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June 7th

GONE VIRAL: CCHS students featured on Huffington Post

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — See this weekend's edition of The Post & Mail for a special feature on a calculus project that has gone viral on social media sites, as well as the Huffington Post.

Ag Plus scholarship awarded

June 7, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Ag Plus recently announced its annual scholarship award winners for 2013.

The scholarship program annually awards a $500 scholarship to students enrolled in any two- or four-year college in an agriculture curriculum. The program offers three scholarships annually.

The scholarship program is available to any student meeting the following criteria:

  • The student must major in an agricultural field that includes forage, turf or landscape related programs.

Stripping it down

June 7, 2013

Throughout schools in Whitley County, custodians are taking the summer months to strip floors, clean windows and shampoo carpets in preparation for the 2013-14 school year.

It is a side of the school system most people never see, but one which remains vital to maintaining a positive environment for students and staff alike.

Pictured is Whitko High School (WHS) Custodian Dave Cleland beginning the process of stripping classroom floors Thursday.

Scholarship dollars raised

June 7, 2013

Columbia City’s Rotary Club presented the Whitley County Community Foundation with a check for $21,000 Tuesday.

Funds were generated from the Rotary’s annual scholarship auction and will be managed by the foundation on the club’s behalf.

Rotary will now offer a $5,000 scholarship to a Columbia City High School student each year.

Holocaust survivor recounts lessons learned

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Doris Fogel, a Holocaust survivor, was the featured speaker at Columbia City’s Rotary Club meeting Tuesday.

She is the executive director of the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation.

Fogel opened her remarks stating that it was “60 years ago that the world averted its eyes from the Germans,” and that ultimately allowed over 6 million men, women and children to be systematically killed in death camps scattered all over Europe.

“As a survivor, we lost our youth, and we lost our innocence,” said Fogel. “Hope was all we had to deal with the atrocities against the Jews.”

Frontage Rd. slated to close for two days

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Starting June 17 at 7 a.m., Frontage Road, Columbia City, will be closed at the intersection of Ind. 109.

According to Columbia City Municipal Water Utility, there will be no right turn allowed onto Frontage Road from Ind. 109.

No vehicles will be allowed to exit from Frontage Road onto Ind. 109.

All traffic will be diverted for access to Frontage Road off of Ind. 9.

The closure is scheduled for two days, in order to allow for a water main installation to be conducted by the Columbia City Water Department.

Burst my bubble

June 7, 2013

Kaden Ward (left) pops his friend’s, Noah Johnson’s bubble at the splash pad at Morsches Park, while their friends, Illana Johnson and Chantry Bryan share graham crackers.

BRETT GERBER: Passion fuels day job, aviation aspirations

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s not a bird, but it could very well be a plane — Brett Gerber’s Long EZ to be exact.

Gerber owns and operates Gerber Aviation, LLC., which maintains, builds and inspects small air craft. He also pilots two aircraft he built — a Long EZ and a Quickie Q2.

In the cockpit, Gerber enjoys the freedom of flight, but is careful to keep a healthy respect for the possible dangers.

BILL UNSUCCESSFUL: Newspaper remains foundation of info.

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A long tradition of newspapers providing government information to the public was backed this session by Indiana’s Statehouse — for now.

Senate Bill 458 would have eliminated the need for government bodies publish their public notices in newspapers and would have replaced it with a post onto a website.

The Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) testified against the bill, which eventually died when a vote was not called up.

HSPA Executive Director and General Counsel Steve Key said the bill indicates a growing trend.

RADIO OVERHAUL: Sheriff’s Dept. may return to VHF

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Making something old new again.

That is what Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges said his department might do this summer regarding the radio system.

Currently the department is on the 800 megahurtz public safety spectrum. It moved to this format from the VHF system three years ago, but Hodges said the sheriff’s department might go back to the former system.

“The 800 system has kind of turned into a party line,” he said. “So many people are on that, we often get busy signals.”

Busy signals occur when too many radios attempt to connect to the tower at once.

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