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February 20th, 2013
PIERCETON â€“ With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the districtâ€™s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the boardâ€™s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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 Oâ€™Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.
â€śBased on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,â€ť she said. â€śHe supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
Editorâ€™s note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed â€śLeaders of Tomorrowâ€ť in a 2007 special publication.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servantâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Commissioners discussed a road project at Mondayâ€™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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” 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 schoolâ€™s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” 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 SDIâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” 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.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t really take a village to raise a child,â€ť said mother Charity Adair. â€śIt takes parents who are involved.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” 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 pipeâ€™s failure seemed to originate with its installation.