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April 2nd, 2014
Fourth graders from Northern Heights Elementary School were recently named to the A-B Honor Roll. Pictured are the pupils who earned all As and Bs during the most recent grading period. Front row, from left: Jenna Akemon, Kameron Beezley, Connor Bloomfield, Christopher Butler, Lilyona Carpenter, Brock Dailey, Trevor Elliott, Noah Finefrock, Trace Geiger, Ashtin Geiger and Chance Grissom. Second row: Ryon Magnuson, Jackson Luther, Conner LaRue, Evan Krick, Chase Kidd, Andrei Jordan, Alexia Johnston, Esther Jagger, Davin Harman, Austin Hall and Gage Hale.
While snow cover insulated most Indiana winter wheat from brutal cold, some parts of the state were hit with sub-zero temperatures when wheat was exposed.
In that situation, the crop can suffer a number of injuries that force growers to decide whether to go ahead and apply nitrogen or terminate the crop.
"Whether wheat is at risk depends on where it's located in the state," Purdue agronomist Shaun Casteel said.
"The snow blanket protected the crop in some areas, but in others, particularly in the southern part of the state, we didn't have that snow cover."
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After 19 years with Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Business Manager Tony Zickgraf is planning to retire this summer.
Zickgrafâ€™s retirement is slated for June, and his replacement, Kirk Doehrmann, was hired at a recent school board meeting.
School board members and school officials said Zickgrafâ€™s expertise and presence will be missed.
â€śWeâ€™ve been fortunate to have Tony for all of these years,â€ť School Board President Don Armstrong said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A bill working its way through the Statehouse might aid school districts that are seeing district budgets cut.
House Bill 1062 could lessen the impact of the property tax â€ścircuit breakerâ€ť caps on school district budgets across the state. Different versions of the bill passed both the House and Senate; itâ€™s in Conference Committee to resolve legislative differences.
The caps, which are 2 percent for residential properties and 3 percent for nonresidential properties, were placed in the Indiana Constitution by voter referendum in November 2010.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” City officials are working to repair a safety hazard on the Blue River Trail that developed recently.
Weather conditions and erosion of Blue Riverâ€™s banks caused several trees to fall into the river, stripping dirt from the edge of the trail and creating a potential for safety issues.
The damage is between the Trailhead on South Whitley Street and the Whitley County YMCA on Van Buren Street.
The trail is still passable, but officials have taped off the area to prevent runners and cyclists from getting too close to the edge of the 20-foot drop-off into the river.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâ€™s show choir program has maintained success in spite of ongoing leadership change.
Aaron Childress is the fourth director for the program in four years.
The schoolâ€™s show choir, New Era, has had a banner year with first-year director Childress. He said he stepped into a situation that created the opportunity to oversee success in the program.
The choir has brought home many awards and accomplishments, including winning Grand Champion at Homestead High Schoolâ€™s recent show choir invitational.
Albion (March 31, 2014) â€” At 3:32 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officer divers recovered the body of Douglas W. Haigwood, 43, of Kimmel, in Mud Lake. Haigwood was the person reported missing.
With recent warm temperatures, ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly on local lakes and ponds and becoming very dangerous. Conservation Officers encourage everyone to avoid the ice for any reason.
Indiana Conservation Officers are searching for a possible missing person in Chain Oâ€™ Lakes State Park in Noble county.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A new director for Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâ€™s show choir New Era, has seen much success in his first year.
New directors have been a trend for New Era, as there have been four directors in the past four years.
This year is the first with Mr. Aaron Childress as director. Under the helm of Childress, the show choir has had a season to remember.
Among the highlights was a Grand Champion win at Homestead High Schoolâ€™s invitational this year.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” If ever there was a number Whitley County residents would want to see decline, it is the unemployment percentage.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, job growth is rising in Northeast Indiana.
Although Indiana as a whole saw a slight increase in unemployment data â€” up to 6.9 percent in February â€” the Northeast Indiana region added 6,945 jobs to the workforce in the past 12 months, 33 percent were added last month alone.
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