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February 20th

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.

February 19th

IHSAA boys sectional pairings announced

February 19, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s High School Athletic Association held its sectional draw Sunday.

Whitko and Churubusco play in the opening rounds, which are slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Columbia City is scheduled to play its first game Feb. 27.

Whitko’s sectional is being held at Norwell, and the Wildcats face Bellmont in the 7:30 p.m. game. Churubusco is traveling to South Adams to face Adams Central at 6 p.m.

Columbia City faces East Noble at Carroll at 6 p.m.

The Post & Mail will publish a Boys Sectional Preview tabloid, which is scheduled to be inserted this week.

Bill Schwarz in the stands at Col. City

February 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A legend in Columbia City’s boys basketball was present at the Eagles’ game against Northrop Saturday.

Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketball’s all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia City’s senior night.

The Eagles’ senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarz’s record that any hoopster has been since 1977.

Local bowler places ninth in WHAC

February 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Former Columbia City High School bowler, Devin Arick, finished his sophomore season at Indiana Tech with high honors.

Indiana Tech’s Warriors completed the year in second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, and placed fourth in the WHAC Championship.

Arick was named to the WHAC Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.

He bowled in all four conference jamborees, averaging a 186.94 in 16 ga-mes. He ranked ninth in the conference.

Arick’s best finish was at the third competition, when he finished fourth with a 195.25 average.

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