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April 18th, 2013

LEARNING DISGUISED AS ROBOTS: Eagle Tech students explore design

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Design Processes class is already being taught to students at Eagle Tech Academy, but now that technology has the opportunity to advance learning outside of the classroom.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is a worldwide organization that creates a learning environment and competition for students of all ages.

Representatives from FIRST were on hand last night for a presentation to students and parents on starting a program at ETA.

CIRCUIT COURT: Alleged burglar’s bond reduction request denied

April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man arrested for allegedly committing burglary and theft at a local church had his bond reduction request denied at Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Cody Miller, 21, was arrested in February for allegedly stealing and committing burglary at St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City. He was in court requesting a bond reduction. Currently his bond is at $50,000, which would require at $5,000 payment to release him.

April 17th

COACHING STUDENTS: College coalition enlightens high schoolers

April 17, 2013

College and career coaching was offered to students from all three Whitley County high schools yesterday. The event was part of a state-wide initiative, College Success Coalition. Connecting students with community leaders, education representatives and career coaches, the day was geared to help high school juniors make better choices.

POSSIBLE BOMBER: Officials see potential suspect in bombing

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon have an image of a potential suspect in the deadly bombing but do not know his name and have not questioned him, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The news came with Boston in a state of high excitement over a possible breakthrough in the case and conflicting information over whether a suspect was in custody. Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in the afternoon.

CIRCUIT COURT: Greer receives same sentence as brother

April 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine with his brother, received the same sentence as his sibling in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Ben Greer, 30, was arrested in November on six meth-related charges. He pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine and, as part of a plea agreement, the other counts were dismissed.

Greer was sentenced to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections, with eight to serve and two suspended. His brother Andrew received the same sentence, except his will be served at the Whitley County Jail.

'IT WAS SURVIVAL MODE': Krider was across the street from Boston explosion

April 17, 2013

BOSTON — “I didn’t comprehend what was going on.”

Shelby Krider, 2003 Columbia City High School graduate, was across the street from the first explosion during the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon.

“My friends and I go to the marathon every year,” Krider said. “We know a few people who are charity runners, and we were waiting for them to come to the finish line.”

Krider said she was in the stands on Boylston Street, near the finish line, when she heard the blast.

SCHOOL FUNDING: Tax increase affords SGCS projects

April 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Residents of Whitley County’s Smith Township and Noble County’s Green Township saw their property taxes increase from last year to this year.

This was due in part to the building project currently underway at Smith-Green Community Schools.

Since tax reports sent to residents only show tax rates from the previous year, what they may not have realized is their rate did not go higher than the rate in 2011.

CANDLES AT THE COURTHOUSE: Vigil held for child abuse and neglect

April 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Remembrance, awareness and prevention were key focal points at last night’s candlelight vigil held at the Whitley County Courthouse.

Residents from across the county gathered at the Courthouse to remember and pray for children affected by abuse and neglect.

Pinwheels and battery-operated candles were passed out to those present. That state of Indiana designated April 16 as an annual remembrance day, and being that this was the first year, participation from all counties was encouraged.

April 16th

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: Whitko takes patrons to Emerald City

April 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — More than 50 students from all four of Whitko Community Schools will come together to present, “The Wizard of Oz,” Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee show April 28 at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School.

“The students have been hard at work to create this spring’s masterpiece on the high school stage,” said Director Dawn Hinthorn. “This timeless story has been a beloved show for decades, and we are proud to finally welcome it to South Whitley.”

CES LEAVE: ’Busco principals resign

April 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Both the principal and assistant principal of Churubusco Elementary School (CES) will resign at the end of the 2012-13 school year.

CES Principal Shellie Miller’s and CES Assistant Principal Nicole Veit’s resignations from their respective positions were accepted at the Monday meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees.

 

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