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January 12th, 2013

STATEHOUSE VISIT: Columbia City leader meets lawmakers, discusses issues

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City recently had an added presence at the Indiana Statehouse. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel was mayor for the day in Indianapolis, and the event gave him the opportunity to meet with lawmakers and discuss important issues.

Daniel met with Rep. Kathy Heuer, Ind. Sen. Jim Banks and Rep. Dan Leonard. He had a chance to speak on issues that were important to local government.

LOCAL AUTHOR: Howell creates short tale for tots

January 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Any writer worth their salt will advise aspiring authors to write about what they know. Wanda Howell, of Churubusco, did just that. She recently self-published a short story for children about farms, a dog and a rabbit.

“Rose and Rabbit Go to the Fair,” is a tale about a farm with quite a bit of junk on its property. Rose, a curious sort of dog, happens to discover an old truck amid the piles.

OUTLOOOK GRIM: O'Donnell shares his perspective

January 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As the United States was plunging over the Fiscal Cliff, a rope was tossed as a solution. How well would it hold? This question and others were answered by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-In-Residence at Huntington University, at an economic lecture at Parkview Whitley Hospital Friday morning.

O’Donnell, who is known for adding humor and wit to his lectures, believes the forecast for the economic future, on the home front and abroad, could be pretty grim. He explained his bearish stance is based on trends and attitudes.

January 11th

Shocked and awed: Spartans win at the buzzer

January 12, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up between Columbia City and Homestead was everything it was predicted to be.

Nearly every fan in the stands was shocked as the buzzer rang, and Homestead won the game with a desperation 3-pointer, 59-58.

“The fans definitely got their money’s worth,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.

And there was quite a turnout. Announcers asked fans to sit shoulder-to-shoulder at the game that had more people than seats.

“The environment of this game was great,” Benedict said.

Eagles, Homestead square off tonight

January 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top dogs go head-to-head in Fort Wayne tonight, as Homestead plays host to Columbia City.

Both teams are 2-0 in the NHC, and both teams have won by substantial margins. Columbia City topped East Noble 76-35 and Bellmont 81-41. Homestead beat Carroll by a 70-56 score and East Noble 71-20.

’Busco boys, girls fall in consolation

January 11, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s woes in the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament continued Thursday evening as both the boys’ and girls’ teams fell in the consolation round contests to teams from Lakeland.

In an almost exact reversal of Tuesday’s contests against Central Noble — in which the Lady Eagles played close and the boys struggled — the girls fell behind early in the 43-29 loss.

Whitko girls fall to Norwell

January 11, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team fell to visiting Norwell on Thursday night. The Lady Knights defeated the Wildcats by a final margin of 56-34.

The defeat drops Whitko to 5-10 overall on the season. Norwell is now 13-2. The Wildcats remain at 1-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.

The Wildcats kept pace with the Knights in the first quarter, getting key buckets from senior Cagney Craig to keep the score at 11-9 at the end of the first in favor of Norwell.

Indian Springs suffers first conference loss, 36-30

January 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 8th-grade Lady Eagle basketball team was handed its first conference loss Thursday at Woodside Middle School.

Though the Lady Eagles held the lead throughout most of the game, Woodside went on a 9-4 run in the final four minutes to win, 36-30.

The Lady Warriors switched to a zone defense, limiting Indian Springs’ offensive options.

Indian Springs head coach Trish Sittler said the game wasn’t lost due to lack of deisre.

NEW SUPERINTENDENT: SGCS to hold special meeting to announce candidate

January 11, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools has selected a new superintendent.

An official announcement will be made Monday at 7 p.m. at the SGCS Administrative Center. Board of Trustees for SGCS will officially agree on the candidate and approve the person for hire Monday. The meeting is open to the public.

PURDUE IN OUR BACKYARD: Ag center a strong resource for county

January 11, 2013

COESSE — Citizens of Whitley County have a somewhat unique resource in their backyard that is largely unknown.

The Northeast-Purdue Agriculture Center (NEPAC) has been located in Whitley County, south of Coesse, for more than 20 years. Phil Walker has been the superintendent of the center since its opening, and said the center is a big help in the agriculture arena.

The farm primarily functions for research. Professors and graduate students make the trek to Whitley County from Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette.

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