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March 5th, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL VISIT: Indiana First Lady speaks at Whitko

March 5, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Indiana’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 Children’s Art Exhibition in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Over 30,000 entries from more than 50 countries were submitted to the exhibition.

March 4th

WHITKO SEASON OVER: Wawasee use third quarter to run away with 71-59 win

March 4, 2015

LIGONIER — Just as Whitko’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 ’Cats the game.

HIGHER EDUCATION: More graduates ready for college courses

March 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s College Readiness Report released by the Commission for Higher Education indicates that more of the state’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 school’s dual credit and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Those courses are offered at all three Whitley County high schools.

EAGLES ADVANCE: Col. City too much for Indians in sectional opener

March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City boys’ basketball team this year, the recipe for success has been pretty simple — establish the inside game and every thing else will follow.

In Tuesday night’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.

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Columbia City Youth Council takes a trip to the Statehouse

March 4, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’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 hoops roundup

March 4, 2015

College Basketball Round Up

March 3rd

HIGH-SPEED: Police chase starts in Col. City and finishes in Fort Wayne

March 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – 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.

FEBRUARY: One of coldest on record

March 3, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 hasn’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.

'BUSCO jumper

March 3, 2015

While many squads are jumping into sectional play tonight, Churubusco’s boys basketball team has a break after drawing the bye, automatically advancing to the Woodlan Sectional’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.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Whitley Co. manufacturing companies contribute 2,861 jobs

March 3, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — 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.


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