June 10th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Some people need to walk a path different from others.
Eagle Opportunity is a pilot program that will launch for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS) next year.
The purpose of the endeavor is to provide an alternative for students who are expelled, allowing them a way back into the classroom. The target age group is grades 6 through 12.
Funding for the program will come from grant money obtained from the state by the district. This will provide funding for the first year of Eagle Opportunityâ€™s existence.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2013 edition of Loomis Bros. Circus will be performing at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, Columbia City today and Tuesday. Shows will be 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days.
Circus producer and singing ringmaster Justin Loomis promises a spectacular show for 2013. The show is being billed as Americaâ€™s best circus.
Some of the featured acts this year include Miss Natalia Winn, queen of the air in a sensational display of breathtaking aerial feats without a net below her.
Indian Springs Middle School students wait for the bus.
Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ last day of classes is today.
Pictured, from left are A.J. Burtuk, Jared Gille and Zach Vandeputte.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s graduation ceremony is Friday at 6 p.m.
Churubusco senior trackster Connor Hogeston signed to run track for Indiana Tech Thursday afternoon.
With Hogeston (center) are his parents, Kermit (left) and Shonda (right) Hogeston, and Churubusco Track and Field Head Coach Zach Dock (standing).
Hogeston expects to run long-distance events for the Warriors.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Economic growth in Whitley County could be on the up swing in coming months.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Council heard an update from two businesses in the field of medicine that could locate to the area.
Bill Smith is intending to begin his company, Blue M. Medical, in Columbia City.
Blue M. Medical will manufacture medical devices. Smith had worked in a similar arena in Warsaw and now hopes to bring the experience to his hometown.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Local elementary school students recognized the battle against hunger, and stepped into the fight in a personal way.
Coesse Elementary School has holding food drives to help support three local food banks. Thursday, the students saw the fruits of their labor.
In total, 1,502 canned goods were collected. Through fundraising, the students also netted $959.46. The food and money will go to the food banks at St. Paul of the Cross, Community of Hope and Grace Lutheran Church.
CHURUBUSCO â€” â€śThe price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.â€ť
This quote, originally spoken by hall-of-fame football coach Vince Lombardi, was Churubusco Junior/Senior High School Principal Jim Follandâ€™s tribute to the Class of 2013.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County was one of just 26 in Indiana to be recognized for working to increase college success.
This honhor came from Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, Teresa Lubbers. Counties recognized were all members of Indianaâ€™s College Success Coalition.
Columbia City High School Principal Jennifer Reiff, who wrote a grant proposal to assist her district in this area said at first, the focus was on her building, but the gaze soon widened.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In 10 years of Beth Scharpenbergâ€™s final calculus projects, a parody three of her students turned in this week were at the top of her list.
â€śThis is the best project Iâ€™ve ever had turned in,â€ť Scharpenberg.
Apparently, a national news source, the Huffington Post, agrees.
Miranda Johnson, Celine Rongos and Corinne Kauffman took their final assignment to the next level, making a music video from the song â€śThrift Shopâ€ť by Macklemore, and stuffing it full of calculus terms.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” See this weekend's edition of The Post & Mail for a special feature on a calculus project that has gone viral on social media sites, as well as the Huffington Post.