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April 26th, 2013

Events for Thursday

April 26, 2013

Autism group
An autism support group will meet today and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA.

Events for Tuesday

April 26, 2013

Barbershop music-7 p.m.
The Barbershoppers' Reunion will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the basement of Peabody Public Library. Cookies will be served. Attendees will hear award-winning barbershop quartets.

Travel Show
Pam Crone, tour director for Travel Time Senior Tours, in affiliation with the Whitley County Council on Aging, will host a travel show Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Don Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne to preview "The Best of the West- Great National Parks by Train" tour on August 15 to 29.

Events for Monday

April 26, 2013

Lamaze class-6 p.m.
Parkview Whitley Hospital will offer Lamaze classes designed for expecting parents to explore the physical, emotional, and social aspects of birth.
Sessions last four weeks and will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in terrace level classroom C. This session will meet April 29, May 6, 13, and 20.

Parent feedback-5:30 p.m.
Whitko Community Schools announce a Title I Parent Feedback Night Monday, April 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Whitko Administration Building at 432 S. First St., Pireceton.

Events for Saturday

April 26, 2013

Red Cross course
The Red Cross is offering three courses to train those wishing to volunteer in disaster relief shelters in Whitley County. The courses will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Church of God, Columbia City.
The training is free. Snacks and drink will be provided. There will be a 45 minute lunch break.
Registration is required by Saturday, April 20 and can be done by calling First Church at 244-5959 or emailing heather@firstchurchconnect.com.

Class reunion-9 a.m.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

April 26, 2013

In light of the atrocity at the Boston Marathon, are you willing to sacrifice freedoms in the interest of public safety?

S. WHITLEY UTILITIES: Water works could wash out rate hike

April 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With a multi-million dollar focus on the town’s waste water utility, South Whitley Town Council members are weighing the possibility of selling the town’s water utility.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, town leaders entertained an updated proposal from Indiana American Water Company.

Company representatives had previously brought information to the council on the possibility of IAW purchasing the town’s water utility.

UNLIKE LAST YEAR: Farmers face flooding, wicked weather

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “The weather needs to change.”

Kent Hoffman expressed a mutual feeling of most of his fellow crop growers after a week of flooding and cool temperatures.

Hoffman, a Whitley County farmer of 2,800 acres, is suffering the effects of the area’s wicked weather conditions.

“The large amount of water has caused erosion, which means extra field work is going to have to be done to get them ready to plant,” Hoffman said.

This is a totally different story than last planting season, when temperatures began to warm up in February.

DETOUR AHEAD: Board approves street closings

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not feel like it outside, but some individuals are beginning to anticipate warmer months.

SCHOOL GIZMOS: Survey says tech welcome at Whitko

April 26, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation has been evaluating the possibility of utilizing more technology in its classrooms.

One-to-One Technology is a plan to incorporate more devices in classrooms to enhance student learning and interaction, as well as equipping teachers with data in a digital format to assess student progress.

The district has been cautious in its movement toward more technology.
Concerns have centered around teacher preparedness and their ability to know the technology in a way that can be taught to students.

April 25th

CIRCUIT COURT: Powell pleads guilty to I.D. deception

April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Florida woman who once lived in Whitley County pleaded guilty to identity deception in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Rachelle Powell, who formerly resided in Larwill, pleaded guilty as part of a plea arrangement.

The deal included a suspended sentence of 1.5 years for the Class D felony charge.

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said the Class D felony could be changed to a Class A misdemeanor if Powell served her probation well.

A count of forgery, a Class C felony, was dismissed.

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