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Beyond repair

March 27, 2014

Columbia City's Redevelopment project at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets has been deemed irreparable and is set to be demolished this spring.

Whitko High School to present ‘Cinderella’

March 27, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko High School is in their production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” directed by Dawn Hinthorn and Susie Trixler.

The musical will be held in the auditorium of Whitko High School at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26.

The tale of the young servant girl turned belle of the ball with the help of a little magic is a well known tale.

However, few know that one of her stepsisters wanted to be a lawyer, without having the brains for the job.

And few know that the entire kingdom turned out into the town square to try on the slipper.

CCHS convocation set to honor student success

March 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School will hold its annual Honors Convocation Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Newell Rice Auditorium.

School officials are preparing for the ceremony and asking that any group or individuals planning to present an award to CCHS students, to call Cheryl Hoffman to make arrangements for the presentation.

Hoffman can be reached at 244-6136, ext 3211 or email hoffmancj@wccs.k12.in.us. Presenters should include the following information:
•the name of the award,
•the presenter of the award, and
•the name of the student recipient.

Graduating show choir members

March 27, 2014

After a successful season of competition, Columbia City High School will graduate several show choir member. Pictured are the graduating seniors in City Heat, CCHS’s mixed choir, and City Soul, the choir’s back up band, taken Saturday at the state competition in Plainfield. Front row, from left: Matthew Swain, Jasmine Lacey, Abbgail Vorndran, Anna McCullough, Allison Yoder and Hannah Schaefer. Back row: Director Rosalie Geller, Austin Wehr, Darrik Brower, Ali McQueen, Ben Tison, Jason Hershman, Ciera Jarrett, and Josh Graham.

Progress of Whitley County

March 27, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Post & Mail’s annual three-part Progress special publication began yesterday, today, and continues the rest of this week.

Beginning with “Giving,” this year’s Progress theme is “Whitley County Pride,” and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.

Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.

TROY Center now enrolling for 2014-15

March 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Not every person learns in the same way. Not every person thrives in the same type of environment. Not every person fits within the typical classroom mold.
At TROY Center Alternative School, staff understands that students have different needs.
That’s why the flexible environment and alternative curriculum aims to help each person find their own path to success.

Whether a student’s struggles have involved problems with peers, academic problems, or behavioral issues, TROY Center is working to help them find their way to a successful education.

Mark your calendar

March 27, 2014

Friday, March 28
•Food safety - 9 a.m.
A large segment of agriculture includes small farms. Whether a side business or a producer trying to make it their main business, fruit and vegetable producers are among small farmers making a go of it.
However, in order to meet certain state requirements for producers who wish to sell to a restaurant, grocery store, or similar business, training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is required.

Ending on a high note

March 27, 2014

Columbia City High School’s City Lights show choir members, (from left) Haleigh Stiverson, Hannah Schaefer and Lindsey Dice hold the 5th place trophy the choir earned at the state ISSMA competition in Plainfield Saturday. City Heat, CCHS’s mixed choir, also earned a 5th place trophy.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Smith-Green schools updates bullying policies

March 27, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Principals from both schools in the Smith-Green Community School District (SGCS) updated the Board of Trustees on bullying policies in their buildings.

Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Principal Jim Folland said a law passed in July of 2013 required schools to have policies in place by October of 2013.

“Our mission at CJSHS is to have a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment,” he said.

Folland said he and Assistant Principal Dan Hile have been working with students and parents when they see a problem, and it has improved the school’s environment.

CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING: City RDC elects to demolish building

March 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The building at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets is expected to be a parking lot by June, officials say.

Columbia City’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) purchased the building located at 306 W. Van Buren St. from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which has since relocated to a building on South Main Street.

While the RDC hoped to utilize the building until the property was sold to a developer, plans were changed.

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