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March 20th, 2015

HELLO SPRING

March 20, 2015

Little “gymnasts” (students at Mary Raber Elementary School) enjoy the warmer weather last week at recess by hanging from a jungle gym on their playground.

CONCERT: Lynch coming to 4-H Fair

March 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — A line for all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin extended out the doors of the Whitley County 4-H Center at Friday’s 4-H Fun Night.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy food and bid on a variety of items for sale with the proceeds benefiting Whitley County 4-H.

Half of the 4-H Center was occupied by games and activities organized by county 4-H clubs. Children could play games and earn tickets that could be traded for prizes.

Toward the end of the night, US93.3, a Fort Wayne country music radio station, presented the artist to perform at this year’s 4-H Fair.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A 'kid-friendly' good morning juice

March 20, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

PURSUIT: Suspects I.D.’d in Pierceton case

March 20, 2015

PIERCETON — The Koscuisko County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the deceased individual involved in Thursday morning’s pursuit and shooting incident in Pierceton.

Corner Michael Wilson said Dalen Anthony Ousley, 29, of Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An autopsy was scheduled to further investigate the case and name a formal cause of death.

NWS: How to react to natural disasters

March 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Severe Weather Preparedness Week is nearing its end and the National Weather Service (NWS) wants to make sure everyone knows how to respond if a severe weather event were to cause heavy damage to Whitley County.

Responsible citizens should work together to save lives. Tornado-ravaged cities such as Tuscaloosa, Ala., Moore, Okla. and Joplin, Mo. were able to recover from disaster by helping each other, officials say. The NWS suggests contacting insurance companies and arranging financial assistance if necessary.

AWARDS: CCHS swim team winners

March 20, 2015

Columbia City High School’s swim team presented the following awards at its annual banquet: Carson Miller, Leadership and Most Improved Award; Kellie Frei, Most Improved Award; Maggie Vandersaul, Coaches Award; Rhea Young, Mental Attitude Award; Rylee Hackworth, High Point Award; Matthew Webber, High Point Award; Jon Fix, Coaches Award; Cassie Bosselman, Leadership Award; and Dayne Trump, Mental Attitude Award.

SGCS STAFF MEMBER PLACED ON LEAVE: No details in letter to ’Busco parents

March 20, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — A staff member with Smith-Green Community Schools in Churubusco has been placed on administrative leave.

Smith-Green Superintendent Galen Mast sent home a letter with students on Tuesday that stated that a staff member used “poor professional judgment.”

In his letter, Mast said the district couldn’t comment on the situation any further, due to it being a personnel issue.

FLYING LEAP: ’Busco jumps into track season, boys win, girls third at East Noble

March 20, 2015

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco’s boys’ and girls’ track teams traveled to East Noble Thursday evening for a chilly start to the outdoor track and field season. The Eagle boys came away with a win in the triangular meet that featured Churubusco, East Noble and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. The Eagle boys scored 86 points to outdistance East Noble’s 60, with Bishop Luers coming in third at 20 points.

BRIDGE REPAIR: More funds sought

March 20, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — County Engineer Brandon Forrester came before the Whitley County Board of Commissioners seeking additional funding for Whitley County bridge and culvert repair and replacement.

Forrester gave the commissioners some background on the bridge situation in Whitley County. Forrester characterized this as the “good news.” The engineer noted that in 1988, 26 of 81 bridges in the county were posted for a weight limit, while today only one bridge in Whitley County is posted with a weight limit.

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March 20, 2015

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