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April 11th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ First Church of God was nearly packed with those who came to hear keynote speaker, April Maley, share how she overcame abuse as part of the 5th Annual Light the Way event.
Maley, author of the book, ‚ÄúI Will Not Be Silent,‚ÄĚ was invited by The Salvation Army of Whitley County and its ministries director, Pat Mossburg.
The evening was organized to help break the circle of violence. Annually, Light the Way aims to help people identify child abuse, educate individuals on the effects of domestic violence, and what to do if a violence situation is suspected.
SUMMITTVILLE, Ind. (AP) ‚ÄĒ The owner of the central Indiana property where dozens of animal carcasses were found stacked inside a barn said the deaths were not preventable and that some of the animals died four months ago.
Daniel Ault told WISH-TV that he became overwhelmed with the amount of animals on the farm about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Police found the carcasses of between 75 and 100 animals ‚ÄĒ including horses, sheep, cows and chickens ‚ÄĒ when deputies were called to one of the barns Tuesday evening, said Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) are thinking of the future and looking at different possibilities for a new high school in Columbia City.
WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O‚ÄôConnor presented to the school board Monday four courses the district could possibly chart.
While presenting, O‚ÄôConnor informed the board that Columbia City High School‚Äôs poor facilities are the major focus as the district looks ahead.
‚ÄúThe Columbia City High School facility is grossly inadequate, functionally obsolete and not serving the needs of the students or community,‚ÄĚ she said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After receiving input from citizens, the Columbia City Common Council agreed to delay the passage of a pair of ordinances that would withdraw the electric and water utilities from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) Tuesday.
The council‚Äôs decision was unanimous to push back the final reading to April 23.
‚ÄúThe purpose of the delay is to gather any additional information from people,‚ÄĚ said Councilwoman Nicole Penrod.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County has celebrated several economic advances in recent months.
Kerr Real Estate, a Michigan-based developer, announced in January that Dunham‚Äôs Sports would soon occupy part of the former Scott‚Äôs grocery store building in Columbia City.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. made plans in December to add new rail production capabilities creating approximately 40 new jobs.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Board of Works and Safety selected Advance Disposal to take care of the city‚Äôs solid waste for the next two years.
The move passed on a unanimous vote. The contract will be for two years with an option for a three-year renewal if Advance Disposal is meeting the city‚Äôs specs.
Whitley County has seen an abundance of field fires recently, as dry, windy conditions have provided the perfect storm for a blaze. Field fires may be less prevalent in the coming week, as the area saw rain Monday afternoon and more showers are expected throughout the week.
Chandler Brown, of Churubusco High School, was announced as the Lily Scholarship winner.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ Technology is can be both a blessing and curse to school systems.
The advantages of delivering current and timely curriculum is equally balanced with the demand for money in order to maintain equipment and security measures.
However, even with the looming costs, Whitko Community School Corporation is putting plans in place to incorporate a technological element into the teaching base.
1-to-1 Technology was introduced to school board members last week by Joel Yeager, director of technology Services for the district.
Editor‚Äôs note: The following is the fifth of a multi-part series on met amphetamine.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Addiction. It can mean different things for different people.
For a cigarette smoker, it can mean a dependence to nicotine. For some, its a craving for sweets. Others may submerse their lives in alcohol.
Whitley County Drug Task Force Detective Bill Brice says that for methamphetamine users, it‚Äôs more than an addiction ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs a lifestyle.
Officials say meth is more addictive than crack cocaine, marijuana, heroin or LCD.