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April 8th, 2014
PIERCETON â€” Whitko Community School Corporation has taken an aggressive approach to implement technology in the classroom.
Although the district has already made steps in its 1:1 technology plan, school board members are making student achievement a number one goal by expanding the program.
What many schools call 1:1, Whitko has named the Personal Learning System (PLS).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Community leaders will morph into chefs to ladle out a dose of competitive fun in The Center for Whitley County Youthâ€™s annual cookoff.
This yearâ€™s cookoff will be held Thursday at First Church of God. The event will start at 6:15 p.m., and the dinner is served for a freewill donation.
â€śThe cookoff raises about a third of our annual budget,â€ť said Executive Director Jeff Wike. â€śItâ€™s the only fundraiser we do, so we want to make it fun and successful.â€ť
Early voting for the primaries is open to the public starting today. Voting booths are set up on the second floor of the Whitley County Courthouse.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Sonshine Child Care Ministry, in South Whitley, has achieved a Level 2 rating in Paths to Quality.
Paths to Quality is Indianaâ€™s rating and improvement system for child care programs.
It is a consistent set of standards to help parents identify licensed family child care centers, licensed family child care homes, and unlicensed registered ministries that have met state requirements for health and safety.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Riley Fry, a senior at Columbia City High School, has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Whitley County Community Foundation 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Riley is the daughter of Todd Fry and Wendy and Martin Grooms of Columbia City.
Riley is the oldest of her four siblings, two brothers Jason and Brennan, and two sisters Cassie and Gabby.
WHITLEY COUNTY (HSPA) â€” New statistics show Indianaâ€™s population grew in 2013 after falling for six straight years â€” but they also show a tale of two types of counties.
Itâ€™s a tale of urban and rural population trends moving in different directions.
Indianaâ€™s population grew at a rate of 0.51 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates recently released that were analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana Universityâ€™s Kelley School of Business. The state added 33,120 people to grow to a population of 6.57 million.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” What was once an idea to provide aid to Haiti, has evolved into a full fledge mission.
Just Cause International, formed by Whitley County residents Thaddeus McKee, Jeff Royer and Alex Carlin, is a nonprofit outreach organization designed to provide support and hope to Haiti.
A benefit concert is set for Saturday at First Church of God, Columbia City, from 6 to 8 p.m. Nina Daniels, a worship leader from Chicago, will be the featured performer. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted to aid in the next phase of JCIâ€™s work in Haiti.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew J. Rentschler has announced his campaign for reelection to the position he has held for the past 12 years.
â€śI have devoted my career to enforcing our laws in a way that keeps Whitley County safe,â€ť Rentschler said. â€śI was raised in Whitley County, I went to school in Whitley County. Now my children are going to Whitley County schools. It is paramount and personal to me that our community is safe, and I have tailored my prosecutions to that goal.â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Registration is open for those students looking to attend TROY Center, an alternative eduction program.
â€śNot every person learns in the same way. Not every person thrives in the same type of environment. Not every person fits within the typical classroom mold,â€ť said Nikki Trier, the schoolâ€™s administrator. â€śAt TROY Center Alternative School, we understand that. Thatâ€™s why our flexible environment and alternative curriculum aim to help each person find their own path to success.â€ť
For the past several weeks, The Post & Mail has featured a historical photograph that depicts Whitley County life.
No doubt for some readers, the Timewarp Tuesday feature has brought back memories of glory days on the basketball court, what used to be at Columbia City High School, and classmates that may have moved on.
The Post & Mail is pleased to offer this feature in future issues, and has partnered with the Whitley County Historical Museum to solicit residents for photos.