Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
BLOOMINGTON (AP) â€” Indiana health officials say a student at Indiana University's Bloomington campus has a confirmed case of measles.
The State Department of Health said Friday that the student did not attend classes while infectious and does not live on campus. The agency said it's working with Monroe County's health department and IU to prevent the illness from spreading.
Officials say the student visited the IU Student Health Center on Monday while still infectious, but wore a mask during that visit.
INDIANAPOLIS (HSPA) â€” Indiana lawmakers donâ€™t need to approve legislation related to a Medicaid expansion because Gov. Mike Pence already has authority to negotiate with federal officials, his administrationâ€™s top human services official said Wednesday.
That was the assessment of Debra Minott, secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, as she fielded questions from the House Public Health Committee. The panel has been working on a bill that would set parameters for an expansion of Medicaid through the federal health care law.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s spring musical, â€śCurtains, The Musical,â€ť is set for April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from cast members. Follow The Post & Mail's coverage of the show over the course of the next few weeks.
Columbia City High School's spring musical is in the middle of rehearsal for its upcoming performance of "Curtains, The Musical." Performances are scheduled for April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium, CCHS. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any cast member. See The Post & Mail in April for a more in-depth look at the high schoolâ€™s spring musical.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śNever, never be afraid to do whatâ€™s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Societyâ€™s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.â€ť â€” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sarah Cuppy, a local historical hero, took these words of wisdom to heart nearly 100 years before Martin Luther King Jr. spoke them.
She is known in the South Whitley area as one who tirelessly worked to save slaves, soldiers and orphaned children.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” With less than two months left in the school year, David Parker is finishing his first year as Whitko High Schoolâ€™s principal. Moving into the position from his place as the former assistant principal has allowed for the school to experience a smooth transition.
â€śI think it was a little easier on everyone because I had already been here and knew the staff,â€ť said Parker. â€śAnd the job is one that continues to evolve as we work to better Whitko.â€ť
PIERCETON â€” Teachers and administration across Whitko Community School Corporation are reporting positive results from the extra time given each week for professional development.
In January, the district instituted a delayed start time by a half an hour for staff development each Wednesday. The proposed idea came with some concern from one school board member, however, the majority voted to approve the change in the middle of the school year.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) â€” Part of a southern Indiana naval installation was shut down Friday while the military investigated a pyrotechnic facility explosion that injured five employees the previous evening.
The explosion happened about 5:40 p.m. Thursday during routine cleanup operations at the Crane naval base facility, about 85 miles southwest of Indianapolis, said Crane Army Ammunition Activity spokesman Tom Peske. The five injured employees were examined and released from the hospital Thursday evening.
ANDERSON (AP) â€” An Indiana man sentenced to 253 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of child molesting has lost his bid to have his sentence shortened.
The Indiana Court of Appeals this week upheld the sentence issued to 39-year-old William Everage Jr. in July 2012 by a Madison County judge.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Soon the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank will celebrate its silver anniversary.
April 1 will mark 25 years that the food bank has served South Whitley. The food bankâ€™s founder and former long-time director Susan Butcher is somewhat amazed that the nonprofit has stood the test of time.