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October 5th, 2012

TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE

October 5, 2012

WCCS: Mulls additional ETA parking space

October 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — 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.
“We’re getting close to seriously start talking about parking lots,” said WCCS business manager Anthony Zickgraf at Monday’s meeting. “This is a problem that is not going away.”

WCCS: School board reviews draft of Vision, Mission and Core Values

October 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees studied a draft complied of the school corporation Vision, Mission and Core Values at Monday’s meeting in an attempt to have it reviewed by the next regular meeting Oct. 15.
The draft was a result of a brainstorming session held in September by the school board and school administrators. During this session, groups were asked to give specific words or phrases for the school’s vision, mission and core values, and the board later worked on common themes mentioned in the meeting.

October 4th

TIME-HONORED HOMESTEAD: Farm’s longevity leaves a legacy

October 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Visit the Schuman family farm in Columbia City and time slows down to the pace of yesterday.

The Schuman family farm was established in 1854 and was recently recognized with the Hoosier Homestead Award for the farm’s longevity.

The legacy of the Schuman farm may be documented for others to see in photographs, but to the family, the legacy is a life they lived and is a part of them.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 4, 2012

Saturday

•Benefit for Chad Miller — 4 to 8 p.m.
A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd.
The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.

•CCHS 1942 class reunion ­— 11:30 a.m.

PLAN COMMISSION: Commissioners review applications

October 4, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
“There are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,” said Sewell. “It’s basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.”
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.

SGCS: Honors students of the month

October 4, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees held its monthly meeting Monday, with three students earning recognition for their success as they became Students of the Month.
Those students are Jadrian Clouse, Mallory Pearson and Isabelle Turner.
October is “Learning Disability Awareness Month,” and during the meeting, Director of Special Education Nancy Becker reminded those present of teacher Erica Vogel and the great example she has served in relation to special education.

October 3rd

CCPD: Probes incident involving man hit by squad car

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City police are continuing to investigate an accident that involved a city police officer hitting a pedestrian with his squad car.
Zachary Hesting, 38, of Columbia City, was injured early Friday morning when, according to a crash report by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, he was struck by a squad car.
According to the WCSD report, Hesting was walking eastbound on Hanna Street near Whitley Street in Columbia City, when he saw lights coming up from behind him.
Hesting said he moved to the curb on the left side of the road, and was struck by the vehicle.

HORSEBOUND FOR CANCER

October 3, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — On Mother’s Day of 2011, a woman and her horse plodded through the sands of a beach in Ocean City, Wash.
They reached the water and the woman took off her boots.
“It was boots off, toes in the water, hooves in the water,” remembers 47-year-old Tracy Delp, a resident of Port Orchard, Wash.
Since that Mother’s Day more than a year ago, Delp and her horse, Sierra have been hoofing it across the United States in what Delp hopes will raise awareness for the disease that took her own mother.

MARCHING WITH PRIDE: Whitko High School’s band takes a forward march into success

October 3, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Fall and football go hand in hand, but fall and marching band is equally compatible now at Whitko High School (WHS). After three years of marking time, the band has stepped back onto the field to march.
Band Director Joseph Shepherd is a 2003 WHS graduate and was a member of the Marching Pride all four years of his high school career.
“The band was thriving then. We received Division I ratings at regionals and were consistently placing,” said Shepherd. “I know the potential the band program can have. I am excited to see us making some in steps in that direction.”

 

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