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October 18th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠‚ÄĒ Dillon Sheiss is not your typical 10-year old. This Northern Heights fifth grader is a CEO of sorts for The Jack Patch, Dillon‚Äôs own produce business specializing in a variety of pumpkins and gourds.
This is Dillon‚Äôs fifth year growing pumpkins. Kelley Sheiss, Dillon‚Äôs mother, said his interest in the orange squash took root in Pennsylvania.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A public work session began Monday‚Äôs meeting of the Smith-Green Community Schools‚Äô Board of School Trustees, where the board discussed two main topics ‚ÄĒ procedures for the employment of a new superintendent and the process of replacing board members Mike Sturgis and Gary Smith.
Ralph Bailey has been interim superintendent since his predecessor, Steve Darnell, resigned during the summer. The board hopes to fill the position by January, 2013 ‚ÄĒ June at the latest.
PIERCETON ‚ÄĒ The Board of Trustees for Whitko Community School Corporation is preparing for board positions to be filled.
Come November, three school board seats will be up for re-election and the candidates were on hand Monday night for a public forum to discuss their stance on the issues facing Whitko Community Schools.
District One, which includes both Washington and Monroe Townships in Kosciusko County, has two candidates, Georgia Tenney and Phil Menzie.
Georgia Tenney ‚Äď District 1
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Board of Commissioners meeting, held Monday in the Churubusco High School auditorium, was a chance for the commissioners to introduce themselves and give the students in the audience political advice.
‚ÄúI want to leave you with this impression,‚ÄĚ said County Commissioner Tom Rethlake. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs important for young people to get involved in politics. You need to push all the muddy water aside and say ‚ÄėHey, that‚Äôs something I might be interested in.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ An original play is set to be performed at Columbia City High School November 10-11. ‚ÄúIt just so happens that this play has a military story line and we are performing it on Veteran‚Äôs Day,‚ÄĚ said Drama Director Shane Barkley.
The two-act play, ‚ÄúOnce Upon a Town,‚ÄĚ takes place during both World War II and the War in Afghanistan. The show‚Äôs plot centers around a train depot in North Platte, Neb. During the world war, troop trains traveled across the country and stopped in North Platte for short breaks.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Whitley County Commissioners appointed Brad Wolfe to fill the vacant spot on the Whitley County Planning Commission at the board‚Äôs meeting in Churubusco Monday.
Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant position at the commissioner‚Äôs last regular meeting Oct. 1.
At the meeting Monday, County Commissioner Don Amber said the applicants were all qualified, and he was pleased to see so many people interested in the county position.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm just happy to see so many qualified people,‚ÄĚ said Amber.
Semis collided on U.S. 30. and 300 E. resulting in one fatality. According to the Whitley County Sheriff's Department, one of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene. At approximately 9:20 a.m. officials reported the driver was pinned. Union Township, Columbia Township and Columbia City Fire Departments worked to extract the driver. The Samaritan, Parkview Hospital's helicopter transport, had been dispatched to the scene. The drivers' names have not been released as of yet. More coverage on the accident will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In her early 30s, Angela Grable-Garcia may appear too young to own a real estate company, but the business runs in her blood. Grable & Associates Realty is a three-generation real estate firm serving Whitley County and surrounding areas.
In 1984, Richard Grable, Angela‚Äôs grandfather, and Steve Bohn started Bohn and Grable.
When Bohn passed away in 1986, Richard purchased his share of the business from Bohn‚Äôs widow, Ruby Bohn, now Ruby Brower.
Angela‚Äôs father, Rick Grable, was waiting in the wings to jump in on the business.
CHESTERTON ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City High School Marching Eagles performed at the Indiana State School Music Association‚Äôs Class B Regional competition Saturday at Chesterton High School, garnering a silver rating.
The Marching Eagles competed against 14 other bands ‚ÄĒ 10 of which will continue on to the semi-state level competition in two weeks.
The band‚Äôs show this year was titled ‚ÄúFlight of Fantasy,‚ÄĚ featuring music from the Final Fantasy game series composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
The band‚Äôs leader pointed out the group‚Äôs rigorous rehearsal schedule, which begins before the school year.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ The spokesman for the Whitley County political group responsible for a controversial billboard that was removed Monday from a location near the Allen County line says the advertisement‚Äôs new location near Larwill is even better.
David Ditton, representing the Whitley County Patriots, said the advertising company Perma Advertising based in Pierceton was asked by a representative of Steel Dynamics, Inc. on Thursday to have the billboard removed as soon as possible.