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HAVE A SEAT: Board vacancies mean opportunity for residents

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County residents have two opportunities to have a hand in the decisions made for the area.

Whitley County Commissioners recently announced a vacant position on the Whitley County Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals board.

A second seat is open on the South Whitley Plan Commission.

Both spots require that the Whitley County Commissioners appoint an individual. However, interested parties may submit their information for consideration.

INDUSTRIAL TECH: Upgraded machine sculpts sharper minds

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Offering students the chance to gain real-world trade skills is a mission of Jay Ocken, a vocational instructor for Whitko High School’s Industrial Technology program.

A new machine, donated by a local manufacturing company, will take Ocken one step closer to his goal.

“We are helping students become work ready,” said Ocken at a May school board meeting. “A lot of these students will have earned credit to help them further their education in college. Some of them will have learned enough here that they can start working right after to school and make a decent wage.”

South Adams stops ’Busco netters

October 25, 2013

WOODLAN — Churubusco’s volleyball team fell to South Adams in three sets Thursday in a sectional quarterfinal match-up.

The Lady Starfires beat the Lady Eagles by a final of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-20.

The defeat leaves ’Busco with a record of 17-16 for the season.

Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said 2013 was a solid year for the program.

“We saw our volleyball IQ increase greatly,” she said. “The program is gaining respect in the conference and the area as we have posted our third consecutive winning season.”

Bellmont ends Lady Eagles’ season

October 25, 2013

MONROEVILLE — Columbia City’s volleyball team saw one of the best seasons in school history come to a close Thursday.

The Lady Eagles lost to fifth-ranked Bellmont 25-23, 26-24 and 25-21.

Columbia City played a much closer match against the Squaws than when the two teams met in the regular season, but still fell just short.

MAYOR'S RAISE: Council desires more dollars for Daniel

October 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— The title “mayor” can mean a variety of roles and responsibilities, dependent on who sits behind the desk and what city that desk is in.

Several of Columbia City’s Councilmen agreed that the city’s mayor’s position is worth more than its current salary — $56,600.

“I want to come up with a plan to pay our mayor more,” Councilman Dan Weigold said. “When you look at what all Columbia City’s mayor is responsible for, it’s quite extensive — he’s running a multi-million dollar operation.”

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Whitko preparing for Bellmont

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY— Last week, Whitko captured a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship for the first time since the Wildcats won it outright in 2010.

The team from Whitley County’s southwest side is likely hoping for a stronger postseason run in 2013. In 2010, the Wildcats fell by just three points to Bremen in the sectional opener.

This year, the Wildcats draw Bellmont in the first round.

The Braves posted a 4-5 record this season, but did so as the smallest school in their conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

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