Archive - Jan 21, 2013 - News Article
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko basketball lost a long-time, avid supporter Saturday.
The Wildcatsâ gymnasium seemed oddly quiet to many Whitko fans without the presence of Donna Rose, who died in a single-vehicle crash, just hours before the boys basketball game against West Noble.
Rose, 73, was in the crowd the night before, Friday, as she has been for nearly every Whitko home game for decades.
According to the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department, Rose was killed after her vehicle struck a tree near County Roads 500 South and 800 West at approximately 2:44 p.m. Saturday.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools started classes Monday morning with a new superintendent, Galen Mast. Before the transition, SGCS took the time to honor its departing district leader and long-time servant of public education, Ralph Bailey.
Bailey had been with SGCS since July 2012, serving as interim superintendent.
Administrators, Baileyâs family and other well-wishers were on hand for the reception. Among Baileyâs visitors were two Indiana State Representatives, Rep. David Ober and Rep. Kathy Heuer.
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs the middle of winter, but vendors are already preparing for Whitley Countyâs Farmers Market that will open in the spring.
With fresh produce, baked good and crafts, the market is preparing for some possible new features to draw in larger crowds.
Chris Lilly, the market master, will be attending a conference in February centered on preparing markets to accept SNAP Benefits.
The government food assistance program would allow market shoppers to purchase foods from vendors using their SNAP Benefits.
COLUMBIA CITY â Homestead verification work has been keeping the Whitley County Auditorâs Office busy.
The deadline to file for homestead tax credits has come and gone. Now, those homeowners who did not file a verification will have to answer to the auditorâs office or pay a higher tax bill.
Jenny McGuire, Whitley County auditor, said she has been working with individuals who filed past the Dec. 31 deadline.
âWe were keeping them on up to Jan. 15,â she said.
Here are the headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Whitko athletics loses a devotee
Farmers market preps for 2013
SGCS bids farewell to Bailey
Homestead verification update
Indiana to reward teachers with grants
President Obama swears in for second term