February 21st, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â Education was a hot topic at Friday afternoonâs legislative forum, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce at the 4-H Agricultural Museum and attended by approximately 50 local citizens.
State Sen. Amanda Banks and Ind. House Rep. Christopher Judy were on-hand to answer questions from the public, many were concerning education, ranging from funding to policy.
Ralph Bailey, a longtime Whitley County teacher, administrator and superintendent, was first to speak.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley County âs Board of Commissioners in conjunction with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel and other community leaders have released the results of the first of several meetings on the proposal by the State of Indiana to make U.S. 30 a limited-access highway.
The group has been gathering information regarding the proposed project, and officials say the project isnât an immediate concern.
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Three Columbia City wrestlers ended their seasons at the state finals Friday night in Indianapolis.
FAIRFIELD â For Churubuscoâs boys basketball team, winning the NECC Conference tournament was nice. It was a first for the program.
Winning the outright conference championship wouldâve been even better for âBusco, which was 19-2 and 9-0 in the NECC going into Friday nightâs game at Fairfield. The Falcons, with a record of 8-1 in conference after the Falcons lost to Angola Tuesday night, topped Churubusco 76-69 to tie for first in the NECC.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Whitley County from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST Saturday...
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory for snow... which is in effect from 1 a.m.
to 7 p.m. EST Saturday.
* Timing... snow will overspread the area after midnight. Periods
of moderate snow are expected to develop late tonight into
early Saturday morning before diminishing Saturday afternoon.
* Accumulations... 3 to 5 inches with locally isolated higher
amounts south of the Highway 24 corridor.
OSSIAN â The Indian Springs Middle School swim teams made the trip to last weekâs Norwell Middle School Invitational well worth their while, as the girlsâ squad came home with a first-place team finish and the boysâ team took second.
The girls got a first-place individual finish from Lauren Liston in the 400-yard freestyle race. Liston added a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle race.
CHURUBUSCO â âCall, write, email or visit your local State Representative or Senator and show your support of Senate Bill 40.â Superintendant Galen Mast urged board members and those in attendance at Smith-Green Community Schoolsâ monthly board meeting to get involved in school funding. The main topic on the agenda at Monday nightâs meeting was Senate Bill 40.
Senate Bill 40 is a bill that would amend the Indiana Code concerning education and how full-day kindergarten students are counted for state funding purposes.
COLUMBIA CITY â Capping the first 20-win season in over 15 years, the Columbia City Lady Eagles were rewarded with five spots on the final All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
The NHC disbands at the end of this year, with Columbia City joining five other conference schools, Leo and Huntington North to form the Northeast 8 Conference.
Homestead, Columbia City and Norwell each placed five players on the list, with East Noble earning four selections, Carroll three, DeKalb two, and New Haven and Bellmont each getting a single selection.
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