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September 23rd, 2013

Free website helps students

September 23, 2013

Morgan May, Zachary Rhea, and Rebecca Boyd, from Mr. Engelberth’s fourth grade class, are practicing their math facts using XtraMath.org.

Many teachers at Northern Heights Elementary School have been using XtraMath.org to assist in teaching students their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at a quick rate of speed.

The goal of the program is to have all students master each math fact by showing they can answer the question in three seconds or less.

Mid-week programs give kids traditional ‘fun’

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With the new school year starting, some area churches are also began their Wednesday night activities.

Two of these mid-week groups include the Pioneer Club of Trinity Presbyterian Church and AWANA of New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Pioneer Club meets from 6:46 to 8 p.m., and is for children ages four to seventh grade.

The time is filled singing songs, “fun” games, and learning Bible lessons.

Wednesday the group will have a special appearance by Jim Barron, WBCL (90.3 FM) morning radio host and illusionist.

WHOLE HEALTH: Community garden grows in its efforts to give back

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Like minds, some seeds and a little ambition brought to life a community garden in rural Whitley County this year.

The Whole Health Wellness Center, located at 1065 W. CR 150 N, officially broke ground this spring with the mission “dedicated to making a positive impact in the community by encouraging others and restoring lives.”

Its founder, Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, wanted to offer greener choices for her family. She noticed the same desire in other community members who also saw a need for a garden to help feed those in need.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: School board argues over admin offices

September 23, 2013

PIERCETON — School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.

However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at September’s meeting of the district’s Board of Trustees.

The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.

TODDLER DEATH: Two-year-old possibly drowned in Whitley Co. pond

September 23, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Officials believe accidental drowning was the cause of death for a toddler in Whitley County Saturday.

Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to 8009 W. CR 300 S., after family members found the two-year-old boy submerged and partially visible in a small pond.

Indiana Conservation Officers say the boy was outside with his famly when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was out of sight.

When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on the boy.

September 22nd

BREAKING NEWS: Child dead, possible drowning

September 22, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 21, 2013) - A two-year-old was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. today, and Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the possibility that the cause of death was a possible drowning.

Investigators said around 1:40 p.m. the Whitley County Sheriff's Department was called to 8009 West 300 South on a possible drowning. When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on a two-year-old boy.

September 20th

Pregnant woman receives 8-year sentence

September 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City woman received what a judge called “an unusual” sentence Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Rita Elswick, 19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.

What makes her sentence unusual is that Judge James Heuer will not decide where she serves it — at the county jail, at the state prison or on home detention — until March 17, 2014.

2013 CCHS Homecoming

September 20, 2013

Columbia City High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night’s football game against DeKalb. Standing in for King Sam Dailey, a football player who suffered a severe head injury at the Eagles’ first game, was quarterback Travis Herbst (left). The queen was Anna Atsinger (right).

Healthy Ind. Plan extension lauded, more work needed

September 20, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The test run of an Indiana program aimed at providing affordable health care to otherwise uninsured adults will be extended by a year as officials continue negotiating with the federal government about using it to expand Medicaid.
As part of a deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Pence administration will lower the amount residents can earn before they qualify for the state-run Healthy Indiana Plan while pushing more residents into the federal health insurance exchange.

Schools react to ISTEP+ results

September 20, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — ISTEP+ test results were released statewide this past week, and administrators are assessing how meaningful the results are for their districts.
Students had trouble around Indiana during the spring testing when online connection problems caused many to be kicked out of the testing website.

Tests ended up being completed after some delays. The results were also released later than normal.

 

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