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February 19th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â It is never too early for South Whitleyâs youngsters to begin growing and learning through agricultural education.
This is why the Whitko FFA chapter has focused on the future of their program through middle school students.
âThe biggest success that the Whitko FFA has seen this year is in our middle school recruitment,â said Karrin Koontz, Whitko FFA advisor.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco FFA chapter was recognized by the National FFA Organization for their improving program. After receiving a 2-Star rating for the previous three years, âBusco FFA received a 3-Star rating this past year, the highest rating achievable.
This rating system focuses on activities within the chapter and in the community. To receive three stars, 15 seperate activities must be documented and explained on the application. The most creative activities are receive special consideration by judges.
COLUMBIA CITY â From Whitley County Emergency Management:
Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory has been extended until Friday, Feb. 20 at 11a.m.
Wind chill values between -10 & -25 degrees. Frost bite can occur within 30 minutes
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COLUMBIA CITY â For over 85 years, the Columbia City FFA chapter has given high school students the opportunity to grow and compete on state and national levels.
âFFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education,â said Sara Furthmiller, an FFA advisor at Columbia City High School.
Passages Profiles â15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â Passages client Jamie Scher represents another part of Passagesâ programming here in Whitley County. Jamie lives in a waiver home with another client and receives assistance from a full-time direct support professional, Georgina Shuler.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Recently released tax rates for Whitley County show a mixture of increases and reductions for taxes payable in the coming year.
Several townships saw decreases in the rates which are calculated as dollars per $100 of taxable real and personal property.
SYRACUSE â The Syracuse Police Department, along with the Kosciusko County Sheriffâs Department and the Indiana State Police, are currently investigating a double shooting that occurred within the Town of Syracuse Thursday morning.
Syracuse officers responded to a call of a potential shooting at 205 East Main Street, Syracuse at approximately 12:31 a.m. Upon arrival, police found a 19-year old male dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head in an upstairs bedroom. Police also found 23-year old Tara Thornburg with a head wound in the downstairs are of the home.
COLUMBIA CITY â Frigid temperatures closed and delayed many area schools Thursday morning, preserving area snowmen for another week.
The National Weather Service issued wind chill warnings for Northeast Indiana. Temperatures today arenât expected to be much above zero degrees, and 25 degrees below zero with the wind chill factor.
Friday, the low is 10 degrees below zero without the wind chill.
See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for an FFA update from all three Whitley County chapters.