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October 20th, 2011

WCCS attends school board conference

October 20, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — The annual Indiana School Board Association Conference was held Sept. 26-37 in Indianapolis and several Whitley County Consolidated Schools board members attended.
The board members reported on the conference at their regular session earlier this week.
Board member Deborah Hiss said she found that in comparison to many Indiana schools, Whitley County is ahead of the pack in many areas.
“It’s very impressive to know that we’re doing as much as we are for our students,” Hiss said.
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Mary Raber students get ‘poetic’ lesson

October 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY – Poetry came alive at Mary Raber Elementary School Wednesday morning when Valerie Chamness and Joshua Daniels performed verbal acrobatics during a student convocation.
The married couple from Asheville, N.C., visited MRES with their “Poetry Alive,” production. They have traveled around the world and the United States sharing poems in a way that most children and teachers have never witnessed.
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Smith-Green encourages patron survey input online

October 20, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools wants the community’s opinion about what’s going on at the two schools – both inside and out.
“We want to know what the parents and this community think about us. We want to hear about our walls and our classes. We want to hear their opinions,” said Steve Darnell, superintendent at SGCS.
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John Walter, 92

October 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — John Robert Walter, 92, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at his home. He had been in failing health since May, 2011.
John Robert was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Essex County, Ontario, Canada where his father was working for the Ford Motor Company in Windsor.
He was a son of Albert “Sis” and Chloe Myrtle (Taylor) Walter.
In 1919, his family moved to Columbia City.
His school years were spent in Columbia City where he was involved in football, track, basketball and baseball.

Football sectional previews

October 20, 2011

Check out Thursday's edition of the Post and Mail for full sectional previews for Churubusco (9-0), Columbia City (6-3) and Whitko (5-4).

October 19th

Sheriff’s Dept.: Burglaries on the rise

October 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Chief of Deputies Mark Gatton is warning citizens to keep their doors locked.
The WCSD has had seven reported thefts from unlocked vehicles and buildings so far in the month of October.
“You make yourself an easy target when you leave your doors unlocked,” Gatton said.
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Chamber honors its own during annual banquet

October 19, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Optimism about the future and overcoming adversity was the prevalent theme at the outset of the awards presentation during the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition night Tuesday.
“This has been a very challenging few months for the chamber of commerce,” said Mike DeFreeuw, chairman of the chamber board during the opening remarks.
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Commissioners field questions from ‘Busco students

October 19, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Churubusco High School students got the opportunity to see local government in action Monday when the Whitley County Board of Commissioner’s held its bi-monthly meeting in the auditorium of the high school.
Although designed to be business as usual, most of the discussion stemmed from questions raised by the students regarding a commissioner’s role and duties.
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SUV goes airborne, rolls over

October 19, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A father and infant daughter survived a one-vehicle rollover crash in the area of Ind. 9 and CR 500 N Tuesday morning.
Casey Sellers, 31, of Fairmont, lost control of his Cadillac Escalade and rolled it, pinning himself in the vehicle. Seller’s daughter, 4, escaped with no injuries. Sellers was airlifted to Parkview Main in Fort Wayne after he was found unconscious and pinned in the vehicle.
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Tournament time; local athletes fighting to keep their seasons alive

October 19, 2011

While cross country’s post season is in full swing, several area teams are preparing for sectionals this week.
Cross Country: Whitko’s boys, along with Columbia City’s boys and girls teams, will be competing Saturday at IPFW in the semi-state meet.
Teams that place in the top five will advance, along with runners that place in the top 15 individually.
Volleyball: Columbia City’s, Churubusco’s, and Whitko’s volleyball teams’ sectionals begin Thursday night.
Columbia City will take the short trip to Carroll to face Fort Wayne North Side at 7:30 p.m.
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