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ETA: School going strong

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — Halfway through its inaugural school year, Eagle Tech Academy is exactly where it planned to be, according to Principal Brady Mullett.

The year began with an enrollment of 112 students, five full-time staff members and a focus on providing a project-based learning environment for both students and staff.

“We want to create a true professional learning community where we can ask the question to each other of ‘why are we doing what we’re doing,’ and become reflective on our own practices,” said Mullett.

MUSICAL ASSEMBLY: Fort Wayne Philharmonic quartet entertains Mary Raber youngsters

January 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Seldom do you see an orchestra at an elementary school.
Students and staff at Mary Raber Elementary School got a special visit from some of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s string section Wednesday.
Members of the Meadowlark Quartet warmed up their instruments as the children entered the gymnasium.
The children used their active listening skills to hear the beautiful sounds of two violins, a viola and a cello playing J.S. Bach’s greatest hits.
Violinist Marey Trentacosti welcomed the children and told them the philharmonic featured 44 full-time musicians.

CHAMPS: Indian Springs 8th grade Eagles win Wawasee Tourney

January 20, 2012

Photo contributed

Indian Springs eighth grade Eagles won the Wawasee Tournament last weekend. Front row, from left: Luke Schrader, Drew Lamle, Josh Christen and Bryce Parnell. Back row: Matt Benedict, Carson Reed, Ryan Mosher, Andrew McFarland, Brachen Hazen, Luke Taylor and Head Coach Jim Pope.

GIS: Task force forming

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County is ushering in a new committee in the hopes of improving communication and knowledge between departments.
A previously formed Land Committee will now be defunct to make way for a new board, to be known as the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Task Force.

The GIS Task Force will consist of members from several different departments and will serve to help one another learn what decisions are made by specific departments and how those decisions affect other departments within the county, according to GIS Coordinator Dan Weigold.

HALL OF FAME: Col. City’s Miller to be inducted today

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — Former Columbia City baseball player Bruce Miller is going to be inducted into the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame today.

Miller graduated from Columbia City in 1966 and played for Indiana University as a shortstop.

He got a varsity letter all four years and was named the Eagle’s MVP in 1965 and 1966. In both his junior and senior years, Miller was named all-conference and still holds four school records.

In 1966 he led his team to regional and state titles, where Indiana University spotted and recruited him.

MORE SNOW ADVISED: Snowfall Friday, Friday night will usher in winter weekend in Whitley County

January 20, 2012

A fast-moving storm system brought travel-disrupting snow to the Northeast late Thursday, but it will turn out to be only an appetizer to the "main course" ahead this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, snow will overspread the area this afternoon and continue into tonight. Total snowfall accumulations of four to seven inches can be expected for Whitley County today and overnight Friday, with continuing frigid temperatures.

It will be a perfect weekend for the Fire & Ice WinterFest on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia City.

Whitko’s cheer block is gearing up for another home football game this Friday night. The Wildcats...
WARSAW — Whitko’s boys soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday at Lakeland...
NEW HAVEN — After a strong week of conference play, Columbia City’s girls golf team placed seventh...

 

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