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May 16th, 2015

GOOD READERS: Prelim iREAD results released

May 16, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Nearly all Whitley County elementary schools performed better than the state average on iREAD-3 testing this spring. The Indiana Department of Education recently released results of the test from every school district, revealing a statewide average passing rate of 84.2 percent.

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May 16, 2015

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May 15th

Whitko rallies to beat Col. City, 9-8

May 15, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Friday night was one of the most competitive games played between Whitko’s and Columbia City’s baseball teams.

The Eagles led the entire game only to see the Wildcats score in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a 9-8 victory.

Columbia City scored three runs in the top of the seventh to earn what seemed like a safe 8-5 lead.

Whitko took advantage of a throwing error by the Eagles to score Zach Snep and Tanner Gaff.

Drew Bradford followed that with a single to bring in Hunter Sroufe.

O’Dell signs to play football

May 15, 2015

Drew O’Dell, Columbia City senior, signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

O’Dell will study sports business at Mount Union. Pictured, from front left: Ross O’Dell, father; Drew O’Dell; and Lisa O’Dell, mother. Back: Columbia City Head Football Coach Brett Fox.

FATAL CRASH: Man dies in semi crash in Pierceton

May 15, 2015

PIERCETON — One person is dead following a tractor-trailer crash along U.S. 30, just east of Pierceton Friday afternoon.

Officers and emergency personnel responded at 12:23 p.m. to a 9-1-1 call of a single vehicle, semi tractor/trailer crash on U.S. 30, east of Ind. 13.

Officers arrived and located that the vehicle had crashed into, and was still inside, a vacant business.

For more information, see the Weekend Edition of The Post & Mail.

PRICE INCREASE: ‘Duck stamp’ to cost more this year

May 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or “duck stamp,” will increase in price for the first time in 24 years.

The cost will change from the current $15 to $25. The increase adjusts for inflation over the last 24 years. Several conservation organizations, including Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl, support the increase.

The 2005 National Duck Hunter Survey showed that 65 percent of U.S. duck hunters spent more than $250 per season.

ISMS: Golfers place second

May 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School hosted its annual invitational golf tournament Saturday at Eagle Glen Golf Course. Indian Springs’ girls team placed second, losing in a tiebreaker.

Indian Springs shot a 273 as a team to tie for first in the five-team tournament, but took second on a tiebreaker.

$77K TREE PLAN: South Whitley council approves

May 15, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Town council members approved a tree trimming and removal plan at Tuesday’s meeting in South Whitley.

Plant Growth Management Systems, Inc. will handle the $77,000 project to clear unwanted trees and trim low-hanging limbs.

ROAD MATCHES: ’Busco tennis splits

May 15, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle tennis team split a pair of away matches, dropping a 5-0 decision to Prairie Heights on Monday, coming back on Tuesday evening to claim a 3-2 win over Lakeland.

In Monday’s contest against Prairie Heights, Churubusco’s Audrey Gier-cher fell 6-3, 6-1 to Andra Ledgerwood.

AWARDED: Whitko H.S. receives silver medal

May 15, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko High School received a silver medal and was ranked 47th in the state in a recently released report from U.S. News and World Reports.

Information supplied by the Indiana Department of Education was used to determine school ranking. The report ranked schools based on student/teacher ratio, college readiness and proficiency in algebra and English.

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