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June 10th

'A REVOLUTION IN DISGUISE': Life transformation takes place in the soil

June 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — When someone first hears of eco-psychology, it may conjure up images of distorted therapy sessions, possibly conducted in nature.

But mostly, the assumption is made that eco-psychology is West-Coast, New-Age thinking.

However, according to Chad Eckert, of Columbia City, his study of eco- psychology has led him to appreciate the therapeutic benefits found in nature.

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: Eagle Opportunity to help students in need

June 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Some people need to walk a path different from others.
Eagle Opportunity is a pilot program that will launch for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) next year.

The purpose of the endeavor is to provide an alternative for students who are expelled, allowing them a way back into the classroom. The target age group is grades 6 through 12.

Funding for the program will come from grant money obtained from the state by the district. This will provide funding for the first year of Eagle Opportunity’s existence.

Circus comes to Col. City

June 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2013 edition of Loomis Bros. Circus will be performing at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, Columbia City today and Tuesday. Shows will be 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days.

Circus producer and singing ringmaster Justin Loomis promises a spectacular show for 2013. The show is being billed as America’s best circus.

Some of the featured acts this year include Miss Natalia Winn, queen of the air in a sensational display of breathtaking aerial feats without a net below her.

The final wait

June 10, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School students wait for the bus.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ last day of classes is today.

Pictured, from left are A.J. Burtuk, Jared Gille and Zach Vandeputte.

Columbia City High School’s graduation ceremony is Friday at 6 p.m.

Headed to Indiana Tech

June 10, 2013

Churubusco senior trackster Connor Hogeston signed to run track for Indiana Tech Thursday afternoon.

With Hogeston (center) are his parents, Kermit (left) and Shonda (right) Hogeston, and Churubusco Track and Field Head Coach Zach Dock (standing).

Hogeston expects to run long-distance events for the Warriors.

HEALTHY BUSINESS: County may see more medical jobs

June 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Economic growth in Whitley County could be on the up swing in coming months.

Whitley County’s Council heard an update from two businesses in the field of medicine that could locate to the area.

Bill Smith is intending to begin his company, Blue M. Medical, in Columbia City.

Blue M. Medical will manufacture medical devices. Smith had worked in a similar arena in Warsaw and now hopes to bring the experience to his hometown.

June 7th

SOCK IT TO 'EM: Coesse battles hunger

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Local elementary school students recognized the battle against hunger, and stepped into the fight in a personal way.

Coesse Elementary School has holding food drives to help support three local food banks. Thursday, the students saw the fruits of their labor.

In total, 1,502 canned goods were collected. Through fundraising, the students also netted $959.46. The food and money will go to the food banks at St. Paul of the Cross, Community of Hope and Grace Lutheran Church.

GRADS: ’Busco lauds Class of 2013

June 7, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

This quote, originally spoken by hall-of-fame football coach Vince Lombardi, was Churubusco Junior/Senior High School Principal Jim Folland’s tribute to the Class of 2013.

County schools lauded for college efforts

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County was one of just 26 in Indiana to be recognized for working to increase college success.

This honhor came from Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, Teresa Lubbers. Counties recognized were all members of Indiana’s College Success Coalition.

Columbia City High School Principal Jennifer Reiff, who wrote a grant proposal to assist her district in this area said at first, the focus was on her building, but the gaze soon widened.

CCHS: Calculus assignment goes viral

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — In 10 years of Beth Scharpenberg’s final calculus projects, a parody three of her students turned in this week were at the top of her list.
“This is the best project I’ve ever had turned in,” Scharpenberg.
Apparently, a national news source, the Huffington Post, agrees.
Miranda Johnson, Celine Rongos and Corinne Kauffman took their final assignment to the next level, making a music video from the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore, and stuffing it full of calculus terms.

Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...
The Columbia City Main Street Association brought back the Big G’s 3-on-3 Tournament to downtown...
COLUMBIA CITY — Sounds of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the Grandstand Sunday...

 

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