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May 6th

Man whose body found in river in Fort Wayne IDed

May 6, 2013

FORT WAYNE(AP) — A Fort Wayne man who drowned in the St. Joseph River in that city has been identified.

Allen County Coroner's Office and police reports say the body of 58-year-old Jeffery Bultemeier was found in the river at Shoaff Park on Sunday.

Bultemeier's family reported him missing early last week, and his car was found by a boat ramp at Shoaff Park.

Police said Sunday that foul play was not suspected.

An area newspaper reported Monday that the death remains under investigation by police, coroners and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Friendly squirrel

May 6, 2013

A black fox squirrel appeared on Columbia Street, South Whitley, and was rather friendly. A few residents were not fearful of holding them.

Drew Christman, pictured, and his stepfather, Jim Hixson, were holding the squirrels Sunday in their backyard which captured the attention of neighbors.

PBS Kids GO! awards writers

May 6, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Three Columbia City students were named winners for the 2013 edition of the PBS Kids GO! Young Writers Contest for the Fort Wayne Region.

In the first-grade category, Amelia Porter, of Columbia City, took third place for her submission entitled, “Jonathan’s Pancake Party.”

Taking second place in the in the second-grade category was “Rosabell’s Orphanage Surprise,” written by McKayla Adair, of Columbia City.

In the third-grade category, Emily Mullett, of Columbia City, took second place for her story, “The Sleepover.”

Kickin’ it at the ‘Y’

May 6, 2013

Soccer fields at Whitley County’s YMCA were teeming with young athletes Saturday morning for youth leagues.

Above, Gerik Petrosky (yellow) kicks the ball while Brody Borries (kneeling) defends him.

From left: Sean LeBlanc, Petrosky, Borries and Alexander Rongos (back).

EDUCATION LEGISLATION: Lawmakers leave local schools in a lurch

May 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As Indiana’s legislative session wrapped up last week, decisions regarding the state’s education system has local school leaders holding their breaths.

In recent months, Steve Clason, Whitko Community Schools superintendent, has kept board members abreast of pending legislation. With each update, Clason has been faithful to end with his cautious, wait-and-see philosophy.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Women turn house into home

May 6, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A group of women spent Saturday remodeling and cleaning a home as part of National Women Build Week.

From May 4-12, women across the country are rolling up their sleeves, donned work gloves, and set about the initiative sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.

During the week-long event, women are devoting at least one day to the effort. Saturday, a home on Main Street in Columbia City received some much needed attention.

On the job site was Laura Richcreek, of Columbia City, who was participating in the work project.

FORMER GOVERNOR: Leaders mourn Bowen’s passing

May 6, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Governor Otis R. Bowen died Saturday at age 95.

Bowen overhauled Indiana’s tax system as governor, before helping oversee the federal response to the burgeoning AIDS epidemic during President Ronald Reagan’s second term.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement Sunday that Bowen died Saturday at a nursing home in Donaldson, a community about 25 miles south of South Bend that is near Bowen’s hometown of Bremen. He didn’t disclose the cause of death.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: ISTEP+ struggles cause testing woes

May 6, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — System crashes and technological difficulties interrupted student ISTEP+ testing last week.

What was supposed to be an online testing process, turned into a web of computer mishaps and frustrations for teachers, administrators and students.

“If I was taking these tests and my computer kept messing up on me, I don’t think I could have had the patience these students have had,” said Bruce Hansen, principal at South Whitley Elementary School. “We are far from the days of pencil and paper, but sometimes I think it is better.”

Pence offers condolences to former Gov. Bowen's family

May 6, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2013) -- Having been informed by members of the immediate family of Governor Otis R. Bowen that the former governor passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson, Indiana, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement:

"Governor Otis R. Bowen's contributions to the life of this state and nation are incalculable, and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss. His story is as inspiring as it is uniquely Hoosier.

May 3rd

Project-based learning

May 3, 2013

Following the tragic events during the Boston Marathon, two Coesse Elementary School students approached Rachal Tanesky, a school guidance counselor, looking for a way to help those involved in the bombing. Tanesky contacted Boston area hospitals to see what type of support was needed. Based on their suggestions, Coesse Student Ambassadors sponsored a toy drive. Area families contributed 140 new toys, coloring books, etc. for the seven children in Boston hospitals.

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