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February 17th, 2014

DIFFERENCE MAKER: Teacher makes a lasting impression

February 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY ­ — Roxanne Thomas is a second-grade teacher at Coesse Elementary School and has taught for 40 years in Whitley County.

Administrators, students and faculty will miss the long-time educator when she retires in June.

But it’s not necessarily the longevity of Thomas in the classroom that makes her CES’s Difference Maker. Her dedication to her students puts Thomas in a class all her own.

Hats off to ‘100’

February 17, 2014

Holly Burton’s class, at Northern Heights Elementary School, recently celebrated 100 days in Kindergarten. The students made hats with 100 different “things” on them to show they can count to 100. The day was filled with various math, reading and writing activities themed around 100. Pictured, from left, wearing their 100 Day hats are Amaya Hedrick, Rowan Tyree, Nevaeh Johnson, Kyle Hoag and Baylor Schoon.

February 16th

Wellness center to reach out to kids

February 16, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — An initiative to bring healthy options to Whitley County is now making inroads to teach children the power of good foods.

Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit community garden and resource for healthy living, has partnered with several elementary schools to deliver fresh ideas and fruits to area children.

Recently, the center joined with Coesee Elementary School to bring gardening into the classroom.

Scientifically successful

February 16, 2014

The Columbia City High School Science Olympiad team recently completed its season by competing at regionals, held at Goshen College. The team competed in 23 events covering all branches of science. The team finished eighth overall. Sponsored by Hull Automotive, team members include, first row from left: Amanda Ewert, Brooke Werstler, Helen Cheng, Erin Knepple and Hannah Cotter. Second row, from left: Jacob Melvin, Madi Cochran, Meghan Fahl and Courtney Bacon. Third row, from left: Madalon Zumbrun, Becca Tourney, Ashley Ewert and Kristen Shively. Fourth row, from left: Mr.

February 15th

Barker released two years early

February 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man was released from his sentence to the Whitley County Jail two years early due to good conduct.

Kyle M. Barker, 27, was scheduled to be released Jan. of 2016. He had been serving at the work release facility.

Barker was initially sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction for 10 years in March of 2011 for dealing in methamphetamine.

Police nab 17 in sweep

February 15, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Seventeen people were arrested Thursday evening after several police officers came together to serve arrest warrants.

The Whitley County Drug Task Force spearheaded a sweep of Whitley County Thursday afternoon, serving 14 warrants for methamphetamine-related crimes, and booking three more in the process.

According to a press release from the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office, some investigations date back as far as May 2013.

February 14th

IU plans statue of WWII journalist Ernie Pyle

February 15, 2014

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana University officials are planning to honor celebrated World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle with a statue on the Bloomington campus.

The life-size bronze statue will be modeled after a wartime photograph of Pyle, an IU student in the 1920s, sitting on a crate, working with his typewriter on a table, with goggles pushed above his knit cap, Provost Lauren Robel told the school's Board of Trustees during a meeting Thursday.

Learning fair winner

February 14, 2014

Churubusco Elementary School second-grader Xavier Grieble, winner of the 2014 science award for his grade, carries his project out of the CES’s Learning Fair with his dad, Steve Grieble.

Sunday bulletin

February 14, 2014

Columbia City UM
Sunday at Columbia City United Methodist Church, the message title is “Choose Life.”
The Scripture is from Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37.
The February Mission Project of the Month is Habitat for Humanity.
In Whitley County, this group has completed four houses within the last seven months.
The Columbia City United Methodist Church Lent Study will begin March 2 through April 19, and the book to be studied will be Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World.

'BUSCO LEARNING FAIR: Applied science

February 14, 2014

Tyler Miller, of Churubusco Elementary School, shows a group of students his project, which won the engineering award at the school’s learning fair Thursday. Students were awarded for projects in a wide range of categories, from music to art to writing and science. See the Saturday edition of The Post & Mail for more coverage of the Churubusco Elementary School Learning Fair Awards.

GOSHEN —Columbia City’s boys’ track team competed in a cold and rainy Goshen Relays Saturday. The...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s baseball team took a 13-9 win over the host West Noble Chargers Friday...
FORT WAYNE — No. 16-ranked Columbia City took third at Saturday’s Concordia Golf Invitational at...

 

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