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May 21st, 2013

ROAD WORK AHEAD: Street dept. ready for summer work

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Although the actual first day of summer is more than a month away, Columbia City’s Street Department is gearing up for summer projects.

Among the projects is crack sealing. Street Department Superintendent Kelly Cearbaugh said during the winter, cracks appear in the pavement and summer is the time to fix them.

“We usually have a company come in and use fiberized crack seal,” he said. “They blow out the cracks and get the sand and debris out first. It just preserves the street that much longer, it’s part of pavement preservation.”

POLITICAL INITIATIVES: Sen. Banks recounts legislative outcomes

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana State Senator Jim Banks shared numerous actions he deemed as successes during the recent legislative session at a breakfast held for area Republicans Saturday.

Senator Banks listed his education initiatives as a “win.” Higher education reform was on his radar as he sought to reduce the cost to attend Indiana state colleges.

“We wanted greater transparency for state colleges,” Banks said. “People need to see how that money is spent.”

911 EXPENSES MAY SPLIT THREE WAYS: County commissioners wary of $30,000 pricetag

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s new 911 system just went online last month, but there is an issue that still needs to be addressed.

Scott Jones, 911 director, reported to the Whitley County Commissioners Monday that the voice recorder currently in place records sound only, not text, video or any other way a person may message contact dispatchers with the new 911 system.

CCHS TOP 10

May 21, 2013

Columbia City High School held its honors convocation Monday night.

Above are the top 10 students, academically, for the Class of 2013.

Front row, from left: Aakash Patel, Tiffany Harber and Richelle Menzie. Back row, from left: Adam Wilkinson, Lindsay Angel, Ryan Romanowski, Corinne Kauffman, Carlee Hearld and Emily Lewis. Not pictured; Jordan Bickle.

FIRE STATION DEDICATION

May 21, 2013

Smith Township’s honor guard and volunteer firefighters march toward their new fire station in a dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Both the U.S. Flag and the Indiana State Flag were raised by town leaders.

The new station is located inside Churubusco’s town park on North John Kreiger Drive.

May 19th

211 systems served as Ind. resident help line

May 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE (AP) — A study by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs shows that in much of Indiana, public officials aren't aware their counties have 211 systems in which callers can find social services for help.

The Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations surveyed nearly more than 1,000 local government officials, including mayors, county auditors, council members, school board members and township trustees.

Whitko H.S. hands out Class of 2013 awards

May 19, 2013

Whitko High School seniors that earned scholarships through Kosciusko County Community Foundation included Chelsee Christoffel, Becca Thomson, Jamie Wall, Natasha Anderson, Aaron Horn and Holly Frantz. Scholarships were presented by KCCF’s Amy Cannon.

See Page A5 of the May 20 issue for more photos and a complete list of award recipients.

Spring Spruce-Up Day

May 19, 2013

Cory and Maudie Sickafoose, along with their three daughters, helped plant flowers, clean the park, and picked up a lot of litter from alleys and streets.

They were just one of several families who came out to volunteer during South Whitley’s Spring Spruce-Up Day Saturday.

Making lemonade

May 19, 2013

Garrett Shepherd, a kindergartner at Little Turtle Elementary School, participated in a nation-wide initiative to teach children how to run and operate a lemonade business.

Students were given a booklet to follow and specific instructions. Shepherd had to complete a business plan, create a menu, build a booth and serve customers as part of the program.

Shepherd said he intends to use the money he makes, after he takes out his expenses, to purchase a video game.

Pictured is Shepherd (right) and his father, Marty, operating the lemonade stand on Saturday.

SUMMER STYLE: Crisp cuts her break to begin career

May 19, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a series highlighting unique jobs and activities held by area students during the summer months.

COLUMBIA CITY — Kirstie Crisp will soon don a cap and gown and graduate with the rest of Columbia City High School’s Class of 2013.

However, while others go off on summer vacations and senior trips, Crisp will be starting her career — in cosmetology.

“I had visited colleges and I knew they that they wouldn’t work for me,” Crisp said. “Cosmetology is something that I love. Why would I do something that I didn’t love just to conform to everyone else?”

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