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June 2nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the past, every student in the area had to be in the same classroom, regardless of their age. The world of education has changed and not every student completes school in the same fashion.
This is where T.R.O.Y. Center is helpful. T.R.O.Y. Center, Whitley Countyâ€™s alternative school, specializes in finding success for students who have difficulty in the regular classroom.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko High School recently held its Underclassmen Academic Awards. Jasmine Gregory and Maddie Shultz were awarded for three years of outstanding attendance. Juniors Nicholas Crosson, Nichole Crouch, Jacob Hyser, Veronica Palmer and Nathan Wiehe as well as sophomores Ronald Brown, Brandon Oaks and Emily Riddle received awards for two years of outstanding attendance.
Whitkoâ€™s 627 Awards were given to Casey Dierks, Mikayla Findley, Erick Loe, Morgan Miller, Veronica Palmer, Garrett Smiley and Cecilia White.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Churubusco High School announced scholarship winners from the class of 2015 Friday in the high school auditorium. Numerous local individuals and organizations offered financial assistance for graduates pursuing further education.
Awarded in the Gaylord Jackson Top Five were Valedictorian Valerie Pope, Salutatorian Peyton Brandt, Kennedy Sade, Devon Zeigler and Madison Bieber. Each of the top five received a $700 scholarship.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With a wide variety of academic levels in the district, Whitley County Consolidated Schools worked hard this school year to meet the needs of all students.
WCCS has a handful of students who have been labeled â€śhigh-abilityâ€ť and about 18 percent of its enrollment is â€śspecial education.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A phenomenon in which pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response is being used by video gamers in a twisted competition where success is based on the level of that response, according to a suburban New York police commissioner.
The phenomenon is known as â€śswatting.â€ť
More than 60 heavily armed officers were dispatched to a home in Long Beach, N.Y., an oceanfront community outside New York City, on what turned out to be a hoax.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” When John Slabaugh began the Korean War Veteranâ€™s Honor Guard 12 years ago, he had no idea it would be as impactful as it has been.
â€śI wasnâ€™t thinking it would be much,â€ť Slabaugh said.
WARSAW, Ind. (AP) â€” Northern Indiana police say two teenage boys, one of whom was celebrating his 17th birthday, died in an apparent drowning in a private pond.
WSBT-TV reports the bodies of Korbin Foster and Kaleb Lampkin, both 17, were pulled Saturday afternoon from the pond in Warsaw.
The Koscuisko County Police Department is investigating the Warsaw teens' deaths.
Deputies were told there had been a "sleepover" of teenage boys at Lampkin's home to celebrate his recent birthday.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Approximately 132 seniors crossed the stage in Whitko High Schoolâ€™s gymnasium Friday night at the graduation ceremony for the Whitko Class of 2015.
Class Valedictorian Jonathan Johnson spoke about what lies ahead for him and his fellow graduates.
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City third-shift Master Patrolman Tim Pittenger has retired from the Columbia City Police Department.
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