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August 22nd, 2011

Firemen hurt in Saturday house fire

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Two firefighters were injured during the aftermath of a fire at an abandoned house Saturday night.
Chad Jahn and Carl Freewalt, both assigned to the Thorncreek Township Fire Department, were dismantling the ceiling of the fire-damaged house on Etna Road when the ceiling collapsed, injuring both firefighters, according to Township Fire Chief Adam Hurley.
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Cougars on the loose? Local sightings increase

August 22, 2011

While Indiana conservation personnel remain skeptical, sightings locally of cougars, or mountain lions, continue to occur.
One of the most compelling sightings in Whitley County happened one year ago today when Max and Linda Zimmerman of Round Lake claim to have seen one of the big cats drinking from the shore of Big Cedar Lake.
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Coy ‘Sweeps’ up honor at Indiana State Fair

August 22, 2011

Mollie Coy has baked up some Whitley County history at the Indiana State Fair.
Coy, a senior at Columbia City High School, is the first Whitley County 4-Her to win the prestigious Sweepstakes Award at the Indiana State Fair for her decorated cake.
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Johnson wins ’Busco’s GOP nod

August 22, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Geri Johnson will represent the Republican party for the position of clerk-treasurer in Churubusco following a town convention held this week.
Johnson, the incumbent, defeated fellow Republican Melissa Tigner 19-10 in the caucus to advance to the November election where she will face Democrat challenger Madalyn Sade-Bartl.
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WCSD crash damages fifth vehicle

August 22, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had its fifth department vehicle accident of the year this week.
Tuesday, a mishap at an intersection in downtown Columbia City caused Sgt. Mike Engle to rear-end the car in front of him with the WCSD sport utility vehicle he was driving.

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August 17th

Personnel issues abundant for Whitko board

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Personnel issues were addressed by Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees this week, recognizing new staff members, along with employee transfers, discontinuations and resignations for the upcoming school year.
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Whitko’s budget steady at $11.6 million for 2012

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation (WCSC) board of trustees started Monday’s agenda with a special meeting to review the 2012 budget.
“Estimate for the incoming year 2012 budget is $11,600,000 and it’s pretty much the same budget as 2011 but we added two and one-half teachers for full-day kindergarten,” Director of Financial Operations Tom McFarland said. “We reinstated the secretary positions at the elementary level that were cut two years ago.”
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Whitko hires consultant to help in staff evaluation

August 17, 2011

PIERCETON — Whitko Community School Corporation’s (WCSC) board of trustees voiced excitement about the new school year, explained the status of staff evaluation and her alded implementation of an updated website at a meeting Monday.
“Our new website will be launched after the meeting tonight,” said Superintendent Steve Clason. “This summer we had a lot of summer meetings – it was probably the busiest summer I have spent in a good deal of time. We (WCSC) worked on a number of issues, with an evaluation process being one of them.”

Arrests made for broken car windows

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Arrests have been made by the Columbia City Police Department in relation to last week’s car vandalism.
The Post and Mail reported three vehicles in two locations with windows broken last week, but after press time another vehicle was discovered at the 300 block of Walnut Street.
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Family reacts quickly for loved one in need of a ttransplant

August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The family was ready for anything but this.
But when the children of Paul McIntosh heard he needed a kidney transplant all four of them stepped up immediately.
Paul, 59, had never been sick a day in his life, family members say. For the past 39 years he has worked at Dalton Foundry in Warsaw.
But three years ago Paul began feeling ill. He was tired and weak – and he finally had to go to the doctor.
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