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October 21st, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow may not last long this season, officials say. Carrie Tauscher, of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, on Monday said the recent cool, rainy and windy weather will likely put a damper on the autumn colors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” By unanimous vote Monday evening, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees elected to move forward with its proposed $2 million technology project. The project will address the districtâ€™s technology needs, from infrastructure to eventually putting devices in the hands of every student in the district.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With Halloween fast approaching and retailers setting out merchandise for Christmas earlier than ever before, the U.S. Postal Service is prepping for the big holiday rush. The USPS is urging residents to be proactive this year when sending out packages, letters and cards to guarantee timely deliveries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After reviewing more than 50 applications, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has hired a new technology director. Former Tech Director Anne Plunkett officially resigned Sept. 5, and since receiving notice of her departure prior to that, school officials formed a committee, accepted applications, and conducted interviews before selecting Ronald Allen as the next tech director.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Shambling packs of the undead roamed the streets of Columbia City this weekend in search of victims â€” for a good cause. The non-profit organization Signature Giving sponsored The Running Dead 5K run/walk Saturday to raise funds for its job training assistance programs for seniors and adults seeking higher education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council approved its annual salary ordinance for its 80 city employees last week. After an approximate $1,000 raise for employees last year, there were little changes to the salary ordinance for 2014. One change is the addition of volunteer fire assistance pay.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s Marching Eagles have spent 257.7 hours in practice and performance preparing for this yearâ€™s season.
For the 38 members of the band, it was worth the effort, as the Marching Eagles are advancing to the Scholastic Finals after a strong performance in the qualifying round last week at Homestead â€” for the first time in school history.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Park Department hosted its first mother/son Halloween party Friday night at Morsches Park.
A spin-off of the departmentâ€™s annual father/daughter dance, officials said they wanted to spread the fun to mothers and sons as well, creating the fall event.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Due to recent legislative changes by the state of Indiana, the Whitley County Department of Corrections will likely be dealing with an increase of jail inmates and supervised community criminals, such as those individuals enrolled in work release and home detention.
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