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April 23rd, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools posted â€śexcellentâ€ť results in Indianaâ€™s recent evaluation of the district, in the eyes of WCCS Superintendent Patricia Oâ€™Connor.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s graduation rate also improved from 93 percent in 2012 to 94.7 percent in 2013.
â€śThat increase is outstanding,â€ť Oâ€™Connor said. â€śThank you to all teachers, administrators, parents and students for making that happen.â€ť
Little Turtle Elementary also showed a strong improvement in the stateâ€™s A-F grading system.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Volunteers are putting the final plans in place for the countyâ€™s Relay for Life event slated for June 7 at 8 a.m. at Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City.
The 24-hour walk will raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Funds raised at the Whitley County event will financially support local patients and cancer survivors.
Currently, relay participants have raised $7,810 of the $35,000 goal. Eighteen teams have already registered, however, local organizers have a goal of 35. There is still time to register a team and to generate funds for the cause.
COLUMBIA CITY (April 23, 2014) â€” The Whitley County Health Department closed LosTequilos, a restaurant in Columbia City, Monday afternoon, pending an investigation. It is still closed at this time. The closure was issued after receiving a number of complaints of illness from patrons who had eaten there Thursday through Saturday (April 17-19).
For more on this story, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Relay for Life of Whitley County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and patient services, has several fundraising events to support area teams working to generate money for their relay efforts.
All the money raised from fundraisers will go to the Whitley County relay event, slated for June 7 and 8 at Indian Springs Middle School, and will go to support local community members battling cancer.
Kathy Block won a Pamper Yourself Prize of a yoga mat, spa products, Dove chocolates, and a book bag at the South Whitley Public Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading program.
Adult patrons were invited to participate during the long, bitter winter. Participants chose and read books just as they normally would, but then they logged and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Each book earned a ticket for a chance to win a prize, and every five books was rewarded a chocolate Hersheyâ€™s kiss.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Precision Plastics, Inc., a custom plastic injection molder, is expanding its operations in Columbia City. A 12,000-square-foot warehouse is being added to the existing 75,000-square-foot plastics facility, located on West Connexion Way.
The $265,000 investment is expected to be completed by June and will bring 15 new jobs by 2017. Precision Plastics will move product storage into its new warehouse, which will allow the company to add injection molding presses to its manufacturing facility.
Sue Miller won the Java Loverâ€™s Prize of a pound of specialty coffee, coffee mug, bowl of candy and a book bag at South Whitleyâ€™s Community Public Library. The library invited adult patrons to participate in a Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading program during the long, bitter winter.
Participants chose and read books just as they normally would, but then they logged and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Each book earned a ticket for a chance to win a prize, and every five books was rewarded a chocolate Hersheyâ€™s kiss.
South Whitleyâ€™s Community Public Library invited adult patrons to participate in a Hot Reads for Cold Nights reading program during the long, bitter winter. Participants chose and read books just as they normally would, but then they logged and rated them on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Each book earned a ticket for a chance to win a prize, and every five books was rewarded a chocolate Hersheyâ€™s kiss.
Lin Metzger won the Book and Chocolate Loverâ€™s Prize containing a reading journal, bowl of Dove chocolates, and a book bag.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new hard-bound coffee table keepsake book has been published by The Post & Mail and is now available for purchase.
â€śThe Seventies: A Decade of Front Pages in The Post & Mailâ€ť contains 165 front pages from Whitley Countyâ€™s daily newspaper.
At $24 plus tax, the book is a perfect gift idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays â€“ or as a gift for yourself.
The large 13.5â€ť x 11.5â€ť format of the book, plus a 5â€ťx 7â€ť magnifier, make for an enjoyable reading experience as readers examine the years 1970-1979 page by page.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s elementary schools are producing an impressive percentage of strong readers.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendant Patricia Oâ€™Connor told the Board of School Trustees Monday night that 89 percent of WCCSâ€™s third grade students passed Indianaâ€™s Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD).
The test assesses reading skills in all third grade students in the state to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to fourth grade.