January 30th, 2015
NOTRE DAME â€” The Trine University women raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 70-58 victory over St. Maryâ€™s in Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association-action Wednesday night at Angela Athletic Facility.
The Thunder came out firing on all cylinders to take a 12-0 lead, and never trailed in the contest. The win was Trineâ€™s first regular-season MIAA win ever at St. Maryâ€™s.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” One of the functions of a museum is the preservation of the artifacts that form the bridge from the present into the past.
The Whitley County Historical Museum undertook just such a project recently in the restoration of a painting of Alexander Jackson Douglas.
Douglas may not be familiar in his own right to many in the community, but one of his 15 children ranks as one of Columbia Cityâ€™s more famous favorite sons.
Columbia City senior Tristin Anglin works to turn Norwellâ€™s Chandler Schoeff at the Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament. Wrestlers from Whitko and Churubusco will join Anglin and his Columbia City teammates at the IHSAA Carroll Sectional on Saturday. The opening round begins at 8 a.m.
FORT WAYNE â€” Several Indian Springs Middle School art students took home 21 Scholastic Art Awards at the annual competition in Fort Wayne this month.
Three Gold Key, eight Silver Key and 10 Honorable Mentions were awarded to the young artists.
There were 4,486 total entries in the contest, and 273 Gold Keys, 161 Silver Keys and 136 Honorable Mentions were awarded.
Icy roads have interrupted school schedules again this week.
Whitley County Consolidated Schools went from a two-hour delay to a three-hour delay and eventually closed Friday morning.
Whitko had a two-hour delay and Smith-Green Community Schools was under a three-hour delay.
WHITLEY COUNTY EMA: Roadways throughout Whitley County are becoming ice/snow covered and are slick in spots please slow down and use caution www.nixle.us/8KZWE
Championship Preview and Predictions
New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
HUNTERTOWN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams are headed to the conference title games on Monday after winning in the semi-finals Wednesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles traveled to Carroll Middle School to face Summit Middle School (Homestead).
The Lady Eagles took an 18-7 lead at halftime and finished with a 35-12 win. The seventh-grade squad improves to a perfect 15-0 record on the season and moves on to the championship game Monday at 5 p.m. at ISMS against Maple Creek.
Passages Profiles â€™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 â€” Melisa Puckett has risen through the ranks at Passages, Inc., working for six years in direct support in the waiver and group homes and progressing to the position of Supported Living Supervisor.
â€śI oversee some of our waiver homes and their staffing,â€ť explained Puckett.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys travel to New Haven Friday night to face a struggling Bulldogsâ€™ squad.
New Haven, which has been a dominant contender in recent years, is 4-9 and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, with losses to Carroll and Norwell and wins over Bellmont and DeKalb.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls take a shot at New Haven Saturday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-13 and 1-5 in the NHC.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls are 18-4 with only one loss at home, against Homestead (19-2).