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May 22nd, 2012
A farmer with his team of draft horse, supervised by the family dog (foreground), rakes hay in a field off CR 500 W last week. While the recent dry weather has many farmers concerned about recently-planted crops, it‚Äôs ideal weather for making hay.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠¬≠ ¬≠‚ÄĒ The fur was flying Saturday night when bidding got competitive at the 13th Annual Humane Society of Whitley County Benefit Auction.
There were many items that had the crowd salivating, but when Rex Schrader of Schrader Real Estate and Auction stepped up to the microphone, the animals that would benefit from the auction were the true winners.
Preliminary results show approximately $17,000 was raised from the benefit.
Jeanne List, the auction‚Äôs clerk for the night, has been involved with the humane society since it started in Whitley County.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It stands like a beacon in the Churubusco Eagle Memory Garden. The gazebo is a new place for the community to enjoy. It was dedicated Thursday night.
‚ÄúThis beautiful gazebo is a pure tribute to the people of Churubusco,‚ÄĚ said Steve Darnell, superintendent of Smith-Green Community Schools.
Cathy Petrie, SGCS board president, recited the history of this project.
‚ÄúThe idea of the Churubusco Eagle Memory Garden began two years ago with a terrible auto accident that tragically took the lives of CJSHS students Andy Spencer and Megan Young,‚ÄĚ said Petrie.
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠¬≠ ¬≠‚ÄĒ The choirs at Columbia City High School celebrated a year of success with an annual variety and talent show.
‚ÄúFantacular‚ÄĚ has been a long-standing tradition at the school complete with individual and group acts. But to the seniors, this event marks the completion of their years in choir.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out The Post & Mail's Facebook page for photos of the Fantacular. A photo album with Fantacular pics will appear later this week.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ While local police investigate a student at Indian Springs Middle School who allegedly stabbed numerous middle-schoolers with a sewing needle, the top official at Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation says the school district acted pro-actively to the incident.
With I-READ3 results coming in electronically about a month ago, school superintendents in Whitley County were pleased with student performance on the test.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a difficult high stakes test for a third grader to take,‚ÄĚ said Steve Darnell, superintendent of Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS). ‚ÄúOur teachers, parents and administration were pleased with the results.‚ÄĚ
The Indiana State Department of Education now requires third graders to take the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (I-READ3) test.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After 35 years of being an educator, Bob Hoke is retiring.
Hoke has been in education most of his life, and most of it was spent right here in Whitley County Consolidated Schools. He has been the principal of Northern Heights Elementary School for the last 10 years.
‚ÄúMy educational experience all began in kindergarten,‚ÄĚ said Hoke. ‚ÄúI grew up on a farm in Goshen and after high school went to Ball State University.‚ÄĚ
Hoke began his teaching career at Goshen Middle School teaching seventh, eighth and ninth grade students.
Robert Nobbe, above, of Connersville, takes a look at one of his many insulators that he will have for sale at the Columbia City Insulator, Bottle & Antique Show today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Center. This brown giant insulator is from Montana. Robert, along with his wife, Darleen, have been coming to this show for at least 20 years. The couple has collected insulators for 45 years.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ With the U.S. Postal Service proposing sharp cutbacks to hours of operation, more than 13,000 post offices across the country may experience changes to office hours in the future. For Whitley County, this could mean changes at the post office in Larwill.
‚ÄúThe plan last year was that we had 3,700 post offices under review for possible closure,‚ÄĚ said spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service Mary Dando.
‚ÄúThe strategy that was announced last week was that we keep them open.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Local police are investigating a student at Indian Springs Middle School, after 40-60 students were reportedly stabbed with a sewing needle.
According to the Whitley County Sheriff‚Äôs Department, four reports came in Thursday evening about the crime.
‚ÄúThe school sent out a letter that said 40-60 students got poked by the needle,‚ÄĚ WCSD Det. Chuck Vogley said.
Kim Porter, the aunt of a 7th-grade student at ISMS, said her 13-year-old niece was afraid to report the student.