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May 1st, 2013

LWC seeks applicants for next class

May 1, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The opportunity to be of a part of Leadership Whitley County Class 13 is here. In 2001, Whitley County’s unique servant-leadership program embarked with its inaugural class.

Twelve years later, more than 225 alumni are actively practicing key servant-leadership skills in their work, personal and community lives.
“Now is the time to apply and become a part of this community's amazing and impactful leadership experience,” said LWC leaders.

Local children take PBS Kids Go! awards

May 1, 2013

PBS’s Kids Go! winners were announced at Peabody Public Library. Pictured are those students recognized. Front row, from left: Mayci Helvie, Ava Ward and Alexander Eberly. Back row, from left: Cole Shafer, Amelia Porter, McKayla Adair, Grace Hill, Emily Mullett, Rebecca Cupp, Karris Sigler, Colt Kirkpatrick and Gavin Good.

Library contest winners

May 1, 2013

Peabody Public Library recently announced the winners of its writing contest. Pictured, from left, are Zachary Lewark, 3rd place; Dillion Sheiss, 1st place; Addy Bishop, 2nd place; Drew Sigler, 3rd place and Alyssa Beck, 1st place in Fourth-grade division. Not pictured: Caroline Shelton, 2nd place in Fourth-grade division.

Kathy Greenawalt, 53

May 1, 2013

Kathy L. Greenawalt, 53, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Greenawalt was born Feb. 14, 1960 in Conneaut, Ohio, a daughter of Gerald and Deanna (Campbell) Braden, and spent her formative years in Knox.

Marjorie Brown, 77

May 1, 2013

Marjorie K. Brown, 77, of Fort Wayne, died at 10:28 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since 1995.
She was born May 23, 1935, in Peru, a daughter of William R. and Esther N. (Biggs) Yaney.
Her formative years spent in Columbia City. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School and attended Hanover College. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and was a member of Phi Mu.

Donna Polk, 81

May 1, 2013

Donna L. Polk, 81, of Columbia City, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Kokomo, a daughter of Samuel and Margurite (Lanning) Johnson.
Her formative years were spent in Greentown. She graduated from Greentown High School, attended Marion College and received her LPN certification from Indiana University Kokomo.

Barbara Hursey, 79

May 1, 2013

Barbara Lou Hursey, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 11, 1934, at her grandmother’s home in Allen County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Pauline Marie (Schwalm) Brumbaugh.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1952.

Dorothy Bristow, 92

May 1, 2013

Dorothy Grace Bristow, 92, a resident of South Whitley, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Washington Township a daughter of the late William F. and Flora P. (Grace) Terman. Her formative years were spent in Washington Township. She graduated from Washington Center High School in 1938.

April 30th

Fate of new Indiana school standards unclear

April 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative plan that would "pause" Indiana's adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state's classrooms.

Pence said he was waiting to review the bill approved by legislators last week that would suspend implementation of Common Core State Standards in more grades for a year while new state reviews are conducted.

Teachers union wants assurances over ISTEP woes

April 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A teachers union wants proof from Indiana officials that problems with the online portion of the ISTEP+ exam won't hurt teachers economically because their pay is linked to students' success.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz ordered testing stopped Tuesday after some schools reported a second straight day of issues accessing the exam's online portion.

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the past four seasons Whitko’s football team has struggled in its opening game...
COLUMBIA CITY — In his pre-season comments, first-year Columbia City Eagle football coach Brett...
LAGRANGE ­— Adrian Springer and Devin Peters helped lead the Churubusco Eagles to a 31-19 victory...

 

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