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BIG YELLOW PLUS: Trooper commends Whitley Co. buses

July 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Of the 117 Whitley County School buses inspected by Indiana State Police Trooper Brian Bills, all are ready to go for the upcoming school year.

Bills, of Whitley County, has been conducting bus inspections 17 years (two years full-time) and said all three of Whitley County’s school corporations did quite well.

“I would put my kids on any one of those buses any day,” Bills said.

“All three of Whitley County’s schools do a great job taking care of their buses.”

Whitley County Consolidated Schools had a 90 percent approval rating of its 59 buses — exceeding the state average.

“John Workman really worked hard to prepare the buses,” Bills said of WCCS’ summer bus cleaning supervisor. “He was a bus driver himself, and that makes a difference.”

Bills also praised the work of Whitko Community Schools and Smith-Green Community Schools.

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