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‘I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE’ — Runners pay tribute to former track coach

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” — 2 Timothy 4:7-9.

“What a perfect verse for someone who not only loved running, but loved coaching others to be better runners,” said Pastor Dennis Beckner, of the Columbia City Church of the Brethren. “Our race is not done, but perhaps we can make it a better race because of how Tim has impacted our lives.”

Meetings

February 24, 2014

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Parents, staff and community members are encouraged to attend a meeting at Pierceton Elementary School tonight at 6:30 p.m. to hear plans for the construction of a new elementary building.
Design and flow plans will be shown.
The impact on students will be discussed as changes and moving of classrooms are made next school year.
The meeting will be held in the PES cafeteria, door 36 on the Circle Drive entrance.
The regular school board meeting will be held at the same time.

South Whitley
South Whitley Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Welcome home, Hannah

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, Whitley County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2014, shows Tonia and Mike (right) Weigold some of her information from DYW state program in Kokomo.

Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.

Schaefer supported by DYW co-coordinator

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.

Columbia City bar manager accused of sexual harrassment

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY (Feb. 24, 2014) -- The Indiana Civil Rights Commission's Deputy Director, Akia Haynes, announced today that there is probable cause to believe that a former female bartender at Tri Lakes Tavern, Columbia City, was subjected to sexual harassment throughout the course of her employment.

See more coverage on this story in Tuesday's The Post & Mail.

Ritz spends time with Coesse kids

February 24, 2014

Glenda Ritz (center), Indiana state superintendent, visited Coesse Elementary School Friday where she read to students. Ritz was one of many special guest readers. Before opening her first book selection, fourth graders had some questions about Ritz’s position at the Statehouse.

When children found out that Ritz was “over all the schools in the state,” one boy asked if Ritz could tell his teacher, Mindy Bloomfield, to not give the group any homework.

IN COURT: Man sentenced 1.5 years for theft

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who stole credit cards and other possessions from a person in December was sentenced Monday.

Cruz T. Johannsen, 22, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced to the Whitley County Jail for 1.5 years, with six months to serve and one year suspended.
He will serve that time consecutive to a case he is facing in Allen County.
As part of a plea agreement, other charges against Johannsen, which include burglary and two counts of fraud on a financial institution, were dismissed. Johannsen was represented by Brad Baber.

DIFFERENCE MAKER: Cooking up ‘Moore’ success

February 24, 2014

PIERCETON — Lunch ladies may not be the first people who come to mind when thinking of those positions that make big differences in schools.

But for Karen Moore, head cook at Pierceton Elementary School, a 21-year career feeding children has led to success in the classroom.

Welcome home, Hannah

February 24, 2014

Hannah Schaefer, a senior at Columbia City High School, represented Whitley County in Kokomo recently at the state Distinguished Young Woman program. Placing in the top ten, Schaefer had “great poise and grace on stage,” according to Pam Thompson, the county’s co-coordinator.

COESSE: Curious students get to know Rep. Heuer

February 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A special week focusing on reading brought several notable guests to Coesse Elementary School Friday.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz was joined by State Rep. Kathy Heuer to read to third and fourth graders.

Heuer spent time reading some of her favorite books to fourth-grade students, and afterwards had time to answer some of their questions.
Although she is familiar with being put in the political hot seat, no amount of election campaigns and debates could have prepared Heuer for the creative questioning brought on by some curious children.

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