February 21st, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since State Superintendent Glenda Ritz made the decision to offer other options for make-up days for Indiana schools, many are weighing their options, after most have missed at least two weeks of classes.
Ritz offered making up days on Saturday, extending the school day, adjusting the school schedule to remove teacher in-service days, as well as a technology option with online classes.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools have missed 15 days since Christmas break, pushing the last day of school into mid-June.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 21, 2014)-- Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visited Coesse Elementary School today before taking a tour of Columbia City High School. See the weekend edition of The Post & Mail for coverage.
Parkview Oaks Nursing Home crowned their king and queen for Valentineâ€™s Day, Feb. 14.
Every year the staff, residents and guest vote for the residents they like to win the title of king and queen. This yearâ€™s king and queen are Herman and Virginia Smith, who have been married for 68 years.
The runners-up are Imogene Crowder, for the title of queen, and Cecil Jenkins, for the title of king. P
arkview Oaks Nursing Home held a celebration on Valentineâ€™s Day to crown the winners and acknowledge all the other participants.
Students at Northern Heights Elementary School learned a Valentine folk dance in music class. This â€śfunâ€ť partner dance originated in Germany. During the dance the students are able to change partners many times.
There were frequent giggles every time the dancers turned around and came face to face with their new â€śvalentine.â€ť The dance allowed students to show their competence with steady beat and patterned movement. Students pictured are from Deb Howardâ€™s first grade class. From left: Jessy Stinson, Evan Jordan, Lisa Stephens and Aidenn Adams.
Infant Wyatt Glenn McKinley, of Columbia City, was sent up to Heaven Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was delivered at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Robert E. McKinley and Sara D. Gutierrez. They both reside in Columbia City.
Bernard â€śBernieâ€ť George Reust, 87 of Huntington went to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2014, at the University of Arizona Medical Center/Kino Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
He left school to serve his country in the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star while serving in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was wounded in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of the Parish Council. He was a former member of the Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia City.
Mary â€śJaneâ€ť Londt, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Born in Celina, Ohio, Jane graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio and St. Ritaâ€™s School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio.
Jane was a registered nurse for McCray and Parkview Noble Hospitals for 32 years, retiring in 2010, and also co-owned CPR+ since 1989.
Merle F. Stienbarger, 91, of Churubusco, passed away at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home in Churubusco.
Mr. Stienbarger was born June 6, 1922, in Brimfield, a son of Walter Samuel and Geneva (Cler) Stienbarger.
He spent his formative years in Allen County, and graduated from Huntertown High School.
On Jan. 15, 1941, he was married in Columbia City to Eunice Willene Jones, and moved to his present farm in Eel River Township in 1954.
He was a lifelong Eel River Township farmer, was employed as an independent contractor, and also worked at McCoy Lumber.
Arthur W. Parry Jr., 90, of Fort Wayne passed away Feb. 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
He was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School and earned his B.A. from DePauw University and attended Indiana University studying journalism and law.
(Feb, 21, 2014) -- A Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. Winds will gust up to 45 and 50 mph through late this afternoon.
Temperatures will be near average in the middle 30s this afternoon with a mix of sun, clouds and a few flurries. The weekend will begin with warmer temperatures in the 40s, but some colder air will move in Sunday with the highs in the 20s.
Sunday's drop in temperature sets the stage for a week with bitter cold air taking temperatures into the teens Wednesday and Thursday.
Today: Partly sunny with a few flurries and very windy.