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January 9th, 2013

CHANGING CHAIRS: WCSC swears in new members, appoints board president

January 9, 2013

PIERCETON — It was back to school Monday for Whitko Community School students and back to work for the school corporation’s Board of Trustees.

An organizational meeting was held for the purpose of welcoming newly-elected and re-appointed board members. Georgia Tenney and Joe Begley were sworn in as the two new members.

SUPERINTENDENT TALKS SECURITY: WCCS discusses school safety

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated School District Board of School Trustees heard from WCCS superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor on Monday regarding the future of school safety in the district.

This discussion came in light of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. After meeting with local law enforcement, O’Connor said these partnerships will be the engine that drives school safety.

ALLOCATIONS FOR ANIMALS: Council reviews CEDIT, examines humane shelter funds

January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Council heard the highlights of the County Commissioners plan for the County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) plan during its first meeting of 2013 Tuesday.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Smith-Green Community Schools fills two vacant seats

January 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Two vacant board seats were filled at Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees meeting Monday.

Dean Geiger, of Churubusco, was selected to be the District 1 member on the school’s board. Luke Gross, of Churubusco, was chosen to fill the District 2 position.

Geiger is an engineer at Eaton in Auburn. He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1989. He holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. Geiger has three children currently in the SGCS school system.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 9, 2013

Here are the headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Update on Dakota Kimbler, alleged carjacker

Sen. Jim Banks proposes new gun legislation

WCSC and SGCS school boards introduce new board members

County council weighs in on humane shelter funding

January 8th

BACK TO SCHOOL: WCCS schools resume after break

January 8, 2013

Whitley County Consolidated Schools are back in session after two weeks of Christmas Break. Above, students load the buses at Columbia City High School Monday afternoon.

INTERNATIONAL DEBATER: World competition hosts CCHS grad

January 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Dakota Wappes never imagined his time spent with the late Bob Brittain, a debate coach at Columbia City High School, would take him to Berlin, Germany.

Wappes, a sophomore at Ball State University, is a part of the school’s debate team and a 2011 graduate of CCHS. For the first time, he ventured outside the U.S. and competed with his teammates from BSU in a debate challenge that encompassed some 400 schools from 82 different countries.

COMMISSIONERS PLAN: County puts finishing touches on CEDIT

January 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners put the finishing touches on the CEDIT proposal at the first meeting of 2013 Monday.

The plan was amended to allow $100,000 to be put toward repair work on County Bridge 10, which runs over Carter Ditch on County Road 600 N. The total cost of the project will be approximately $215,00, with the remainder of the funds coming from CUMbridge and other sources.

The Commissioners also appointed new officers for 2013. George Schrumpf was named chairman for the year, with Don Amber appointed as vice-chairman.

SCHOOL TIME CHANGE: Whitko Community Schools begin modified schedule

January 8, 2013

PIERCETON — Whitko students will arrive at school 30 minutes later tomorrow and each Wednesday thereafter. The new starting times for Wednesdays at all Whitko Community Schools are as follows:

Whitko High School - 8:30 a.m.

Whitko Middle School - 8:15 a.m.

Pierceton Elementary School - 8:35 a.m.

South Whitley Middle School - 8:35 a.m.

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW: In today's paper

January 8, 2013

"2012 Year in Review" comes out in today's issue of The Post & Mail....get your copy and see photos and the top headlines from 2012....

 

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