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May 3rd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Little Turtle Elementary School teachers and administrators are working every day to fulfill the buildingâ€™s mission statement.
That statement is one the faculty hopes each student embraces, â€śI am here to learn.â€ť
Learning is aided for the students by Quality Circles, which are groups of teachers who work together within specializations. Academic quality groups include such areas as literacy and math.
â€śAll quality circles will support the schoolâ€™s goals,â€ť said Little Turtle Principal Tammy Weimer.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City man who pleaded guilty last month to two meth-related charges received a 20-year sentence in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Joshua Lemmon, 34, was handed a pair of 10-year sentences, to be served concurrently, with none of the time suspended. The two charges to which he admitted his guilt were dealing in methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.
In his sentencing, Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he would recommend Lemmon for work release and said the sentences could be modified in the future.
Little Turtle Elementary School recently named its Spirit Award recipients.
The Peabody Public Library recently announced its Teen Idol winners. Taking first place was Dakota Schilling, who sang and played the guitar.
The contest was sponsored by the Whitley County Community Foundationâ€™s â€śCount Me In Program.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the final installment of a three-part series on prom season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Boutonnieres and polished nails may be on the mind of Whitley County students this weekend, but as prom season starts for the county, school leaders, police and parents are concerned with safety.
In the next two weekends, all three Whitley County high schools will hold their proms in Fort Wayne.
Melanie Bechtold, prom advisor for CCHS and teacher, said safety is part of planning the annual event.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursday marked the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer, and events were scheduled for participation throughout the day.
Events began as early as 7 a.m., with a breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church for local church leaders and government officials.
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel read a proclamation to start the day.
â€śI say this every year, but if our nation ever needed prayerâ€”itâ€™s now,â€ť said Pastor Steve Johnson of Oak Grove Church of God.
SOUTH BEND (AP) â€” Notre Dame unveiled a plan Thursday to add buildings and more than 3,000 revenue-producing premium seats in and around Notre Dame Stadium in a push to make that area of campus more of a community hub.
The stadium that opened in 1930 and was expanded in 1997 is used fewer than 10 times a year for football games, commencement and recreational events. The idea is to use the stadium as a centerpiece where academics, athletics, students' social lives and the surrounding community come together.
With temperatures reaching the 80s on Wednesday, many youngsters were playing outside. Pictured, a group of friends ride their bikes in Columbia Shores. From left are Leonidas Huskey, 6, Aiden Huskey, 3, and Alexis Pettigrew, 9.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” An Indiana Department of Education spokesman says the agency hasn't received any reports of problems by schools administering a required standardized test after computer troubles caused testing to be halted earlier this week.
Daniel Altman says as of Thursday afternoon, everything appeared to be running smoothly. The department asked schools for a second straight day to reduce the number of students taking the test by half to avoid problems.
FORT WAYNE (AP) â€” The mayor of Fort Wayne is assuring residents of Indiana's second-largest city that public safety is a top priority of his administration after the second fatal police-action shooting in five days and the fourth in just over 10 weeks.
After police officers fatally shot a man who was shooting at them and nearby homes Thursday, Mayor Tom Henry issued a statement supporting Police Chief Rusty York and his department.