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March 1st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Two Columbia City High School students are going to get a taste of geography and engineering in the coming months. The students will intern at the Whitley County Government Center, one with County Engineer Brandon Forrester and the other with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator Dan Weigold.
One of the students will intern with the Engineer and Surveyors office from March 5 through May 25, for two hours in the afternoon. Forrester said this is the department‚Äôs second internship, the first coming in the 2009-2010 school year.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It only took 70 minutes for Joel Froomkin to tell the story of Robert Louis Stevenson‚Äôs ‚ÄúTreasure Island.‚ÄĚ
The students at Mary Raber Elementary School appeared to be under a spell as they listened to the exciting sound effects, the different characters of the beloved children‚Äôs book and the adventures of the various pirates.
All of it came alive with the talents of Huntington‚Äôs Joel Froomkin.
Using music, sound effects and nothing but the author‚Äôs own words, Froomkin of Page on Stage presented this exciting swashbuckling tale of pirates searching for hidden treasure.
COESSE ‚ÄĒ Circumstances prevented a devastating fire Tuesday from being even more tragic. ‚ÄúThe farm hand had just left about a half hour before and a passerby called it in,‚ÄĚ said Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke this morning about Tuesday‚Äôs fire that destroyed a horse barn at Stockamp Ranch east of Columbia City.
Radke said today the damage was too extensive for fire investigators to determine the cause.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚Äď Numbing pain at the gasoline pump continued during the past 18 hours when many fueling spots in Whitley County increased prices from $3.69 per gallon to $3.85 and more.
Last Thursday gas prices jumped more than a quarter a gallon ‚Äď and the spike continues this week.
The White House last Thursday reiterated its continuing philosophy that leadership on this issue was difficult and household economic problems were to be expected.
Recovery from the recession is at risk, note experts outside of the White House.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒThe beat of the drums resounded in the band room as 16-year-old Whitko High School sophomore Jalen Gregory displayed his musical talent.
In Jalen‚Äôs eyes, the drums produce a self-expressing beat, giving his audience the opportunity to peer deeper into his character and learn more about him through music.
‚ÄúWhen I play the drums I want people to not just listen, but to feel it,‚ÄĚ said Jalen. ‚ÄúI want people to know who I am through my music.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒCongratulations were in order for 18-year-old Columbia City High School student Michaela Thomas as she walked through the front door of the Whitley County Community Foundation, holding two awards in her hands. ‚ÄúNothing should hold anyone back from this experience,‚ÄĚ said Thomas Sunday afternoon.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Mobile home assessment notices have been sent out for 2012, according to Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire. ‚ÄúThe assessments were done and turned in by Jan. 15. Everyone should have received their assessment by now,‚ÄĚ said McGuire.
The deadline for submitting applications for property tax deductions is March 31, 2012.
Once reviewing the form to ensure the information is correct ‚Äď owner, make, model, lot number and assessed value ‚Äď it can be submitted to the auditor‚Äôs office.
This is the first time I‚Äôve written about a person I‚Äôve not actually interviewed. Sometimes it‚Äôs easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
Thankfully, I know Richard Zollinger is full of grace and I‚Äôm banking on him extending it to me. Either that or I think I‚Äôm officially off the guest list for the best annual Super Bowl Party in the state of Indiana. I told him, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm writing this article with you or without you.‚ÄĚ He kept declining an interview, telling me how there are so many more worthy people in Whitley County than he.
Post & Mail photo / Linda Hoskins
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ After several strategic planning meetings and public work sessions, the board of the Smith-Green Community School Corporation made the decision to go ahead with renovation and improvement projects for the entire corporation without exceeding $6 million and not raising the tax levy.
Dick Moake, chief executive officer of Moake Park Group architecture firm, said the building needs that were presented over the past few weeks of public work sessions, have stood the test of time.