FORT WAYNE — There is no question the Northeast Hoosier Conference has been one of the best in Indiana high school wrestling for several years.
Whether its Bellmont, Carroll or Columbia City, the NHC has always had state caliber wrestling.
Youth and inexperience has some powerhouses rebuilding for the future while others are primed for more postseason glory.
LIGONIER — The season started late for Churubusco boys’ basketball but the Eagles first win didn’t take long.
On the road Saturday for the second game of its season, ’Busco wasted no time sealing up a 74-51 win by halftime over West Noble.
After dropping a season opening loss to Columbia City Tuesday, the Eagles hit the road to open the North East Corner Conference schedule.
OSSIAN — The point totals weren’t the only statistic lighting up the scoreboard Friday night when Columbia City (5-3) girls’ basketball team took to the conference road at class 3A’s No. 3 Norwell Lady Knights.
Blocking fouls, shooting fouls, over-the-back fouls, whatever it was sounding off.
In the first half alone, the two Northeast Hoosier Conference rivals combined for 25 fouls and 35 free throw attempts.
CHURUBUSCO — Lacking two of their top scorers, the Churubusco Lady Eagles fell short to West Noble Friday night, losing 52-30.
Leading scorer Haleigh Gross and senior Nichole Wormcastle had to watch their team from the bench, due to injuries.
“We were a little short-handed tonight,” Churubusco head coach Jamie Perlich said.
The Lady Eagles held the score close in the beginning of the game, with ’Busco only trailing by three points at the end of the first quarter.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Officials at Whitley County Consolidated Schools have been crunching numbers since last year, trying to ensure the teacher-to-student ratio is manageable in each classroom.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor presented to the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees on Monday a report on classroom size for all five elementary schools, the middle school and high school.
â€śWe studied this issue last year, conducting three months of research,â€ť Oâ€™Connor said.
Oâ€™Connor said a class size taskforce was created to study the issue.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City schools have â€śoverwhelmingâ€ť parental involvement in the progress and future of their students, according to Whitley County Consolidated Schoolâ€™s Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor.
Oâ€™Connor presented the numbers of the most recent parent-teacher conferences to the corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustees at a work session Monday.
â€śWe were very pleased by the high school percentage of parents that attended the conference,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor, saying that the 50 percent participation in the conferences, or 588 parents, was much higher than in recent years.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” At Mondayâ€™s work session of the Whitley Consolidated School Corporation, Superintendent Dr. Patricia Oâ€™Connor and corporation Business Manager Tony Zickgraf presented a document to the board that was drafted by the John Glenn School Corporation.
The document â€” a call out to the Indiana Legislature.
The Walkerton-based school corporation drafted a resolution to Indiana lawmakers and sent letters to WCCS and other districts around the state.
While others are gaining rest and relaxation over the holidays, two local will be featured in tournament play.
Columbia City plays host for two different tournaments. On Dec. 28, the boys’ basketball team will be part of a four-team shoot-out. The schedule includes: 10 a.m. — FW Blackhawk Christian vs Columbia City, noon — Prairie Heights vs Wapahani, 6 p.m. — Wapahani vs FW Blackhawk Christian, 8 p.m. — Columbia City vs Prairie Heights.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” County planner Dave Sewell, several weeks removed from a disappointing setback involving the ordinance designed to regulate wind farms, appealed to the Whitley County Commissioners for guidance Monday.
â€śBefore the (Whitley County) Plan Commission goes back to any consideration of the proposed wind ordinance, I wanted to come to you and ask the commissioners for any direction you might have,â€ť said Sewell.
Sewell was instrumental in drafting a proposed ordinance that would oversee the arrival and construction of any â€śwind farmâ€ť in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” While most youngsters might be content making a rudimentary house or fort out of building blocks, talented students at Indian Springs Middle School are taking construction with the popular LEGOs to all new heights.
A team of six 8th-graders from the Columbia City school, with scientific minds way too sophisticated for a Neanderthal newspaper reporter, are constructing robots with electronic brains advanced enough to compete against the best of the best in Indiana â€” and hopefully the world.