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September 21st, 2012

BLUE RIVER TRAIL: Project begins Saturday

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel and the Columbia City Park Board will be breaking ground on the new Blue River Trail Extension Saturday.
The ground breaking will take place on the north side of U.S. 30 in Morsches Park at 12:30 p.m.
According to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, the project will extend the trail eight tenths of a mile, which will open up the park to citizens on the north side of the city.
Green said the extension will begin just south of the pond in Morshes Park, cross over the river and end near DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home.

ETA: Phase III bids approved

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated Board of School Trustees approved construction bids for Phase III Development of Eagle Tech Academy, with hopes the project will be finished by next year.
“The lowest bid on the project of the five bidders was $1,948,572, of Hamilton Hunter (Builders) out of Fort Wayne,” said school board member Anthony Zickgraf at Monday’s meeting. “Out of the five bids, they were all within about 2.5 percent of each other.”

MELODIC MEMORIES: Alumni band strikes a chord

September 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Tonight is homecoming at Columbia City High School (CCHS) and many students will create memories that will follow them throughout their adult lives. But for a group of CCHS alumni, memories of the past will make way for new homecoming memories.
For the second year, Helen Hockemeyer, CCHS band director, has organized a band comprised of high school alumni for homecoming night.
After last year’s turn out of 16, Hockemeyer decided to put the alumni band together again. Classes represented in the group went as far back as 1950.

September 20th

Fall Festival: Fireworks recreate July 4th celebration

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — On Friday and Saturday, Morsches Park will welcome Whitley County residents to gather for fall fanfare and celebration.
The rescheduled fireworks display has now allowed for a weekend of food, music and entertainment. At 5 p.m. Friday, food vendors and bounce houses will open. An Elementary Mile Championship Run will kick off at 5:30 p.m. This will feature over 700 cross country runners in grades three through five. The night will close with a concert by Bluebird Revival at 6 p.m.
Saturday, the park will open at 8 a.m. to host the farmer’s market.

ROAD CLOSING IMMINENT

September 20, 2012

WCCS: Staffers prepare for national autism conference

September 20, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Susan Christman, WCCS’s director of special education, Sue Corbin, the corporation’s assistant director for special education, as well as Melissa Dubie, with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, are preparing to attend a national conference in Ohio on autism in November.
The welcome came after a proposal was written by the three individuals detailing the work the local school corporation has accomplished to meet the needs of autistic students.

September 19th

WHITKO: Commissioners conduct meeting for students

September 19, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY – The Whitley County Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting in a different environment Monday, as business was conducted in front of students from Whitko High School.
“I enjoy holding the meetings for the students,” said County Commissioner Don Amber. “We do this for the kids’ edification.”
Amber said the commissioners occasionally held meetings at the South Whitley Library, but then it was suggested to move it to the school for students, particularly those attending a government class.

DAY OF CARING

September 19, 2012

FUTURE EAGLE SCOUT: Receives plaudits from Whitko board

September 19, 2012


PIERCETON — A brand new sidewalk at Whitko High School was the culmination of a project coordinated by a WHS freshman, the results of which will propel the young man to elite status among his fellow Boy Scouts of America.
John Langmaid, Jr., 14, coordinated the sidewalk project as part of his quest to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a designation he said will belong to him soon.

SGCS: Board lauds Vogel as teacher of the month

September 19, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The Smith-Green Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees had a full plate at its regular board meeting Monday night.
Various school programs, as well as technology upgrades and the school’s ongoing construction project highlighted the board’s busy agenda.
Churubusco Elementary School Principal Shellie Miller recognized Erica Vogel as “Teacher of the Month” Monday.
In the four years she has taught at CES, Vogel has helped with Extended Day Kindergarten, junior high language arts, K-2 intervention and intensive needs.

 

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