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January 25th, 2013

SCHOOL LEGISLATION: Whitko weighs positive, negative bills

January 25, 2013

PIERCETON — Good news was mixed with some hesitation at Monday’s meeting of Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees.

Superintedent Steve Clason gave board members an update on specific legislation that would have an affect on WCSC.

A bill proposing to fully fund all day kindergarten is currently on the table. Clason said this would be a bonus for the school system. Preschool funding is another positive bill on the state’s desk.

One particular piece of legislation on Clason’s radar is one pertaining to school vouchers.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 25, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:

Harber commits to Manchester

Luck eager to make 1st Pro Bowl appearance

Voice of Te'o prankster? Couric plays voicemails

No. 2 Michigan defeats Purdue

At Pro Bowl, Peterson doesn't plan to let up

IN THE HEADLINES

January 25, 2013

Here are the front page stories in Friday's issue:

United Way inches closer to its goal

South Whitley challenges erosion of Eel River

Lincoln Highway hits centennial mark

Trial date set for Wheeler

Whitko weighs positive, negative bills

SLICK ROADS: Sheriff's Dept. says use caution

January 25, 2013

Whitley County Sheriff's Department reminds drivers to use caution while driving. Roads are slick with ice and drifting snow.

January 24th

John Walter, 59

January 24, 2013

John G. Walter, 59, a Columbia City native, died at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born Dec. 19, 1953 in Columbia City a son of John M. “Jack” and Betty Jean (Strouse) Walter.
A lifelong resident of Columbia City until 2009, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School.
He was employed at Harvester, Essex, Don Ayres Trucking and Wal Mart.

EMERGENCY SURGERY: Gall bladder surgery for Ind. first lady interrupts Gov.'s plans

January 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After spending time in Columbia City Wednesday night, Ind. Gov. Pence cancelled a trip to southern Indiana and all appointments for Thursday.

The governor's office says Indiana first lady Karen Pence is having emergency gall bladder surgery Thursday after experiencing abdominal pain a day earlier.

Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks says Karen Pence is having the operation at an outpatient surgery center in Indianapolis. Brooks didn't immediately have other details about the surgery but expected to provide an update later Thursday.

REJECTION: Medical board turns down Dr. William Hedrick's settlement offer

January 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed settlement by Dr. William Hedrick was rejected by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana in a hearing Thursday morning, according to area media.

Dr. Hedrick, of the Centers for Pain Relief in Northern Indiana, offered to give up his license to practice medicine for two years and voluntarily be on probation for four subsequent years.

Seven people died while under the care of Dr. Hedrick. He also reportedly billed Medicare $100 million between January 2010 and August 2012. Hedrick was paid out $7 million.

HOOPSTER ADVANCES: Lickey takes second at district

January 24, 2013

A local girl is moving on to the Indiana State Elks Hoop Shoot contest after placing second at district Saturday. Brooke Lickey (third from right) is the lone local hoopster to advance to state. Pictured, from left, Keaton Wilson, Peru Lodge; Brayden Bontrager, Kendallville Lodge; Branson Rheinhard, Bluffton Lodge; Brooke Lickey, Columbia City Lodge; Beth Stroop, Kendallville Lodge; Kelcie Thomson, Wabash Lodge.

GOVERNOR VISITS: Pence touts region at round table

January 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was in Columbia City Wednesday and touted his Roadmap for Indiana and praised regional economic activity at a business roundtable at Iotron Industries.

The governor complimented the northeast corner of Indiana, stating the region was a great example for the state.

FROSTY SUNRISE: Temps below 10 degrees

January 24, 2013

A colorful sunrise illuminates footprints in the snow in Whitley County Thursday morning. Though the sunrise looked warm, temperatures were below 10 degrees at 9 a.m. on Thursday. After several days of sub-freezing temperatures this week, relief is in sight, as temperatures are expected to reach 55 degrees Tuesday.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team fell in a 5-0 match to Manchester. The Eagles suffered...
ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls soccer team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco’s volleyball team traveled cross-county to South Whitley to take on the...

 

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