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February 20th, 2013

WCSC BOARD: Stretching dollars, maximizing staff

February 20, 2013

PIERCETON – With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the district’s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Monday’s meeting.

Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the board’s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.

DEAN OF STUDENTS: WCCS approves retaining high school dean

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.

WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.

“Based on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,” she said. “He supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.”

WJHS: Radio students broadcast address, gain valuable insight

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.

Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.

ALLEGED DRUG DEALS: Whitley County men face meth charges

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Gipe sees serving as the tool for positive change

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed “Leaders of Tomorrow” in a 2007 special publication.

COLUMBIA CITY – Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servant’s posture.

Jeremy Gipe, 24, of Columbia City, was once touted as a Leader of Tomorrow in 2007 for missions work in his church, in the community and even in other countries.

AT AN INTERSECTION: Commissioners move closer on road project

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Commissioners discussed a road project at Monday’s meeting.

Due to a high accident rate, it has been proposed to change the intersection of Liberty Mills Road in Allen County and CR 900 S. in Whitley County. The plan is to have Liberty Mills Road cross directly to CR 900 S. Now, drivers going west have to turn right followed by a left turn to get to CR 900 S., rather than going straight across.

'BUSCO SCHOOLS: Renovation plans rerouted due to weather

February 20, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.

The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.

While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the school’s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.

February 19th

WIRE SCRAPPERS: Trooper Lemmon catches SDI thieves

February 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Two men were arrested for stealing from Steel Dynamics Incorporated after an investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon.

Christopher Sines and Daniel Yarnell were booked in the Whitley County Jail after they were caught with stolen copper wiring.

Lemmon pulled over the pair at the intersection of Butt and Washington Center Roads, and found SDI’s copper wire, along with marijuana. Lemmon said the investigation is ongoing.

Both men are from Ohio and are currently charged with receiving stolen property.

HOMESCHOOLING: Making home an academic stage

February 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— More than two million American children are homeschooled.

This number continues to rise as public school funding, education quality and safety cause concern for some parents.

Some families choose to homeschool for religious reasons. Homeschooling lets parents reinforce their personal values and beliefs in a school day environment.

“It doesn’t really take a village to raise a child,” said mother Charity Adair. “It takes parents who are involved.”

SOUTH WHITLEY WASTEWATER: Pipes keep discussion flowing for town council

February 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — South Whitley has a newly operational wastewater treatment plant.

Town council members were informed last week that as of Jan. 24, the project had reached a substantial completion status and is operational.

There are still some minor items to finish before the project is completed. Training on new equipment is underway and smaller items are being installed.

But the council was concerned with an entirely different pipe problem. A storm sewer pipe at 306 S. Main St. had collapsed, but the pipe’s failure seemed to originate with its installation.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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