Archive - 2014
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the proposed education standards for Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Common Core is no more. Lawmakers have removed the national education standards from the state and are working to replace it with a proposed measure specific to Indiana schools.
Earlier this week, the Indiana State Board of Education released the proposed standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation Monday.
Afterward, the proposal will go to the State Board of Education for final approval Monday, April 28.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. of South Whitley, Indiana was recently presented with two Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Instituteâ€™s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Whitley Manufacturing along with its Modular Builders and Whitley Evergreen facilities have won in excess of 60 awards for construction excellence in the modular industry.
The Modular Building Institute is the official trade organization for the commercial modular industry. The conference concludes with the Awards of Distinction program.
Corey Millea, with Roseman Construction, performs roofwork Tuesday at the STAR Bank in Columbia City. The bank, which is located downtown on the corner of Van Buren and Main streets, has been undergoing renovations for several months, with completion expected yet this spring.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Hoosier families can experience trout fishing at two locations in northeast Indiana Saturday in conjunction with a Free Fishing Day.
The locations are a pond at Morsches Park in Columbia City and 6-acre Wyland Lake in Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area in Kosciusko County.
The events are free and open to the public. No fishing license or trout stamp is required.
About 400 rainbow trout averaging 12 inches long will be stocked in Morsches Pond Friday. No fishing will be allowed until Saturday morning.
Michael Ray Werstler, of Larwill, passed away at 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence at the age of 63.
He was a lifetime resident of Whitley County, and a 1968 graduate of Pierceton High School, Pierceton.
He attended college at United Electronic Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich., receiving his associate degree in electronics in 1970.
On Jan. 13, 1971, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1973.
Eudora Marcella (Ellis) Blanchard, 93, of Southport, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her home.
Born on Dec. 8, 1920, in Marshall County, she was the daughter of John Linus and Mary Jane (Atha) Ellis.
She graduated in 1938 as salutatorian from Tippecanoe High School. Her class was the first in Indiana required to earn a four-year degree for elementary education majors when she graduated in 1942 from Central Normal College in Danville. She had been a member of Delta Sigma Kappa sorority, Iota Chapter since college.
WHITLEY COUNTY (April 17, 2014) - The Indiana Department of Education has released the graduation rates of the state's high schools in 2013. How did Whitley County rank? See today's issue of The Post & Mail.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s been a cold and blustery winter, but according to Whitley Countyâ€™s Chief Building Inspector Craig Wagner, that is no excuse for a house to be left in disrepair.
Thomas Ebetino owns property on County Road 400 South, and after several conversations and official written notices, he has still not complied with Wagnerâ€™s request to make the house safe.
â€śAt the Dec. 16, 2013 meeting, the Commissioners granted Ebetino two months to weatherize the home,â€ť Wagner said. â€śThat has not been done.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A man who broke into a family memberâ€™s home in December of 2013 was given an eight-year sentence Monday.
Nicholas A. Coslet, 20, will serve six of the eight years at the Whitley County Jail, with the remainder of the burglary sentence to be spent on probation.
Burglary is a Class B felony.
Cosletâ€™s attorney, Brad Voelz, hoped his client could serve some of his sentence on work release.
â€śHeâ€™s a 20-year-old that got caught up in a bad crowd, and did things heâ€™s not proud of,â€ť Voelz said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” A recently completed troop project benefited an area Boy Scout and Whitko Community School Corporation.
Lucas Schmittler, a freshman at Whitko High School, was in search of a project to complete his requirements as an Eagle Scout with Troop 85.
When he realized that the Eel River Environmental Center was left unattended near his high school, he thought it would be the perfect way to earn his Eagle Scout designation.