CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Elementary School fifth graders were in charge of a town â€“ operating a bank, managing a restaurant, checking electric meters, voting for a mayor, and balancing checkbooks â€“ during a field trip at the Junior Achievement BizTown May 20.
Students studied basic market economics and were placed in a job in one of the 14 BizTown businesses and services.
Rose Clason was honored with the 2013 Friend of Education Award at the May board meeting of Whitko Community School Corporation.
Clason is the wife of the districtâ€™s superintendent Steve Clason and spends many hours volunteering in the schools.
In the nomination letter written on Clasonâ€™s behalf, it was said she was often the first and the last person seen in the schoolsâ€™ libraries.
She also spent time landscaping and caring for the plants around the different building in the district.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It wasnâ€™t the 80s movie, â€śThe Karate Kid,â€ť that inspired Dean Houser, of Columbia City, to start learning martial arts.
A simple encounter with a â€śnice guyâ€ť convinced Houser to sign his son up for classes and eventually, Houser himself was hooked.
He now teaches various forms of martial arts and wellness in his studio, Living Arts, in Columbia City.
In addition to teaching structured classes, Houser offers his expertise to the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force.
Q: How did you get started in martial arts?