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September 19th

ROLLER COASTER: Lady Eagles fall in roller-coaster game

September 19, 2014

FORT WAYNE — When Columbia City Lady Eagle Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen talks about the roller coaster aspects of her team’s play, she is not talking a kiddie coaster, but a full-fledged, scream at the top of your lungs, drop-off-a-cliff fall.

The Lady Eagles, playing some of their best defensive volleyball against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, had leads in every game, but runs by the host Lady Spartans sent the Lady Eagles home on the short end of a 3-0 match.

BALLOT: Schinbeckler added to election ballot

September 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — For a second time in three weeks, Jana Schinbeckler, 23, won over Precinct Committeemen in a Republican Caucus for the Whitley County Auditor Office.

Thursday night, a caucus was held to fill the ballot vacancy for the Whitley County Auditor in the general election.

September 18th

TROUBLESOME TRUCKS: Heavy truck issues near Churubusco may affect all of Whitley Co.

September 18, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Residents of Smith Township living on East County Road 300 North near Churubusco went before the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to raise awareness of an issue of heavy trucks traveling on the road near their homes.

AWESOME ACADEMICS: ISMS’s Beckner receives state recognition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A nine-year veteran academic coach at Indian Springs Middle School is receiving recognition from the state.
Dennis Beckner wears many hats. As a pastor, teacher, coordinator, manager and coach, Beckner is a community servant by anyone’s standards.

ENRICHED ENROLLMENT: Enrollment numbers up at Smith-Green

September 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Student enrollment is up at Smith-Green Community Schools, assuaging fears of dwindling student numbers and budget concerns.
Student enrollment is determined on two days during the school year, Sept. 12 and Feb. 15. According to the numbers on those days, the state grants funds to school corporations.

PLANNING BEGINS: School board to meet, discuss new high school

September 18, 2014

Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of Trustees will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. with an executive session immediately following the meeting.
Items on the agenda include updates from the school resource officer, emergency dismissal drill procedures and a presentation regarding the professional development conference attended by district leaders. The board also plans to approve a request for proposals for architectural and engineering services for designs of a new high school.

Fall harvest leads to road safety

September 18, 2014

Fall harvest will be in full swing soon, and it’s important to understand a few tips to keep drivers and farmers safe.
What does the classic orange and red triangle on farm equipment mean when you approach it on the road? It means that equipment displaying this triangle is a slow-moving vehicle (SMV), capable of speeds no faster than 25 miles per hour. Flashing amber or red lights should also be displayed.

In short, motor vehicle operators should slow down, and farmers driving the equipment should buckle up and make sure all safety equipment is properly displayed.

FLIPPIN' IT IN

September 18, 2014

Whitko’s Jake Rothgeb (center)) performs a flip throw-in during the Wildcats’ game at Manchester Wednesday night. For more coverage of the game, see the Sept. 18th issue of The Post & Mail.

Passages slated to partner with region coalition

September 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Passages Inc., a nonprofit in Whitley County serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, is a participating organization for the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition.
Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) is hosting a public forum Friday for area candidates running for the Indiana General Assembly.

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