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March 28th, 2012

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: Teachers tout inaugural year at Eagle Tech

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The “Celebrate Success!” program has been an ongoing project for Whitley County Consolidated Schools, giving each school the opportunity to showcase what programs and procedures are going on around the district. Last week, it was Eagle Tech Academy’s turn.

While Principal Brady Mullett gave a general overview of the school’s first year and its preparation for the second, the staff dove into more specific areas of what the school is up to.

"GOD WAS WORKING THROUGH US": Food pantry directors stepping down

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — For the past decade, Bud and Karen Rothgeb have been coordinating events at Grace Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry and as of April 1 they are retiring.

The Rothgebs live right down the street from Grace Lutheran Church. The couple has always been active in the church but since Bud retired from DANA in Fort Wayne in 2001, he’s been volunteering at the local food pantry. In 2007, when Karen retired from ITT in Fort Wayne, they became co-directors of the pantry.

BYLAWS EVER EVOLVING: Most recent changes for WCCS

March 28, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Having reviewed proposed revisions from NEOLA, a consulting firm which provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating board bylaws and policies, the committee in charge of reviewing those for Whitley County Consolidated Schools made its final recommendation to the school board, which approved the final adoption at last week’s board meeting.

NEOLA also deals with administrative guidelines, forms, staff handbooks and student/parent handbooks in both electronic and printed format.

DEMO DERBIE COSTS INCREASE: Other rule changes for 2012 as well

March 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — New rules and higher entry fees are ahead for the 2012 Whitley County 4-H Demolition Derbies. 4-H Clubs, Inc., approved a $50 entry fee for each car that enters the demolition derby scheduled July 15 and 18 at this year’s 4-H Fair. Last year the fee was $25. This fee includes one driver and one pit crew member.

WILD, WACKY & WEIRD NEWS:Real life 'Hamburglar' strikes at Maine McDonald's

March 28, 2012

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A real-life Hamburglar has struck at a Maine McDonald's.
Police say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout window at the Augusta restaurant Sunday night as an employee handed a bag of food to a driver.
A witness flagged down an officer leaving a nearby convenience store.
Lt. Christopher Massey, acting on a description of the hungry thief, found him in the parking lot of a rival fast food restaurant diving into a McDonald's bag.

PUMP PRICE JUMPS: $4.15 per gallon the new norm?

March 28, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Gas prices to the west of Whitley County jumped to $4.15 per gallon throughout Tuesday afternoon – and pump prices in the local area and Fort Wayne followed suit later.

Earlier Tuesday gasoline prices had fallen to $3.89 at many filling stations in Whitley County. As of Wednesday morning, there were but a handful of gas stations locally at sub-$4.15 per gallon.

The surge by 25 cents was in full force by Wednesday's commute, which leads motorists to question if $4.15 per gallon is the new norm at the pump.

March 26th

INAUGURAL TIMES AT EAGLE TECH: School revisits its first year

March 26, 2012


Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on Eagle Tech Academy. For part two, see Wednesday’s edition of The Post and Mail.

COLUMBIA CITY — After a two-year process, which included planning and the welcoming of its first students last fall the staff of Eagle Tech Academy is now close to saying farewell to its inaugural year and preparing for another first – hosting a sophomore and freshman class – in 2012-13.

'RACHEL'S CHALLENGE ACCEPTED': 'Busco kids, parents and teachers show kindness

March 26, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — Kindness is apparent around Churubusco, as hundreds of Smith-Green Community School children, teachers and parents have accepted Rachel’s Challenge, showing acts of kindness everyday.

Three banners with hundreds of signatures written on them will be visible as people enter the schools of SGCS. The signatures came after Bill Sanders spoke all day Friday during Rachel’s Challenge. Sanders is the author of the program directly inspired by Rachel Scott who died along with 12 others in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton near Denver, Colo.

PARKVIEW WHITLEY HONORED: Picture of staff and nurses receiving award

March 26, 2012

State Representatives Dan Leonard (left) of the 50th District, and Kathy Heuer (right) of the 83rd District, present a resolution to Parkview Whitley Hospital staff and nurses in recognition of the hospital receiving the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. Holding the ANA award is Katie Palmer, RN (center).

Legislature honors Argerbright, Lefever

March 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY – Former Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board members John Lefever and Jim Argerbright were recently honored for their service to economic development in Whitley County with Special Resolutions from the Indiana General Assembly. The Resolutions were sponsored by State Representative Kathy Heuer and State Senator Jim Banks.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
CHURUBUSCO — With a 5-2 win in the season opener against Woodlan and another win over Oak Hill...
HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys track team opened its season with a loss at Huntington North...

 

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