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May 13th, 2011

Whitko educators bone up on technology in the classroom

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — A contingent of math and science teachers, along with other select faculty and administrators in the Whitko Community School Corporation were recently bombarded with today’s educational buzz phrase — “21st-Century Learning.”
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Tech lecture part of plan

May 13, 2011

PIERCETON — The recent introduction to technology in the classroom given to staff members of Whitko Community School Corporation was part of an ongoing process, according to Superintendent Steve Clason.
“Over two years ago, the state board of education and the department of education decided to push two major initiatives,” said Clason.
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Dust, road work discussed

May 13, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A modest crowd of 16 Whitley County residents sat in the room where county commissioners and council meet to hear Highway Department Superintendent Mike Barton spell out plans for 2011 road improvements in the county.
“We have 640 miles of roads in Whitley County,” said Barton.
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May 11th

Wind committee sets direction of meetings

May 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The committee formed in March to help steer Whitley County’s direction with wind energy met for the first time recently and established the groundwork for future meetings.
One edict set forth in the first meeting was a gag order, of sorts, according to committee member Mark Mynhier.
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Council hears rule for energy savings

May 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Common Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night designed to make official an energy savings program for the city’s commercial and industrial customers.
The ordinance authorizes the city’s participation in the MISO (Midwest Independent Systems Operator, Inc.) Demand Response Programs.
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May 10th

Meth charges net S.W. 12-year sentence

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A former South Whitley man arrested in February on drug charges was sentenced to 12 years in jail Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Isaiah A. Neer, 28, pleaded guilty last month to possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more pre-cursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
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Convicted sex offender to stand trial

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The former Columbia City man facing charges of child seduction will go to trial in June and the prosecution has attached more weight to the charges.
DeWayne E. Stewart, 47, will face a trial by jury June 21 in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Following the announcement of the court date by Circuit Court Judge James Heuer, Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Rentschler approached the bench and submitted what he called an “enhancement to Count One.”
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Property taxes due

May 10, 2011

Whitley County residents are reminded that the spring installment of property taxes are due today, May 10. The treasurer's office is open until 4:30 p.m. or there is a drop-box located on the north side of the Whitley County Government Center where payments may be dropped off. If you mail your taxes, they must be postmarked with today's date.
Payments after today will incur a penalty.

Fuel call button offers helping hand to disabled motorists

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately one in six Americans lives with some sort of disability.
Often those disabilities impact the individual in ways that non-disabled don’t even think about.
Like getting gas.
A task most people take for granted and usually accomplish in less than five minutes can take a disabled person 30 minutes to do.
With full-service filling stations few and far between, there is a program that provides assistance for disabled motorists.

Still open: Salvation Army office is not closing

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Contrary to rumors circulating, Whitley County Salvation Army director Pat Mossburg, the local organization is alive and well.
“Nothing has changed; we’re still here,” Mossburg said this morning.
She said that over the weekend, she had gotten several e-mails asking her if the local Salvation Army was closing its doors.
Mossburg said the Salvation Army is not leaving the community and is stronger than ever and doing the most good in Whitley County.

 

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