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March 27th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â Not 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.
At TROY Center Alternative School, staff understands that students have different needs.
Thatâs why the flexible environment and alternative curriculum aims to help each person find their own path to success.
Whether a studentâs struggles have involved problems with peers, academic problems, or behavioral issues, TROY Center is working to help them find their way to a successful education.
WHITLEY COUNTY â The Post & Mailâs annual three-part Progress special publication began yesterday, today, and continues the rest of this week.
Beginning with âGiving,â this yearâs Progress theme is âWhitley County Pride,â and features several community members, events and successes that should swell the chest of Whitley County residents.
Great perspective is gained when looking back at the journey traveled. Sometimes discouragement can settle in when it feels as if momentum is lagging. However, perspective can reveal that progress is being made.
Columbia City High Schoolâs City Lights show choir members, (from left) Haleigh Stiverson, Hannah Schaefer and Lindsey Dice hold the 5th place trophy the choir earned at the state ISSMA competition in Plainfield Saturday. City Heat, CCHSâs mixed choir, also earned a 5th place trophy.
CHURUBUSCO â Principals from both schools in the Smith-Green Community School District (SGCS) updated the Board of Trustees on bullying policies in their buildings.
Churubusco Junior-Senior High School Principal Jim Folland said a law passed in July of 2013 required schools to have policies in place by October of 2013.
âOur mission at CJSHS is to have a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment,â he said.
Folland said he and Assistant Principal Dan Hile have been working with students and parents when they see a problem, and it has improved the schoolâs environment.
COLUMBIA CITY â The building at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets is expected to be a parking lot by June, officials say.
Columbia Cityâs Redevelopment Commission (RDC) purchased the building located at 306 W. Van Buren St. from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which has since relocated to a building on South Main Street.
While the RDC hoped to utilize the building until the property was sold to a developer, plans were changed.
COLUMBIA CITY â Recently, Columbia Cityâs Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator Brad Smith announced he would be leaving his position at the city.
After several years, and what officials called âgreat stridesâ in the cityâs GIS program, Smith is moving on to a job in the private sector.
Preparing for the hiring process, city officials voted to fine-tune the positionâs job description before replacing Smith.
The Blue River had higher water levels 10 days ago, as the banks were swelling in Morsches Park. More high water levels could be coming this weekend. Whitley County is expected to receive up to half of an inch of rain. The added rain, combined with already swollen creeks and rivers, flooding in different areas throughout the county is a possibility.
Churubusco Elementary School kindergarten students Jillian Wright, left, and Luke Hile, right, throw pies in the face of Principal Scott Fudge. The elementary students raised more than $1,900 for the Lymphoma Society, and Fudge said that, for every $100 raised, he would be hit with a pie in the face.
After the snow has melted, have you noticed mole-like "runs" in your yard, except that they appear to be well-traveled above ground runs, rather than the more familiar burrowing damage created by moles? If that is the case, change the 'm' to a 'v' â you probably have voles, not moles.
I recently got my first vole question of the year, and Iâm sure it wonât be my last. Voles are a fairly common rodent in Indiana landscapes, except that they donât get the same attention that the subterranean burrowing mole gets.
SOUTH WHITLEY âSouth Whitley Community Public Library recently announced events and activities slated for the month of April.
Cooking & Culture
âąTuesday at 4 p.m.
The group will be making a treat from the Netherlands this month â Jan Hagel Cookies. The group will be learning about a Scandinavian country and eating cookies. Those wanting to participate should register in the childrenâs room.
âąTuesday at 6 p.m. âTeens are going to finish costumes and start shooting a movie.