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April 17th

PLEA AGREEMENT: Allen to be sentenced for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old

April 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — An Albion woman admitted Monday to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old in the summer of 2013.
Chelsee M. Allen, 21, pleaded guilty in Whitley County Circuit Court to sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony.

Allen’s plea came as a result of an agreement with the state. In exchange for Allen’s admission of guilt, the state agreed it would not file any additional charges or seek any sentence enhancements.

GERMAN ORTHOPEDICS COMPANY OPENS OPERATIONS IN WHITLEY COUNTY

April 17, 2014

BERLIN (April 17, 2014) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from DOT GmbH, a medical coating technology provider, to announce the company’s plans to establish DOT America, Inc. (DOT) in Columbia City, Ind., creating up to 20 new high-wage jobs by 2016.

The Rostock, Germany-based orthopedics company is investing approximately $4.5 million to lease, renovate and equip a 17,520 square-foot facility in Columbia City’s Blue River Industrial Park. The facility, the company’s first location outside of Germany, is enabling DOT to fill a gap in the supply chain to its North American clients.

COURTROOM COACHING: Judge Heuer gives ETA students a judicial experience

April 17, 2014

Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer (right) talks with Eagle Tech Academy students Monday. Students from ETA had the opportunity to observe criminal circuit court proceedings, which occur regularly on Monday mornings. At the conclusion of the hearings, Heuer spoke with students and answered questions.

COMMON CORE NO MORE: Ind. legislators propose new education standards

April 17, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the proposed education standards for Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS — 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.

Modular manufacturer receives awards at annual conference

April 17, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. of South Whitley, Indiana was recently presented with two Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’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.

CONSTRUCTION HIGH: Renovations continue at STAR

April 17, 2014

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.

ANGLERS GET READY: DNR to offer family trout fishing opportunities

April 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 Werstler, 63

April 17, 2014

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 Blanchard, 93

April 17, 2014

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.

RATES REVEALED: County graduation statistics are announced

April 17, 2014

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.

 

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