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March 14th, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS â A local studentâs photo earned state recognition last week.
Alissa Jaggerâs photo, âPrice for Freedomâ (pictured right), won the Middle School Division at the statewide exhibition at the Indiana Statehouse on Sunday.
The photo was featured in The Post & Mail several weeks ago, as Jagger earned honorable mention in the Regional Scholastic Competition.
Jaggerâs art teacher, Mary Hilger, decided to enter Jaggerâs photo in another competition, the Indiana Youth Art Month Celebration.
Jaggerâs photo competed against middle school art from around the state.
COLUMBIA CITY â Since its inception, Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ Eagle Opportunity Program to Success has helped four students graduate, ensuring a better future for Whitley Countyâs at-risk youth.
The alternative education program rolled out last fall for middle and high school students, helping them earn a combined 27 credits so far this year, and advancing in their academic careers.
Editorâs note: The following is the first in a three-part series recapping the recent legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS â Legislators finished their session at the Statehouse Thursday, and some key issues were dealt with after much debate.
On the list of laws passed, several items are expected to trickle down with a significant impact on Whitley County and its residents.
Lawmakers approved of new tax cuts for businesses, the first-ever state funds for quality pre-kindergarten education for low-income children, and agreed to invest $400 million in roads and bridges.
Charlotte Misiora, 4, along with her father, Tim (right) contemplate their next move on a board game at Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, Thursday afternoon. The library typically hosts the board game gathering two Wednesdays per month. Due to poor weather this Wednesday, the game day was moved to Thursday this week.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City will be joining the rest of Indiana Thursday in a statewide tornado siren test.
Gov. Mike Pence proclaimed March 16 to 22 as Severe Weather and Flood Safety Preparedness Week, and local officials are participating in statewide activities.
(March 13, 2014) -- Be sure to see The Post & Mail's Photo Friday page in tomorrow's edition. A full color page of photos recapping the week of news, sports and community events are featured each week on Friday.
âąA Night In Italy - 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army will be holding an event, âA Night In Italyâ Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City.
Those who attend will eat an Italian dinner with family or friends while listening to live violin music.
Adult meals are $5, ages 4 to 10 meals are $3, and ages 3 and under meals are free.
âąParenting class - noon
This class combines basic parenting information and tips from Parkviewâs Safe Slumber program.
Efforts to ban snow from the Arcola area were in vain after 7 inches covered Whitley and Allen counties Wednesday. John Banet, A Post & Mail reader from Fort Wayne, submitted the above photo depicting a clear opposition to more snow. Would you like to see your photographs in The Post & Mail? Submit photos of your family, pets, holiday celebrations, sports shots, fan photos and other milestone events to the newspaper for publication. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, where you live, where and when the photo was taken.
INDIANAPOLISâ A group of lawmakers unveiled a compromise Tuesday on a plan to reduce business taxes in the state, giving local governments the option to enact the reductions that could impact their bottom lines.
The development on the business personal property tax comes days before the Indiana General Assembly is set to end by Thursday and with many key issues still unresolved.
A key lawmaker called the product a âvery strong mergerâ of Indiana House and Senate plans that had taken separate paths to reduce the tax businesses in the state pay on equipment and machinery.