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June 3rd

Floods force residents from Fort Wayne homes

June 3, 2013

FORT WAYNE (AP) — Friday night storms that dumped up to six inches of rain on Fort Wayne swamped city streets and trapped some motorists in their cars, while swirling floodwaters closed the city's zoo for the day Saturday after staff moved hundreds of animals to higher ground.

Fort Wayne Fire Department Assistant Chief Jim Murua said his crews had to rescue people marooned in their cars by high waters.

He told an area newspaper the Red Cross also was helping residents evacuated from their flooded apartment.

Ag museum receives grant

June 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Farm Bureau has funded a grant to the Whitley County Agricultural Museum and 4-H Learning Center for the purchase of a 55 inch Smart TV and components.

The television will be used in the Maple Syrup Learning Center.

Each year the museum selects new themes for the center floor display, and this year the themes will be maple syrup and wheat.

The television will allow visitors to view videos of the history of maple syrup from pioneer days until the present and also show the different methods of production during the same time period.

Heavy rains wash out roads

June 3, 2013

A car is stranded in deep water on County Road 200 North east of Lincolnway Saturday afternoon.

Many county roads suffered flooding after Friday night’s storms.

TOP DOLLAR: WHS’s tech program seeks $300K

June 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — “You’re not at your grandpa’s factory, but you’re working on your grandpa’s equipment,” said David Parker, Whitko High School principal, in regards to the school’s Industrial Technology program.

With emphasis on exposing high school students to career classes, tech and welding programs are in high demand at WHS, but equipment is falling farther and farther behind the curve.

HOMETOWN HEROES: Drew Jines. Following his father’s footsteps

June 3, 2013

Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, The Post & Mail will be featuring several public safety officials in a muli-part series.

COLUMBIA CITY — “I knew my life wouldn’t be right until I was a firefighter.”

Since he was 10 years old, Drew Jines knew what his career choice would be.

“I was hanging out at the fire station with my dad on his shift, and there was a structure fire. I got to go on the truck, and when we pulled up on the scene I saw the firefighter jump out, stretch the line (hose) to the door, and the next truck supplied us with water,” Jines said.

'CELEBRATE. REMEMBER. FIGHT BACK': Relay races past goal by $7K

June 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Storms and wet weather relocated Whitley County’s Relay for Life event indoors, but that did not seem to dampen the spirits of those who came together to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

“A great big thank you to everyone for coming out to support their community,” said Tammy Gross, a committee member. “We appreciate their willingness to go with the flow when we moved inside after many had already set up their tents outside.”

Roush, Monk, McClure medal at state

June 3, 2013

BLOOMINGTON — Five Whitley County athletes competed in the Indiana State Track Meet last weekend.

Three tracksters were named all-state — Samantha Roush, Katie Monk and Austin McClure placed in the top nine.

Columbia City’s Roush, who has finished 10th for the last two seasons, came in fifth in the 1,600-meter run Saturday.

“Sam ran as perfect of a race as she could,” Columbia City Head Track Coach Bob Fahl said. “She was really determined to get a medal.”

Fahl said she was able to take an inside lane and stay in the front of the pack througout the race.

May 31st

WCSC revisits construction plans

May 31, 2013

PIERCETON — A project hearing has been set for Whitko Community School Corporation that will begin the process of two major construction endeavors for the district.

Discussion will continue on building a new Pierceton Elementary School and remodeling the existing South Whitley Elementary School at a meeting set for June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

At the May school board meeting, members heard from Superintendent Steve Clason on a proposed building project.

TRAILBLAZINE: Efforts taking shape for Eel River

May 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Efforts are being made to pave a 1,600-foot long recreational path in South Whitley.
The Friends of the Eel River Trail experienced success after constructing the Columbia City Trailhead in 2010, located along the Blue River Trail on Whitley Street.
Now the nonprofit is working to establish a trail in South Whitley that will revitalize a retired train trestle off of Calhoun Street.

Further developments are being discussed to connect the trail with one within the town limits that is a current project of Whitley On The Move.

GRADUATION: Students awarded diplomas in South Whitley

May 31, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Red and blue gowns adorned Whitko High School seniors as they paraded into WHS’s gymnasium for its commencement ceremony last night.

The Class of 2013 graduated 122 students and Superintendent Steve Clason described the group as the “best achieving class in Whitko’s history.”
Valedictorian Holly Frantz recounted the comical occurrences during the four years spent at Whitko. Practical jokes, pranks and good memories were relived.

CHURUBUSCO — Whitko’s boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-...
HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll...
SOUTH WHITLEY — For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the...

 

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