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May 10th, 2013

ISP cracks down on aggressive drivers Sunday

May 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana troopers plan to crack down on motorists and truck drivers who drive aggressively around each other.

The Indiana State Police say they'll participate in a federal program aimed at such aggressive driving starting Sunday.

The Motor Carrier Safety Administration program is aimed at reducing the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars and will run through June 8.

Bangladesh workers find survivor in rubble

May 10, 2013

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000.

Reshma survived, in remarkably good shape, by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.

She was discovered on the second floor of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, where crews have been focused on recovering bodies, not rescuing survivors, for much of the past two weeks.

Woman, boy rescued from apartment fire

May 10, 2013

NEW HAVEN (AP) — Authorities say a woman and young boy were rescued from a burning second-floor apartment in a complex near Fort Wayne.

Emergency crews were called to the Cameron Court Apartments in New Haven about 2:30 a.m. Friday. New Haven police Sgt. Brent Bolinger tells area media that flames were shooting from a front window when he arrived and the woman lowered the boy to him from a back window.

WMS announces award ceremony

May 10, 2013

LARWILL — Whitko Middle School will recognize student successes at its annual awards program.

The ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Students will be applauded for attendance, academic team participation and various accomplishments.

“Please plan to join our staff in recognizing our students’ 2012-13 accomplishments,” said school leaders.

WMS is located at 710 Ind. 5 in Larwill and can be contacted at 327-3603.

Epsilon chorus sings

May 10, 2013

Epsilon Chapter’s Chorus recently performed at Laud Christian Church for a group of ladies representing area churches.

Songs included “The Prayer Perfect,” “Praise the Lord for Everything,” “Thanks Be to God,” “Simple Gifts,” and “ It’s a Grand Night for Singing.”

The chorus is under the direction of Evelyn Zumbrun (in front). Myra Schmidt accompanied.

Front row, from left: Janelle Smith, Kris Richey, Evelyn Zumbrun and Carol Burkett. Back row, from left: Mary Helfrich, DiAnna Weiss, Rosemary Steiner, Jerilyn Geiger and Nancy Fries.

Cry for freedom

May 10, 2013

Khale Rider, an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, speaks at the “anti-slave rally” held by the school’s five U.S. History classes.

Students had the chance to speak in roles as abolitionists.

The event allowed students to study and learn more about slavery in the 1800s. See more photos in the May 10 issue of The Post and Mail.

Farmers market to open Saturday

May 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Farmers Market opens Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. downtown.

Special events have been slated to highlight the market.

To celebrate its 76th anniversary, the Salvation Army of Whitley County will be at the market giving out free doughnuts. A yoga class will be conducted on the Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. by Laughing Lotus Yoga Center.

The county’s Master Gardeners will also be on hand, along with Whitko Middle School’s Clean World Association with its annual flower and plant sale.

TOP OF THE CLASS: Effort, self-challenge help Col. City’s top students

May 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Challenging oneself to improve ­— and perseverance.

Those were the keys to success for Columbia City High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2013.

The valedictorian is Aakash K. Patel, the son of Kirit and Sangita Patel. The salutatorian is Tiffany Nicole Harber, the daughter of Ed and Sue Harber.

Both challenged themselves to end up where they are now. Harber said she started ranked 36th in the class her freshman year and is now second.

GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Lt. Gov. touts local efforts

May 10, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Indiana is a great place to do business.

That was the message from Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Whitley County EDC annual meeting at C&A Tool Thursday.

While Ellspermann pointed out that being part of Gov. Mike Pence’s administration was about economic development, she was quick to tout the efforts of the previous administration.

“We are building off of eight great years with Mitch Daniels,” she said of the former governor’s administration.

Body hidden in woods

May 10, 2013

Tom Strack, a Whitley County resident, found a body on his property in these woods, located on County Road 800 East, north of Old Trail Road, Wednesday night.

The death is currently being investigated by the Indiana State Police, with the assistance of the Whitley County Coroner and Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

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