March 6th, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City and Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball teams are looking for trips to the sectional title games in semi-final contests tonight.
Columbia City, which is hosting its own sectional, will take on Eastbrook in tonightâ€™s early game at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the Norwell-Bellmont game at 7:30 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Whitley County Council heard a request from the Whitley County Sheriff to acquire three new vehicles at its March meeting. The Council took no action on the request as the motion to accept died for lack of a second.
WCSD Chief Deputy Jason Spencer presented the request, as Sheriff Marc Gatton was busy dealing with the freezing rain conditions during Tuesdayâ€™s meeting.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girlsâ€™ basketball team closed the books on another successful season with an awards program Thursday night at Whitko High School.
Head Coach Brandon Bradley recounted team and individual highlights of the 2014-15 season in which the Lady Wildcats broke or tied several records.
COESSE â€” Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Coesse Elementary School put the scientific method to the test by competing in this yearâ€™s science fair.
CES Principal Michelle Urban said 117 students participated in the event, which was judged by Columbia City High School National Honor Society students.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Department of Natural Resources in Indiana stocked 31.9 million fish in 70 counties in the year 2014. This is up from the normal stocking numbers of between 22 and 24 million per year.
Due to a near-record number of walleye eggs found by DNR biologists with a higher-than-normal survival rate, about 10 million more walleye fry were stocked than previous years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After big success at last fallâ€™s sale, B.A.B.E of Whitley County is hosting another consignment sale next weekend.
Stages, a used clothing store thatâ€™s part of B.A.B.E., is hosting the sale. Proceeds from the event will be used to help pregnant women and families in need.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City and Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball teams are set for sectional semi-finals on Friday night.
Columbia City, which is hosting its own sectional, will take on Eastbrook in Friday nightâ€™s early game at 6 p.m., which will be followed by the Norwell-Bellmont game at 7:30 p.m.
Columbia City (17-7) and Eastbrook (14-8) have not played each other in the regular season, but have similar opponents in Norwell, Mississinewa and Whitko â€” all with the same results.
Passages Profiles â€™15 is a 10-week series of features published each Thursday about the people of Passages, the local organization that has been serving those with intellectual disabilities since 1954.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nathaniel â€śThanâ€ť Boutelle is at Passagesâ€™ Creative Learning Center three days a week, but the rest of his week is filled with Passages-sponsored activities that have brought him so very far.
Boutelle has been working with Passages since 2006 when his mother passed away.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Alan Tio, president of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, came before the Whitley County Council in its March meeting seeking approval for tax abatements for two Whitley County businesses.
The companies were looking to purchase new machinery to expand their business operations in Whitley County.
One of the companies requesting an abatement was 80/20, at 1701 S. CR 400 E.
HUNTINGTON â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling team claimed the Crestview Invitational tournament championship on Saturday.
Indian Springs went undefeated, beating Woodside 66-6, Adams Central 34-33, Riverview 33-21 and downing Southern Wells in the championship round, 37-24.
Indian Springsâ€™ closest match was with Adams Central, a team that had beaten ISMS previously in the season.