March 29th, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS (HSPA) â Indiana lawmakers donât need to approve legislation related to a Medicaid expansion because Gov. Mike Pence already has authority to negotiate with federal officials, his administrationâs top human services official said Wednesday.
That was the assessment of Debra Minott, secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, as she fielded questions from the House Public Health Committee. The panel has been working on a bill that would set parameters for an expansion of Medicaid through the federal health care law.
Doris Elaine Van Houten, 83, a resident of rural Columbia City, went to be with the Lord at 12:46 p.m. Thursday March 28, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Saturday. She was born September 8, 1929 in Ari, Allen County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Wyland and Iva (Gump) Zumbrun. Her formative years were spent in Union Twp., Whitley County. She graduated from Coesse High School in 1947.
On Feb. 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Dale Obert Van Houten. They have always made their home in Whitley County. Dale died Oct. 9, 1994.
Born in Larwill, Sept. 6, 1931, Janet Martin Gustafson went home to be with the Lord March 2, 2013.
Her loved ones that preceded her in death include her father, Therman Martin; her mother, Edna Yoqulet Martin and her son, Jay Calvin Gustafson.
Janet is survived by her husband, Clyde; her children, Lee (Martha), Penny (John) Gallagher and Eric (Maria); her sisters, Violet Martin and Joan Ulrich; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rick Tulley, 60, a resident of Tri-Lakes, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Mr. Tulley was born in Wolf Lake on Sept. 19, 1952, a son of Gloyd and Edna (Fisher) Tulley.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Cathy, three children, a brother, three sisters and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Brad Fredrickson, pastor of Tri Lakes Baptist Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Columbia City High Schoolâs spring musical, âCurtains, The Musical,â is set for April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from cast members. Follow The Post & Mail's coverage of the show over the course of the next few weeks.
Columbia City High School's spring musical is in the middle of rehearsal for its upcoming performance of "Curtains, The Musical." Performances are scheduled for April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium, CCHS. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any cast member. See The Post & Mail in April for a more in-depth look at the high schoolâs spring musical.
SOUTH WHITLEY â âNever, never be afraid to do whatâs right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Societyâs punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.â â Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sarah Cuppy, a local historical hero, took these words of wisdom to heart nearly 100 years before Martin Luther King Jr. spoke them.
She is known in the South Whitley area as one who tirelessly worked to save slaves, soldiers and orphaned children.
SOUTH WHITLEY â With less than two months left in the school year, David Parker is finishing his first year as Whitko High Schoolâs principal. Moving into the position from his place as the former assistant principal has allowed for the school to experience a smooth transition.
âI think it was a little easier on everyone because I had already been here and knew the staff,â said Parker. âAnd the job is one that continues to evolve as we work to better Whitko.â
PIERCETON â Teachers and administration across Whitko Community School Corporation are reporting positive results from the extra time given each week for professional development.
In January, the district instituted a delayed start time by a half an hour for staff development each Wednesday. The proposed idea came with some concern from one school board member, however, the majority voted to approve the change in the middle of the school year.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) â Part of a southern Indiana naval installation was shut down Friday while the military investigated a pyrotechnic facility explosion that injured five employees the previous evening.
The explosion happened about 5:40 p.m. Thursday during routine cleanup operations at the Crane naval base facility, about 85 miles southwest of Indianapolis, said Crane Army Ammunition Activity spokesman Tom Peske. The five injured employees were examined and released from the hospital Thursday evening.