Archive - 2013 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Alternative education is alive and well in Whitley County.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Commissioners heard a report from Nikki Trier, who is the administrator at the T.R.O.Y. Center, an alternative-education school for students throughout the county and beyond.
Work at the T.R.O.Y. Center is based on partnerships. Trier said working with Whitley County Community Corrections is one such alliance that is mutually beneficial.
PIERCETON â€” Eric Speicher, Pierceton Elementary Schoolâ€™s principal, will be overseeing Syracuse Elementary School in the fall.
Effective June 30, Speicherâ€™s role with Whitko Community School Corporation will come to an end, a bittersweet change for Speicher.
â€śI never imagined I would fall in love with this place so quickly,â€ť Speicher said. â€śI love it here. In some ways itâ€™s killing me to leave.â€ť
Speicher just finished his second year at PES and took the opportunity to move to Syracuse due in part to the history he has there.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Rose Clason has always been content to let her husband Steve, Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s superintendent, take the limelight.
However, when Rose, 59, was nominated for the districtâ€™s Friend of Education Award, she was forced into the spotlight.
â€śI let Steve be the one thatâ€™s out there. I just sit back, help him where I can and help the schools out when I can,â€ť Rose said. â€śI just try to be the hands and feet of Jesus. If what I do makes a difference in someoneâ€™s day, then itâ€™s worth it.â€ť
INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2013) â€” Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) has appointed State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to summer study committees that will review issues related to education and veterans affairs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Little Turtle Elementary School recently announced those students who have achieved honor roll status for the third trimester.
It also named students who earned honor roll status throughout the entire 2012-13 school year.
4th grade â€” All As
Kaytlynn Jane Braunsdorf
Taylor Nicole Calloway
Trevor Jeffrey Ebersole
Tucker Andrew Hardy
Katelyn Faith Hoeppner
Riley Lewis Kumfer
Brianna Nicole Laux
Zachary Steven Martin
Gracelynn Ann Martinez
Silas Jackson McCallister
Alison Mae Mossburg
Abigail Mae Price
Bryce Alexander Roy
Isaiah J Rust
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Music from 1913 was the highlight of DiAnna Weissâ€™s theme for the June meeting of the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority.
Members shared their talents, including a floral center piece and a table runner on one of the serving tables. An Erma Bombeck reading honoring mothers was given. Duets included â€śHow Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know Iâ€™ve been a Liar All my Life?â€ť; â€śBlackbird, Bye Byeâ€ť; a medley of 1913 hits â€” â€śWhen Irish Eyes Are Smiling,â€ť â€śYou Made Me Love You,â€ť and â€śAve Mariaâ€ť; and â€śLet the Rest of the World Go By.â€ť
Water main work on Frontage Road, Columbia City, was completed Tuesday.
Pictured are Todd Coyle as he prepares for Cory Dear to dump gravel into the cement.
Frontage Road was closed for two days at the intersection of Ind. 109 while this project was completed. All traffic exiting Frontage Road had to use Ind. 9. All businesses on Frontage Road were connected to the new water main the city laid.
This was the final phase of the project, finishing the connection point at the intersection of Frontage Road and Ind. 109.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Keaton Anderson, Whitko High School Senior, was recently presented the Signature Giving Vocational Scholarship award.
He was chosen from several entries sent in from all three Whitley County High Schools who were seeking vocational training.
Each applicant had to write an essay including where they see themselves in five years, and how their future profession will make Whitley County a better place.
â€śKeaton was the clear winner,â€ť stated Tina Houser Signature Giving Board of Director president.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley County residents are gearing up for the official start of summer and the longest day of the year â€” Friday.
To commemorate this unique day, The Post & Mail will be publishing a special photographic publication in July documenting the activities of Whitley County residents on the longest day of the year.
This is an open invitation to photography enthusiasts as well as shutterbugs of all types.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Heavy rains have been South Whitleyâ€™s nemesis.
With each storm, rain water flushed grass seed down the Eel River from the newly graded bank along the townâ€™s renovated wastewater treatment plant.
At the most recent town council meeting, South Whitley leaders were informed that consistent heavy rains had been detrimental to the newly laid grass seed.
Grass would not seem like a cause for the councilâ€™s concern. However, without the seed taking root, the overall project cannot be deemed completed.