There were six total rooms. Each room had a coal stove for heat until the 1960s when a new coal furnace was installed in the basement.
Two Whitley County high schools will hold 2014 graduation ceremonies Friday.
âąChurubusco High School at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.
âąWhitko High School at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Columbia City High School will hold its ceremony Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
After months of preparation, discussions, grant writing and budget talks, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ School Resource Officer Mike Petersen took to the halls of WCCS schools in January.
In the first five months of work, officials from both the schools and city are elated with Petersenâs work.
âMyself and the administrators are very pleased with the progress so far,â said WCCS Superintendent Patricia OâConnor.
OâConnor said officials have been able to use Petersenâs skills during difficult situations, as well as teaching classes and being a good mentor for students.
Whitley Countyâs 2014 Relay for Life event will be held Saturday at Indian Springs Middle School.
Beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding Sunday at 9 a.m. the 24-hour walk-a-thon is themed, âScare Away Cancer,â and will feature costumes, games, activities and food â all centered around a Halloween concept.
This years event includes a variety of activities that are designed to entertain those who visit the relay.
Crews continue to work on a summer-long project to replace the U.S. 30 bridges that pass over Blue River Trail and Morsches Park.
Currently, work is being done on the westbound bridge, and all traffic is being directed to the eastbound side of the highway.
The work is expected to be completed no later than October 31.
A unique extra-curricular activity is spearheading Nikki Lawsonâs future in archery.
Whitko Middle Schoolâs (WMS) Archery Club saw several successes during the 2013-14 school year. However, Lawson, a member of the club, will compete at the World Archery Tournament in Wisconsin in July.
After placing 10th in the middle school girlsâ division at the national tournament, Lawson advanced to the next round of competition, and was at a recent Whitko Community School Corporation board meeting to share her accomplishments.
Warner Electric LLC, a manufacturer of PTO clutches and brakes for lawn tractors, agriculture equipment and diesel engines, announced plans today to consolidate its South Beloit,Ill. operations to here, creating up to 20 new jobs by 2018.
âFor companies looking to expand, Indiana stands out as a state that works,â said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce.