November 13th, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â€” Indianaâ€™s Department of Education (IDOE) released its statewide school grades last Wednesday. Intended to provide the public and administrators with a quick evaluation, the yearly assessment gives schools a grade based on the A-F scale, with an â€śAâ€ť being exemplary and â€śFâ€ť denoting probationary status.
FORT WAYNE â€” The University of Saint Francis will begin immediately to recruit students to form a USF Marching Band. The band will have one year to form and rehearse for their debut in the fall of 2016. The universityâ€™s goal is to build a band of 100 members including a color guard within four years.
USF officials hope the new band will be instrumental in enhancing the spectator experience at sporting events. Talent awards up to $3,000 will be available to students who are accepted to join the band. Students interested in all university programs are invited to try out.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A light dusting has caused some blowing snow across roadways in Whitley County this morning (Thursday, Nov. 13).
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Columbia City's Fire Department was summoned to The Post & Mail shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday when a heating unit servicing the business office area of the newspaper emitted a small amount of smoke.
CCFD was called as a precautionary measure. The fire department's infra-red imaging revealed a hot spot in the housing of one of the four heating units, which apparently caused the minor smoke problem.
There was no damage and the newspaper's business office will open as usual at 8 a.m. Thursday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail is seeking photo submissions from your hunting season. Both hunting and fishing photos can be emailed to email@example.com.
Photos must include the names of those pictured. Either the sportsman should be from Whitley County or the animal hunted within the area.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local and area residents will soon be packing joy into shoeboxes for children in need overseas
With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, individuals, families, churches and groups in and around Columbia City are working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Defense can sometimes be contagious. When one player grabs a steal, swats a shot or takes a charge, the rest of the team can pick up on that and feed off of it. Then, when a whole team starts swarming, it can turn into a blowout in a hurry. The Garrett Lady Railroaders learned that lesson for the first time since 2001 against the Churubusco Lady Eagles Tuesday night.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” All three of Whitley Countyâ€™s girls basketball teams picked up victories Tuesday night in their season openers.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” At the beginning of each new season, there are bugs to be worked out. The Whitko Lady Wildcat basketball team overcame early game offensive struggles to open the new season with a 48-27 home win over the visiting Central Noble Lady Cougars.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Former Whitley County Auditor Jennifer McGuire has entered a not-guilty plea through the Whitley County Court after she was charged with three felonies last week.