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June 21st, 2012

TROY CENTER: Tuition hike explained

June 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to a recent tuition increase at TROY Center, Dr. Patricia O’Connor invited TROY Center director, Nicole Trier, to the Whitley County Consolidated School board meeting Monday to shed light on the reasons for the increase.
Before Trier spoke, Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor said, “Whitley County Community Schools has established a strong, positive working partnership with TROY Center for many years. The TROY Center Alternative program has provided educational instruction and supervision for our at-risk students.”

WIND: Plan Commission rejects wind changes

June 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – After a split vote from the Whitley County Planning Commission members, the County Commissioner’s suggested changes to the proposed Wind Energy Ordinance were rejected Wednesday.
The motion was made to approve the County Commissioner’s recommended changes, but it did not carry since a majority of five votes was needed.
Dave Schilling made an abstention. Voting for the approval of the motion was Brandon Forrester, Paula Reimers, George Schrumpf and Doug Wright. Voting against the motion was Dave Addison, Bill Auer, John Johnson and Kenny Kerch.

OLD SETTLERS EVENTS

June 21, 2012

Tuesday, June 26
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8 a.m.
Euchre 9 a.m.
Carry-in Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Travel Show 2:30 p.m.
Bingo 4 p.m.
Brats & Burgers 5 p.m.
Melvin Mullins 6 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Eagle’s Nest Event Center
OSD Past Presidents Dinner 6 p.m.
Burnworth Pool/CCHS
OSD Horseshoe Tournament 7 p.m.
Courthouse Stage

UPDATE: Suspicious death ruled a suicide

June 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A death at a residence on Ind. 205, originally believed to be suspicious by police, was ruled a suicide after further investigation.

Kathy Gregory, 47, was found dead at 1920 S. Ind. 205 Tuesday night after medics and firemen were called to the scene of a fall.

First responders found Gregory unresponsive with a gunshot wound.

The case was investigated by Whitley County Coroner Scott Smith, Sheriff’s Detective Chuck Vogely and Crime Scene Investigator Randy Dellinger.

COLLEGE SAVINGS: Rotary members learn of college savings

June 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — College Choice 529 is the name of the state of Indiana’s plan to help parents and students prepare for the high costs of a college education.
Jodi Golden, executive director of the Indiana Education Savings Authority (ESA), was the speaker at the latest Rotary Club meeting.
She was introduced by Rotarian Dick Buchanan, who is a member of ESA’s board of directors.
Golden’s main focus was to inform the group of the benefits of the College Choice 529 program.
She started off by giving the current statistics of the realities of a college education in today’s numbers.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

June 21, 2012

Mobile mammography

June 20th

TURTLE DAYS: Events for the festival

June 20, 2012

Wednesday
5 p.m.
• FOOD, CRAFT, AND MERCHANT VENDORS; RIDES, GAMES, AND CONCESSIONS until 10 p.m., at the park
6 p.m.
• OPENING CEREMONY, entertainment stage
• ROYALTY INTRODUCTIONS, entertainment stage
6:30 p.m.
• JUNIOR KARAOKE COMPETITION, entertainment stage
8 p.m.
• DOOR PRIZE DRAWING, entertainment stage
8:15 p.m.
• ADULT KARAOKE COMPETITION, until 10 p.m., entertainment stage
10 p.m.
• RAFFLE DRAWING (must be present), entertainment stage
Thursday
5 p.m.

WHITKO SCHOOLS: Whitko OKs changes to personnel

June 20, 2012

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation school board met Monday night to hear a host of requests to approve various personnel changes.
Included in those requests was the motion to approve the resignation of Rob Irwin as the athletic director effective July 1, which the board did grant.
In other personnel changes, the board approved the transfer of Stephanie Campbell from Pierceton Elementary School, where she was previously an office assistant, to the position of art assistant for both Pierceton and South Whitley Elementary Schools.

UWWC CELEBRATES: New director appreciated

June 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – With a campaign appreciation breakfast Tuesday, the United Way discussed upcoming changes and encouraged agencies to meet the new executive director of the United Way of Whitley County (UWWC), Cindy Baker.
Baker has only been on the job for two and a half weeks, and while she admits there is much for her to learn, she believes her compassionate nature will lead the way.
“I don’t have to be an expert on the United Way, I have to be passionate about the United Way, and I have to be passionate about the people in this community that we serve,” said Baker.

ORDINANCE UNLIKELY: Commissioners say no burn ban likely

June 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – Due to dry conditions and a lack of rain, Columbia City recently issued a burn ban, but the County Commissioners said it is unlikely the county will see a similar ban.
Amber said in a situation such as this, the commissioners leave the decision up to the nine fire chiefs in the county to make the determination. Amber said he spoke to the president of the Whitley County Fire Association before the meeting, and he did not want a ban.
“That’s not to say there still aren’t dangers out there,” said Amber.

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