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February 18th, 2013

OPEN HOUSE: College open house today from 3 to 7 p.m.

February 18, 2013

Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus will have an open house Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Attendees can learn more about Ivy Tech programs, admissions, financial aid, student life, career services, the Center for Academic Excellence, disability support services, the TRiO program, College for Working Adults, Corporate College, the American Honors Program, and the FOCUS Hospitality Internship Program.

Also on hand will be Francine’s Friends mobile mammography unit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Red Cross Bloodmobile from 1 to 6:30 p.m.

Gross hits buzzer-beater to top ’Cats

February 18, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Saturday night’s basketball game was most definitely a game of very contrasting halves.

The visiting Whitko Wildcats used stellar shooting from the field to win the first half, but the host Churubusco Eagles used a furious fourth quarter and an off-balance shot in the final seconds to win the second half, and the game, by a 42-40 score.

Columbia City beats Scott, Northrop, 55-49

February 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play — topping Northrop Saturday, 55-49.

The Eagles had as much as a 15-point lead over the Bruins, who knocked Columbia City out of the state tournament last season and handed the Eagles two of its eight losses in 2011-12.

Northrop has lost its last three games in a row, with Concordia and Pike setting the stage for Columbia City to beat the Bruins for the Eagles’ senior night.

Eagles swim to fourth at sectional

February 18, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City’s boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturday’s sectional.

The Eagles garnered 187 team points to finish fourth. Warsaw won the meet with 498.5 points.

Eagle coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the performance overall of her team.

“I think the boys did a fantastic job,” she said. “We came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.”

STATE SURPLUS: Pence left ‘disappointed’ after tax cut rejection

February 18, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — House Republicans tossed out Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s call for a tax cut Friday.

Indiana has an approximate $500 million annual surplus that Pence proposed could benefit Hoosiers if that money was turned back to the people.

However, House Representatives would rather see those funds used for education and transportation.

“We’re continuing fiscal integrity, we will have a balanced budget, we’re making priority investments in education and priority investments in transportation,” House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, said.

REACHING FOR THE STARS: Sounds of the City hosts middle school choirs

February 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, held its 5th annual Sounds of the City Invitational.

Seven different middle school choirs competed Friday night, with Norwell Middle School taking the top honors. The choir also won Best Vocals and Best Choreography awards. As the night came to an end, City Stars entertained the crowd with its competition show, performing in an exhibition status.

“The invitational ran very smoothly thanks to all the hard work from parents and supporters of the choir,” said Karyle Genth, City Stars’ director.

EEL RIVER BANK: Grassroots work to lower stabilization project costs

February 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — After a sticker shock of close to $500,000 to stabilize the Eel River bank, South Whitley Town Council members researched ways to cut costs and has found some viable solutions.

With erosion running rampant along the riverbank, it is only a matter of time before the Eel River uncovers newly laid wastewater lines.

Project engineers advised council members that the erosion could cause pipes to be exposed creating a possible threat to the wastewater lines.

But the council received some good news at Tuesday’s meeting when alternatives were suggested to fund the project.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Convene for educational progress

February 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Parents and teachers gathered for a chance to discuss the academic well-being of Whitko High School students recently.

The second round of parent-teacher conferences was held Wednesday evening to touch base on students’ educational progress.

With a 30 percent attendance, the amount of parents choosing to take part in the evening was up approximately four percent from last year.

Parents had the chance to talk to faculty members and receive progress reports, as well as updated balances on book fees.

Ronald Eberhard, 70

February 18, 2013

Ronald O. Eberhard, 70, of Mishawaka, passed away at 1:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his home surrounded by family. Ron was born on Jan. 18, 1943, the son of the late Walter W. and Edith M. (Humbarger) Eberhard.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon K. Eberhard; two daughters, Kimberly K. McGlothlin of Indianapolis and Jacqueline M. (Matthew) Termont of Richmond, Va.; with his first grandchild due in July 2013. He is also survived by a sister, Andrea M. Eberhard of Columbus, Ohio.

Richard Hawkins, 74

February 18, 2013

Richard D. “Hoss” Hawkins, 74, of South Whitley, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Winter Haven, Fla. where he resided during the winter months. He had been in failing health.
He was born Aug. 29, 1938, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence Dean and Elizabeth (Hootman) Hawkins. He spent his formative years in New Philadelphia.
On Oct. 12, 1961, he entered the U.S. Army. He became a heavy equipment operator and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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