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May 27th, 2013

REALIGNMENT: NHC schools to meet with prospective members

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — High school conference alignments could take another major turn later this week.

It was announced in April that the Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) would disband in 2015 and members would seek other affiliations.

Now, a meeting is set for this Wednesday which will include Columbia City and five other current NHC schools: Bellmont, DeKalb, East Noble, Norwell and New Haven. Those six schools will meet with four other schools to discuss a possible new conference.

According to a local newspaper, the four schools are Leo, Huntington North, Angola and Concordia.

WEEKEND WRECK: Van rolls 4 times, S. Whitley woman airlifted Sunday

May 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — A South Whitley woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

Police and firemen were called to the area of Ind. 5 and County Road 1000 South at 1 a.m. Sunday, after a van was found in a field.

Elyse Edsall, 26, of South Whitley, was ejected from her vehicle after she rolled it four times.

CANCELLED: Rain cancels parades

May 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Both Columbia City's and South Whitley's Memorial Day Parades were cancelled today, due to weather.

May 26th

COURT RULING: Plea agreement reached in deception case

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man arrested in January in a fraud case from 2009 pleaded guilty in court Monday.

Andrew Bunger, 29, of Angola, admitted to writing a bad check in 2009, which constituted check deception. His acknowledgement of guilt was part of a plea arrangement.

As part of the deal, Bunger was sentenced to a year in the Whitley County Jail, with all of it suspended except for the approximately four months he has already served.

Bunger was released from jail Monday.

PEACEKEEPERS: WMS students take charge of safety

May 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Middle School students are taking steps to keep the peace in their school.

The Peacekeepers is a group organized to facilitate conflict resolution between peers has middle schoolers developing listening skills and coping mechanisms to help diffuse potentially aggressive situations.
Led by WMS teachers Mike Hanback and Tara Hosier, students shared with Whitko Community School Corporation’s board members how the group conducts its mission.

PARADE PLANS: Memorial Day parade set for Monday

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice with a parade Monday.

The event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will be sponsored by the American Legion.

Line-up for the parade will be on Walnut Street by Eagle Tech Academy.
From there, the parade will proceed down Van Buren Street. It will turn onto Madison Street and end at Greenhill Cemetery.

At the cemetery, the names of local soldiers who have died while serving the country will be read.

SEWER REPAIR: WCCS takes its chances with flooding

May 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Concerns for better bids outweighed potential flooding worries for the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees (WCCS).

Despite the possibility of flooding in Columbia City High School, the district decided to rebid the sewer repair project rather than accept the bid from the one company that submitted one.

A lack of price information was the principle reason for the rebid. Business Manager Tony Zickgraff said with only one company biding on the project this past year, there were not enough facts to go forward.

May 24th

Retirees celebrated

May 24, 2013

Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) held a reception for teachers and staff retiring from the district this year.

Left, George Petersen, who taught for 20 years and is retiring from Indian Springs Middle School, speaks with Reisa Snyder, who taught for 28 years and is retiring from Columbia City High School.

Market delivers a green philosophy at Rotary

May 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Farmers Market has been a mainstay for many years.

The market provided fresh produce and an array of crafts for people interested in healthy-food alternatives as well as unique crafts that have been custom-designed and made in Northeast Indiana.

Chris Lilly, head market master for the last four years, was the guest speaker Tuesday at the Columbia City Rotary Club meeting.

He was joined by Jane Loomis, an organic farmer who provides fresh produce and food products at the market.

County recycling increases as temperatures rise

May 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – As the weather turns warmer, the amount of recycling generated in the county is increasing.

According to Dwayne Knott, Whitley Environmental owner and the recycling contractor, the county’s recycling participants had seemed to level off at about 70 to 75 percent, but he is seeing that number swell to 85 percent.

“Our guys have been slammed these past two circulations,” Knott said.
“It’s a good problem to have. As it gets nicer out, people are cleaning up. That generates more recycling.”

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