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October 11th, 2011

Thousands tour new hospital

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Throngs of visitors flocked to Parkview Whitley Hospital’s new facility at the corner of Ind. 205 and U.S. 30 for the hospital’s open house Sunday.
The event lasted four hours and required a colossal coordinated effort by hospital staff and Parkview employees from other hospitals, according to Senior Vice President Scott Gabriel.
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Rock Hall’s induction process questioned

October 11, 2011

I know art is subjective.
But, come on.
Who is running the show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I’ve been on the fence for a long time about the possible existence of life outside the Earth’s atmosphere. But now I’m not so sure. I have to wonder what planet these folks hail from.
My guess is whoever they are, they’ve never driven a fast car; sunk a bank shot using three rails to win $100 or strutted out to center stage with an electric guitar between their legs; or anything else remotely related to being cool.
They must be deathly allergic to swagger and panache

Challenging year explained

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – During Passages, Inc. annual meeting Wednesday evening, Alice Anderson, vice president of the organization, welcomed the several hundred people attending. Attendees dined on Italian food at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center.
Tom O’Neil, president and CEO of Passages, told how those in attendance were going to embark on a journey.
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Down Syndrome a reality for writer

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — With humor, compassion, heart and drive the “Sesame Street” award-winning writer took on disabilities and put people with them on the map at the annual meeting of Passages Inc. Wednesday evening.
Most Americans have either grown up with, seen or heard of “Sesame Street,” the long-time public television program and child eduction franchise.
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WCCS faces new challenge in covering pensions

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation is now facing a $600,000 annual bill for severance bonds.
In 2006, the district’s health insurance contract covered 90 percent of a teacher’s medical costs through the age of 65.
Beyond that, the district assumes 100% liability on retirement.
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Saturday ceremony celebrates land acquisition for Crooked Lake

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Crooked Lake Association (CLA) is an organization whose mission is simple: protect, preserve and enhance the pristine Northern Whitley County lake for future generations.
Crooked Lake is the second deepest lake in Indiana, reaching depths of 108 feet in some areas.
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Mayor candidates discuss money, politics

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s three mayoral candidates ­— Ryan Daniel, Republican, Cathy Heritier, Democrat and Scott Wise, Libertarian — were guests Tuesday at the Whitley County Patriots’ monthly meeting at the Church of the Nazarene.
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Inmate health: Sheriff discusses prisoner co-pays with board

October 11, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY —  The Board of Comm-issioners for Whitley County discussed a range of topics at its bi-weekly session earlier this week.
The meeting began with County Attorney Dan Sigler giving his report.
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SGCS honors second grader: Meeks given Spotlight on Success

October 11, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Elementary School second grader Dawson Meeks was chosen as October’s Spotlight on Success at the Smith-Green Community School Corporation’s board meeting Monday.
He is a son of Joseph and Cara Meeks.
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October 5th

Marines the focus of 2012 Veterans Marathon

October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — In honor of the servicemen and servicewomen who have served our nation, Columbia City will be hosting its third annual Veterans Marathon Saturday, Nov. 12.
This year, special honors will be directed to the United States Marine Corps.
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