May 10th, 2013
LARWILL â€” 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 schoolâ€™s gymnasium. Students will be applauded for attendance, academic team participation and various accomplishments.
â€śPlease plan to join our staff in recognizing our studentsâ€™ 2012-13 accomplishments,â€ť said school leaders.
WMS is located at 710 Ind. 5 in Larwill and can be contacted at 327-3603.
Epsilon Chapterâ€™s Chorus recently performed at Laud Christian Church for a group of ladies representing area churches.
Songs included â€śThe Prayer Perfect,â€ť â€śPraise the Lord for Everything,â€ť â€śThanks Be to God,â€ť â€śSimple Gifts,â€ť and â€ś Itâ€™s a Grand Night for Singing.â€ť
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.
Khale Rider, an eighth-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, speaks at the â€śanti-slave rallyâ€ť held by the schoolâ€™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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™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 countyâ€™s Master Gardeners will also be on hand, along with Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s Clean World Association with its annual flower and plant sale.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Challenging oneself to improve Ââ€” and perseverance.
Those were the keys to success for Columbia City High Schoolâ€™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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” 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 Penceâ€™s administration was about economic development, she was quick to tout the efforts of the previous administration.
â€śWe are building off of eight great years with Mitch Daniels,â€ť she said of the former governorâ€™s administration.
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 Sheriffâ€™s Department.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team left the Three Rivers Conference meet as champions for the sixth year in a row Thursday night at Southwood.
The Wildcats edged second-place Rochester by five points, 117-112, to take home the title.
Whitko was led by a stellar performance from Connor Stouder, who tallied 30 points with three first-place finishes.
Stouder won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He was also the last leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Also on the 1,600 relay was Brady Herendeen Tyler Sherwin and Kuyler Bailey.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” â€śThat smell is something you never forget.â€ť
Tom Strack, 64, made a gruesome discovery Wednesday night after he caught wind of an all-too-familiar odor from his past.
Strack, who served his country in Vietnam more than 40 years ago, picked up on the smell of a dead body in his woods Wednesday night.
â€śIt is its own odor,â€ť Strack said. â€śI recognized it right away.â€ť
Strack, who lives on County Road 800 East north of Old Trail Road, was walking home from his momâ€™s house on Johnson Road through the trails in his woods.
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Coroner identified the body of a man who was found in a wooded area in Whitley County Wednesday night.
The man has been identified as Dillon Travis Warner, of Fort Wayne.
Coroner Randy Dellinger said the cause and manner of death are uncertain, pending complete autopsy results.