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Whitko season full of surprises

February 20, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — It wasn’t derailed. Maybe just thrown off course slightly.

Whitko’s girls basketball team posted a record in 2012-13 of 7-14. When the season began though, it already felt like the Lady Wildcats were playing from behind.

Whitko was thrown a curve ball early in the season as it had to deal with injuries to a pair of key players. If that was not enough, the team was already staring down being without six seniors who graduated in 2012.

ISMS wrestling remains undefeated

February 20, 2013

AUBURN — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team grappled against DeKalb Monday and is still without a loss.

The Eagles topped their Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference foe DeKalb by a 61-22 score.

Winners for ISMS were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Tate Homan, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Whitehead, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.

COL. CITY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING GIRL: Walsh allegedly admits to abusing 3-year-old

February 20, 2013

CLAYPOOL — A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.

Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.

He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.

WCSC BOARD: Stretching dollars, maximizing staff

February 20, 2013

PIERCETON – With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the district’s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Monday’s meeting.

Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the board’s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.

DEAN OF STUDENTS: WCCS approves retaining high school dean

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.

WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.

“Based on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,” she said. “He supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.”

WJHS: Radio students broadcast address, gain valuable insight

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.

Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.

ALLEGED DRUG DEALS: Whitley County men face meth charges

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Gipe sees serving as the tool for positive change

February 20, 2013

Editor’s note: During the next few weeks, The Post & Mail will be highlighting several graduates from Whitley County who were once deemed “Leaders of Tomorrow” in a 2007 special publication.

COLUMBIA CITY – Leading is not always done from a corner office. Sometimes the most influential leader acts out of a servant’s posture.

Jeremy Gipe, 24, of Columbia City, was once touted as a Leader of Tomorrow in 2007 for missions work in his church, in the community and even in other countries.

AT AN INTERSECTION: Commissioners move closer on road project

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Commissioners discussed a road project at Monday’s meeting.

Due to a high accident rate, it has been proposed to change the intersection of Liberty Mills Road in Allen County and CR 900 S. in Whitley County. The plan is to have Liberty Mills Road cross directly to CR 900 S. Now, drivers going west have to turn right followed by a left turn to get to CR 900 S., rather than going straight across.

'BUSCO SCHOOLS: Renovation plans rerouted due to weather

February 20, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.

The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.

While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the school’s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.

 

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