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January 28th

FREEDOM'S PRICE: ISMS student awarded for photo

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — This past summer, Alissa Jagger traveled to Washington D.C. with her family.

While the photo is touching, the story behind the photo made emotions run high for Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger.

“I had chills when she told me the story,” Hilger said.

Marian upsets Foresters

January 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Huntington University was unable to pull off the season sweep against conference-rival Marian University, losing on the road Saturday.

The final score was 64-55 in favor of the host Knights.
The Foresters were led in scoring by Shane Merryman with 17 points.

Columbia City High School 2013 graduate Daniel Woll had 12 points and fellow CCHS grad Derek Hinen was third in HU scoring with eight and CCHS grad Drew Benedict was fourth with six points.

ISMS student awarded for photo

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — This past summer, Alissa Jagger traveled to Washington D.C. with her family.

While the photo (pictured right) is touching, the story behind the photo made emotions run high for Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger.

“I had chills when she told me the story,” Hilger said.

The following story was written by Jagger’s mother, Amy, a columnist for The Post & Mail.

This past summer, the Jagger family went to Washington D.C.

They went to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. They were there to look up a particular individual.

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.

There was also one bench trial in 2013.

Exchange program promoted by 4-H

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H members in northern Indiana have the opportunity to explore “and my world” next summer in Poland. Twenty 4-H members and adults from Indiana will travel to Poland next summer to share and learn about the 4-H program.

4-H members will stay with host families, participate in 4-H activities and learn about daily living in Poland. The adults will also participate in 4-H activities and learn about Polish culture and history. The exchange will include approximately two weeks between June 16 and July 5, 2014. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2014.

Learning becomes hands on

January 28, 2014

Learning number sense is very important for young students. It is the base of each student’s mathematics career. Kindergarten students at Northern Heights Elementary School are using their number sense knowledge to complete early addition skills. Pictured are students rolling two dice and then using their individual rekenreks to count and add the dots together. Once students have understood this concept, number sentences will then be written to perform addition problems using pictures and numerals. Pictured are Zane Pequignot and Holly Oelschlager (front).

School lunches come at a cost to kids, county

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The number of students across the state using the free and reduced-price lunch program is on the rise, and area schools are no exception.

Whitley County
More than 31 percent of Whitley County students needed help getting a meal in 2013, down from 32 percent in 2012. Even though Whitley County had a lower percentage of students in the program compared to other Indiana Counties, the percentage is drastically on the rise compared to 2009 when the percentage was less than 25 percent.

Winter activity

January 28, 2014

Katie Bolander, 10, of Columbia City, sleds near her house after the snow fell Saturday. Cold temperatures are in the forecast for the remainder of the week with a chance of snow showers throughout.

TRAVEL WARNING: Level lifted as of 6 a.m. Tuesday

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County EMA advises that the travel warning level expired at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The travel restrictions level remains in effect until further notice, which means essential travel only.

January 27th

Bench trial set for Tuesday, weather permitting

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of dealing prescription drugs will have a bench trial Tuesday in Whitley County Circuit Court, winter weather permitting.

Carrie L. Hammons, 37, of Columbia City, was arrested in late June of 2013 and given two charges of dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance. Her bench trial Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. Her attorney is Robert W. Love.

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