February 21st, 2014
LUCE CO., Mich â€” A Whitley County man was the fifth to die in snowmobile crashes in a northern Michigan County.
Timothy Hearld, 43, of Whitley County, passed away in Luce County, Mich. Wednesday night.
A preliminary investigation by the Luce County Sheriffâ€™s Department revealed the fatality was a result of a head-on collision between two snowmobiles.
Police say the accident happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Snow. Cold. Snow. Cold. Snow. Rain. Thunderstorm â€” Snow. Cold.
It appears the area is in a never-ending cycle of bad weather this winter.
After being in a vicious cycle of snow and frigid temperatures, forecasters predicted warmer temperatures Thursday, bringing some hope for the beginning of the end of winter.
But the â€śwarmâ€ť weather Thursday wasnâ€™t all it was cracked up to be.
Though temperatures reached the upper 40s for the first time this year, it came with rain â€” a lot of it.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Whitley County Consolidated Schools, the position of assistant superintendent has been vacant since 2010. In an effort to save money, the district elected to freeze the position until funds were available.
This year, officials were able to work the position into the budget, and Thursday night, the school board named Dr. Laura McDermott as the WCCS assistant superintendent. McDermott is currently the principal at Coesse Elementary School, and has 19 years of experience in education. She will finish out the school year at Coesse and take on her new duties July 1, 2014.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Since State Superintendent Glenda Ritz made the decision to offer other options for make-up days for Indiana schools, many are weighing their options, after most have missed at least two weeks of classes.
Ritz offered making up days on Saturday, extending the school day, adjusting the school schedule to remove teacher in-service days, as well as a technology option with online classes.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools have missed 15 days since Christmas break, pushing the last day of school into mid-June.
WHITLEY COUNTY (Feb. 21, 2014)-- Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visited Coesse Elementary School today before taking a tour of Columbia City High School. See the weekend edition of The Post & Mail for coverage.
Parkview Oaks Nursing Home crowned their king and queen for Valentineâ€™s Day, Feb. 14.
Every year the staff, residents and guest vote for the residents they like to win the title of king and queen. This yearâ€™s king and queen are Herman and Virginia Smith, who have been married for 68 years.
The runners-up are Imogene Crowder, for the title of queen, and Cecil Jenkins, for the title of king. P
arkview Oaks Nursing Home held a celebration on Valentineâ€™s Day to crown the winners and acknowledge all the other participants.
Students at Northern Heights Elementary School learned a Valentine folk dance in music class. This â€śfunâ€ť partner dance originated in Germany. During the dance the students are able to change partners many times.
There were frequent giggles every time the dancers turned around and came face to face with their new â€śvalentine.â€ť The dance allowed students to show their competence with steady beat and patterned movement. Students pictured are from Deb Howardâ€™s first grade class. From left: Jessy Stinson, Evan Jordan, Lisa Stephens and Aidenn Adams.
Infant Wyatt Glenn McKinley, of Columbia City, was sent up to Heaven Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
He was delivered at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Robert E. McKinley and Sara D. Gutierrez. They both reside in Columbia City.
Bernard â€śBernieâ€ť George Reust, 87 of Huntington went to be with the Lord Feb. 16, 2014, at the University of Arizona Medical Center/Kino Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.
He left school to serve his country in the U.S. Army and received the Bronze Star while serving in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge under General Patton. He was wounded in the Korean War and received a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and was a former member of the Parish Council. He was a former member of the Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia City.
Mary â€śJaneâ€ť Londt, 65, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.
Born in Celina, Ohio, Jane graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Celina, Ohio and St. Ritaâ€™s School of Nursing in Lima, Ohio.
Jane was a registered nurse for McCray and Parkview Noble Hospitals for 32 years, retiring in 2010, and also co-owned CPR+ since 1989.