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April 21st, 2014

GOLF TIPS: New feature debuts in Tuesday's Post & Mail

April 21, 2014

"Master Strokes," a new regular sports feature that debuts Tuesday in both The Post & Mail's daily newspaper and total-market-circulation shopper edition, will help golfers of all skill levels improve their games.

The special challenges of springtime golf are addressed in the debut "Master Strokes" tip in Tuesday's Post & Mail.

April 20th

Hook, line and sinker

April 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Scales were tipped as 400 fish were hauled into Morsches Park and fed into the pond for a fishing derby set for this afternoon.

From noon to 2 p.m., anglers up to age 17 can fish the pond for trout and blue gill with out a license or stamp.

“This is the first year we’ve done something like this,” said Jed Pearson, district fisheries biologist for the Department of Natural Resources. “We wanted to develop more family-friendly opportunities for fishing.”

Located in the back part of the park, the pond is small, but Pearson said the derby will be “entertaining.”

April 19th

Common Core no more

April 19, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment in a series detailing the proposed academic standards.

INDIANAPOLIS — A roundtable tasked with the responsibility to review proposed education standards will convene Monday before the State Board of Education makes a final approval the following week.

Lawmakers voted to dismiss the Common Core standards, a nationwide standard, in lieu of developing “rigorous” academic criteria that would better prepare Indiana students for college or careers.

What do these new standards look like?

‘One voice’ to unite area in prayer

April 19, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whether walking or running, Whitley County residents have two opportunities to take the streets for the National Day of Prayer.

A 5K Wall/Run for Jesus is slated for Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. The race will take off from The Center for Whitley County Youth, on Market Street in Columbia City.

Registration is $20 and can be mailed to Julie Bock, 3694 W. 500 N. Columbia City. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at The Center.

April 18th

SGCS notes Golden Anniversary this year

April 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Fifty years ago, history was made in Whitley County and Noble County.

At that time, Smith Township and Green Township agreed to join together and merge as a school district.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS), and some of the milestones the district has achieved are worth noting.

Current Superintendent Galen Mast is the 16th superintendent for the district, although one person served twice as an interim.

Market forms board for seasonal sale

April 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Warmer weather and longer days mean spring and summer are on the way.

The season shift also is an indicator that the Whitley County Farmer’s Market is soon to open — Saturday May 10 at 8 a.m.

Vendors made up of local farmers, bakers and crafters will showcase their plants, produce and wares at the market each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from May 10 on into October around the Whitley County Courthouse Square.

Although the market is a long-standing tradition for the county, this year’s event comes with change.

FISHING DERBY: Anglers encouraged to visit Morsches Park Saturday

April 18, 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.

EGG-citing egg hunt

April 18, 2014

Whitley County’s egg hunters gathered at Morsches Park Thursday evening for the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by Columbia City’s Rotary Club. Pictured, a group of young egg-gatherers race to collect treats.

TOP STUDENTS: ’Busco names valedictorian, salutatorian

April 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Junior-Senior High School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2014.

The valedictorian is Maggie Kitt, daughter of Robin and Mike McCormick and John and Melody Kitt.

The salutatorian is Danielle Pippenger, daughter of Dawn Bornkamp and Jason and Suzie Pippenger.

Kitt plans to attend the University of Evansville and will pursue a bachelor of science in biochemistry and a bachelor of arts in chemistry.

Common Core no more

April 18, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the proposed academic standards.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators voted to remove the state from the Common Core education standards used nationwide.

Rep. Kathy Heuer was among those that were against Common Core.

“I think this is an opportunity to develop strong and forward-thinking standards,” she said at a recent GOP breakfast.

Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...
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