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February 8th, 2012
Judy Platt doesnâ€™t like the spotlight, but thatâ€™s exactly what she got at Mondayâ€™s Smith-Green Community School Board meeting.
Platt was honored as the Teacher of the Month.
Platt has taught fourth grade at Churubusco Elementary School for 22 years. She began her teaching career while working for Cindy Zollinger, also a fourth teacher at CES.
â€śJudy came in with a passion for students from the very beginning and continues with that same intense passion today,â€ť said Zollinger.
The gym floor of Churubusco High School was rockin' during Saturdayâ€™s Zumba-thon, which had 35 women getting fit, rocking out and having a blast at the inaugural event designed to raise money for the upcoming Churubusco Junior-Senior High School aerobics class. The Zumba instructor was Kellie (Barker) Malone (pictured), of Kendallville. Silent auction items and baked goods were donated by several area businesses and students.
A narrow band of snowfall resulted in five inches of snow in Churubusco Saturday morning. But, that didnâ€™t stop the Skinner family (at right) from building a huge snowman. Left to right are Desiree, Sam, Josh and Wes Skinner of Churubusco. â€śWinter has finally come to us,â€ť remarked mom, Desiree. The finished product was said to be a likeness of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning who won the Super Bowl Sunday on his brother Peytonâ€™s turf in Indianapolis. â€śI was shoveling the snow and it was so heavy,â€ť said Josh Skinner.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Princesses and Prince Charmings were all the rage on Friday night in Columbia City. Hundreds of fathers and daughters attended the seventh annual Father Daughter Dance at First Church of God Friday night. The event was sponsored by Columbia City Parks and several area businesses.
The dads dressed in their finest and daughters, looking like princesses, were able to get their portraits taken by a local photographer. A catered dinner by Jill Daniel featured a crowd favorite, macaroni and cheese.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Since Logan Irwin was a young boy his father Rob knew he was going to be a good basketball player. What Rob didnâ€™t know, however, is just how good his son would be.
Logan joined the top scorers in the state after surpassing his 2,000th point Friday night in Whitkoâ€™s home game against North Miami. The sharp-shooterâ€™s 27 points lifted his career scoring to 2,015 and helped the Wildcats to a 85-62 win over the Warriors.
Loganâ€™s mom, Krista, said she felt the same as Rob â€” nervous.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) â€” The Department of Defense is planning a mission change for Indiana Air National Guardâ€™s 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
An area newspaper reports the wingâ€™s A-10 jets will be replaced by MC-12 aircraft, a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft with a primary mission is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces.
Five bases that fly the A-10 Warthogs, including Fort Wayneâ€™s, are slated to lose those squadrons as the Pentagon transitions to the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A local elementary school will host international visitors who are touring the United States studying how best to educate children with autism.
Little Turtle Elementary School in Columbia City, along with Creek Side Middle School in Carmel will host the guests for the entire day Wednesday, according to a Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation press release.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ US 30 HAS BEEN REOPENED AFTER A SEVERAL-HOUR LONG CLEAN-UP BY WHITLEY COUNTY'S HAZMAT TEAM.
THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO SEMIS, IN THE WEST BOUND LANE ON U.S. 30 NEAR THE ALLEN / WHITLEY COUNTY LINE.
NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN THE ACCIDENT, BUT A TRAIL OF DIESEL FUEL AND OIL WAS LEFT BEHIND THE TRUCKS AS THEY SKIDDED APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS FROM THE POINT OF COLLISION.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” U.S. 30 at the intersection of CR 800 E has been shut down after two tractor-trailers crashed.
According to police scanner traffic, one semi allegedly ran a red light.
Three patients were transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital with minor injuries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Heavy fog gripped Whitley County roadways about 5 a.m. Friday, making morning travel hazardous. Visibility was well under one-quarter mile in spots.
Motorists are advised to factor in the fog with their travel plans early Friday.
Conditions were expected to steadily improve by 9 a.m.
The fog was leaving behind a picturesque coating of hoar frost on the landscape.