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Archive - Jun 2013

June 19th

Little Turtle recognizes its honor roll students

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Little Turtle Elementary School recently announced those students who have achieved honor roll status for the third trimester.
It also named students who earned honor roll status throughout the entire 2012-13 school year.

4th grade — All As

Kaytlynn Jane Braunsdorf
Taylor Nicole Calloway
Trevor Jeffrey Ebersole
Tucker Andrew Hardy
Katelyn Faith Hoeppner
Riley Lewis Kumfer
Brianna Nicole Laux
Zachary Steven Martin
Gracelynn Ann Martinez
Silas Jackson McCallister
Alison Mae Mossburg
Abigail Mae Price
Bryce Alexander Roy
Isaiah J Rust

Sigma Eta Sorority remembers music from 1913

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Music from 1913 was the highlight of DiAnna Weiss’s theme for the June meeting of the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority.

Members shared their talents, including a floral center piece and a table runner on one of the serving tables. An Erma Bombeck reading honoring mothers was given. Duets included “How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I’ve been a Liar All my Life?”; “Blackbird, Bye Bye”; a medley of 1913 hits — “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Ave Maria”; and “Let the Rest of the World Go By.”

Water main work finished

June 19, 2013

Water main work on Frontage Road, Columbia City, was completed Tuesday.

Pictured are Todd Coyle as he prepares for Cory Dear to dump gravel into the cement.

Frontage Road was closed for two days at the intersection of Ind. 109 while this project was completed. All traffic exiting Frontage Road had to use Ind. 9. All businesses on Frontage Road were connected to the new water main the city laid.

This was the final phase of the project, finishing the connection point at the intersection of Frontage Road and Ind. 109.

Whitko senior garners signature scholarship

June 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Keaton Anderson, Whitko High School Senior, was recently presented the Signature Giving Vocational Scholarship award.

He was chosen from several entries sent in from all three Whitley County High Schools who were seeking vocational training.

Each applicant had to write an essay including where they see themselves in five years, and how their future profession will make Whitley County a better place.

“Keaton was the clear winner,” stated Tina Houser Signature Giving Board of Director president.

Photos sought depicting longest day of the year

June 19, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County residents are gearing up for the official start of summer and the longest day of the year — Friday.

To commemorate this unique day, The Post & Mail will be publishing a special photographic publication in July documenting the activities of Whitley County residents on the longest day of the year.

This is an open invitation to photography enthusiasts as well as shutterbugs of all types.

WASHED AWAY: Heavy rains pound South Whitley with river, wastewater problems

June 19, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Heavy rains have been South Whitley’s nemesis.

With each storm, rain water flushed grass seed down the Eel River from the newly graded bank along the town’s renovated wastewater treatment plant.

At the most recent town council meeting, South Whitley leaders were informed that consistent heavy rains had been detrimental to the newly laid grass seed.

Grass would not seem like a cause for the council’s concern. However, without the seed taking root, the overall project cannot be deemed completed.

Opening ceremonies on tap for Turtle Days

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Turtle Days will kick off tonight for all residents interested in taking part of the annual tradition.

“The Beast of Busco Returns” is the theme for the 2013 celebration, which will hold its opening ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage at Churubusco’s town park.

The introduction of royalty will also take place at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage.

A junior karaoke competition will commence at 6:30 at the entertainment stage, and the adult competition will start at 8 p.m.

NEW AND REMODELED ELEMENTARY: Construction proposed for Whitko schools

June 19, 2013

PIERCETON — Is it possible for a school corporation to remodel and construct two elementary schools without increasing its residents’ property taxes?

According to a financial study conducted by H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm, it is possible — and Whitko Community School Corporation is going to give it a shot.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an in-depth presentation on a long-range plan established in 2011.

METH SUSPECTS IN COURT: Pair pleads not guilty to mobile lab

June 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A pair of individuals arrested for having a mobile methamphetamine lab had their first court appearance Monday.

Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were booked last Wednesday after a routine traffic stop turned up an mobile meth lab, allegedly belonging to the pair.

Medical issues were a concern as well. Bradley allegedly had a medical seizure at the scene last Wednesday, and had one Monday after the pair pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Hall and Bradley both said they intend to hire private attorneys.

A FAMILIAR FACE: Former WCCS teacher named ’Busco principal

June 19, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Those familiar with Whitley County Consolidated Schools may recognize the name, or face, of Smith-Green Community School’s latest hire.

Scott Fudge will be the next Churubusco Elementary School principal, effective Aug. 1.

Fudge worked in WCCS for 17 years, from 1995 to 2012, as a first- and third-grade teacher with Mary Raber and Little Turtle Elementary Schools.

His employment at CES was made official by the SGCS Board of School Trustees by a unanimous vote at its Monday night meeting.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
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