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November 19th, 2010

Fair board grateful for work of volunteers

November 19, 2010

Giving thanks seemed to be what the annual meeting of the 4-H Inc. board of directors was all about at its annual meeting Thursday which included not turkey, but a beef and noodle dinner.
After the pledges and approval of the secretary’s report, the election for four board members was held. The terms of Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix, Aaron McDevitt and Dave Rupley were up and all four were on the ballot with Julie Frazier-Johnson, Tim Johnson and Greg Rostochak added, as well.

Expressions earn student national award

November 19, 2010

It’s been said that when one of the senses is diminished, the others will compensate. In some cases, far exceeding the capabilities for those whose senses are not impaired.
Such would appear to be the case with Kalika Lacy, an 11-year-old student at Indian Springs Middle School.
Born completely deaf in China, Kalika was adopted and brought to Columbia City at the age of four by her parents Barbara White and Paul Lacy.

Education conversation begins by sharing ideas for the future

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Dr. David Dresslar, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, addressed a wide group of interested Whitley County residents Nov. 9, about the status of American education and how to get from where we’ve been in the last century to where the world is going in this century.
This second installment of the conversation covers the breakout session where citizens reacted to and discussed Dresslar’s presentation of, as one attendee put it, “demoralizing” statistics regarding education.

Father relates lessons learned from tragedy

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Newell Cerak was the keynote speaker for the Whitley County Youth for Christ’s “Piece Rally” 2010 at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center Thursday evening. Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, who was misidentified after a truck-van accident on I-69 in April, 2006 when she was a freshman at Taylor University in Upland.

November 18th

Economist dissects recession, looks at future

November 18, 2010

FORT WAYNE — Does a dead cat bounce? Economists would say yes, but not because they tried it with a real cat.
The theory is that if you have a live cat and a dead cat and you drop them both off a building, the dead cat will bounce higher than the live cat. Or, the longer and deeper the recession, the stronger and more robust recovery there will be when it hits bottom, as opposed to a shallow recession with a shallow recovery, or the “live cat.”

Community meals aim to feed hungry in the community

November 18, 2010

By BECKY HAND
Community editor
WHITLEY COUNTY — A new group is organizing meals for those down on their luck, by a new church which meets in the Ag Museum, “The Warehouse.”
Called “The Forklift” the meals will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Center for Whitley County Youth, 201 W. Market Street, Columbia City.
“Jeff Wike has worked tremendously for us,” said organizer Hank Workman. They had to bring the kitchen up to Health Department standards which required quite a bit of renovation. But the work is done, inspection completed and they are ready to serve.

Wind ordinance work to start over

November 18, 2010

Whitley County’s proposed wind power ordinance isn’t dead, but it has fallen into a coma.
And the responsibility for inducing the proposal’s deep sleep falls on a determined citizenry, articulate lawyers and an error in judgment by a county plan commissioner.
More than 200 people crowded the sweltering lower level meeting room in the Whitley County Government Center, some having to listen to the proceedings out in the hall, as eight members of the nine-member board listened to public input on the controversial Whitley County Wind Ordinance.

Police looking for sex offender

November 18, 2010

Police in Whitley County, as well as U.S. Marshals are on the lookout for a local convicted sex offender who is wanted for more sex-related charges.
DeWayne E. Stewart, 47, is wanted in Whitley County for child seduction and failing to register as a sex offender.
Stewart has a prior conviction for sexual misconduct with a minor, according the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.
The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s office filed charges of child seduction May 24 and issued a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender on July 28.

November 17th

Whitko district moves forward despite vote

November 17, 2010

PIERCETON — With the referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot for a tax levy increase unsuccessful for the Whitko Community School Corporation, superintendent Steve Clason commented on the outcome to board members Monday evening.
“It was unsuccessful and it was soundly defeated,” Clason said. “We will move forward as we said (and the board said) with the reduction of $1.26 million and 27 staff members.”
Clason does not foresee any further reductions for this year, with hopes that the Indiana Legislative Assembly will put their dollars to appropriate use.

WCCS finds way to save on water main, open job

November 17, 2010

The WCCS School Board has found two ways by which to save the taxpayers money. The Eagle Tech project is a serious undertaking but board members are working with the city to replace a water main that will provide a sprinkler system for Eagle Tech at the Marshall Center.
The board’s original plan included a water main that would run along Walnut Street. The city had planned to install one running up Elm Street. The board can hook up to the city’s water main, paying only for the pipe it will take to connect to Eagle Tech—for a fee less than $5,000.

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