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May 21st, 2013

CCHS golfer takes talent to philanthropic level

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School stand-out linkster Tyler Green has partnered with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) to raise funds for Leadership Whitley County.

Recently, the AJGA initiated "Leadership Links," a program that teaches charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age.

This program motivates junior players to donate their time and talent to local organizations.

Martin trial set for next week

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of home improvement fraud will stand trial next week in Whitley County Circuit Court.

George Martin, 55, of North Manchester, was arrested in October and charged with the Class C felony. His trial will begin Wednesday, May 29 at 9 a.m.

According to case reports, Martin, along with two other men, allegedly performed work on the driveway of a man in Whitley County. The elderly man’s sister, who assists him with finances, called the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department believing her brother had been a victim of fraud.

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.

 

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