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February 20th, 2014

100 days and counting

February 20, 2014

To celebrate the 100th day of school, which was Monday, the first and second grade classes at Mary Raber Elementary School set a goal to collect 100 items to donate to the Whitley County Humane Society. For one week, students collected items such as canned dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and toilet paper. They exceeded their goal and collected a total of 118 items. Pictured, front row from left, are Eibyl Long, Libby Snyder, Mikayla Cochran, Dillon Thompson, and Kaylee Perry.

Group votes to nix Common Core

February 20, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A measure to stop Indiana from using the Common Core national education standards has been advanced by a legislative panel.
The House Education Committee endorsed the bill in a 10-2 vote Thursday.
The Senate previously approved the measure 36-12.

The legislation came amid debate over whether Indiana should continue following the standards that have been adopted by 45 other states or create its own benchmarks to prepare students for college and careers after high school.

Taking time out for teens

February 20, 2014

Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel recently visited Columbia City High School in support of the school’s initiative of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The mayor gave a proclamation signifying the importance of the issue. At the reading were members from CCHS’s Key Club, leaders from the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force and CCHS Principal Jennifer Reiff. After the proclamation, Mayor Daniel took time to mingle with students and have some comical photographs taken with his “fans.” Pictured, students have a little photographic fun with the mayor.

Neutering for a nickle to be offered by shelter

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Humane Shelter is offering for the second time, Neuter for a Nickel Day, Saturday, March 22.

Neuter for a Nickel offers local residents the opportunity to schedule male cat neuter surgeries for up to five male cats per household for just 5 cents per cat. The event will be held at the Whitley County Humane Shelter, 951 S. Line St. on March 22 with surgeries provided by contributing veterinarians.

IN COURT: Former teller accused of forgery, theft

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman who once worked as a teller at a local credit union is accused of forgery and theft in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred when she worked there.

Shawn L. Hartmann, 49, of Churubusco, was arrested Feb. 11 for three charges of forgery, a Class C felony, and one charge of theft, a Class D felony.

She is accused of committing these acts of forgery over a two-month span, from Sept. 12, 2013 to Nov. 13, 2013. The amount she is alleged to have taken is $4,900, and came from three different accounts.


February 20, 2014

STAR Senior Vice President C. Robin Wright observes construction progress earlier this month at the downtown Columbia City location of STAR Financial Bank.

The downtown bank, located at the corner of Main Street and Van Buren Street, is in the middle of an extensive renovation.


February 20, 2014

(Feb. 20, 2014) See today's issue of The Post & Mail for an annual salute to FFA programs at Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco high schools. Tomorrow, a special commemorative poster will be inserted in the newspaper highlighting CCHS's National Champion Livestock Judging Team.

TECH TRADES IN DEMAND: Skilled labor necessary for device manufacturing

February 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Skilled labor and precise manufacturing trades are in demand in Whitley County.

With technology expanding in the medical device industry, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operating jobs are becoming competitive.

CNC machines are automated milling devices that make industrial components without direct human assistance.


February 20, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 20, 2014) -- Whitley County's EMA and firemen are working to fill sandbags that are available for county residents.
Sandbags are available at they county highway department. Residents are also encouraged to help fill bags.


February 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO (FEB. 20, 2014) — Smith-Green Community Schools has announced that school will be dismissing at 1:10 p.m.
The early dismissal is due to an excess amount of snow and water piling up on the roof of the high school and elementary school.

WARSAW — Spectators got their money’s worth Friday night as the Columbia City baseball team...
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to visiting Fremont on a...
ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls track team took a lopsided win at Rochester Thursday, 82-50. The Lady...


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