May 10th, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Regardless of problems that caused students to be kicked offline and see frozen screens instead of their ISTEP tests, students shouldnâ€™t expect to go back to No. 2 pencils and bubble sheets when taking standardized tests.
Online testing lets schools get results back weeks faster than with paper-and-pencil exams. That means teachers are able to see earlier what lessons students do and donâ€™t understand and have more time to adjust their lessons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Indiana troopers plan to crack down on motorists and truck drivers who drive aggressively around each other.
The Indiana State Police say they'll participate in a federal program aimed at such aggressive driving starting Sunday.
The Motor Carrier Safety Administration program is aimed at reducing the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars and will run through June 8.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) â€” A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000.
Reshma survived, in remarkably good shape, by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.
She was discovered on the second floor of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, where crews have been focused on recovering bodies, not rescuing survivors, for much of the past two weeks.
NEW HAVEN (AP) â€” Authorities say a woman and young boy were rescued from a burning second-floor apartment in a complex near Fort Wayne.
Emergency crews were called to the Cameron Court Apartments in New Haven about 2:30 a.m. Friday. New Haven police Sgt. Brent Bolinger tells area media that flames were shooting from a front window when he arrived and the woman lowered the boy to him from a back window.
LARWILL â€” Whitko Middle School will recognize student successes at its annual awards program.
The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the schoolâ€™s gymnasium. Students will be applauded for attendance, academic team participation and various accomplishments.
â€śPlease plan to join our staff in recognizing our studentsâ€™ 2012-13 accomplishments,â€ť said school leaders.
WMS is located at 710 Ind. 5 in Larwill and can be contacted at 327-3603.
Epsilon Chapterâ€™s Chorus recently performed at Laud Christian Church for a group of ladies representing area churches.
Songs included â€śThe Prayer Perfect,â€ť â€śPraise the Lord for Everything,â€ť â€śThanks Be to God,â€ť â€śSimple Gifts,â€ť and â€ś Itâ€™s a Grand Night for Singing.â€ť
The chorus is under the direction of Evelyn Zumbrun (in front). Myra Schmidt accompanied.
Front row, from left: Janelle Smith, Kris Richey, Evelyn Zumbrun and Carol Burkett. Back row, from left: Mary Helfrich, DiAnna Weiss, Rosemary Steiner, Jerilyn Geiger and Nancy Fries.
Khale Rider, an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, speaks at the â€śanti-slave rallyâ€ť held by the schoolâ€™s five U.S. History classes.
Students had the chance to speak in roles as abolitionists.
The event allowed students to study and learn more about slavery in the 1800s. See more photos in the May 10 issue of The Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Farmers Market opens Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. downtown.
Special events have been slated to highlight the market.
To celebrate its 76th anniversary, the Salvation Army of Whitley County will be at the market giving out free doughnuts. A yoga class will be conducted on the Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. by Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.
The countyâ€™s Master Gardeners will also be on hand, along with Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s Clean World Association with its annual flower and plant sale.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Challenging oneself to improve Ââ€” and perseverance.
Those were the keys to success for Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2013.
The valedictorian is Aakash K. Patel, the son of Kirit and Sangita Patel. The salutatorian is Tiffany Nicole Harber, the daughter of Ed and Sue Harber.
Both challenged themselves to end up where they are now. Harber said she started ranked 36th in the class her freshman year and is now second.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Indiana is a great place to do business.
That was the message from Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Whitley County EDC annual meeting at C&A Tool Thursday.
While Ellspermann pointed out that being part of Gov. Mike Penceâ€™s administration was about economic development, she was quick to tout the efforts of the previous administration.
â€śWe are building off of eight great years with Mitch Daniels,â€ť she said of the former governorâ€™s administration.