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October 21st, 2014

POSTSEASON VOLLEYBALL: Tourney set to begin tonight

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s volleyball teams are gearing up for the postseason, which begins tonight with the opening rounds of sectional play.
Whitko will be taking the court first, traveling to Fairfield to face the sectional host at 7 p.m. tonight. If the Lady Wildcats win, they will take on Lakeland in the semi-final game.

CAREER CHOICES: WhitleyForward seeks to improve job skills

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Anyone curious about a new career or feeling stuck in a job is likely searching for opportunities to advance.
Whether undecided about going back to school or looking to earn a working certificate to improve your job skills, everyone is invited to WhitleyForward, in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast and Huntington University, for a free career path testing and counseling service.

YOUTH COUNCIL: Inaugural Halloween Parade set for Nov. 1

October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Youth Council has spent the last several weeks planning the city’s inaugural Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, which will be held downtown Nov. 1. The Saturday, Nov. 1 parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will travel east on Van Buren Street and south on Chauncey Street before coming to an end at the blacktop on the west side of the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.

CAR COLLECTION: Fall Harvest Festival

October 21, 2014

The Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds were flooded with festival-goers Saturday morning for the club’s Fall Harvest Festival. The festival included a car show (pictured), art show, food and games for children. The 4-H Club is continuing the fall fun this weekend with the 4-H Spooktacular Event Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center.

FALL COLORS: Enjoy them while you can

October 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow may not last long this season, officials say. Carrie Tauscher, of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, on Monday said the recent cool, rainy and windy weather will likely put a damper on the autumn colors.

$2M BOND: Taxes expected to be raised for technology project

October 21, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — By unanimous vote Monday evening, Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees elected to move forward with its proposed $2 million technology project. The project will address the district’s technology needs, from infrastructure to eventually putting devices in the hands of every student in the district.

JAILED: Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.
However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s sentence provides for a maximum of five years in prison and Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

October 20th

HOLIDAY PREP: USPS urges residents to send packages early

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — With Halloween fast approaching and retailers setting out merchandise for Christmas earlier than ever before, the U.S. Postal Service is prepping for the big holiday rush. The USPS is urging residents to be proactive this year when sending out packages, letters and cards to guarantee timely deliveries.

NEW TECH DIRECTOR: WCCS hire to start today

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After reviewing more than 50 applications, Whitley County Consolidated Schools has hired a new technology director. Former Tech Director Anne Plunkett officially resigned Sept. 5, and since receiving notice of her departure prior to that, school officials formed a committee, accepted applications, and conducted interviews before selecting Ronald Allen as the next tech director.

‘UNDEAD’ INVADE: Run wild in city for good cause

October 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Shambling packs of the undead roamed the streets of Columbia City this weekend in search of victims — for a good cause. The non-profit organization Signature Giving sponsored The Running Dead 5K run/walk Saturday to raise funds for its job training assistance programs for seniors and adults seeking higher education.

 

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