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Archive - Jun 4, 2013

Col. City boys track awards

June 4, 2013

Columbia City’s boys track and field team named its award winners for the 2013 year.

Award winners from left, with their awards: Wyatt Larkey was named Most Valuable Thrower; Garrett Vandersaul won the Coaches’ Award; Seth Kissinger won Most Improved Athlete; Evan Harney was named Most Valuable Runner and Most Valuable Participant; Mitchell Maloney was named Most Valuable Jumper and Andrew McFarland won Rookie of the Year.

CES students learn skills at J.A. BizTown

June 4, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Elementary School fifth graders were in charge of a town – operating a bank, managing a restaurant, checking electric meters, voting for a mayor, and balancing checkbooks – during a field trip at the Junior Achievement BizTown May 20.

Students studied basic market economics and were placed in a job in one of the 14 BizTown businesses and services.

Education’s friend

June 4, 2013

Rose Clason was honored with the 2013 Friend of Education Award at the May board meeting of Whitko Community School Corporation.

Clason is the wife of the district’s superintendent Steve Clason and spends many hours volunteering in the schools.

In the nomination letter written on Clason’s behalf, it was said she was often the first and the last person seen in the schools’ libraries.

She also spent time landscaping and caring for the plants around the different building in the district.

A conversation with . . . Dean Houser

June 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It wasn’t the 80s movie, “The Karate Kid,” that inspired Dean Houser, of Columbia City, to start learning martial arts.

A simple encounter with a “nice guy” convinced Houser to sign his son up for classes and eventually, Houser himself was hooked.

He now teaches various forms of martial arts and wellness in his studio, Living Arts, in Columbia City.

In addition to teaching structured classes, Houser offers his expertise to the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Q: How did you get started in martial arts?