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Irwin free throw sending Wildcats to sectional finals

March 2, 2012


OSSIAN — The Whitko Wildcats, playing in the sectional semi-finals, battled double-digit deficits and poor free throw shooting to survive against Heritage and move on to the final tonight at Norwell High School. Whitko beat the Patriots 66-65 on — ironically — a last second free throw by Logan Irwin.

Whitko mustered just one point in the final four minutes of the first half, while Heritage only netted three, sending the teams into the locker room at halftime with the scoreboard reading 28-25.

Heading into the final eight minutes, the Wildcats led 43-42.

Eagles hold on for win over North Side

March 2, 2012

WATERLOO — “I love these guys. I love the way they play,” Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict said after the sectional semi-final win over North Side.

The Eagles came back from a 47-40 deficit late in the third quarter to win 66-56 over the Redskins Friday night at DeKalb.

“I think they found themselves,” Benedict said. “When they stay together they have a chance to be a really good team.”

Columbia City senior Drew Burnsworth stole the momentum in the final seconds of the third quarter, scoring two buckets and leading the Eagles to the win.

PHOTO: S.W.A.T. hone their skills

March 2, 2012

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Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott

TAKE A TRACTOR TO SCHOOL: CCHS FFA students fill the parking lot with farm vehicles

March 2, 2012

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Post and Mail photo / Brianne Eichman

HELPING HANDS OVERSEAS: Local woman headed to Haiti

March 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Because of health issues, one local missionary couldn’t follow her heart to distant lands. But now Miranda Shearer has stopped having seizures and is on her way to Haiti and Slovakia.

Miranda Shearer, daughter of Cindy and Steve Shearer, is on her way to Haiti and then to Slovakia.

Shearer graduated from Columbia City High School in 2004. She received her surgical technologist degree from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne in 2009.

AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEAT: Jorell Tucker throws hat in ring

March 2, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY – South Whitley resident Jorell Tucker has announced his candidacy for Whitley County Council At-Large.

“I am excited to bring a fresh perspective to the council and advocate for continued economic development and cost savings for the taxpayers of Whitley County,” Tucker said.

Tucker has been the director of the Whitley County Solid Waste District since 2006, where he oversees the operations of the county’s recycling and conservation programs.

STATE TESTING: County third-graders prep for IREAD

March 2, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana State Department of Education now requires third graders to take the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (I-READ3) test. This is the first year Indiana third graders have been faced with I-READ3, and they are specifically required to pass it before proceeding to fourth grade reading instruction.

If a student fails I-READ3, a window of remediation opens, and students are given the opportunity to take it again over the summer. If a third grader fails the test a second time, they cannot continue to fourth grade reading.

EMPTINESS DOWNTOWN: South Whitley addresses empty buildings

March 2, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Empty buildings in the heart of South Whitley continues to be a concern for South Whitley Town Council members as Town Attorney Greg Hockemeyer addressed the board regarding issues of blight in downtown areas.

Hockemeyer gave the board information this week on the Redevelopment Commission which is responsible for developing plans and managing tools used to address conditions of blight and underutilized land of economic significance (economic development areas).

IN LIKE A LION: Early March storms marching across Indiana

March 2, 2012

Severe storms move into southwest Indiana

Severe storms are moving into Indiana as the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings in the southwestern part of the state.

Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth says a powerful storm damaged a house and several other structures near Wadesville about 1:45 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported.

Sheriff's deputies reported several funnel clouds aloft, but Oath says officials believe the damage was from strong straight-line winds.

WFIE-TV in Evansville says weather spotters reported tennis ball-sized hail in the area.

Col. City’s Wilz signs with Indiana Tech

March 2, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Head Coach of the Indiana Tech Soccer Team David Bokhart has a relatively experienced team coming back for another year on the field in 2012.

As with all collegiate athletics however, turnover is a way of life. Bokhart was at Columbia City High School to help with that turnover.

Senior Nathan Wilz signed his letter of intent Thursday with Bokhart, his parents Joe and Kris Wilz, and Athletic Director Geoff Penrod.

 

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