Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Consolidated Schools took steps to complete its end-of-year financials at last week‚Äôs meeting.
WCCS Business Manager Tony Zickgraf approached the Board of Trustees last Monday, requesting its approval of several financial projects to end the year.
The board first approved a reduction-resolution for the 2014 budget.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ What began as a violation of the county junk ordinance has evolved into court-ordered clean up with additional investigations pending.
Whitley County Commissioners worked with health and safety officials to declare the property of Thomas Ebetino, located at County Road 400 South, in violation of the junk ordinance and the home was deemed unsafe for several reasons.
Kendallville ¬≠‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Boys‚Äô Basketball team traveled to Kendallville to open the Northeast Hoosier Conference season by taking on the East Noble Knights.
The Eagles put on a first half shooting clinic hitting 75 percent of their field goal attempts including eight shots from behind the three-point arc building a 17 point lead on their way to a 61-50 win.
The game started out as a battle behind the arc with Columbia City‚Äôs Mason Coverstone matched up against East Noble‚Äôs Brandon Nichols and Michael Sharp.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team dropped a 65-55 contest to Prairie Heights Friday night.
The Eagles had a 31-24 advantage at halftime, but Prairie Heights outscored ‚ÄôBusco 41-24 to steal the win from the Eagles.
Churubusco was led in scoring by Brent Simmons with 22 points, followed by T.J. Campbell with 15.
Campbell hit 5-of-9 3-pointers for the Eagles in his 15 points.
Simmons was Churubusco‚Äôs leading rebounder with nine, followed by Corey Sarrazin with five and Garrett Simmons with three.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ In what has been the start to a struggling season, Whitko‚Äôs boys basketball team suffered another loss Friday night, falling in a Three Rivers Conference matchup with Tippecanoe Valley, 59-40.
Despite the 19-point loss, the Wildcats didn‚Äôt go down without a fight.
After trailing most of the game, down 10-6 after the first quarter, 24-10 at halftime and 40-27 going into the fourth quarter, Whitko battled back to come within eight points with seven minutes on the clock.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City woman admitted Monday she violated her probation.
Heather Burns, 28, was on probation for multiple drug-related charges.
Her probation officer, Ed Beber, had made a petition alleging a probation violation. The petition stated Burns had tested positive for a controlled substance.
Monday, by the counsel of her attorney, Brad Voelz, Burns admitted her violation.
Voelz said he advised Burns to admit the violation and try to get on work release or home detention.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitley County Commissioners and county officials took center stage at Columbia City High School Monday.
High school government students were brought to the auditorium to observe the Commissioners‚Äô meeting in order to learn how local government operates.
‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs good for us to get out to the schools,‚ÄĚ said Commissioner Don Amber at a previous meeting. ‚ÄúSometimes they have really good comments and suggestions. It never hurts to introduce teenagers to their local government.‚ÄĚ
PIERECTON ¬≠‚ÄĒ Architectural renderings and floor plans were unveiled for Pierceton Elementary School at Monday‚Äôs meeting of Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.
Earlier in the year, board members and school leaders decided to move forward on two construction projects ‚Äď remodeling and expansion of South Whitley Elementary School and reconstructing Pierceton Elementary School.
(DEC. 20,2013) ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Department of Education released the most recent A-F grading report for that state's schools. See Saturday's edition of The Post and Mail to learn how schools in Whitley County were graded.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Traditionally, people circle Jan. 1 on their calendars as the day they will implement a healthier lifestyle.
Barb Ward, of Churubusco, has turned tradition on its head by beginning early.
Ward started working out at Anytime Fitness in September of this year, when she began Care2BFit, a health class that targets women.
Since that time, Ward is down four pants sizes and has seen other remarkable changes.
‚ÄúI was getting out of breath coming up and down the stairs, it was going from bad to worse,‚ÄĚ she said of her health before she started the class.