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February 21st

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ: State superintendent visits county schools

February 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 21, 2014)-- Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visited Coesse Elementary School today before taking a tour of Columbia City High School. See the weekend edition of The Post & Mail for coverage.

King, queen named for The Oaks

February 21, 2014

Parkview Oaks Nursing Home crowned their king and queen for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

Every year the staff, residents and guest vote for the residents they like to win the title of king and queen. This year’s king and queen are Herman and Virginia Smith, who have been married for 68 years.

The runners-up are Imogene Crowder, for the title of queen, and Cecil Jenkins, for the title of king. P

arkview Oaks Nursing Home held a celebration on Valentine’s Day to crown the winners and acknowledge all the other participants.

Dancing to a different drum

February 21, 2014

Students at Northern Heights Elementary School learned a Valentine folk dance in music class. This “fun” partner dance originated in Germany. During the dance the students are able to change partners many times.

There were frequent giggles every time the dancers turned around and came face to face with their new “valentine.” The dance allowed students to show their competence with steady beat and patterned movement. Students pictured are from Deb Howard’s first grade class. From left: Jessy Stinson, Evan Jordan, Lisa Stephens and Aidenn Adams.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER OUTLOOK

February 21, 2014

(Feb, 21, 2014) -- A Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. tonight. Winds will gust up to 45 and 50 mph through late this afternoon.

Temperatures will be near average in the middle 30s this afternoon with a mix of sun, clouds and a few flurries. The weekend will begin with warmer temperatures in the 40s, but some colder air will move in Sunday with the highs in the 20s.

Sunday's drop in temperature sets the stage for a week with bitter cold air taking temperatures into the teens Wednesday and Thursday.

Today: Partly sunny with a few flurries and very windy.

High: 37°

February 20th

TRAVEL ADVISORY

February 20, 2014

Advisory Travel restriction in effect due to high water and ponding on roads. Fog in the evening hours with 1/4 visibility. More heavy rain due this evening and warmer temperatures until overnight when the temperatures will drop. Possible snow flakes in the morning hours along with icy conditions, Please use caution when driving through high water. It is deeper than you think. Turn around don't drown. Please use caution when driving this evening and friday morning. High wind advisory until friday evening. 25-50 mph winds possible.

100 days and counting

February 20, 2014

To celebrate the 100th day of school, which was Monday, the first and second grade classes at Mary Raber Elementary School set a goal to collect 100 items to donate to the Whitley County Humane Society. For one week, students collected items such as canned dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and toilet paper. They exceeded their goal and collected a total of 118 items. Pictured, front row from left, are Eibyl Long, Libby Snyder, Mikayla Cochran, Dillon Thompson, and Kaylee Perry.

Group votes to nix Common Core

February 20, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A measure to stop Indiana from using the Common Core national education standards has been advanced by a legislative panel.
The House Education Committee endorsed the bill in a 10-2 vote Thursday.
The Senate previously approved the measure 36-12.

The legislation came amid debate over whether Indiana should continue following the standards that have been adopted by 45 other states or create its own benchmarks to prepare students for college and careers after high school.

Taking time out for teens

February 20, 2014

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently visited Columbia City High School in support of the school’s initiative of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The mayor gave a proclamation signifying the importance of the issue. At the reading were members from CCHS’s Key Club, leaders from the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force and CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff. After the proclamation, Mayor Daniel took time to mingle with students and have some comical photographs taken with his “fans.” Pictured, students have a little photographic fun with the mayor.

Neutering for a nickle to be offered by shelter

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Shelter is offering for the second time, Neuter for a Nickel Day, Saturday, March 22.

Neuter for a Nickel offers local residents the opportunity to schedule male cat neuter surgeries for up to five male cats per household for just 5 cents per cat. The event will be held at the Whitley County Humane Shelter, 951 S. Line St. on March 22 with surgeries provided by contributing veterinarians.

IN COURT: Former teller accused of forgery, theft

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who once worked as a teller at a local credit union is accused of forgery and theft in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred when she worked there.

Shawn L. Hartmann, 49, of Churubusco, was arrested Feb. 11 for three charges of forgery, a Class C felony, and one charge of theft, a Class D felony.

She is accused of committing these acts of forgery over a two-month span, from Sept. 12, 2013 to Nov. 13, 2013. The amount she is alleged to have taken is $4,900, and came from three different accounts.

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