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January 12th, 2013

OUTLOOOK GRIM: O'Donnell shares his perspective

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As the United States was plunging over the Fiscal Cliff, a rope was tossed as a solution. How well would it hold? This question and others were answered by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-In-Residence at Huntington University, at an economic lecture at Parkview Whitley Hospital Friday morning.

O’Donnell, who is known for adding humor and wit to his lectures, believes the forecast for the economic future, on the home front and abroad, could be pretty grim. He explained his bearish stance is based on trends and attitudes.

January 11th

NEW SUPERINTENDENT: SGCS to hold special meeting to announce candidate

January 11, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools has selected a new superintendent.

An official announcement will be made Monday at 7 p.m. at the SGCS Administrative Center. Board of Trustees for SGCS will officially agree on the candidate and approve the person for hire Monday. The meeting is open to the public.

PURDUE IN OUR BACKYARD: Ag center a strong resource for county

January 11, 2013

COESSE — Citizens of Whitley County have a somewhat unique resource in their backyard that is largely unknown.

The Northeast-Purdue Agriculture Center (NEPAC) has been located in Whitley County, south of Coesse, for more than 20 years. Phil Walker has been the superintendent of the center since its opening, and said the center is a big help in the agriculture arena.

The farm primarily functions for research. Professors and graduate students make the trek to Whitley County from Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette.

KEEP SWIMMING: Aquatics task force discusses pool options

January 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Can an aquatics facility be built in Columbia City? Where is the money going to come from Where is it going to be built? These are some of questions the recently formed Aquatic Task Force is working to answer.

Wednesday the task force met for the first time and spent an hour discussing the options, as well as the challenges, in building a new aquatics center.

It was decided by the City of Columbia City to close Burnworth Memorial Pool in 2014. Due to an increasing amount of repairs needed and the growing cost to maintain the pool, the decision was made.

GOWN INITIATIVE: CCHS offers prom dresses to students

January 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — For high school girls, preparing for prom starts with the dress.

However, the expense attached to a formal dress, in addition to accessories, shoes, hair-dos and manicures, can deter some girls from going to prom.

Sandy Kohut, Columbia City High School’s nurse, is overseeing a dress giveaway that the school has sponsored since 2007. Formal dresses are donated by the community and are then made available to girls in Whitley County.

NEW DEPUTY: Sheriff’s dept. hires Papenbrock

January 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Sheriff’s Department recently welcomed a new deputy to its force.

Dustin Papenbrock of Churubusco started with the department Dec. 23, 2012. Previously, he worked with the state police. So far the job has not caught Papenbrock by surprise.

Papenbrock is a 2003 graduate of Churubusco High School. He then attended and graduated from IPFW with a major in criminal justice. He graduated from the police academy in August of 2012. After working in Indianapolis, Papenbrock enjoys the geographic change.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 11, 2013

Here are the headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:

Smith-Green unveils new superintendent

Purdue agriculture center a strong resource for county

Aquatics task force discusses pool options

Sheriff's department hires new deputy

CCHS offers prom dresses to students

January 10th

POWER OUTAGE

January 10, 2013

Columbia City officials have reported a power outage affecting areas north of U.S. 30. Reports have been received stating a transformer behind Kroger's had blown. Motorists should be careful when coming up on intersections such as Line Street and U.S. 30.

LOST BOY FOUND: 1994 Lagrange abductee located in Minn.

January 10, 2013

LAGRANGE COUNTY — A boy from LaGrange County who was abducted by his paternal grandparents back in 1994, has been located living, married and well, in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Jeff Boyd, on July 29, 1994 Richard Wayne Landers, Jr. was abducted by his grandparents, Richard E. and Ruth A. Landers. The elder Landers were allegedly upset over pending court proceedings regarding the placement of their grandson. The Landers allegedly took the then five year old boy and left from their home in the Wolcottville area to an unknown destination.

DETENTION FACILITY: Pierceton Woods addresses Kimbler escape

January 10, 2013

PIERCETON — Pierceton Woods, a 52-acre facility built in 2008, has residents living near the center concerned for their own safety. After 17-year-old Dakota Kimbler allegedly escaped from the juvenile detention center Dec. 8, Rick and Debbie Wagner appeared before the Kosciusko County Commissioners to air their concerns, according to an area newspaper.

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