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October 26th

HEART OF GOLD: Nominations extended

October 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation has extended the deadline for submitting Heart of Gold nominations. The new deadline is Nov. 7.
The Heart of Gold Award is an annual event that recognizes everyday people living in Whitley County who make the community a better place to live and work.

WISH MADE: 18-year old Churubusco resident joins Fighting Irish on field

October 26, 2014

SOUTH BEND — Autumn’s arrival on the University of Notre Dame campus painted the leafy landscape a spectrum of oranges, reds and yellows, a perfect frame for a football Saturday.
Two hours before kickoff, Autry Keener, an 18-year-old from Churubusco, joined the Fighting Irish football team as it stepped into the brilliant sunshine from the Guglielmino Center for the pre-game walk to Notre Dame Stadium for the Oct. 11 college football game against North Carolina.

October 25th

MAYORIAL MEETING: Area mayors meet in Columbia City

October 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — More than a dozen mayors were present Friday in Columbia City for a roundtable hosted by the city’s own mayor, Ryan Daniel, at the Eagle’s Nest event center.
The day included mayors from Kendallville, Garrett, Ligonier, Plymouth, Woodburn, Rochester, Rensselaer, Goshen, Auburn, New Haven and Angola, who all converged to discuss prominent issues.

SCOOTER PLATES: Moped operators will need to go to BMV Jan. 1

October 25, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Individuals operating mopeds in the state of Indiana need to be aware of a new legislative change that requires license plates on all class-B motor-driven cycles.
The plating requirement will go into effect Jan. 1, but the soonest moped operators will be able to register their scooters is Jan. 2.

October 24th

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

HALL OF FAME: Chamber names hometown hall of famers

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “The old adage that nice guys finish last does not apply here.” Doug Brown, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce executive director introduced the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame individuals Tuesday night.

SHOW CHOIR FUNDRAISER: Lip smackin’ spaghetti supper

October 24, 2014

Columbia City High School’s show choir hosted its annual spaghetti dinner Saturday night at the Whitley County 4-H Center. Friends and family of the CCHS show choirs attended the fundraiser in support of the vocal group. The meal was complete with an appetizer, entree and dessert, all served by waiters and waitresses — choir members’ parents. Music was provided by the choirs.

PRINTER SYSTEM EVALUATION: School board approves for consultant

October 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After brief discussion, Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Board of Trustees approved a motion to use a consultant to study the district’s printing and copying needs.

‘PREDATOR’ AT SCHOOL: Teacher charged in 2006 Dallas child solicitation case

October 24, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Two Northern Indiana school districts unknowingly hired a substitute teacher who was filmed in Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator.”
Stanley Kendall, 62, substituted at Whitko Community Schools before officials were alerted to his history.

October 23rd

WILDCAT GRIDDERS: Set to play Bellmont

October 23, 2014

DECATUR — After a strong standing in the Three Rivers Conference, Whitko’s football team is looking to continue its success through the poststeason at Bellmont Friday night. Whitko, which boasts a 6-3 record, faces a strong Bellmont team, whose record may not show how competitive they are.


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