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October 5th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” According to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor, the ADM (Average Daily Membership) for WCCS is down with the number for total enrollment down 25.
â€śWe had a large senior class graduating 292 and 241 first graders coming in so we have fifty-one kids right there,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śThen weâ€™ve got ins and outs in each grade level, but nothing catastrophic.â€ť
Oâ€™Connor said there were also 15 students who graduated early as well as six exchange students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Flu season. The threat of contracting the flu should come with its own ominous music. With severe symptoms and possible life-threatening complications, those in fear of the flu are arming themselves with vaccines.
In recent years, the push to vaccinate has been echoing through doctorsâ€™ offices as the health care profession has urged those at risk of getting Influenza to get a flu shot.
Dr. Lisa Hatcher is the health officer for Whitley Countyâ€™s Health Department and is also a family practice physician.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With several Columbia City High School students expected to take part in internships next year, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is faced with either providing those students transportation to Eagle Tech Academy or looking into more parking lot space.
â€śWeâ€™re getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,â€ť said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Mondayâ€™s meeting. â€śThis is a problem that is not going away.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees studied a draft complied of the school corporation Vision, Mission and Core Values at Mondayâ€™s meeting in an attempt to have it reviewed by the next regular meeting Oct. 15.
The draft was a result of a brainstorming session held in September by the school board and school administrators. During this session, groups were asked to give specific words or phrases for the schoolâ€™s vision, mission and core values, and the board later worked on common themes mentioned in the meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Visit the Schuman family farm in Columbia City and time slows down to the pace of yesterday.
The Schuman family farm was established in 1854 and was recently recognized with the Hoosier Homestead Award for the farmâ€™s longevity.
The legacy of the Schuman farm may be documented for others to see in photographs, but to the family, the legacy is a life they lived and is a part of them.
â€˘Benefit for Chad Miller â€” 4 to 8 p.m.
A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd.
The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.
â€˘CCHS 1942 class reunion Ââ€” 11:30 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
â€śThere are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,â€ť said Sewell. â€śItâ€™s basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.â€ť
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Smith-Green Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees held its monthly meeting Monday, with three students earning recognition for their success as they became Students of the Month.
Those students are Jadrian Clouse, Mallory Pearson and Isabelle Turner.
October is â€śLearning Disability Awareness Month,â€ť and during the meeting, Director of Special Education Nancy Becker reminded those present of teacher Erica Vogel and the great example she has served in relation to special education.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.