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November 22nd, 2013
David Smith, left, market president of STAR Financial Bank, and Doug Brown, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, attended the chamberâs educational luncheon recently. The two took the opportunity to share a few laughs and swap stories from their business perspectives.
CHURUBUSCO â Smith-Green Community Schools board members were updated on the progress of students in alternative education.
Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâs alternative-education program, My Achievement Center (MAC), is housed in a room adjacent to the schoolâs library.
There are multiple options for alternative-education. Some districts pool resources. Some send their students to locations away from campus, such as the T.R.O.Y. Center in Whitley County. Columbia City High School just launched a new program for students this year, Eagle Opportunity.
COLUMBIA CITY â Thirty-two community members were honored with the Whitley County Community Foundationâs Heart of Gold Award.
The annual award is presented to those in the county who exhibit a passion for bettering the community through volunteer work.
âI hope tonight is a rest stop in our busy schedules,â said September McConnell, director for the WCCF. âTonight is about saying âthank you.â We love this program. It honors the unsung heroes who were just going about doing what they thought needed to be done. However, to someone, you are making all the difference in the world.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â Residents across the county and the U.S. will pause and remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Today marks 50 years since the tragedy and Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, asked Whitley County residents to share what they remember most about that fateful day.
âI was in sixth grade, getting ready to wash blackboards. The principal came on the loudspeaker with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. Everyone in my class cried, even the boys.â â Charlene McDevitt
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs Park Department puts on a 5K race every December, called Dashing Through the Snow 5K.
In the past, money earned from the race has gone toward the Splash Pad at Morsches Park.
This year, though, Park Director Mark Green said the race is more about raising awareness for a new aquatics facility.
Since the announcement of the closing of Burnworth Memorial Pool, community members have rallied around the idea of a new aquatics facility.
To see the rest of this article, see Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.
PIERCETON â Teachers do more than simply grade papers, assign homework and issue pop quizzes.
Interacting with students in such a way that develops leadership, confidence and healthy self esteem are some of the responsibilities that come with heading up a classroom.
At Whitko Community School Corporationâs Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, one particular teacher was recognized for her positive impact in both students and teachers.
Sheila Gillett, a business teacher at Whitko Middle School, was named Middle School Teacher of the Year.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco has experienced its second fatal crash in two days.
After a man who was allegedly fleeing police crashed into a tree and died Tuesday, a woman who may have been suffering from a medical condition drove head-on into the Churubusco Post Office Wednesday afternoon.
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COLUMBIA CITY â Every year, Columbia Cityâs Common Council is required to evaluate the salaries of elected officials.
This year was no different, and after discussions in previous meetings, the council made a decision last Thursday.
Officials chose to give both the mayor and clerk-treasurer positions the same raise that city employees are receiving this year, a $1,040 per year boost.
In previous meetings, the council considered giving the mayorâs position a larger raise, but after some research, decided against it.
COLUMBIA CITY â Spelling words like porphyry, beleaguerment, periphrasis and noblesse oblige, the Indian Springs Middle School Spell Bowl team competed in their second trip to a state competition Saturday at Purdue University.
Indian Springs placed 5th out of 9 teams in Class 1 spelling 63 words correctly out of a possible 72.
The team placed in the top 10 overall of the thirty schools competing in four different classes from throughout the state.
Eight rounds of nine words each are held for a total of 72 possible words in junior division competition.
COLUMBIA CITY â Youth volunteers helped Whitley County Marine Corp Toys For Tots prepare their warehouse in preparation to gather toys for needy families in the area.
On Saturday, some members of the Columbia City Eagles football team helped the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move tables and supplies from storage to their warehouse.
On Sunday, National Honor Society students helped Toys For Tots get the warehouse ready for volunteers to come in and pack toys for families that have signed up for assistance.