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March 5th, 2015

B.A.B.E.: Gearing up for another fundraiser

March 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — After big success at last fall’s sale, B.A.B.E of Whitley County is hosting another consignment sale next weekend.

Stages, a used clothing store that’s part of B.A.B.E., is hosting the sale. Proceeds from the event will be used to help pregnant women and families in need.

BASKETBALL: Boys set for Friday semi-finals

March 5, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City and Churubusco’s boys basketball teams are set for sectional semi-finals on Friday night.

Columbia City, which is hosting its own sectional, will take on Eastbrook in Friday night’s early game at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the Norwell-Bellmont game at 7:30 p.m.

Columbia City (17-7) and Eastbrook (14-8) have not played each other in the regular season, but have similar opponents in Norwell, Mississinewa and Whitko — all with the same results.

PASSAGES PROFILES: Passages gives Boutelle someone to lean on

March 5, 2015

Passages Profiles ’15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY — Nathaniel “Than” Boutelle is at Passages’ Creative Learning Center three days a week, but the rest of his week is filled with Passages-sponsored activities that have brought him so very far.
Boutelle has been working with Passages since 2006 when his mother passed away.

TAX ABATEMENTS: Two approved

March 5, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, came before the Whitley County Council in its March meeting seeking approval for tax abatements for two Whitley County businesses.

The companies were looking to purchase new machinery to expand their business operations in Whitley County.

One of the companies requesting an abatement was 80/20, at 1701 S. CR 400 E.

WRESTLING: ISMS grapplers take Crestview Invite

March 5, 2015

HUNTINGTON — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team claimed the Crestview Invitational tournament championship on Saturday.

Indian Springs went undefeated, beating Woodside 66-6, Adams Central 34-33, Riverview 33-21 and downing Southern Wells in the championship round, 37-24.

Indian Springs’ closest match was with Adams Central, a team that had beaten ISMS previously in the season.

HIGH SCHOOL VISIT: Indiana First Lady speaks at Whitko

March 5, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Indiana’s First Lady Karen Pence visited Whitko High School Wednesday to congratulate 16 art students who received international recognition for their creative work.

Students of the Whitko Art Department submitted works of art to compete in the 45th World School Children’s Art Exhibition in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Over 30,000 entries from more than 50 countries were submitted to the exhibition.

March 4th

WHITKO SEASON OVER: Wawasee use third quarter to run away with 71-59 win

March 4, 2015

LIGONIER — Just as Whitko’s girls basketball season was ended by Wawasee, the boys fell to the Warriors in sectional play as well.

Whitko opened sectional play at West Noble Tuesday night, falling to Wawasee, 71-59.
The Wildcats played a competitive game in the first half, but a third-quarter offensive slump cost the ’Cats the game.

HIGHER EDUCATION: More graduates ready for college courses

March 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s College Readiness Report released by the Commission for Higher Education indicates that more of the state’s high school graduates are prepared for college-level courses.

The yearly report was released on Monday and included 2013 graduates who entered college immediately after high school.

The improvement could in part be related to high school’s dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those courses are offered at all three Whitley County high schools.

EAGLES ADVANCE: Col. City too much for Indians in sectional opener

March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City boys’ basketball team this year, the recipe for success has been pretty simple — establish the inside game and every thing else will follow.

In Tuesday night’s opening game of IHSAA Columbia City Sectional 23, the homestanding Eagles did just that, exploiting a height advantage on both ends of the floor to down the Mississinewa Indians, 70-45.

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Columbia City Youth Council takes a trip to the Statehouse

March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Youth Council took its experience to the state level with a trip to the Indiana Statehouse last month.

The youth council, comprised of high school students, was formed by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and has grown in its involvement in the community throughout the past several years.

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