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Whitko commits to consolidation

LARWILL — In a fiery school board meeting, the Whitko School Board decided that effective the 2018-2019 school year, Whitko Community Schools will have...

WCCS updates immunization records

COLUMBIA CITY — At last week’s school board meeting, superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor applauded the work of Whitley County Consolidated staff for updating student...

Big decisions at Whitko

Whitko hears from consultants

Sheets, Bailey sentenced for meth charges

COLUMBIA CITY — A Hudson couple face sentences of 11 and five years for meth-related charges after Monday’s Circuit Court. Brenda Bailey, 57, and Charles...

Churubusco man sentenced to 10 years at DOC

COLUMBIA CITY — Twenty-six-year-old Colton Cabiya, of Churubusco, was sentenced Monday to 10 years, with six to be initially served in prison and four...

City passes first ordinance of 2018

  COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council passed its first ordinance of the new year at last week’s regular meeting. The council unanimously approved an...

Commissioners, Council approve new jail study

COLUMBIA CITY — A new study will take place soon to look at the possibility of building a minimum-security facility for technical offenders in...

South Whitley Town council approves water rate hike

SOUTH WHITLEY — Water utility rates in South Whitley are going to rise as the town seeks a $2.5-million investment in better water quality. Some...

Council to consider $1.1M in City Hall updates

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Common Council is considering a project that would address City Hall issues, provide a long-term cost savings, and not...

Commissioners initiate suit against Inwelligent

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Commissioners moved to have the county’s attorney Matt Shipman initiate a lawsuit against Inwelligent Healthcare Inc. after the...

Hagan Park name to remain unchanged

SOUTH WHITLEY — After debating the issue for nearly a month, the South Whitley Town Council decided that the name of Gale Hagan Memorial...
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Stephenson receives AIC scholarship

COLUMBIA CITY — Thomas Stephenson won one of four scholarships available through Association of Indiana Counties, Pam Coleman, a representative with the organization announced...

South Whitley hires litigation attorney

SOUTH WHITLEY — With a 2-0 vote, the South Whitley Town Council moved to hire the law firm Rockhill Pinnick to pursue potential litigation...

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’Busco Eagles win back-to-back games

CHURUBUSCO — After losing the first six games of the season, Churubusco’s boys basketball team won back-to-back games Friday and Saturday night, first over...

’Busco grapplers go 2-3 at Carroll Invitational

HUNTERTOWN — Churubusco’s wrestling team finished 2-3 in the Carroll Super Duals last weekend, including a one-point loss to rival Eastside. After finishing the Eastside...

Hands off my sister!

COLUMBIA CITY — A video taken in the wrestling room at Indian Springs Middle School went viral last week, reaching millions of people and...

Columbia City H.S. swimmers are like family

Have you ever heard of Swimsgiving? Haven’t? You’re not alone. Swimsgiving was the name the Columbia City boys and girls swim teams used when they...

Open enrollment affects athletics, too

WHITLEY COUNTY — A hot-button topic in the world of education in the state of Indiana is the school voucher program. Some people see it...

Local hockey players give back to their heroes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was much more than a game for three Columbia City hockey players. The Northeast Indiana Warbirds played a game in Washington,...

Recycle your Christmas tree this year

Since I’ve written this month about the selection and care of Christmas trees, let’s finish our discussion on this topic by discussing what you...

Keep Christmas traditions going in Whitley County

Every Christmas since 1984, community members have come together to put on an amazing display — a live nativity scene with a lot for...

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Root 9 Hops celebrates first beer

COLUMBIA CITY — A lot more goes into making a beer than most people may be aware. The hops – the base of the beer...

Whitley EDC offers certification scholarships

WHITLEY COUNTY — Are you looking to improve your skills? Thinking about attaining a certification to help you be the best at your job...