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October 9th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Police are saying that a Mentone man‚Äôs propensity for writing bogus checks over more than 10 years has finally caught up to him.
Matthew S. Shepherd, 31, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. by Warsaw police. According to a press release by the Kosciusko County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, Shepherd was wanted in that county on 15 active warrants for check deception dating back to 2001.
KCSD spokeman Sgt. Chad Hill said Shepherd is also wanted on active warrants in at least three other counties, including Whitley.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Blue River Trail extension project is rolling along as Niblock Excavating and Hamilton Hunter anticipate good progress in the coming months.
‚ÄúBoth parties hope to make significant progress and potentially finish the project yet this calendar year,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Community Development Director Jeff Walker last week.
‚ÄúThe bridge will be erected on-site. However, if the trail doesn‚Äôt get finished before next spring, the bridge will remain closed to pedestrian traffic.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúWhat I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that‚Äôs gone forever, impossible to reproduce,‚ÄĚ said designer, Karl Lagerfeld.
Capturing memories and encapsulating history in photos is what the Whitko Community Digital Image Project is working to do.
For the past two years, Joan Hostetler, in collaboration with her company, Heritage Photo and Research Services, has been partnering with the South Whitley and Pierceton libraries to scan historical photographs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to the Whitley County auditor‚Äôs office, a list of taxpayers who still need to complete and return a Verification form to keep a Homestead filed on their primary property are viewable on the county‚Äôs website. The listing for Whitley County, which displays taxpayers who are receiving a Homestead Exemption, but who have not submitted the information required by the state, can be found at www.whitleygov.com.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ According to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia O‚ÄôConnor, the ADM (Average Daily Membership) for WCCS is down with the number for total enrollment down 25.
‚ÄúWe had a large senior class graduating 292 and 241 first graders coming in so we have fifty-one kids right there,‚ÄĚ said O‚ÄôConnor. ‚ÄúThen we‚Äôve got ins and outs in each grade level, but nothing catastrophic.‚ÄĚ
O‚ÄôConnor said there were also 15 students who graduated early as well as six exchange students.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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 doctors‚Äô 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 County‚Äôs Health Department and is also a family practice physician.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,‚ÄĚ said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Monday‚Äôs meeting. ‚ÄúThis is a problem that is not going away.‚ÄĚ