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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.

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.

• LIFE VIDEO • NUTRITION TIP: Six ways to pack a better lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

ZUMBA BENEFIT: Boomerang Backpacks keep kids fed outside of school

September 17, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In Whitley County, many students take part in school feeding programs such as breakfast and lunch served during the school day.
However, when school breaks for the weekend, some children need assistance keeping their stomachs full until Monday.

Boomerang Backpacks, a two-year old program, works to keep kids fed, and is doing so in partnership with area churches and organizations.

Zumba Before Dark
•Freewill donation to benefit Boomerang Backpacks
•Columbia City High School parking lot Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

UNITED WAY: Busy hands unite for Day of Caring

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Clad in bright yellow shirts, volunteers set out in teams to tackle a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday.

Two-hundred eighty pairs of hands worked on landscaping, painting projects and cleaning efforts at more than 25 sites throughout the county.

UNITED WAY: Busy hands unite for Day of Caring

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Clad in bright yellow shirts, volunteers set out in teams to tackle a variety of community service projects as part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring Tuesday.

Two-hundred eighty pairs of hands worked on landscaping, painting projects and cleaning efforts at more than 25 sites throughout the county.

SELECTION MADE: Judy named to State Rep. office

September 17, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Without an opponent, Christopher Judy was a shoe-in for the State Representative office.

A Republican Caucus was held Tuesday night to fill the vacancy created when State Rep. Kathy Heuer resigned her District 83 seat Aug. 21.

DAY OF CARING: Shelter gets a coat of paint

September 17, 2014

A room designed for feline residents at the Whitley County Humane Shelter received a new coat of paint courtesy of agents from Minear Real Estate. As part of the United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring, from left, Brad Minear, Brandon Ferrell and Trent Lawrence volunteered at the shelter.

RABBIT AMBASSADORS: 4-Hers participate in state contest

September 15, 2014

Members of the Whitley County 4-H Rabbit Club competed at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, Aug. 3, in a Rabbit Ambassador Competition. 4-Hers studied to be prepared for a written test, 20 rabbit breed identification test and showmanship competition. Marlee Heriter placed fifth in the Junior age division. Rozlyn Bishop placed in the honor group in the Intermediate age division. Crystal Van Houten placed in the honor group in the Senior age division and Rebecca Lilly placed in the honor group in the Master age division. From left: Heriter, Bishop, Van Houten and Lilly.

 

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