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September 1st, 2011

City's pool still a hot topic

September 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — With the Burnworth Memorial Pool now closed for the season, pool manager Phil Stanczak provided park board members a financial update on the pool at Monday evening’s meeting.
“I had a good year except for the start was a little bit rocky because obviously the issue with the pump which we ultimately got fixed, but we only lost a day or two,” Stanczak said.
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Gliding on air

September 1, 2011

Local ultralight enthusiasts took to the skies during the weekend to enjoy favorable wind currents and balmy temperatures and spend time hundreds of feet about Whitley County.
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Burkett films Whitley County

September 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — He had an idea to showcase the rich quality and diverse people of Whitley County through a short film.
John Burkett, of Columbia City, did exactly that two weeks ago – and it’s already had more than 1,000 hits on his web site.
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August 29th

Warsaw man killed in early Sun. a.m. crash

August 29, 2011

LARWILL — A Whitko graduate is dead after a fatal crash early Sunday morning.
Jeremiah Setser, 20, of southeast Warsaw, who graduated from Whitko High School in 2009, rolled his truck at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday near Larwill.
Whitley County Sheriff Department deputies arrived on the scene to an upside-down 1992 Dodge truck covered with live electrical wires.
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Retiring from dentistry; hearing a higher calling

August 29, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The couple has been in dentistry together since 1975 — and with retirement looming, they are answering a higher calling.
Dr. Russ and Lois Gilliom met in college while taking organic chemistry class at Ball State University. After the couple got married they entered the world of dentistry.
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Security cameras to scan parks in South Whitley

August 29, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Video monitoring will improve security for South Whitley’s town parks and their visitors in the near future.
A four-channel security camera system was approved by the town council Tuesday evening for Gale Hagan Memorial Park and South Whitley Town Park with SDS Communications and DVS Security submitting bids.
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WCCS boasts stellar report card

August 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools received its second consecutive “A” for the 2010-2011 school year.
All elementary schools in the country are graded by the “No Child Left Behind” federal law. WCCS elementary schools: Mary Raber, Northern Heights, Coesse and Little Turtle all got an “A” for their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
There are no signs posted in the hallways, but Julie Turpin, principal of Mary Raber Elementary School is celebrating.
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August 24th

Mayoral hopefuls square off

August 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s three candidates for the town’s top elected position shared the stage Tuesday night and gave their views on everything from economic development to what should be done with the aging city swimming pool.
The event, the first debate involving the final three candidates for Columbia City mayor, was hosted by the Columbia City Kiwanis and packed a meeting room of the Peabody Public Library with more than 100 potential voters.
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YMCA gives swim lessons to 3rd-graders

August 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — When third-graders from throughout Whitley County line up at the local YMCA for free swimming lessons, they will reap the benefits of a contingent of veteran swim instructors.
The most seasoned of these aquatic experts is George Roth, who’s been teaching the finer points of treading water for the better part of four decades.
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August 22nd

Smith-Green board hears patron concerns

August 22, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — When the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Trustees met last week there was a room full of people who wanted to share their concerns about several issues including higher textbook fees, the possible dismissal of a long-time coach and the ruling of a case involving two students who posted pictures to social networking sites.
With no formal notice of fee increases for textbooks, materials and programs, many parents where dismayed and shocked to receive fee statements on registration night at SGCS.
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