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June 6th

WCCS PAYROLL MAY GO PAPERLESS: Switch would save time, money in Business Office

June 6, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated School’s new business manager made his first request to the School Board of Trustees at Monday’s 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.


June 6, 2014

June 5th

Chemical engineering is discussed at Rotary

June 5, 2014

Chemical engineering was discussed at Tuesday’s 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.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Reunion to unite Monroe School

June 5, 2014

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.

Grad ceremonies Friday for CHS, WHS

June 5, 2014

Two Whitley County high schools will hold 2014 graduation ceremonies Friday.

•Churubusco High School at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.

•Whitko 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.

SRO POSITION WORTH THE EFFORT: WCCS, City pleased with Petersen’s work

June 5, 2014

After months of preparation, discussions, grant writing and budget talks, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ 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 Petersen’s work.

“Myself and the administrators are very pleased with the progress so far,” said WCCS Superintendent Patricia O’Connor.

O’Connor said officials have been able to use Petersen’s skills during difficult situations, as well as teaching classes and being a good mentor for students.

Relay begins 24-hour ‘scare’ Saturday

June 5, 2014

Whitley County’s 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, “Scare Away Cancer,” and will feature costumes, games, activities and food — all centered around a Halloween concept.

This years event includes a variety of activities that are designed to entertain those who visit the relay.

Busted-up bridge

June 5, 2014

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.

Archery Club hits bullseye with students

June 5, 2014

A unique extra-curricular activity is spearheading Nikki Lawson’s future in archery.

Whitko Middle School’s (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 girls’ 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.

June 4th

Industrial brake supplier to consolidate operations

June 4, 2014

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.

“For companies looking to expand, Indiana stands out as a state that works,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce.

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