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March 26th, 2012

PARKVIEW WHITLEY HONORED: Picture of staff and nurses receiving award

March 26, 2012

State Representatives Dan Leonard (left) of the 50th District, and Kathy Heuer (right) of the 83rd District, present a resolution to Parkview Whitley Hospital staff and nurses in recognition of the hospital receiving the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. Holding the ANA award is Katie Palmer, RN (center).

Legislature honors Argerbright, Lefever

March 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – Former Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were recently honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with Special Resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolutions were sponsored by State Representative Kathy Heuer and State Senator Jim Banks.

TALENT ON DISPLAY IN PHOTO: Whitko hosts fourth annual show

March 26, 2012

Whitko Middle School’s cafeteria was the site of the school’s fourth annual talent show Friday night. Above, left to right are contestants Rozlyn Bishop, fifth grade, Amanda Zinsmeister, seventh grade and seventh-grader Maddy Foutz. The event was sponsored by the WMS Peacekeepers program and organized by Tara Hosier. With 20 different talents, the categories included singing, variety and dance. Aside from offering students a chance to showcase their talents and entertain the crowd, all proceeds from the event went to the Peacekeeper Program.

Larwill man hurt in wkd. collision

March 26, 2012

A Larwill man was one of two men involved in a Saturday morning crash on Ind. 109, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.
Shawn Sproles, 21, of Larwill collided head-on with Bradley Kincaid, 19, of Albion, according to police who reported the two drivers attempted to avoid a collision.
The crash occurred in the northbound lane.
Sproles was driving in the southbound lane.
A helicopter was dispatched to take Kincaid to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne with possible head injuries. Sproles was transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital for leg injuries.

NEW LIGHT FOR COESSE: School gets new windows

March 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Following many years of minor problems, Coesse Middle School is close to replacing the windows above the gymnasium.
Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, said that in the 17 years he has worked for the district, attempts have been made to seal the leaks, all of which were unsuccessful.
Zickgraf said the type of windows currently installed are translucent fiberglass designed to let light in, however the most recent investigation shows due to weather conditions the glass is beginning to wear.

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS: Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

March 26, 2012

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals.
Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant.
WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.

CITY LIGHTS, CITY HEAT: CCHS show choirs finish on a high note

March 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­­— The Sounds of the City went on the road March 17 for the last competition of the year.
The show choirs traveled to southern Indiana to Southwestern High School in Hanover for the 14th annual Ohio Valley Showcase.
City Lights was the first group to perform for the day.They performed with one of their best, if not the best, performance of the year.
Lights ended the competition in fourth place, but the three choirs ahead of them are probably three of the best women’s groups in the nation.

March 25th

NEPOTISM IN THE WORKPLACE? 'Busco takes a look

March 26, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Town Council took a look at workplace nepotism at its meeting Wednesday.

SOME THINGS CHANGING, SOME NOT: Schools looking at textbooks

March 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Though there are still months left on the 2011-12 school calendar, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools board is already making preparations for next year. One of the topics discussed at this week’s meeting was textbooks.

Laura McDermott began by discussing the related arts and media field.

March 24th

CONCERNS IN HUNTERTOWN? Commissioner speaks on matter

March 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Commissioner Don Amber crossed into Allen County Thursday to chime in on an issue in Huntertown he felt could affect the people of his home county. Huntertown officials are mulling the possibility of building a $11.2 million wastewater treatment plant.

The town currently pumps its sewage to Fort Wayne. Amber is concerned about the amount of treated sewage that would make its way into the Eel River, which flows into Whitley County.

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