June 19th, 2013
Whitko High School held its spring sports awards banquet recently.
Pictured, boys track winners, from left: Kuyler Bailey, Coachesâ€™ Award; Connor Stouder, Most Valuable Award and Walker Hobbs, Most Promising.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Little Turtle Elementary School recently announced those students who have achieved honor roll status for the third trimester.
It also named students who earned honor roll status throughout the entire 2012-13 school year.
4th grade â€” All As
Kaytlynn Jane Braunsdorf
Taylor Nicole Calloway
Trevor Jeffrey Ebersole
Tucker Andrew Hardy
Katelyn Faith Hoeppner
Riley Lewis Kumfer
Brianna Nicole Laux
Zachary Steven Martin
Gracelynn Ann Martinez
Silas Jackson McCallister
Alison Mae Mossburg
Abigail Mae Price
Bryce Alexander Roy
Isaiah J Rust
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Music from 1913 was the highlight of DiAnna Weissâ€™s theme for the June meeting of the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority.
Members shared their talents, including a floral center piece and a table runner on one of the serving tables. An Erma Bombeck reading honoring mothers was given. Duets included â€śHow Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know Iâ€™ve been a Liar All my Life?â€ť; â€śBlackbird, Bye Byeâ€ť; a medley of 1913 hits â€” â€śWhen Irish Eyes Are Smiling,â€ť â€śYou Made Me Love You,â€ť and â€śAve Mariaâ€ť; and â€śLet the Rest of the World Go By.â€ť
Water main work on Frontage Road, Columbia City, was completed Tuesday.
Pictured are Todd Coyle as he prepares for Cory Dear to dump gravel into the cement.
Frontage Road was closed for two days at the intersection of Ind. 109 while this project was completed. All traffic exiting Frontage Road had to use Ind. 9. All businesses on Frontage Road were connected to the new water main the city laid.
This was the final phase of the project, finishing the connection point at the intersection of Frontage Road and Ind. 109.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Keaton Anderson, Whitko High School Senior, was recently presented the Signature Giving Vocational Scholarship award.
He was chosen from several entries sent in from all three Whitley County High Schools who were seeking vocational training.
Each applicant had to write an essay including where they see themselves in five years, and how their future profession will make Whitley County a better place.
â€śKeaton was the clear winner,â€ť stated Tina Houser Signature Giving Board of Director president.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County residents are gearing up for the official start of summer and the longest day of the year â€” Friday.
To commemorate this unique day, The Post & Mail will be publishing a special photographic publication in July documenting the activities of Whitley County residents on the longest day of the year.
This is an open invitation to photography enthusiasts as well as shutterbugs of all types.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Heavy rains have been South Whitleyâ€™s nemesis.
With each storm, rain water flushed grass seed down the Eel River from the newly graded bank along the townâ€™s renovated wastewater treatment plant.
At the most recent town council meeting, South Whitley leaders were informed that consistent heavy rains had been detrimental to the newly laid grass seed.
Grass would not seem like a cause for the councilâ€™s concern. However, without the seed taking root, the overall project cannot be deemed completed.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Turtle Days will kick off tonight for all residents interested in taking part of the annual tradition.
â€śThe Beast of Busco Returnsâ€ť is the theme for the 2013 celebration, which will hold its opening ceremony tonight at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage at Churubuscoâ€™s town park.
The introduction of royalty will also take place at 6 p.m. at the entertainment stage.
A junior karaoke competition will commence at 6:30 at the entertainment stage, and the adult competition will start at 8 p.m.
PIERCETON â€” Is it possible for a school corporation to remodel and construct two elementary schools without increasing its residentsâ€™ property taxes?
According to a financial study conducted by H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, an accounting firm, it is possible â€” and Whitko Community School Corporation is going to give it a shot.
At Mondayâ€™s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an in-depth presentation on a long-range plan established in 2011.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A pair of individuals arrested for having a mobile methamphetamine lab had their first court appearance Monday.
Braidon Hall, 19, of Columbia City, and Mitchell Bradley, 37, of Garrett, were booked last Wednesday after a routine traffic stop turned up an mobile meth lab, allegedly belonging to the pair.
Medical issues were a concern as well. Bradley allegedly had a medical seizure at the scene last Wednesday, and had one Monday after the pair pleaded not guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Hall and Bradley both said they intend to hire private attorneys.