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February 22nd, 2013

INDIANA EDUCATION: State laws impact local schools

February 22, 2013

PIERCETON — With a newly elected Indiana state education superintendent, school board members and administration with Whitko Community School Corporation are keeping a close eye on pending legislation.

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Steve Clason shared what bills would have a direct impact on Whitko schools.

“We are in the middle of a session so a lot of bills won’t go anywhere,” Clason said. “There are some we are watching for. The ones that could impact us here at home are of the greatest importance.”

February 21st

WEATHER ADVISORY

February 21, 2013

The Whitley County Emergency Management Agency has issued a winter weather advisory for Whitley County until noon Friday. Heavy snow followed by sleet or rain is expected after 9 a.m. Friday.

Boys Sectional Preview 2013

February 21, 2013

Check out the Boys Basketball Sectional Preview on line now at http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/boys-sectional-preview-2013

The entire preview can be found as a special insert in Friday's paper.

Read about your favorite school's team, whether it's Churubusco, Columbia City, or Whitko, as each prepares for the IHSAA sectional tournament.

Craig named All-TRC

February 21, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Three Rivers Conference has announced its All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-Conference teams.

Lady Wildcat Cagney Craig was the lone Whitko player to make the top 12 for 1st-Team All-TRC.

Craig averaged more than three steals per game.

Fellow senior Jordan Hall was one of four players awarded honorable mention.

ISMS wrestling wins 14th straight meet

February 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team faced a competitive Maple Creek team for a conference showdown Wednesday night.

The match came down to the last wrestlers of the night. ISMS 7th grader Weston Ottinger was able to seal the win for Indian Springs with a pin to make the score 39-35.

“The win was a total team effort,” ISMS coach Brian Bills said.
Indian Springs improved its record to 14-0.

Jacob Wigent got the first victory with a major decision.

Dylan McClure and Drew Rethlake kept the winning streak going with victories by decision.

Indian Springs swim team soars

February 21, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Indian Springs Middle School recently swim in a tri-meet against Maple Creek and Memorial Park at South Side in Fort Wayne.

The Eagle team soared, winning the meet and breaking records.

One record-breaker was Matthew Webber with the 100-yard breaststroke — his time was 1:16:65.

Others that dropped times were Joshua Shawver, Arizona Bullard, Libby Dubinsky and Mykaela Crowell.

“This team works hard to do its very best, and the coaching staff is very proud of each and every one of them,” coach Pat Williams said.

SPECIAL CHEERLEADERS: Dazzlers go south for unique experience

February 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, is headed to Myrtle Beach, Fla. March 14 to 17.

A competition is on the itinerary for the girls as well as some “fun.”

“This is such a great chance for the girls,” said coach Vanessa Bills. “For some this will be the first time they ever see the ocean. Entire families are going and using it as a vacation. It’s just a really good opportunity for everyone.”

But the trip does not come without a price.

RADIO STARS: Station garnishes rave reviews by its students

February 21, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.

COLUMBIA CITY — Tune the radio dial to WJHS 91.5 and students from Columbia City High School can be heard broadcasting community news, events as well as popular music.

The station, which started in 1985, works as a on-air classroom.

“You learn as you go,” said Hunter Clark, a CCHS junior. “This is a class where you learn on the job, but the experience is invaluable.”

For Clark, the radio station has helped direct his career choice.

MORE CITY CONTROL: Trust Local campaign continues

February 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Who should be in charge?

That is the question asked by the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM). ICOM has begun a campaign known as Trust Local.

The message has been spread at the Indiana Statehouse this year, with the principle being that control should be in the hands of city and local government as much as possible, rather than with the state or federal government.

“Sometimes the state broad brushes an issue,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel.

February 20th

Whitko season full of surprises

February 20, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — It wasn’t derailed. Maybe just thrown off course slightly.

Whitko’s girls basketball team posted a record in 2012-13 of 7-14. When the season began though, it already felt like the Lady Wildcats were playing from behind.

Whitko was thrown a curve ball early in the season as it had to deal with injuries to a pair of key players. If that was not enough, the team was already staring down being without six seniors who graduated in 2012.

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