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August 12th

Schools chief dismayed over her 3 jobs

August 12, 2013

ANDERSON (AP) — Glenda Ritz says she’s dismayed by the tasks she faces succeeding Tony Bennett as Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction.

Ritz told about 200 supporters that not only must she overhaul some of the changes Bennett made during four years in office and implement her own program, but now she must also deal with the investigation into Bennett’s manipulation of school grades.

Whitko football camp

August 12, 2013

Whitko football campers for 2013.

First row, from left: Third graders Reise Thomas, Owen Hobbs, Alex Yohe and Hunter Miller.

Second row, from left: Fourth graders Austin Kreeps, Wyatt Slusher, Slater Craig, Hunter Sills, Ashton Sheppard and Rob Werstler.

Third row, from left: Fifth graders Hagan Slusher and Zachardy Rimersma and sixth graders Mason Lehman and Clayton Ebbinghouse.

Fourth row, from left: Eighth graders Shad Ebbinghouse, Logan Busz and Kaleb Busz and seventh graders Zach Gardner, Cade Bechtold and Brad Trump.

Not pictured: Brighten Back (eighth grade).

TURTLE TOWN UPTURN: ’Busco on economic upswing

August 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — An economic shot in the arm has boosted Churubusco’s small town status and created an economic swing in the town’s favor.

Whitley County has been touted for its ability to make a strong comeback from the economic slump seen across the state in recent years, according to Indiana Economic Development reports.

Churubusco is another extension of the county’s growth.

Recently, Town Council President Frank Kessler shared his perspective on the town’s success with The Post & Mail.

Powerful Pow Wow

August 12, 2013

Morsches Park, in Columbia City, played host to the 18th Annual Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow over the weekend.

Gates opened Friday at 5 p.m., and events carried through Sunday evening. Food vendors served fry breat, buffalo burgers and buffalo tacos.

Pictured, people who attended the Pow Wow enjoyed the Grand Entry Dance Saturday evening.

NEW TOWERS: County to install new radio system

August 12, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — As part of a large grant, Whitley County’s fire departments are in the process of installing a new radio system.

In an effort to improve communications with dispatchers and between townships, six repeaters are being installed throughout the county in “dead spots” — where radio transmissions are frequently broken.

Repeaters take a weak signal and retransmit it at a higher capacity — helping communications reach a longer distance but maintain clarity.

August 9th

Alleged meth manufacturer appears in court

August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman allegedly involved in a mobile meth lab busted in June had a pretrial conference in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Braidon Hall, 19, was arrested in June and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of two or more meth precursors, along with other drug-related charges.

She pleaded not guilty in June and hired Greggory Hockemeyer as her attorney.

Hockemeyer asked for a two-week continuance to Hall’s pretrial conference, as he needs to review discovery information.

Doused lad

August 9, 2013

Tracy Wade holds her 1-year-old son Andrew at the Morsches Park Splash Pad, while her 4-year-old daughter Samantha looks on.

PROFESSIONAL PRICE: Development has a cost

August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— For years, area school districts have been investing in professional development for their boards and administrators.

However, this training comes with a price, and it is an essential piece every year the budget pie is sliced.

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VACANT CROSSING: Railroad stretch to close

August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Indiana’s Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be vacating a stretch of road and a railroad crossing in Whitley County.

In order to accomplish that, the county must close the southern approach to the railroad crossing, which is located on CR 700 East.

According to Whitley County Engineer Brandon Forrester, INDOT wishes to take the railroad equipment at that crossing and use it on a busier intersection.

CONGESTION CONTAINED: New road may ease U.S. 33 traffic

August 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Traffic could possibly be rerouted from U.S. 33, north of Churubusco, for those vehicles traveling to C&A Tool Engineering and BRC Rubber and Plastics, two large manufacturing facilities on the outskirts of town.

At Wednesday’s Churubusco Town Council meeting, a plan to construct a new road at the edge of town would create an alternative traffic pattern, lessening the back up of vehicles that occurs in town at certain times of day.

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