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September 18th

AWESOME ACADEMICS: ISMS’s Beckner receives state recognition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A nine-year veteran academic coach at Indian Springs Middle School is receiving recognition from the state.
Dennis Beckner wears many hats. As a pastor, teacher, coordinator, manager and coach, Beckner is a community servant by anyone’s standards.

ENRICHED ENROLLMENT: Enrollment numbers up at Smith-Green

September 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Student enrollment is up at Smith-Green Community Schools, assuaging fears of dwindling student numbers and budget concerns.
Student enrollment is determined on two days during the school year, Sept. 12 and Feb. 15. According to the numbers on those days, the state grants funds to school corporations.

PLANNING BEGINS: School board to meet, discuss new high school

September 18, 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 leads to road safety

September 18, 2014

Fall harvest will be in full swing soon, and it’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.


September 18, 2014

Whitko’s Jake Rothgeb (center)) performs a flip throw-in during the Wildcats’ game at Manchester Wednesday night. For more coverage of the game, see the Sept. 18th issue of The Post & Mail.

Passages slated to partner with region coalition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 VanWey, 92

September 18, 2014

Riola F. VanWey, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Miller’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 Mason’s and Rotary Club. She was a member of Eagles, American Legion, VFW and Moose.

Max Bowers Jr., 65

September 18, 2014

Max L. “Mick” 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 Gray, 94

September 18, 2014

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.

September 17th

• LIFE VIDEO • NUTRITION TIP: Six ways to pack a better lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch


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