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March 29th, 2013

CURTAINS: CCHS rehearses for its spring musical

March 29, 2013

Columbia City High School's spring musical is in the middle of rehearsal for its upcoming performance of "Curtains, The Musical." Performances are scheduled for April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Newell Rice Auditorium, CCHS. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from any cast member. See The Post & Mail in April for a more in-depth look at the high school’s spring musical.

CUPPY HOUSE: Historic home resurrects the past

March 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sarah Cuppy, a local historical hero, took these words of wisdom to heart nearly 100 years before Martin Luther King Jr. spoke them.
She is known in the South Whitley area as one who tirelessly worked to save slaves, soldiers and orphaned children.

WHS IN RETROSPECT: Parker reviews year as WHS’s new principal

March 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — With less than two months left in the school year, David Parker is finishing his first year as Whitko High School’s principal. Moving into the position from his place as the former assistant principal has allowed for the school to experience a smooth transition.

“I think it was a little easier on everyone because I had already been here and knew the staff,” said Parker. “And the job is one that continues to evolve as we work to better Whitko.”

DELAY IS OK: Professional development applauded by faculty

March 29, 2013

PIERCETON — Teachers and administration across Whitko Community School Corporation are reporting positive results from the extra time given each week for professional development.

In January, the district instituted a delayed start time by a half an hour for staff development each Wednesday. The proposed idea came with some concern from one school board member, however, the majority voted to approve the change in the middle of the school year.

EXPLOSION: Ind. naval base incident sends 5 to hospital

March 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Part of a southern Indiana naval installation was shut down Friday while the military investigated a pyrotechnic facility explosion that injured five employees the previous evening.

The explosion happened about 5:40 p.m. Thursday during routine cleanup operations at the Crane naval base facility, about 85 miles southwest of Indianapolis, said Crane Army Ammunition Activity spokesman Tom Peske. The five injured employees were examined and released from the hospital Thursday evening.

SENTENCE REMAINS: Ind. court upholds 253-year sentence for molester

March 29, 2013

ANDERSON (AP) — An Indiana man sentenced to 253 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of child molesting has lost his bid to have his sentence shortened.

The Indiana Court of Appeals this week upheld the sentence issued to 39-year-old William Everage Jr. in July 2012 by a Madison County judge.

25 YEARS AND COUNTING: South Whitley Emergency Food Bank hits milestone

March 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Soon the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank will celebrate its silver anniversary.

April 1 will mark 25 years that the food bank has served South Whitley. The food bank’s founder and former long-time director Susan Butcher is somewhat amazed that the nonprofit has stood the test of time.

EASTER EGGS: Hightailing it for the hunt

March 29, 2013

Columbia City Rotary Club sponsored an egg hunt at Morsches Park Thursday. Children hunted eggs filled with candy, money and other treats. The eggs were filled with help of Passages, Inc. Above, a group of enthusiastic egg-hunters sprint to fill their baskets.

To see more photos from the egg hunt, see our facebook page for a 152-picture photo album.

IN COURT: Herrick sentence revoked

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who violated his probation had one year of his suspended sentence revoked Monday.

Bobby Herrick was in Whitley County Circuit Court. He admitted to violating his probation when he had a positive drug test. He and his attorney believed work release was the best place for him. He was denied work release though, which put him in a difficult spot.

CAPITAL PROJECTS: City moves to reestablish cumulative funds

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.

Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.

The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.

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