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September 24th, 2010

First candidate files to fill council seat

September 24, 2010

Stephen Smith became the first person to file his candidacy to fill the seat on Whitley County Council that will become vacant in November.
Jim Banks resigned that seat, effective Nov. 2, due to his election to the Indiana State Senate. Banks is unopposed in the race for the seat held by retiring senator Dr. Gary Dillon.
Smith is a South Whitley resident and local businessman. In 2009 Smith and Dwayne Knott entered into a partnership with ALLPro Towing Inc. and started Whitley Environmental after being awarded the county’s recycling contract.

September 22nd

Learning about the needs we have for water

September 22, 2010

Gene Haskins of the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District speaks this morning to elementary students at the Whitley County 4-H Center as part of field day. Haskins talk was one of several activities students participated in during the day. His topic was water quality protection and how much water is needed to make everyday items and raise livestock.

Extension office to house one-stop shop for social services

September 22, 2010

     When it comes to social services, there are many programs out there to help people.
     Whether in the form of food stamps, financial assistance, medical care or child care, the task of enrolling in those programs can be daunting, especially for someone already living dollar-to-dollar who can’t afford to drive to all those locations or take time off from a minimum wage job.

WCCS readies for renovations for Eagle Tech

September 22, 2010

     Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials are meeting regularly with architects for renovations at the Marshall Community Center in preparation for the Eagle Tech program slated to launch next fall.
     The board of school trustees recently approved the combination of the first two phases of the renovations that will be done by Gibraltar Design.
     The architectural fees for both phases will cost $131,800, plus other reimbursable expenses.

September 21st

Teen gets four years in jail for molesting

September 21, 2010


     A Columbia City teenager who pleaded guilty to child molesting for taking off a three-year-old girl’s clothes and bouncing her on his lap was sentenced Monday to six years at the Whitley County Jail with four to serve.
     Whitley Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he wanted to have some portion of the sentence suspended so 18-year-old William B. Leeka could be under the court’s authority and be made to seek sex offender treatment classes.

Students to get real life nursing practice

September 21, 2010

     Senior nursing students at Huntington University will begin working in the Parkview Huntington and Parkview Whitley hospitals this Thursday.
     The 10 students will conduct health assessments, give medications, perform several treatments and assist with activities of daily living to fulfill a clinical requirement for one of their current courses, Adult Health II. Five students will work at the Huntington location, and five will care for patients in Columbia City.

Baseball legend, father of disabled man to speak at Passages dinner

September 21, 2010

     Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and father to a man with Down syndrome, Carl Erskine, will inspire families and community members when he speaks at Passages’ upcoming annual meeting.  

Man stabbed seven times in bar fight

September 21, 2010

     A rural Churubusco resident had his initial hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing another man seven times in the gut during a bar fight Sunday morning in Churubusco.
     Twenty-six-year-old John W. Reed was originally charged with aggravated battery, battery causing bodily injury and criminal recklessness, but those charges were amended to a class C felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.

County puts K2 ban on the books

September 21, 2010

     Once the ordinance is published for the public to see, it will be illegal to buy or possess any form of synthetic marijuana in Whitley County.
     “We’re not going to allow it to be sold in the county and be possessed in the county,” Whitley County Commissioner Mike Schrader said after the commissioners voted Tuesday to put the ordinance in place.

September 20th

’Busco royalty

September 20, 2010

 

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