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May 6th, 2013
FORT WAYNE â Three Columbia City students were named winners for the 2013 edition of the PBS Kids GO! Young Writers Contest for the Fort Wayne Region.
In the first-grade category, Amelia Porter, of Columbia City, took third place for her submission entitled, âJonathanâs Pancake Party.â
Taking second place in the in the second-grade category was âRosabellâs Orphanage Surprise,â written by McKayla Adair, of Columbia City.
In the third-grade category, Emily Mullett, of Columbia City, took second place for her story, âThe Sleepover.â
Soccer fields at Whitley Countyâs YMCA were teeming with young athletes Saturday morning for youth leagues.
Above, Gerik Petrosky (yellow) kicks the ball while Brody Borries (kneeling) defends him.
From left: Sean LeBlanc, Petrosky, Borries and Alexander Rongos (back).
COLUMBIA CITY â As Indianaâs legislative session wrapped up last week, decisions regarding the stateâs education system has local school leaders holding their breaths.
In recent months, Steve Clason, Whitko Community Schools superintendent, has kept board members abreast of pending legislation. With each update, Clason has been faithful to end with his cautious, wait-and-see philosophy.
COLUMBIA CITY â A group of women spent Saturday remodeling and cleaning a home as part of National Women Build Week.
From May 4-12, women across the country are rolling up their sleeves, donned work gloves, and set about the initiative sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.
During the week-long event, women are devoting at least one day to the effort. Saturday, a home on Main Street in Columbia City received some much needed attention.
On the job site was Laura Richcreek, of Columbia City, who was participating in the work project.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â Former Governor Otis R. Bowen died Saturday at age 95.
Bowen overhauled Indianaâs tax system as governor, before helping oversee the federal response to the burgeoning AIDS epidemic during President Ronald Reaganâs second term.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement Sunday that Bowen died Saturday at a nursing home in Donaldson, a community about 25 miles south of South Bend that is near Bowenâs hometown of Bremen. He didnât disclose the cause of death.
SOUTH WHITLEY â System crashes and technological difficulties interrupted student ISTEP+ testing last week.
What was supposed to be an online testing process, turned into a web of computer mishaps and frustrations for teachers, administrators and students.
âIf I was taking these tests and my computer kept messing up on me, I donât think I could have had the patience these students have had,â said Bruce Hansen, principal at South Whitley Elementary School. âWe are far from the days of pencil and paper, but sometimes I think it is better.â
INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2013) -- Having been informed by members of the immediate family of Governor Otis R. Bowen that the former governor passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson, Indiana, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement:
"Governor Otis R. Bowen's contributions to the life of this state and nation are incalculable, and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss. His story is as inspiring as it is uniquely Hoosier.
Following the tragic events during the Boston Marathon, two Coesse Elementary School students approached Rachal Tanesky, a school guidance counselor, looking for a way to help those involved in the bombing. Tanesky contacted Boston area hospitals to see what type of support was needed. Based on their suggestions, Coesse Student Ambassadors sponsored a toy drive. Area families contributed 140 new toys, coloring books, etc. for the seven children in Boston hospitals.
With this weekâs good weather, local youth baseball and softball teams have had an opportunity to get quality practices in at Morsches Park.
Pictured is Columbia City High School Assistant Principal Lyle Kuhmichel, who coaches a team of young players.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 recently named Otto Boggs its Citizen of the Year. In addition to Boggsâ award, the lodge also presented its year-end awards to their officers and members.
The Citizen of the Year honor is given to a local Columbia City citizen who has given themselves in service to the community.
Columbia City Elks Lodge Exalter Ruler Denny Grable awarded Boggs the award for his commitment and dedication in helping those less fortunate.