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June 20th

Finishing touches

June 20, 2013

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the remodeling of the Towne & Country sign near U.S. 30 in Columbia City this week.

Workers expect the sign to be completed early next week.

Pictured above, Dan (Gramps) Ingram works in the top of the sign Wednesday afternoon.

Passages receives $50k

June 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With a capital campaign that exceeded its goal, Passages, Inc. continues to further its mission to be a leader in providing quality and innovative programs and services for individuals with an intellectual disability.

The goal of the capital campaign was to raise $750,000 with $782,500 raised.

The capital campaign raised funds to remodel the former Parkview Health owned Lehmberg Medical Office Building in Columbia City.

Mizpah Shrine Horse show opens Friday

June 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It is the time of year once more for horse shows in Whitley County.

The Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show will begin its events Friday.

Ticket gates will open at 4 p.m. Friday and at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

There will be live music Friday and Saturday nights at 6 p.m., with “Renegade” taking the stage Friday and “Guild of Rock” Saturday. There will also be a Wild West Review both nights at 6 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be available rain or shine.

The show will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Turtle Days begins

June 20, 2013

Wednesday night was the official start of the 2013 Turtle Days in Churubusco, which will run until Saturday.

Following the Opening Ceremony on the entertainment stage, Astella Fisher, 8, started off the Junior Karaoke Competition with her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

Turtle Days resumes tonight with food, vendors and rides opening at 6 p.m.

See more pictures on Page A6 of the June 20 issue of The Post and Mail.

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: T.R.O.Y. Center touts successful year

June 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Alternative education is alive and well in Whitley County.

Whitley County’s Commissioners heard a report from Nikki Trier, who is the administrator at the T.R.O.Y. Center, an alternative-education school for students throughout the county and beyond.

Work at the T.R.O.Y. Center is based on partnerships. Trier said working with Whitley County Community Corrections is one such alliance that is mutually beneficial.

PIERCETON PRINCIPAL DEPARTS: Speicher waves farewell to PES

June 20, 2013

PIERCETON — Eric Speicher, Pierceton Elementary School’s principal, will be overseeing Syracuse Elementary School in the fall.

Effective June 30, Speicher’s role with Whitko Community School Corporation will come to an end, a bittersweet change for Speicher.

“I never imagined I would fall in love with this place so quickly,” Speicher said. “I love it here. In some ways it’s killing me to leave.”

Speicher just finished his second year at PES and took the opportunity to move to Syracuse due in part to the history he has there.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME: Clason awarded for volunteer work for WCSC

June 20, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Rose Clason has always been content to let her husband Steve, Whitko Community School Corporation’s superintendent, take the limelight.

However, when Rose, 59, was nominated for the district’s Friend of Education Award, she was forced into the spotlight.

“I let Steve be the one that’s out there. I just sit back, help him where I can and help the schools out when I can,” Rose said. “I just try to be the hands and feet of Jesus. If what I do makes a difference in someone’s day, then it’s worth it.”

June 19th

Sen. Banks Assigned to Education, Veterans Study Committees

June 19, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2013) — Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) has appointed State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to summer study committees that will review issues related to education and veterans affairs.

Whitko girls track awards

June 19, 2013

Whitko High School held its spring sports awards banquet recently.

Pictured, girls track award winners, from left: Holly Frantz, Mental Attitude Award; Stephanie Wheeler, Most Improved and Josie Sparks, Most Valuable Runner.

Whitko boys track awards

June 19, 2013

Whitko High School held its spring sports awards banquet recently.

Pictured, boys track winners, from left: Kuyler Bailey, Coaches’ Award; Connor Stouder, Most Valuable Award and Walker Hobbs, Most Promising.

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