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January 28th, 2014

ISMS student awarded for photo

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — This past summer, Alissa Jagger traveled to Washington D.C. with her family.

While the photo (pictured right) is touching, the story behind the photo made emotions run high for Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger.

“I had chills when she told me the story,” Hilger said.

The following story was written by Jagger’s mother, Amy, a columnist for The Post & Mail.

This past summer, the Jagger family went to Washington D.C.

They went to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. They were there to look up a particular individual.

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.

There was also one bench trial in 2013.

Exchange program promoted by 4-H

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H members in northern Indiana have the opportunity to explore “and my world” next summer in Poland. Twenty 4-H members and adults from Indiana will travel to Poland next summer to share and learn about the 4-H program.

4-H members will stay with host families, participate in 4-H activities and learn about daily living in Poland. The adults will also participate in 4-H activities and learn about Polish culture and history. The exchange will include approximately two weeks between June 16 and July 5, 2014. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2014.

Learning becomes hands on

January 28, 2014

Learning number sense is very important for young students. It is the base of each student’s mathematics career. Kindergarten students at Northern Heights Elementary School are using their number sense knowledge to complete early addition skills. Pictured are students rolling two dice and then using their individual rekenreks to count and add the dots together. Once students have understood this concept, number sentences will then be written to perform addition problems using pictures and numerals. Pictured are Zane Pequignot and Holly Oelschlager (front).

School lunches come at a cost to kids, county

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The number of students across the state using the free and reduced-price lunch program is on the rise, and area schools are no exception.

Whitley County
More than 31 percent of Whitley County students needed help getting a meal in 2013, down from 32 percent in 2012. Even though Whitley County had a lower percentage of students in the program compared to other Indiana Counties, the percentage is drastically on the rise compared to 2009 when the percentage was less than 25 percent.

Winter activity

January 28, 2014

Katie Bolander, 10, of Columbia City, sleds near her house after the snow fell Saturday. Cold temperatures are in the forecast for the remainder of the week with a chance of snow showers throughout.

TRAVEL WARNING: Level lifted as of 6 a.m. Tuesday

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County EMA advises that the travel warning level expired at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The travel restrictions level remains in effect until further notice, which means essential travel only.

January 27th

Bench trial set for Tuesday, weather permitting

January 27, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of dealing prescription drugs will have a bench trial Tuesday in Whitley County Circuit Court, winter weather permitting.

Carrie L. Hammons, 37, of Columbia City, was arrested in late June of 2013 and given two charges of dealing in a Schedule I, II or III controlled substance. Her bench trial Tuesday will begin at 9 a.m. Her attorney is Robert W. Love.

The mail must go through

January 27, 2014

Regardless of bitter cold temperatures and inches upon inches of snow, postal carriers push through the winter weather to deliver mail to Whitley County residents. Pictured, Troy Jagger, a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail on Washington Street in Columbia City Saturday. Sunday, the price of stamps increased to 49 cents to cover what the department says is a growing revenue loss for letter and mail delivery.

Cornerstone recognizes students for academic success

January 27, 2014

ALBION — Cornerstone Christian School has announced the second quarter Honor Roll. The Pastor’s Honor Roll is between 94 to 100 percent of the children.

First graders
Alexander Eberly
Jack Gilbert
Emma Hammond
Mason Hammond
Colt Kirkpatrick
Cam Lipinski
Austen McGlothlin
Lydia Parker
Elizabeth Smith
Madison Sproles

Second & third graders
Mayci Helvie
Breanna Leitch
Hannah Bone
Rachel Bone
James Cupp
William Cupp
Luke Gilbert
Megan Gilbert
Justin Gingerich
Grace Hammond
Natalee Hochstetle
Timothy Rawles
Adam Sproles

Fourth & fifth graders