October 3rd, 2013
During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly was presented with House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1427 which paused the implementation of Common Core State Standards for further study.
I had the opportunity to talk with all of the superintendents in my district, and a few outside my district, to hear their thoughts on this issue.
The superintendents I spoke with suggested that we not pause the implementation.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Giving back to the community where sheâ€™s grown up is what propelled Cari Wells, of Columbia City, to be the 2013-14 campaign chair for the United Way of Whitley County.
â€śI care about this community and want to see it continue to be great,â€ť Wells said. â€śThe United Way does so much to improve the lives of those in our county. It seemed like a logical way for me to serve the community.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” When municipalities propose a change in policy, a public hearing is held before the ordinance update is instituted.
It is at this time public comment is heard on the issue and council members can choose to address the concerns. Churubusco residents have not been silent when it comes to changes in town policy.
When a change to a garage sale ordinance was proposed, residents created such a noise that Town Council members decided to table the issue.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A popular hobby around the country has taken track locally in Columbia City.
Slot car racing has been happening at AllPro Raceway, which is adjacent to AllPro Towing on Fridays for almost six years. Jeff Hull works at AllPro Towing during the day and helps run the racing league in the evenings.
Hull said competition is open to the public, and the season, which runs from November to April, is set to begin soon.
WARSAW â€” Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitkoâ€™s Tyler Baugher and Columbia Cityâ€™s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.
Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams arenâ€™t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their teamâ€™s lone points.
Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Thieves used Sunday nightâ€™s fog to their advantage, stealing from and rummaging through at least nine properties, according to the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Most of the homes affected were on Colony and Crescent Avenues in the Tri-Lakes area.
Many items were stolen, including a motorcycle.
The thieves didnâ€™t get far with the bike, though, as it didnâ€™t have any oil in it, causing the engine to seize by the time it got to the Lions Club, located less than a half-mile from where the thefts occurred on Colony Avenue.
Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.
The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.
All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.
Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.
Lady Eagles overwhelm â€™Cats
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.
The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.
Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northropâ€™s Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.
Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as â€śmaking it too easyâ€ť for Prairie Heights.
The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.
Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.
Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.
In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.