Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ¬≠‚ÄĒ More than two million American children are homeschooled.
This number continues to rise as public school funding, education quality and safety cause concern for some parents.
Some families choose to homeschool for religious reasons. Homeschooling lets parents reinforce their personal values and beliefs in a school day environment.
‚ÄúIt doesn‚Äôt really take a village to raise a child,‚ÄĚ said mother Charity Adair. ‚ÄúIt takes parents who are involved.‚ÄĚ
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ South Whitley has a newly operational wastewater treatment plant.
Town council members were informed last week that as of Jan. 24, the project had reached a substantial completion status and is operational.
There are still some minor items to finish before the project is completed. Training on new equipment is underway and smaller items are being installed.
But the council was concerned with an entirely different pipe problem. A storm sewer pipe at 306 S. Main St. had collapsed, but the pipe‚Äôs failure seemed to originate with its installation.
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast consisting of scattered snow showers, mainly before 4 p.m., and wind gusts as high as 40 mph for Tuesday. In the evening, the wind chill is estimated to be as low as -5 and wind gusts to remain strong at 30 mph.
Columbia City High School Show Choir is having a give-back night at Dairy Queen in Columbia City Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of sales made in that time.
The CCHS Show Choir will give those funds to the Austin Show Choir, which lost most of its equipment earlier in February when the choir‚Äôs truck and trailer went off the road while traveling to a competition.
Donations for the Austin Show Choir will also be accepted.
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus will have an open house Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Attendees can learn more about Ivy Tech programs, admissions, financial aid, student life, career services, the Center for Academic Excellence, disability support services, the TRiO program, College for Working Adults, Corporate College, the American Honors Program, and the FOCUS Hospitality Internship Program.
Also on hand will be Francine‚Äôs Friends mobile mammography unit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Red Cross Bloodmobile from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Saturday night‚Äôs basketball game was most definitely a game of very contrasting halves.
The visiting Whitko Wildcats used stellar shooting from the field to win the first half, but the host Churubusco Eagles used a furious fourth quarter and an off-balance shot in the final seconds to win the second half, and the game, by a 42-40 score.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play ‚ÄĒ topping Northrop Saturday, 55-49.
The Eagles had as much as a 15-point lead over the Bruins, who knocked Columbia City out of the state tournament last season and handed the Eagles two of its eight losses in 2011-12.
Northrop has lost its last three games in a row, with Concordia and Pike setting the stage for Columbia City to beat the Bruins for the Eagles‚Äô senior night.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturday‚Äôs sectional.
The Eagles garnered 187 team points to finish fourth. Warsaw won the meet with 498.5 points.
Eagle coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the performance overall of her team.
‚ÄúI think the boys did a fantastic job,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.‚ÄĚ
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ House Republicans tossed out Indiana Governor Mike Pence‚Äôs call for a tax cut Friday.
Indiana has an approximate $500 million annual surplus that Pence proposed could benefit Hoosiers if that money was turned back to the people.
However, House Representatives would rather see those funds used for education and transportation.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre continuing fiscal integrity, we will have a balanced budget, we‚Äôre making priority investments in education and priority investments in transportation,‚ÄĚ House Ways and Means Chairman Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs show choir, City Stars, held its 5th annual Sounds of the City Invitational.
Seven different middle school choirs competed Friday night, with Norwell Middle School taking the top honors. The choir also won Best Vocals and Best Choreography awards. As the night came to an end, City Stars entertained the crowd with its competition show, performing in an exhibition status.
‚ÄúThe invitational ran very smoothly thanks to all the hard work from parents and supporters of the choir,‚ÄĚ said Karyle Genth, City Stars‚Äô director.