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April 22nd, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.
Indiana was one of the first of 45 states to adopt the national benchmarks in the Common Core in 2010 in an effort to create consistently high standards across state lines. The adoption sped through under former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, and it wasn't until later that opponents criticized the lack of local input.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High School students will bring an air of fairytale magic to the stage Friday and Saturday.
âCinderella,â WHSâs spring musical, features a prince charming, fairy god mother and a homely girl turned princess. Rodgers and Hammersteinâs âCinderellaâ will be performed at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets will be available at the door for $6 for adults and $5 for students.
Within the showâs plot, Prince Christopher, played by Michael Thompson, declares that every eligible girl in the kingdom is to be fitted with a glass slipper.
COLUMBIA CITY â Families took advantage of the sunny day and free fishing derby at the pond in Morsches Park Saturday.
Approximately 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long were stocked in Morsches Pond Friday to prepare for the derby, which was sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Jed Pearson, the district fisheries biologist for the DNR, said the event was organized to provide more families with fishing opportunities.
âThis was the first year weâve done something like this,â said Pearson. âWe plan to do the event again next year.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A prestigious designation has been given to a Columbia City resident from the Indiana University Academy of Law.
Patricia A. McNagny, a former Whitley County Superior Court judge, is the first to receive the award in the county. Her story and photograph now hang in the Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Pat was honored in Bloomington as an Academy of Law Alumni Fellow April 11.
The Academy of Law Alumni Fellows is the highest honor that the Maurer School of Law can bestow upon a graduate.
"Master Strokes," a new regular sports feature that debuts Tuesday in both The Post & Mail's daily newspaper and total-market-circulation shopper edition, will help golfers of all skill levels improve their games.
The special challenges of springtime golf are addressed in the debut "Master Strokes" tip in Tuesday's Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â Scales were tipped as 400 fish were hauled into Morsches Park and fed into the pond for a fishing derby set for this afternoon.
From noon to 2 p.m., anglers up to age 17 can fish the pond for trout and blue gill with out a license or stamp.
âThis is the first year weâve done something like this,â said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. âWe wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.â
Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be âentertaining.â
Editorâs note: The following is the final installment in a series detailing the proposed academic standards.
INDIANAPOLIS â A roundtable tasked with the responsibility to review proposed education standards will convene Monday before the State Board of Education makes a final approval the following week.
Lawmakers voted to dismiss the Common Core standards, a nationwide standard, in lieu of developing ârigorousâ academic criteria that would better prepare Indiana students for college or careers.
What do these new standards look like?
COLUMBIA CITY â Whether walking or running, Whitley County residents have two opportunities to take the streets for the National Day of Prayer.
A 5K Wall/Run for Jesus is slated for Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. The race will take off from The Center for Whitley County Youth, on Market Street in Columbia City.
Registration is $20 and can be mailed to Julie Bock, 3694 W. 500 N. Columbia City. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Center.
CHURUBUSCO â Fifty years ago, history was made in Whitley County and Noble County.
At that time, Smith Township and Green Township agreed to join together and merge as a school district.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS), and some of the milestones the district has achieved are worth noting.
Current Superintendent Galen Mast is the 16th superintendent for the district, although one person served twice as an interim.
COLUMBIA CITY â Warmer weather and longer days mean spring and summer are on the way.
The season shift also is an indicator that the Whitley County Farmerâs Market is soon to open â Saturday May 10 at 8 a.m.
Vendors made up of local farmers, bakers and crafters will showcase their plants, produce and wares at the market each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from May 10 on into October around the Whitley County Courthouse Square.
Although the market is a long-standing tradition for the county, this yearâs event comes with change.