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March 29th, 2014
WHITLEY COUNTY â Many local officials agree with Indiana Gov. Mike Penceâs decision earlier this week to do away with Common Core.
âPolitically, the move was a good one for the governor and probably for the schools as well,â Whitko Community School Corporation Superintendent Steve Clason said. âIt shows leadership and that he listens to his political backers.â
More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative morphed into a political tempest, fueling division among Republicans.
NOBLE COUNTY â After an elderly couple was tied up for several hours by two intruders in the early morning hours Friday, police began a search for the truck the suspects allegedly left in.
Around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, police notified media that the truck had been found in Fort Wayne.
According to a press release from the Noble County Sheriffâs Department, two people broke into the home at the 8100 block of East 200 South, LaOtto in Noble County around midnight.
The two men were armed and woke up the couple in the home.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, who heads OCRA by virtue of her state office, will be in Columbia City April 10 to award a plaque and certificate citing officials with attaining Indiana Main Street status.
Upcoming CCMSA projects:
â¢Reviving a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and outdoor concert on June 21.
â¢Relocating the Fall Festival from Morsches Park to downtown October 25
â¢Planning a Winter Festival next February.
Columbia City High School hosted a Disabilities Awareness Day Thursday in the gymnasium during lunch. Pictured is Meghan Fahl also participates in an activity.
WHITING (AP) â High winds and waves have delayed a search along Lake Michigan for crude oil possibly submerged offshore following an oil spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday's poor weather made it too dangerous for a Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team to launch boats to retrieve samples along the path of the Whiting refinery's oil spill.
That work is expected to resume Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â Nine workers at a Rolls-Royce aircraft-engine assembly plant near the Indianapolis International Airport were injured Friday when a tank of nitric acid exploded and filled the building with a cloud of corrosive vapor, officials said.
None of the workers suffered life-threatening injuries when the 250-gallon tank exploded about 1:30 p.m., Capt. Mike Pruitt of the Wayne Township Fire Department said.
The explosion released a vapor cloud that left the workers with burns and breathing problems.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges recently announced that tax payers will soon receive their tax statements for 2013, payable 2014.
Bills are expected to be mailed April 11.
The spring installment is due in May and the fall installment will be due Nov. 10.
Property owners can view the new tax amounts for their parcels at www.beacon.schneidercorp.com.
The following payment options are available:
â¢Electronic payment at www.whitleygov.com.
â¢In person at the Whitley County Treasurerâs Office, second floor of the Whitley County Government Building.
Columbia City High School hosted a Disabilities Awareness Day Thursday in the gymnasium during lunch. Pictured is Madi Cochran attempts to tie a pair of shoes with oven mitts on, helping students have an understanding of the struggles for people with disabilities.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted representatives of Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) at the EDC Outpost co-working facility Thursday.
The event was held to discuss CANIâs small business loan programs with EDC Outpost members and small business and Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI) clients.
The goal of the CANI small business loan program is to promote community development by serving entrepreneurs through financing and development services.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs focus on downtown revitalization and improvement has paid off.
The city was recently informed that it had met the stateâs requirements to be designated as a Main Street Association.
Indiana Main Street encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.
The program provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to participating communities. Indiana Main Street is the stateâs coordinating program to the National Main Street Center.