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February 21st, 2013

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.

ISMS wrestling remains undefeated

February 20, 2013

AUBURN — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team grappled against DeKalb Monday and is still without a loss.

The Eagles topped their Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference foe DeKalb by a 61-22 score.

Winners for ISMS were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Tate Homan, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Whitehead, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.

COL. CITY MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING GIRL: Walsh allegedly admits to abusing 3-year-old

February 20, 2013

CLAYPOOL — A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.

Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.

He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.

WCSC BOARD: Stretching dollars, maximizing staff

February 20, 2013

PIERCETON – With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the district’s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Monday’s meeting.

Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the board’s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.

DEAN OF STUDENTS: WCCS approves retaining high school dean

February 20, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.

WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat O’Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.

“Based on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,” she said. “He supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.”

WJHS: Radio students broadcast address, gain valuable insight

February 20, 2013

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

COLUMBIA CITY — Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.

Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.

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