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January 30th

'I'LL TAKE LIBRARY FOR $100, ALEX': Annual Peabody Library 'Jeopardy' tourney among many February activities

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – What is the most fun you can have with a buzzer?
The answer, of course, is The Peabody Library Annual Jeopardy! Tournament now entering its ninth year. .
Call the library, 244-5541, and sign up now, either as a team or as an individual to be put on a team. The first round is on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.. The tournament continues for the next several weeks (depending upon the number of teams) until a winner is crowned.
ADULT DEPARTMENT
FEBRUARY EVENTS
Beading Class
Wednesday, February 1 11 AM & 6 PM
Yoga Basics
Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 9:30 AM

POLICE PRESENCE: Fulkerson gets town funds to serve as S-G SRO

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s official. Town Marshal Chad Fulkerson is the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Smith-Green Community Schools.
The Churubusco Town Council made the official decision recently to contribute funds to have Fulkerson at the school for four days out of five.
Fulkerson took training for the SRO duties at SGCS during the summer and has been at the school for three days out of five since August.

FLEDGLING EDISONS: ’Busco students try their hands at inventing

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Eighth grade students are ‘Minding their businesses.’
For the first time, Churubusco Junior High School students are taking part in a Project Based Learning (PBL) situation entitled “Mind Your Business.”
Math teacher Jennifer Galloway heads up the program.
“I took a PBL workshop and the other teachers came aboard,” said Galloway.
Teaching the English part of the project is Vanessa Wyss. Rod Strayer teaches social studies and Laura Foss teaches the scientific method of the PBL project.
“We have 96 students working on this project,” said Galloway.

SECTIONALS: County advances 17 grapplers to regionals

January 30, 2012

CARROLL — The year-end wrestling tournament kicked off this weekend with all three Whitley County Schools competing in the Carroll Sectional.
Overall points determine only one team to move on to regionals; a fourth place finish or better on an individual level sends a matman to the next round.

Since 1993, the three schools have accounted for 12 of the 19 team wins at Carroll, including a run of eight straight by Columbia City.

Carroll, who claimed the title in six of the other seven years, won its own sectional with a point total of 187.50.

STATEBOUND: Shearer headed to hoop-shoot state finals

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City rising star Olivia Shearer is headed to the Elks Hoop Shoot state finals.

Shearer won her age division (10-11-year-olds) on Saturday’s regional at Indian Springs Middle School.

She shot 20-for-25, good for her first-place finish.

The young hoopster has a break before competing at the state finals on Feb. 24 at New Castle.

Shearer said she practices shooting nearly every day with her mom, Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer.

She is also involved in a league at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, playing two games a week.

HERE COMES SPRINGTIME? Big warm-up during a very mild winter

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – If Whitley Countians think it's been a mild winter so far . . . well, be prepared for a warm-up!

Starting Tuesday expect highs in the low 50s and upper 40s through mid-week with some precipitation. After that, temperatures "drop" to the low 40s and 30s.

Not bad for late January and early February in Northeast Indiana!

The National Weather Service forecast for Monday-Sunday:

TODAY MONDAY...CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH.

January 27th

FIRE: Friday morning fire battled in Larwill

January 28, 2012

Cleveland Township firemen respond to the scene of a house fire in Larwill Friday morning.

BLUE: Columbia City boys basketball hosts prostate cancer night.

January 28, 2012

Columbia City's student section was colored blue Friday night for the boys basketball team's prostate cancer awareness night.

DORIS BOGGS: Serving up more than just cookies

January 27, 2012

Doris Boggs had to wait awhile for her interview. Illness, a crazy start to the New Year, and a death in my family kept postponing our time together.
In typical Doris fashion, when I called to reschedule…again…she said, “I was just praying and thinking about your family and the funeral ALL DAY during that awful weather.”
It felt wonderful to know Doris had been praying…but I was not surprised.
Doris was gracious, as usual, as she ushered me past her husband, Bob, and into the dining room area of her home. Bob and Doris have hung around together for a long time—65 years to be exact.

TRIP BACK IN TIME: Hoosier re-enactor adds authenticity to lessons

January 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — History came alive for fifth-grade students at South Whitley Elementary School earlier this week.
Kevin Stonerock gave the students a living history lesson.
Stonerock hails from central Indiana and has given more than 3,000 presentations since 1978.
Dressed in authentic period clothing, he had a high degree of historic authenticity with attention to detail and dialect.
The students studied the mid-1700s in their history classes.

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