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Schools

  • Allen picked for pre-kindergarten pilot program
    INDIANAPOLIS - Allen County is one of five tapped Tuesday to be part of a state-supported pre-kindergarten pilot program.
  • EACS mulls fate of closed schools
    East Allen County Schools board members agreed Tuesday that the district no longer needs two elementary schools that recently closed, and the buildings will go on a state list for potential charter school consideration.
  • 2 closed EACS schools to be offered for other uses
    NEW HAVEN -- East Allen County Schools board members agreed Tuesday the district no longer needs two elementary schools that recently closed and the buildings will go on a state list for potential charter school consideration.
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59th Annual Journal Gazette Regional Spelling Bee 1st runner-up Liana Reinhard

Wells County spelling bee winners

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Erika Kobryn, grade 7, daughter of Gail and Mike Kobryn, spelled vaporize to win. Runner-up Joel Stoppenhagen, grade 6, son of Neil and Susan Stoppenhagen.

Bluffton-Harrison Middle School

Megan Hacha, grade 8, daughter of Kelly and Greg Hacha, spelled predicament to win. Runner-up Natalie Ray, grade 6, daughter of Brandy and Jim Gibson.

Kingdom Academy

Liana Reinhard, grade 8, daughter of Jerry and Jodi Reinhard, spelled consistency to win. Runner-up Hannah Brooks, grade 7, daughter of Matt and Bekah Brooks.

Lancaster Central Elementary School

Kaiden Slater, grade 5, son of Kirt and Tammy Slater, spelled vaporize to win. Runner-up Lucas Stauffer, grade 5, son of Ed and Amy Stauffer.

Norwell Middle School

Autumn Fox, grade 6, daughter of Mark and Teresa Fox, spelled turban/turbine to win. Runner-up Jordan Shoemaker, grade 8, daughter of Chad and Lori Shoemaker.

Ossian Elementary School

Alyssa Cyrus, grade 5, daughter of Suzanne and Johnny Cyrus, spelled recipient to win. Runner-up Lance Huffman, grade 5, son of Matt and Monica Huffman.

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