February 27th, 2015
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs boys swim team at South Side High Schoolâs natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY -- BLUE, the mascot of the Indianapolis Colts, visited Little Turtle and Coesse elementary schools on Tuesday.
The 30-minute Blue Crew presentation was part of a program that is visiting 75 different schools in the 2014-15 school year.
FORT WAYNE - Emergency scams can happen to anyone. Scammers make up an urgent situation saying âI've been arrested,â âI've been mugged,â âI'm in the hospitalâ. They target friends and family with pleas for helpâŠ and money. However, oftentimes, scammers gear their pitch towards unsuspecting seniors with a plea that appears to be coming from their grandchild.
The BBB offers these steps that families can take to avoid the "Grandparent Scam".
WHITLEY COUNTY â All three of Whitley Countyâs public school districts are above the state average in graduation rates.
The graduation rate in Indiana for 2014 was 89.6 percent, and all three local districts were above 90 percent, according to statistics released by the Indiana Department of Education.
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 âWe have clientsâ lives in our hands every day,â said Cheryl Tinsley, residential manager at Passagesâ group home on East Hanna Street. The group home provides a residence for eight female clients with ages ranging from 23 to 86.
Tinsley notes that the wide age span also presents a broad spectrum of challenges on a daily basis.
CHURUBUSCO â In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâs College âAthlete of the Week,â 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference âField Athlete of the Week.â
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.
During the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!
WHITLEY COUNTY â When fire dispatchers received a call at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning that Renaissance Village nursing home was on fire, officials took all precautions necessary to ensure residentsâ safety.
Less than one year ago, Jefferson Township held a special training exercise at the nursing home â training that proved to be helpful.
According to fire scanner traffic, dispatchers received a call that the building was on fire, then the caller promptly hung up the phone.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.
Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel issued his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon, overviewing the cityâs progress in the last year, all with one resounding theme: âThe state of our city is strong.â
Daniel applauded the communityâs togetherness and passion.
âThe state of our city is strong because we, as citizens, are making Columbia City a great place to live, work and play. We care about our neighbors. We refuse to quit.â
Daniel said he is excited about the cityâs positive momentum.