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February 21st, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Education was a hot topic at Friday afternoonâs legislative forum, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce at the 4-H Agricultural Museum and attended by approximately 50 local citizens.
State Sen. Amanda Banks and Ind. House Rep. Christopher Judy were on-hand to answer questions from the public, many were concerning education, ranging from funding to policy.
Ralph Bailey, a longtime Whitley County teacher, administrator and superintendent, was first to speak.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley County âs Board of Commissioners in conjunction with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and other community leaders have released the results of the first of several meetings on the proposal by the State of Indiana to make U.S. 30 a limited-access highway.
The group has been gathering information regarding the proposed project, and officials say the project isnât an immediate concern.
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Whitley County from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Saturday...
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow... which is in effect from 1 a.m.
to 7 p.m. EST Saturday.
* Timing... snow will overspread the area after midnight. Periods
of moderate snow are expected to develop late tonight into
early Saturday morning before diminishing Saturday afternoon.
* Accumulations... 3 to 5 inches with locally isolated higher
amounts south of the Highway 24 corridor.
CHURUBUSCO â âCall, write, email or visit your local State Representative or Senator and show your support of Senate Bill 40.â Superintendant Galen Mast urged board members and those in attendance at Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ monthly board meeting to get involved in school funding. The main topic on the agenda at Monday nightâs meeting was Senate Bill 40.
Senate Bill 40 is a bill that would amend the Indiana Code concerning education and how full-day kindergarten students are counted for state funding purposes.
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SOUTH WHITLEY â It is never too early for South Whitleyâs youngsters to begin growing and learning through agricultural education.
This is why the Whitko FFA chapter has focused on the future of their program through middle school students.
âThe biggest success that the Whitko FFA has seen this year is in our middle school recruitment,â said Karrin Koontz, Whitko FFA advisor.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco FFA chapter was recognized by the National FFA Organization for their improving program. After receiving a 2-Star rating for the previous three years, âBusco FFA received a 3-Star rating this past year, the highest rating achievable.
This rating system focuses on activities within the chapter and in the community. To receive three stars, 15 seperate activities must be documented and explained on the application. The most creative activities are receive special consideration by judges.
COLUMBIA CITY â From Whitley County Emergency Management:
Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory has been extended until Friday, Feb. 20 at 11a.m.
Wind chill values between -10 & -25 degrees. Frost bite can occur within 30 minutes