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September 23rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Like minds, some seeds and a little ambition brought to life a community garden in rural Whitley County this year.
The Whole Health Wellness Center, located at 1065 W. CR 150 N, officially broke ground this spring with the mission â€śdedicated to making a positive impact in the community by encouraging others and restoring lives.â€ť
Its founder, Aimee Clark, of Columbia City, wanted to offer greener choices for her family. She noticed the same desire in other community members who also saw a need for a garden to help feed those in need.
PIERCETON â€” School leaders have been preparing for dust to fly as Whitko Community School Corporation prepares for two large construction projects.
However, it was difference of opinions that flew across the board room at Septemberâ€™s meeting of the districtâ€™s Board of Trustees.
The green light has already been given for South Whitley Elementary School to be remodeled and for Pierceton Elementary School to be rebuilt.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Officials believe accidental drowning was the cause of death for a toddler in Whitley County Saturday.
Around 1:40 p.m., first responders were called to 8009 W. CR 300 S., after family members found the two-year-old boy submerged and partially visible in a small pond.
Indiana Conservation Officers say the boy was outside with his famly when they realized he was missing. The family estimates they found him less than 10 minutes after they noticed he was out of sight.
When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on the boy.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Sept. 21, 2013) - A two-year-old was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. today, and Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the possibility that the cause of death was a possible drowning.
Investigators said around 1:40 p.m. the Whitley County Sheriff's Department was called to 8009 West 300 South on a possible drowning. When emergency crews arrived, they found family members performing CPR on a two-year-old boy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City woman received what a judge called â€śan unusualâ€ť sentence Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Rita Elswick, 19, was sentenced to eight years, with four to serve and four on suspended sentence, for dealing in methamphetamine.
What makes her sentence unusual is that Judge James Heuer will not decide where she serves it â€” at the county jail, at the state prison or on home detention â€” until March 17, 2014.
Columbia City High School named its 2013 Homecoming King and Queen at Friday nightâ€™s football game against DeKalb. Standing in for King Sam Dailey, a football player who suffered a severe head injury at the Eaglesâ€™ first game, was quarterback Travis Herbst (left). The queen was Anna Atsinger (right).
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The test run of an Indiana program aimed at providing affordable health care to otherwise uninsured adults will be extended by a year as officials continue negotiating with the federal government about using it to expand Medicaid.
As part of a deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Pence administration will lower the amount residents can earn before they qualify for the state-run Healthy Indiana Plan while pushing more residents into the federal health insurance exchange.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” ISTEP+ test results were released statewide this past week, and administrators are assessing how meaningful the results are for their districts.
Students had trouble around Indiana during the spring testing when online connection problems caused many to be kicked out of the testing website.
Tests ended up being completed after some delays. The results were also released later than normal.
In my opinion, downtown Columbia City needs:
â€˘More retail stores
â€˘More dining options
Dillard Sturgill receives an ear examination at the Whitley County Council on Agingâ€™s Senior Health Fair Thursday. Conducting the test is Sondra Wise, of Summit Hearing Solutions.
More than 30 vendors set up booths in the newly completed Woodlands Senior Centerâ€™s bus barn.
Other health screenings were offered inside the main building.
In its third year, the fair offers information and support for healthy living to seniors.
See more photos on Page A10 of Saturday's issue of The Post and Mail.