Archive - Mar 2012 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Gas prices to the west of Whitley County jumped to $4.15 per gallon throughout Tuesday afternoon â€“ and pump prices in the local area and Fort Wayne followed suit later.
Earlier Tuesday gasoline prices had fallen to $3.89 at many filling stations in Whitley County. As of Wednesday morning, there were but a handful of gas stations locally at sub-$4.15 per gallon.
The surge by 25 cents was in full force by Wednesday's commute, which leads motorists to question if $4.15 per gallon is the new norm at the pump.
Editorâ€™s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on Eagle Tech Academy. For part two, see Wednesdayâ€™s edition of The Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a two-year process, which included planning and the welcoming of its first students last fall the staff of Eagle Tech Academy is now close to saying farewell to its inaugural year and preparing for another first â€“ hosting a sophomore and freshman class â€“ in 2012-13.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Kindness is apparent around Churubusco, as hundreds of Smith-Green Community School children, teachers and parents have accepted Rachelâ€™s Challenge, showing acts of kindness everyday.
Three banners with hundreds of signatures written on them will be visible as people enter the schools of SGCS. The signatures came after Bill Sanders spoke all day Friday during Rachelâ€™s Challenge. Sanders is the author of the program directly inspired by Rachel Scott who died along with 12 others in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton near Denver, Colo.
State Representatives Dan Leonard (left) of the 50th District, and Kathy Heuer (right) of the 83rd District, present a resolution to Parkview Whitley Hospital staff and nurses in recognition of the hospital receiving the American Nurses Associationâ€™s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. Holding the ANA award is Katie Palmer, RN (center).
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Former Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were recently honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with Special Resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolutions were sponsored by State Representative Kathy Heuer and State Senator Jim Banks.
Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s cafeteria was the site of the schoolâ€™s fourth annual talent show Friday night. Above, left to right are contestants Rozlyn Bishop, fifth grade, Amanda Zinsmeister, seventh grade and seventh-grader Maddy Foutz. The event was sponsored by the WMS Peacekeepers program and organized by Tara Hosier. With 20 different talents, the categories included singing, variety and dance. Aside from offering students a chance to showcase their talents and entertain the crowd, all proceeds from the event went to the Peacekeeper Program.
A Larwill man was one of two men involved in a Saturday morning crash on Ind. 109, according to the Noble County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Shawn Sproles, 21, of Larwill collided head-on with Bradley Kincaid, 19, of Albion, according to police who reported the two drivers attempted to avoid a collision.
The crash occurred in the northbound lane.
Sproles was driving in the southbound lane.
A helicopter was dispatched to take Kincaid to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne with possible head injuries. Sproles was transported to Parkview Whitley Hospital for leg injuries.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Following many years of minor problems, Coesse Middle School is close to replacing the windows above the gymnasium.
Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, said that in the 17 years he has worked for the district, attempts have been made to seal the leaks, all of which were unsuccessful.
Zickgraf said the type of windows currently installed are translucent fiberglass designed to let light in, however the most recent investigation shows due to weather conditions the glass is beginning to wear.
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) â€” Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals.
Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant.
WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.
COLUMBIA CITY ÂÂâ€” The Sounds of the City went on the road March 17 for the last competition of the year.
The show choirs traveled to southern Indiana to Southwestern High School in Hanover for the 14th annual Ohio Valley Showcase.
City Lights was the first group to perform for the day.They performed with one of their best, if not the best, performance of the year.
Lights ended the competition in fourth place, but the three choirs ahead of them are probably three of the best womenâ€™s groups in the nation.