February 9th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was not your average teachersâ€™ meeting at Little Turtle Elementary School Wednesday.
The subject was autism spectrum disorder and education leaders from around the world attended the meeting.
Several international educators specializing in autism were in attendance at LTES.
Also visiting the school were Dr. Ann Cox of the National Professional Development Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Melissa Dubie, educational consultant from the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Visiting from Saudi Arabia was Ohoud A. Alhaqbani.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City may have a young Tiger Woods on its hands.
Tyler Green, student at Indian Springs Middle School is ranked No. 1 in Indiana and No. 12 in the U.S. in his age group in golf.
He recently placed second in a tournament in Arizona.
To read the full article including Green's hole-in-one as a five-year-old, see Thursday's Edition of the Post and Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees is gearing up to receive feedback from parents in an effort to monitor or improve safety in schools.
According to Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor, the state requires school districts to create what is known as a Discipline Plan.
The plan is comprised of strategies to follow in terms of safety and discipline.
Friday at CCUMC
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 Forest Parkway, will host a spaghetti dinner Friday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit CCUMCâ€™s Childcare and Youth Group.
There will be live music at the $5 per person dinner.
prime rib Saturday
SOUTH WHITLEY â€“ AMVETS Post #2919, South Whitley, is hosting a Valentineâ€™s Prime Rib Dinner Open House Saturday, Feb. 11. Boneless chicken will be available too.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Using accelerated electrons to sterilize all sorts of things seems pretty hi-tech for Whitley County. However, for Jeff Blakely, general manager for Iotron Industries, itâ€™s just another day at the office, he told Columbia City Rotarians at their weekly meeting.
One of Whitley Countyâ€™s newest hi-tech companies that has located in Park 30 Industrial Park, Iotron is a Vancouver-based Canadian firm that chose Whitley county for one of its newer facilities.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ "Wind farmers in Whitley County" is the topic that has flooded The Post & Mail's Opinion pages in recent editions of the newspaper.
"I was 12 years old when rural Whitley County received electricity. However, almost every farm had a windmill, usually located close to the back door of the home.
"They made noise when they were running, made shadow flicker when blades were turning, yet no one got sick or experienced other medical problems.
"I am a former Trustee of Washington Township. I understand budgets, assessed valuations and tax rates.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Janice Daniel, of rural Columbia City, outlasted a field of dozens of entries in The Post & Mailâ€™s â€śSupercharged Pigskin Picksâ€ť contest, earning her $25 and the title of â€śSuper Picker 2012.â€ť
Daniel successfully picked eight of the 12 proposition questions in regards to Sundayâ€™s big game that crowned the New York Giants champions of the National Football League with their 21-17 win over the New England Patriots.
The proposition questions ranged from which team would win the coin toss to which defense would make the first quarterback sack.
The Post & Mail is featuring an online survey to solicit anecdotes on what our readers feel makes their sweetheart so sweet.
To participate, readers can access The Post & Mail website at www.thepostandmail.com, click on the link in the upper righthand corner and fill out the attached form.
Results will be published in The Post & Mail sometime during Valentineâ€™s Day week.
There is a 150-word limit.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Walgreens Pharmacy in Columbia City was robbed at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh, the suspect was described as a white male, 5'7" to 5'10", with a medium build and red facial hair. He was reported wearing a black hat, black jacket and blue jeans.
According to police scanner traffic he was believed to get in a vehicle near carriage house flowers and headed southbound on Line St.
Columbia City and Indiana State Police are investigating the scene.
CHURUBUSCO â€” â€śJust bite the bullet and complete this entire project,â€ť said Mel Egolf, former Smith-Green Community school board member and Noble County farmer.
That was said during a public work session Monday night in Churubusco.
Members of the board were discussing with the public the proposed building plan, presented to them by the Strategic Planning Committee of the school.
Superintendent Steve Darnell heads that committee and explained the process of the plan.
â€śWe met for five months,â€ť said Darnell.