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April 2nd, 2013

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY: Whitko keeps busy with end in sight

April 2, 2013

PIERCETON — With each passing day, Whitko schools are getting closer to the end of the school year, but that doesn’t mean that these next few months will go by without any activity.

At last week’s school board meeting, the agenda was full and three principals gave in-depth reports on the events going on at their particular schools.

SWES

Principal Bruce Hansen announced that South Whitley Elementary Sch-ool will host Donuts for Dads April 11 from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. This will be a chance for students to join their fathers in the cafeteria for breakfast.

WHITLEY ON THE MOVE: EDC reaches out to support town growth

April 2, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — As the town of South Whitley progresses with its Whitley On The Move initiative, partnerships with agencies such as the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation are vital.

Alan Tio, president of the EDC, was present at last week’s town council meeting to share with South Whitley’s leaders how his corporation could benefit the town’s desire to grow.

“We can work together to get a lot of things done,” Tio said. “We are learning from other cities, such as Wabash and Angola, to see what has worked for them.”

HIGHER EDUCATION BILL: Gov. Pence applauds decision to move ahead

April 2, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Governor Mike Pence praised the passage of the Higher Education Student Loans Bill, SB 532, which passed the House recently with a vote of 71-24.

"Indiana legislators took a step in the right direction to make college education more affordable for Hoosier students and their families," said Governor Pence.

HEUER'S BILL PASSES: Funds now available for job retention, expansion

April 2, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) authored legislation to promote employee retention through the Training 2000 Program. The bill passed through the Senate Monday with a 48-1 vote.

“By making sure that businesses have proper resources to keep employee training up to date, Hoosier businesses will continue to thrive,” said Rep. Heuer. “We need to continue our focus on workforce development in order for our economy to continue to grow.”

April 1st

Two Whitley Co. teens hospitalized from ATV wreck

April 1, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Sunday at approximately 7:30 p.m., two 17-year-old girls from Whitley County were injured in an ATV accident.

At the time of the accident Shannon Kincaid and Nicole Karrer were both riding on a single ATV across an open field in the area of 3899 South CR 400 W in Whitley County. While traveling across the field, the ATV went through a rough, washed out area, causing both girls to be thrown from the vehicle.

Neither of them were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and both were initially knocked unconscious after hitting the ground.

PIERCETON ESCAPEES CAUGHT IN CITY: Walmart bicycle theft sparks manhunt

April 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Pierceton Woods escapees were found in Columbia City early Monday morning.

The two runaways allegedly left the juvenile detention facility, 12 miles west of Columbia City, and stole bicycles.

According to police, the pair rode the bikes to Whitley County and stopped at Walmart on Plaza Drive.

Local police were tipped off to the escapees after a Walmart manager reported a theft.

The two juveniles allegedly stole two new bicycles, along with several other items from the store.

SCORCHED EARTH: Local grass fires occupy firecrews

April 1, 2013

A Richland Township fireman works to contain a large field fire on County Road 475 West, near the 999 south address. Crews from three fire departments, Richland, Cleveland and Columbia, worked to put out the blaze. Several crews in the area battled grass and field fires this weekend, due to windy, dry conditions.

AERIE RUMBLINGS: Fate of Eagles chapter ‘dim’

April 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Emotions made for strong opinions as Eagles members gathered Saturday to discuss the fate of the chapter, the building and the leadership of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) 1906 chapter, Columbia City.

“The future looks very dim,” said Mike Cummings, an agent dispatched by the Grand Aerie, the state governing body of the FOE, to sort out Columbia City’s Aerie organization.

“I don’t think you should close,” Cummings said. “This didn’t break in one month, and it isn’t going to get fixed in one month.”

EDUCATIONAL PLANNING: A defining focus unifies Whitko schools

April 1, 2013

PIERCETON – A comprehensive five-year plan was laid out for Whitko’s school corporation at last week’s board meeting.

Superintendent Steve Clason presented the plan that included specific areas of focus to be implemented inside the school building and out in the community.

Higher academic achievement

Working to give students a better learning environment, WCSC is looking to adopt an education concept known as 1-to-1 technology.

This learning model incorporates traditional teaching tactics with new technology that can individualize and expand a student’s education.

2 killed in Fort Wayne shootings

April 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne area police are investigating a string of weekend shootings that left two men dead and two others badly wounded.
An area newspaper reports two of the four weekend shootings happened Sunday. In one, a man died after being critically wounded outside a nightclub. Later in the day, a second man was brought to a Fort Wayne hospital with a gunshot wound and later died.
Police say the other shooting death came Saturday morning when 65-year-old Robert W. Kanyuh was fatally shot during a home invasion at his Allen County home.

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