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November 20th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fourth graders from all four elementary schools within the Whitley County Consolidated Schools district recently attended Pioneer Day at the Whitley County Ag Museum.
Students visited 14 stations to learn about various aspects of pioneer life.
Thanks to volunteers, students visited a one-room schoolhouse, pioneer kitchen, maple syrup operation and milking parlor. They also heard presentations on muzzle loaders, long hunters, pioneer music, candle making, wheat weaving, corn husk dolls, pioneer laundry, sewing, pioneer toys and games, soap making and arrowheads.
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CHURUBUSCO â€” A Churubusco man died Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his vehicle after fleeing police.
At approximately 1:54 p.m., Churubusco Town Marshal Mike Engle was attempting to pull over Tristan Bender, 26, who was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed on County Road 150 N., near Johnson Road.
Police say Bender was attempting to elude Engle, when he drove left of center, going off the north side of the road where he struck a tree head-on.
David and Renee Bauerâ€™s home, located at 3426 E. Old Trail in Columbia City, is one of the homes featured in The Lighthouse Christmas Walk. The annual event will be Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. and is held to raise funds for the nonprofit shelter. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased the day of the event at any of the homes on the walk. Pictured is some of the holiday decor which will be seen at the Bauerâ€™s home, which was built in 1968. The home was originally owned by Doc Briggs, a local veterinarian, and was a horse farm.
WHITLEY COUNTYâ€” Although statistical indicators for infant mortality are grim in the state of Indiana, local agencies are working to lessen the threat among Whitley County mothers and babies.
In 2011, the infant mortality in the state was measured at 7.7 percent. In Whitley County, the rate was 7.33 percent in 2010. However, in 2009, it was only at a 4.85 percent.
In Indiana, the infant mortality rate for 2011 was 7.5 for every 1,000 live births. That ranked the state in the top 10 in the U.S.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Want to learn a foreign language? Looking for free music to download? Need to locate legal forms? All of these services are available from one website â€“ The Peabody Public Library www.http://ppl.lib.in.us.
The library offers numerous resources online that are free to cardholders. Some of the online options are unique and innovative, according to Mary Hartman, the libraryâ€™s director.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A former deli employee who stole a customerâ€™s credit card in South Whitley received a four-year sentence Monday.
Eloy R. Faculjak, 30, of South Whitley, was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC), and will serve his entire sentence for forgery, a Class C felony, behind bars, with no time suspended.
Faculjak pleaded guilty Oct. 20. It was just his second court appearance.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Humane Society of Whitley County, Inc. will host Pet Pictures with Santa Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the shelter.
Joy from Joyâ€™s Dog Grooming will be adding final touches to the animals before the Human Societyâ€™s Amanda Dillon photographs each pet with Santa.
There will also be sweet treats from The Cake Lady.
The Humane Society is asking for a $15 donation for each picture. All proceeds will go directly to the care of Whitley Countyâ€™s lost and homeless animals.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools is working to add three new math classes to its curriculum, as well as the possibility of other courses to help prepare students for life after high school.
The three new math classes are expected to help students on a variety of academic levels.
One of the courses is expected to help seniors receive their diplomas. In order to graduate, the state requires that all seniors pass one algebra class.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” College GO! Week, held this past October for the state of Indiana, is all about one big goal â€” helping Hoosiers plan for college and career success and the practical steps that can be taken to get there, whether theyâ€™re in elementary school or college.
Whitley County Success Coalition took this challenge of assisting students in planning and preparing for their future. The Whitley County College Success Coalition is comprised of business owners, employees, community members, educators, students and parents.