Archive - 2014
Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. with an executive session immediately following the meeting.
Items on the agenda include updates from the school resource officer, emergency dismissal drill procedures and a presentation regarding the professional development conference attended by district leaders. The board also plans to approve a request for proposals for architectural and engineering services for designs of a new high school.
Fall harvest will be in full swing soon, and itâ€™s important to understand a few tips to keep drivers and farmers safe.
What does the classic orange and red triangle on farm equipment mean when you approach it on the road? It means that equipment displaying this triangle is a slow-moving vehicle (SMV), capable of speeds no faster than 25 miles per hour. Flashing amber or red lights should also be displayed.
In short, motor vehicle operators should slow down, and farmers driving the equipment should buckle up and make sure all safety equipment is properly displayed.
Whitkoâ€™s Jake Rothgeb (center)) performs a flip throw-in during the Wildcatsâ€™ game at Manchester Wednesday night. For more coverage of the game, see the Sept. 18th issue of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages Inc., a nonprofit in Whitley County serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a participating organization for the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition.
Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) is hosting a public forum Friday for area candidates running for the Indiana General Assembly.
Riola F. VanWey, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born Feb. 27, 1922, in Mitchell, S. D., she was the daughter of Ernst F. and Stella V. (Hall) Taylor.
Besides a short period of time in South Dakota, Riloa was a lifetime resident of Whitley County.
She attended Columbia City High School and June 22, 1942, she married Robert E. VanWey.
She worked for Blue Bell and was a cook at the Eagles, American Legion, and for the Masonâ€™s and Rotary Club. She was a member of Eagles, American Legion, VFW and Moose.
Max L. â€śMickâ€ť Bowers Jr., 65 of Churubusco, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 2014, at his home of natural causes.
He was born April 7, 1949 in Fort Wayne, a son of Max Lavon and Gwendolyn G. (Grabach) Bowers Sr.
His formative years were spent in Laud. He graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and continued his education at Ivy Tech.
On Sept. 17, 1983, he was united in marriage to Lisa A. (Diffendarfer) Herbst. On Dec. 1, 1985, they moved to their present home.
Mary Alice Gray, 94, a resident of Churubusco and widow of John C. Gray, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She had been taken there on Sunday from the Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Mrs. Gray was born Nov. 28, 1919 in Smith Township, a daughter of Thomas Carl and Maude Elizabeth (Bennett) Gaff, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1937.
On June 14, 1941, she was married in Wolf Lake to John C. Gray, and was a lifelong resident of Churubusco.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Whitley County, many students take part in school feeding programs such as breakfast and lunch served during the school day.
However, when school breaks for the weekend, some children need assistance keeping their stomachs full until Monday.
Boomerang Backpacks, a two-year old program, works to keep kids fed, and is doing so in partnership with area churches and organizations.
Zumba Before Dark
â€˘Freewill donation to benefit Boomerang Backpacks
â€˘Columbia City High School parking lot Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Clad in bright yellow shirts, volunteers set out in teams to tackle a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley Countyâ€™s Day of Caring Tuesday.
Two-hundred eighty pairs of hands worked on landscaping, painting projects and cleaning efforts at more than 25 sites throughout the county.