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September 6th, 2013

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN: 10 teens to take the stage Saturday

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Returning for its 16th year, the Distinguished Young Woman program, formerly Junior Miss, will highlight 10 Whitley County high school senior girls.

The program will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Columbia City High School.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students kindergarten through 12th grade.

Each of the participants will be scored in several categories. A panel interview, which will take place before the night’s program, is a 10-minute discussion with judges.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: Communication upgrades a necessary expense for county

September 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With outdated computer software, the ability for Whitley County dispatchers to communicate with the public safety officials in the field is soon to fail.

According to Ted Hurley, of J&K Communications, the Windows operating system currently used by the department is no longer supported by Microsoft.

That means, should there be a computer malfunction, repairs wo-uld be virtually impossible.

September 5th

Purdue Extension offers farmland lease program

September 5, 2013

LOGANSPORT — Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending the Purdue Extension’s upcoming program, “Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.”

Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants.

The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program, along with several publications, that address the many questions concerning land leases.

2013 Columbia City High School Cheerleading Camp

September 5, 2013

Several aspiring cheerleaders attended Columbia City High School’s Mini Cheerleading Camp this summer.

An oath to literacy

September 5, 2013

Northern Heights Elementary School students have been discussing the importance of reading on a daily basis.

By signing a “Reader’s Workshop Contract” (pictured above) they have promised to read each day, follow procedures and do their personal best.

Pictured from left, students in Teri Harmon’s fourth-grade class: Samantha Harris, Rachel Cotterman and Cameron Craig, sign their pledge in class.

CHANGES: Passages, Inc. welcomes new CEO as learning center opens

September 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages, Inc. is in a season of several changes.

Its operations on Towerview Drive will soon relocate to the former Lehmberg Building, Columbia City, where education and creative learning will expand with the change.

As preparations fall in place for the move, another shift is taking place at the helm of the nonprofit. Long-time leader Tom O’Neill has stepped down from his role as president and CEO to make way for newly- named president, Jason Meyer.

GARAGE SALES: Ordinance continues to delay council

September 5, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — With only one council member in support of the proposed garage sale ordinance for Churubusco, the change was not passed at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting.

A public hearing held for the ordinance in August opened the floor to several town residents who had complaints against the proposal.

After having a chance to discuss some of the concerns, Councilman Mark Pepple offered his opinion on the ordinance before the vote.

“I have a few issues with the ordinance. There are some items I think we need to take a look at,” Pepple said.

IDEAS INTO BUSINESS: EDC to expand program

September 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will launch a new phase of its entrepreneurial program later this month.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which will be an aspect of the EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI), is a combination of online and in-person sessions focused on fundamental concepts of turning ideas into businesses.

ART FEST: New direction, same flavor

September 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For 11 years, the Whitley County Autumn Art Festival has displayed art, crafts and local talent on the Courthouse lawn.

Now in its 12th year, the festival has new leadership, Mark Espich and Katie Sweeney.

The event will now benefit the Whitley County Humane Society and will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 4th

SUPERINTENDANT: 2013-14 year off to a good start at WCCS

September 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Pat O’Connor praised all of the WCCS staff for working hard for a smooth to start the 2013-14 school year.

At Tuesday’s WCCS work session, O’Connor told the Board of Trustees that all of the staff, from janitors to bus drivers, was diligent over the summer months to get the school year off to a good start.

“The custodial staff did a great job getting the schools in shape,” O’Connor said.

Custodians conducted deep cleaning of the schools, as well as painting and landscaping to spruce up the buildings.

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