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October 18th, 2012

THE GLOBAL WORLD: Advanced computer literacy skills, essential for today’s students

October 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — With the realm of technology playing a vital role in education, Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation teachers and administrators have developed a curriculum based on the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
“These standards were developed by the International Society for Technology in Education and they teach students to become proficient in problem solving, critical thinking and creativity through the use of technology,” said Indian Middle Springs School Principal Jan Boylen.

NEW PLAN COMMISSIONER

October 18, 2012

Brad Wolfe was sworn in as a Whitley County Plan Commission member at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday night. Wolfe was appointed to the post on Monday by the Whitley County Board of Commissioners. The commissioners appointed Wolfe to replace former president of the plan commission, Dave Schilling who was removed from the board by the county commissioners in September. The nine-member county plan commission also includes Chairman Brandon Forrester, Vice-Chairman Dave Addison, Secretary Doug Wright, Bill Auer, John Johnson, Kenny Kerch, Paula Reimers and George Schrumpf.

CHAIRMAN OF THE GOURD: Local 10-year-old parlays pumpkin plunder into college fund cash

October 18, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY ­— Dillon Sheiss is not your typical 10-year old. This Northern Heights fifth grader is a CEO of sorts for The Jack Patch, Dillon’s own produce business specializing in a variety of pumpkins and gourds.
This is Dillon’s fifth year growing pumpkins. Kelley Sheiss, Dillon’s mother, said his interest in the orange squash took root in Pennsylvania.

SGCS: Looks for full-time superintendent

October 18, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — A public work session began Monday’s meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees, where the board discussed two main topics — procedures for the employment of a new superintendent and the process of replacing board members Mike Sturgis and Gary Smith.
Ralph Bailey has been interim superintendent since his predecessor, Steve Darnell, resigned during the summer. The board hopes to fill the position by January, 2013 — June at the latest.

City volleyball season ends

October 18, 2012

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team’s season came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of the Fort Wayne Snider Lady Panthers in the opening round of IHSAA Sectional play.

The Eagles fell by a 25-12, 25-21, 25-22 score in a match that turned very competitive after the first game.

Karen Dafforn, 67

October 18, 2012

Karen Marie Dafforn, 67, a resident of rural Churubusco and wife of Donald W. Dafforn, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health since May.
Mrs. Dafforn was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Smith Township, the daughter of Luther “Bus” and Vera E. (Brown) Duncan. She spent her formative years there, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1963.
Employed as a special needs school bus driver for Smith-Green Community Schools for 29 years, she retired from there in 2008.

October 17th

WHITKO: Introduces three board hopefuls

October 17, 2012


PIERCETON — The Board of Trustees for Whitko Community School Corporation is preparing for board positions to be filled.
Come November, three school board seats will be up for re-election and the candidates were on hand Monday night for a public forum to discuss their stance on the issues facing Whitko Community Schools.
District One, which includes both Washington and Monroe Townships in Kosciusko County, has two candidates, Georgia Tenney and Phil Menzie.
Georgia Tenney – District 1

'BUSCO: Commissioners address students

October 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting, held Monday in the Churubusco High School auditorium, was a chance for the commissioners to introduce themselves and give the students in the audience political advice.
“I want to leave you with this impression,” said County Commissioner Tom Rethlake. “It’s important for young people to get involved in politics. You need to push all the muddy water aside and say ‘Hey, that’s something I might be interested in.’”

STAGING HISTORY: Drama directors become playwrights with WWII show

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — An original play is set to be performed at Columbia City High School November 10-11. “It just so happens that this play has a military story line and we are performing it on Veteran’s Day,” said Drama Director Shane Barkley.
The two-act play, “Once Upon a Town,” takes place during both World War II and the War in Afghanistan. The show’s plot centers around a train depot in North Platte, Neb. During the world war, troop trains traveled across the country and stopped in North Platte for short breaks.

BRAD WOLFE: Appointed to County Plan Commission

October 17, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission at the board’s meeting in Churubusco Monday.
Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant position at the commissioner’s last regular meeting Oct. 1.
At the meeting Monday, County Commissioner Don Amber said the applicants were all qualified, and he was pleased to see so many people interested in the county position.
“I’m just happy to see so many qualified people,” said Amber.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

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