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May 7th, 2015
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the programs of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Passages, Inc. has built a name for itself in the Columbia City and Whitley County communities for its care and programming for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Lesser known is that another program, Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation falls under the umbrella of Passages Inc.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City High School teacher has received a nomination for a national award.
Kristen Rentschler, a 16-year social studies teacher at CCHS, is one of two teachers in Indiana nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award.
phan Annie will charm the hearts of all when she takes to the stage at Churubusco High School this weekend as the CHS Fine Arts Department presents the classic musical, "Annie.â€ť Â
Set in 1930â€™s New York City, Annie finds refuge from an orphanage run by the embittered Miss Hannigan when billionaire Oliver Warbucks invites Annie to spend the holidays with him. Â
COLUMBIA CITY â€” This past deer hunting season, Whitley County hunters killed 997 deer. This ranks 59th of 92 counties in Indiana according to a 2014 report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Of the deer killed in Whitley County, 575 were antlerless deer, leaving 422 as antlered.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thursday is National Day of Prayer, and several local events will be held in Whitley County.
Thursday morning at 7 a.m. there will be a Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast at Grace Lutheran Church.
A prayer service will be held by the Whitley County Ministerial Association at noon at the Whitley County Courthouse Gazebo.
Another service will be held at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Community of Hope Church.
CHURUBUSCO â€” As Whitley County sees its first 80-degree days of the year, area farmers are in the home stretch of their planting season. Aside from recent showers and thunderstorms, the soil has remained dry enough to plant through most of the spring thus far.
Mark Johnson, from Shady Grove Farms in rural Churubusco, says his farm has prepared for less than ideal conditions in fields.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Approximately 100 voters turned out for the primary election Tuesday.
Those 105 voters selected incumbent Nicole Penrod to represent the Republican Party as candidate for Columbia City Common Council Southeast District this fall.
Currently, Penrod is running unopposed for the general election.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A dense fog advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Schools in the area have been delayed; however, Whitley County's schools are on schedule.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Incumbent Nicole Penrod won the primary election, according to results posted tonight by the Whitley County Election Office.
Penrod beat out challenger Billy Reffitt 63-42.
See more details in Wednesday's edition of The Post & Mail
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Columbia City's Southeast City Council District, incumbent Nicole Penrod has the lead on challenger Billy Reffitt.
Penrod received 20 absentee votes while Reffitt had 13.
Voting wrapped up at 6 p.m. and final results are expected to be released soon.