Archive - Sep 8, 2010 - News Article
Whitley County has now drafted an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of K-2, or Spice, a product marketed as incense but used instead as a synthetic marijuana.
If passed, the ordinance would be the latest addition to several others in counties and cities throughout the state and nation. Several other states have also banned the sale of the product.
âMy biggest concern is that weâve got to do something in the county to discourage this,â said Mike Schrader, county commissioner chair.
Following a $1 million reduction for its budget this year, Whitley County Schools is poised to approve its proposed 2011 budget, which is about $320,000 less than this yearâs.
âThatâs where we made our massive reductions earlier this year,â said Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for WCCS.
He said the district took into account no new money from the earlier cuts imposed on the district.
In 267 wins and nearly 20 seasons as a head coach, there has only been one place for Columbia City boys’ basketball coach Chris Benedict to call home.
“I was very comfortable for 11 years here,” Benedict said. “I had an opportunity to go do something different and took advantage of it but at the end of the day my family and I looked at our time here and said that it was home.”
When looking for the reasons that a coach is considered to be successful, it is easy to look at the obvious things like won-loss records.
Certainly the accomplishments of the Columbia City wrestling team under Randy Kearby in the past decade are enough to justify him being called a success.
Now those accomplishments plus the commitment he made to the betterment of his wrestlers as young men has earned him the title of Whitley County Coach of the Decade.