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SOUTH WHITLEY â Efforts are being made to pave a 1,600-foot long recreational path in South Whitley.
The Friends of the Eel River Trail experienced success after constructing the Columbia City Trailhead in 2010, located along the Blue River Trail on Whitley Street.
Now the nonprofit is working to establish a trail in South Whitley that will revitalize a retired train trestle off of Calhoun Street.
Further developments are being discussed to connect the trail with one within the town limits that is a current project of Whitley On The Move.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Red and blue gowns adorned Whitko High School seniors as they paraded into WHSâs gymnasium for its commencement ceremony last night.
The Class of 2013 graduated 122 students and Superintendent Steve Clason described the group as the âbest achieving class in Whitkoâs history.â
Valedictorian Holly Frantz recounted the comical occurrences during the four years spent at Whitko. Practical jokes, pranks and good memories were relived.
(May 31, 2013) -- Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has advised the county of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Whitley County until 10 a.m. Saturday.
Update at 9:40 p.m.: The watch remains in effect. A large cell is coming to the county from the west in the next half hour. Citizens are cautioned to be prepared for high winds.
Concerning a new aquatics facility to replace Burnworth Pool after it closes in 2014...
Nadia Rhodes, 8, made use of South Whitleyâs newest playground, Adventure Mania, Thursday.
The new equipment was installed and open to children to utilize last week.
Adventure Mania is the second phase of the town park renovation. Doodle Bug Village, also in South Whitleyâs town park, was erected over the last several years.
COLUMBIA CITY â Passages, Inc. is offering a Summer Youth Enrichment Program which will begin on June 10.
The program consists of two four-week sessions designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend a Whitley County middle or high school to practice and enhance their academic, social and vocational skills in a structured and fun environment.
The participants will be offered local field trips to Morsches Park including the splash pad, The Humane Society of Whitley County and Paigeâs Crossing.
COLUMBIA CITY â American Legion Post 98 in Columbia City hosted a ceremony Memorial Day to honor local men and women who have fallen serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Deceased members of American Legion Post 98 and VFW Post 5582 from the past year were memorialized.
They were Adrian R. Beers, Phil Glassley, Teddy R. Hare, Jack Kessie, Phillip L. Lundblad, Jack Moore, Chester Napier, Talbert W. Pittenger, Marquis Reid Jr., Robert Sandager, William H. Smith, Herman P. Stuersel, John Boggess, Earl McEntire, Tony Treece and Bobby Turner.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Rotary Club hosted, State Police Officer Brian Bills at its Tuesday meeting.
Although Billsâ main job is that of a state police officer for Indiana, he is an advocate for the rejuvenation of Camp Whitley. Bills started his involvement in Camp Whitley by just offering a gun-safety program to campers prior to them being active on the rifle range. This is just one of a host of activities offered at the camp.
As school came to an end for Whitko Community School Corporation, an unexpected visitor was found on the premises of Whitko High School.
A large snapping turtle was camped out on the lawn at WHS, and Joe Jackson, head custodian for the school, took on the challenge of removing the turtle from the property.
The turtle had made its way to the front of the building, but it was uncertain where it came from.
COLUMBIA CITY â A Columbia City man who pleaded guilty to burglary was sentenced in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Charles Rector, 18, pleaded guilty last month to burglary, a Class B felony. He was sentenced by Judge James Heuer to six years at the Whitley County Jail, with three years to serve and three suspended.
At his hearing last month, the state dismissed a charge of theft upon accepting his guilty plea to burglary.
Rectorâs admission of guilt was âstraight upâ â that is, it was not part of a plea agreement. This left Heuer with a 6-to-20 year sentencing range.