Archive - 2014 - News Article
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the proposed education standards for Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Common Core is no more. Lawmakers have removed the national education standards from the state and are working to replace it with a proposed measure specific to Indiana schools.
Earlier this week, the Indiana State Board of Education released the proposed standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation Monday.
Afterward, the proposal will go to the State Board of Education for final approval Monday, April 28.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. of South Whitley, Indiana was recently presented with two Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Instituteâ€™s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Whitley Manufacturing along with its Modular Builders and Whitley Evergreen facilities have won in excess of 60 awards for construction excellence in the modular industry.
The Modular Building Institute is the official trade organization for the commercial modular industry. The conference concludes with the Awards of Distinction program.
Corey Millea, with Roseman Construction, performs roofwork Tuesday at the STAR Bank in Columbia City. The bank, which is located downtown on the corner of Van Buren and Main streets, has been undergoing renovations for several months, with completion expected yet this spring.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hoosier families can experience trout fishing at two locations in northeast Indiana Saturday in conjunction with a Free Fishing Day.
The locations are a pond at Morsches Park in Columbia City and 6-acre Wyland Lake in Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area in Kosciusko County.
The events are free and open to the public. No fishing license or trout stamp is required.
About 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long will be stocked in Morsches Pond Friday. No fishing will be allowed until Saturday morning.
WHITLEY COUNTY (April 17, 2014) - The Indiana Department of Education has released the graduation rates of the state's high schools in 2013. How did Whitley County rank? See today's issue of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s been a cold and blustery winter, but according to Whitley Countyâ€™s Chief Building Inspector Craig Wagner, that is no excuse for a house to be left in disrepair.
Thomas Ebetino owns property on County Road 400 South, and after several conversations and official written notices, he has still not complied with Wagnerâ€™s request to make the house safe.
â€śAt the Dec. 16, 2013 meeting, the Commissioners granted Ebetino two months to weatherize the home,â€ť Wagner said. â€śThat has not been done.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who broke into a family memberâ€™s home in December of 2013 was given an eight-year sentence Monday.
Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, will serve six of the eight years at the Whitley County Jail, with the remainder of the burglary sentence to be spent on probation.
Burglary is a Class B felony.
Cosletâ€™s attorney, Brad Voelz, hoped his client could serve some of his sentence on work release.
â€śHeâ€™s a 20-year-old that got caught up in a bad crowd, and did things heâ€™s not proud of,â€ť Voelz said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A recently completed troop project benefited an area Boy Scout and Whitko Community School Corporation.
Lucas Schmittler, a freshman at Whitko High School, was in search of a project to complete his requirements as an Eagle Scout with Troop 85.
When he realized that the Eel River Environmental Center was left unattended near his high school, he thought it would be the perfect way to earn his Eagle Scout designation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Courthouse is getting a bit of a makeover. Some of the work has been planned and other repairs have been added to the list.
When county officials approved the two-year CEDIT (County Economic Development Income Tax) plan, a new roof for the Courthouse was factored into the figures.
A roofing company has been on the roof for the past week, when weather permits.
The cost for the new roof is $67,000 and should be completed within the next few weeks.
SOUTH WHITELY â€” Whitko High School has named its two top students for the Class of 2014.
Valedictorian is Christina Marie Baughman.
Salutatorian is Michael Dakota Thompson.
See an upcoming issue of the Post & Mail for more on these top students.