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July 24th, 2011

Fair closes, results continue to pour in

July 24, 2011

Amidst sweltering temperatures last week the 2011 Whitley County 4-H Fair officially ended with the record-setting livestock auction on Thursday. As results continue to arrive courtesy of Purdue University Extension, Whitley County, The Post & Mail will publish winners and participants. In addition, a special section printed in the near future will highlight results and photographs from this year's fair.

Top showmen named at 2011 4-H Fair

July 24, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a goal that most 4-Hers aspire to — Showman of Showmen Round Robin Champion.
But only two can achieve that goal each year. Crystal VanHouten and Tyler Johnson are the 2011 Round Robin Champions.
VanHouten won in the small animal category and Johnson won in the large animal category.
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Betty Lou Long, 82

July 24, 2011

Betty Lou (Beasley) Long, 82, of 1307 E. Market Street, Warsaw, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:20 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital’s emergency room.
She was born Feb. 8, 1929 in Whitley County to Ralph Dedrofth Beasley and Icy May (Loe) Beasley.
She was married on July 1, 1950 to Charles Long, Jr. “Longie” who preceded her in death April 18, 2006.
Betty was a homemaker and a resident of Kosciusko County since 1950.

Michael Adair, 45

July 24, 2011

Michael Adair, 45, of Kimmell, died at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born April 13, 1966 to Richard and Carolyn (Conkling) Adair in Havelock, N.C.
Surviving are his parents, Richard and Carolyn Adair of Cromwell; two siblings, Michelle Adair of Cromwell and Matthew Adair of Albion; his grandfather, Burlyn Conkling of Cromwell; four nephews and one niece.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Rensner officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery in Kimmell.

July 21st

WCCS ISTEP results mostly positive

July 21, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The showing made by local students in annual statewide testing led the topics of discussion by the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees this week.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor presented the results to the board, which profiled WCCS students in grades 3-8. Her impressions of the results, as they relate to local students, was anything but pessimistic.
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Whitko to update marketing plan

July 21, 2011

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation board of trustees held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening with superintendent Steve Clason presenting a marketing plan update which will soon be implemented.
“We have an ongoing marketing plan and a curriculum plan,” Clason said. “Communication (plan) was due by June and it’s a little bit after June, but we (board) do have a plan in place.”
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Hodges incident to go to special prosecutor

July 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY – Indiana State Police said Wednesday afternoon that troopers were called to the residence of a Whitley County “elected official” for a domestic issue.
The Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed today the incident involved Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges and his estranged wife, Laurell.
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Rose Kaufman, 87

July 21, 2011

Rose Elnor Kaufman, 87, passed away July 15, 2011 in Bluffton.
She was born Oct. 3, 1923 to J. C. and Edith Spade in Branch County, Michigan.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Max Kaufman; five sons Jerry (Patricia), Ted (Sharon), Phil (Cheryl), Dave, Bill (Jane) Kaufman and a daughter Marsha Gemmer (Bob), eleven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Rose devoted her life to her family and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
After working as head of housekeeping at Caylor-Nickel Clinic, she retired in 1981.

July 20th

Creech trial continued; new date unknown

July 20, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City woman charged with drug crimes and the neglect of a dependent scheduled to face trial next week has had her trial bumped back — again.
Janel M. Creech, 37, has been in the Whitley County Jail since Jan. 11 after being charged Jan. 7 with manufacturing methamphetamine and other drug-related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 incident that resulted in the death of her 5-month-old daughter.
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Clason: Whitko will keep up with today's advancing technology

July 20, 2011

PIERCETON — At Whitko Community School Corporation’s monthly meeting of the Board of School Trustees Monday, Superintendent Steve Clason provided technology updates for the new school year.
Technology changes at Whitko High School (WHS) include three one-to-one classrooms where every student will have access to a computer all day.
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