February 20th, 2013
CHURUBUSCO â€” Construction is expected to be completed July 26 on the Smith-Green Community Schools elementary, junior and senior high school buildings.
The current building project has been ongoing since September 2012.
While significant renovations continue to happen inside the school, one outdoor project yet to be done is replacing the schoolâ€™s utility lines.
Large tile to be used in the project still sits in the elementary school playground.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s High School Athletic Association held its sectional draw Sunday.
Whitko and Churubusco play in the opening rounds, which are slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Columbia City is scheduled to play its first game Feb. 27.
Whitkoâ€™s sectional is being held at Norwell, and the Wildcats face Bellmont in the 7:30 p.m. game. Churubusco is traveling to South Adams to face Adams Central at 6 p.m.
Columbia City faces East Noble at Carroll at 6 p.m.
The Post & Mail will publish a Boys Sectional Preview tabloid, which is scheduled to be inserted this week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A legend in Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball was present at the Eaglesâ€™ game against Northrop Saturday.
Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketballâ€™s all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia Cityâ€™s senior night.
The Eaglesâ€™ senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarzâ€™s record that any hoopster has been since 1977.
FORT WAYNE â€” Former Columbia City High School bowler, Devin Arick, finished his sophomore season at Indiana Tech with high honors.
Indiana Techâ€™s Warriors completed the year in second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, and placed fourth in the WHAC Championship.
Arick was named to the WHAC Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.
He bowled in all four conference jamborees, averaging a 186.94 in 16 ga-mes. He ranked ninth in the conference.
Arickâ€™s best finish was at the third competition, when he finished fourth with a 195.25 average.
CROWN POINT â€” Some Whitley County natives are preparing for the girls basketball semi-state game at Crown Point Saturday.
Wayne Kreiger, long time Columbia City girls head coach, and Darby Maggard, former Whitko Middle School hoopster, are looking to take Canterburyâ€™s Lady Cavaliers to its fifth state title in the last six years.
Canterbury is currently 23-3 and faces 17-9 Lafayette Central Catholic. The Lady Cavs are slated to play at 1 p.m. at the Lake County school.
Also competing in semi-state play are Warsawâ€™s girls, who are playing host to Fort Wayne South Side.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Two men were arrested for stealing from Steel Dynamics Incorporated after an investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Joel Lemmon.
Christopher Sines and Daniel Yarnell were booked in the Whitley County Jail after they were caught with stolen copper wiring.
Lemmon pulled over the pair at the intersection of Butt and Washington Center Roads, and found SDIâ€™s copper wire, along with marijuana. Lemmon said the investigation is ongoing.
Both men are from Ohio and are currently charged with receiving stolen property.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” More than two million American children are homeschooled.
This number continues to rise as public school funding, education quality and safety cause concern for some parents.
Some families choose to homeschool for religious reasons. Homeschooling lets parents reinforce their personal values and beliefs in a school day environment.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t really take a village to raise a child,â€ť said mother Charity Adair. â€śIt takes parents who are involved.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” South Whitley has a newly operational wastewater treatment plant.
Town council members were informed last week that as of Jan. 24, the project had reached a substantial completion status and is operational.
There are still some minor items to finish before the project is completed. Training on new equipment is underway and smaller items are being installed.
But the council was concerned with an entirely different pipe problem. A storm sewer pipe at 306 S. Main St. had collapsed, but the pipeâ€™s failure seemed to originate with its installation.
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast consisting of scattered snow showers, mainly before 4 p.m., and wind gusts as high as 40 mph for Tuesday. In the evening, the wind chill is estimated to be as low as -5 and wind gusts to remain strong at 30 mph.
Columbia City High School Show Choir is having a give-back night at Dairy Queen in Columbia City Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Dairy Queen will donate 10 percent of sales made in that time.
The CCHS Show Choir will give those funds to the Austin Show Choir, which lost most of its equipment earlier in February when the choirâ€™s truck and trailer went off the road while traveling to a competition.
Donations for the Austin Show Choir will also be accepted.