Archive - May 16, 2014 - News Article
After an ISTEP testing fiasco last year and several schools reporting problems again this year, Whitley County Consolidated Schools officials were on guard for testing problems again this year.
Fort Wayne Community Schools, along with several other districts, elected to go with the paper and pencil test after having problems, again, with the ISTEP testing websites.
Hours of preparation paid off for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, which had no major issues with this yearâ€™s test.
From frigid, to hot and back to cold again, many area residents have had enough of Indianaâ€™s weather.
All in one week, the weather has gone from normal spring weather, thunderstorms, rain and 70 degrees, to over 90 degrees, and Friday morning, temps were near freezing again.
â€śIt is insane,â€ť said Sheila Lentz on The Post & Mailâ€™s Facebook page. â€śAll my kids are starting to get sick.â€ť
Many athletic contests have been rained out this week, creating more scheduling havoc after a long winter of cancellations and postponements.
After a long winter, nearly everyone is itching to get outside this summer. Unfortunately, so are criminals.
After a couple of recent incidents of criminal mischief in the area, Columbia City Police Detective Chip Stephenson is offering advice for residents to minimize their chances of falling victim to crime this summer.
â€śIt is important to protect yourself and be safe. With it starting to warm up, there will be more people out at night,â€ť Stephenson said.
Recently, a series of related criminal mischief cases were reported to the CCPD.