March 5th, 2015
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Indianaâ€™s First Lady Karen Pence visited Whitko High School Wednesday to congratulate 16 art students who received international recognition for their creative work.
Students of the Whitko Art Department submitted works of art to compete in the 45th World School Childrenâ€™s Art Exhibition in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan).
Over 30,000 entries from more than 50 countries were submitted to the exhibition.
LIGONIER â€” Just as Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball season was ended by Wawasee, the boys fell to the Warriors in sectional play as well.
Whitko opened sectional play at West Noble Tuesday night, falling to Wawasee, 71-59.
The Wildcats played a competitive game in the first half, but a third-quarter offensive slump cost the â€™Cats the game.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s College Readiness Report released by the Commission for Higher Education indicates that more of the stateâ€™s high school graduates are prepared for college-level courses.
The yearly report was released on Monday and included 2013 graduates who entered college immediately after high school.
The improvement could in part be related to high schoolâ€™s dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those courses are offered at all three Whitley County high schools.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the Columbia City boysâ€™ basketball team this year, the recipe for success has been pretty simple â€” establish the inside game and every thing else will follow.
In Tuesday nightâ€™s opening game of IHSAA Columbia City Sectional 23, the homestanding Eagles did just that, exploiting a height advantage on both ends of the floor to down the Mississinewa Indians, 70-45.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Youth Council took its experience to the state level with a trip to the Indiana Statehouse last month.
The youth council, comprised of high school students, was formed by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and has grown in its involvement in the community throughout the past several years.
College Basketball Round Up
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ A high-speed police chase started in Columbia City and ended t in Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning.
Columbia City police were alerted to a possible gas station drive-off at approximately 12:45 a.m. when someone apparently did not pay for fuel. A pursuit ensued and officers ended up following a red vehicle east on U.S. 30 towards Fort Wayne.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” February in 2015 may not have had as much snowfall as 2014, but it was colder overall, data shows.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), it hasnâ€™t been this cold in February since the 1970s.
Last month was the third coldest February on record in Northeast Indiana, with an average daily temperature of 15.7 degrees, according to NWS meteorologists.
While many squads are jumping into sectional play tonight, Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team has a break after drawing the bye, automatically advancing to the Woodlan Sectionalâ€™s semi-final. The Eagles will face the winner of Woodlan and Adams Central in the 6 p.m. game Friday. Above, senior Beau Barkley takes a shot in the paint.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” As the economy rebounds from the recent recession, Northeast Indiana in general, and Whitley County in particular are looking to the manufacturing sector to fuel the recovery.