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March 5th, 2014
Students at Northern Heights Elementary School recently celebrated Read Across America Day in a variety of activities. One way they did this was by inviting Dr. Pat Oâ€™Conner, Whitley County Consolidated School superintendent, to read a book to the entire second grade. Pictured are a few of the students from each second grade classroom. From left: Taileaha Wilson, Oâ€™Connor, Elizabeth Severit, Logan Good, Owen Tenney, Jarrett English and Brody Borries.
Cameron Barton â€śthrillsâ€ť science fair judges with his project testing cell phone radiation.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Churubusco High School senior has been receiving recognition recently by doing the exact opposite â€” not looking for attention or praise.
Landon Pearson has received numerous honors, such as being a Lilly Endowment Finalist and earning the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen honor. He is also a member of Leadership Whitley County, among other endeavors.
Yet, Pearson said he has been involved in his community, not for the attention, but because he thinks itâ€™s the right thing to do with his life.
Kameron Laux and Brett Barkley demonstrate their volcano for the judges at Coesse Elementary Schoolâ€™s science fair.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A traffic stop led to the seizure of $72,000 Sunday afternoon.
Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Cory Patrick stopped a vehicle on U.S. 30 near Ind. 5.
A press release from the Whitley County Prosecutorâ€™s Office said while on the traffic stop, Patrick smelled the odor of raw marijuana.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” An estimated 45 new jobs will be coming to Whitley County due to an existing business expansion.
Alan Tio, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation president, presented Whitley County Commissioners and Council with the proposed business opportunity at meetings Monday and Tuesday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Veteran Services Office (VSO) is moving.
Currently tucked in the back of the Whitley County Assessorâ€™s Office, the Veterans Service Office is located on the second floor of the countyâ€™s Government Center.
The corner office has an almost panoramic view of Van Buren Street, with its turret-style window feature.
A group of children dive toward a T-shirt that was thrown out before Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball teamsâ€™ final home game Friday night. Boys hoops begin sectional action tonight, with the Eagles facing Bellmont at Norwell at 7:30 p.m., and Whitko traveling to Wawasee to face West Noble.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s female show choir, City Lights, won fifth overall in a field of 13 Saturday at East Noble High Schoolâ€™s choir invitational. Previously they placed second at two consecutive competiitons.
The high school show choirs travel to Bishop Luers Saturday, March 8 and Shelbyville Saturday, March 15. Both choirs will await their invitation to ISSMA State March 22 at Plainfield High School.
City Heat, CCHSâ€™s mixed choir won Grand Champion, Best Vocals and Best Choreography in a field of nine competitors at East Noble. This is their second Grand Champion in three competitions.
Hannah Schaefer won her third Grand Champion in the Solo Competition. Her perfect record is understandable as she â€śwowsâ€ť the judges with her performance of â€śGlitter and be Gayâ€ť from CANDIDE by Leonard Bernstein.