February 21st, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, is headed to Myrtle Beach, Fla. March 14 to 17.
A competition is on the itinerary for the girls as well as some â€śfun.â€ť
â€śThis is such a great chance for the girls,â€ť said coach Vanessa Bills. â€śFor some this will be the first time they ever see the ocean. Entire families are going and using it as a vacation. Itâ€™s just a really good opportunity for everyone.â€ť
But the trip does not come without a price.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the final installment of a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tune the radio dial to WJHS 91.5 and students from Columbia City High School can be heard broadcasting community news, events as well as popular music.
The station, which started in 1985, works as a on-air classroom.
â€śYou learn as you go,â€ť said Hunter Clark, a CCHS junior. â€śThis is a class where you learn on the job, but the experience is invaluable.â€ť
For Clark, the radio station has helped direct his career choice.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Who should be in charge?
That is the question asked by the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM). ICOM has begun a campaign known as Trust Local.
The message has been spread at the Indiana Statehouse this year, with the principle being that control should be in the hands of city and local government as much as possible, rather than with the state or federal government.
â€śSometimes the state broad brushes an issue,â€ť said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” It wasnâ€™t derailed. Maybe just thrown off course slightly.
Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team posted a record in 2012-13 of 7-14. When the season began though, it already felt like the Lady Wildcats were playing from behind.
Whitko was thrown a curve ball early in the season as it had to deal with injuries to a pair of key players. If that was not enough, the team was already staring down being without six seniors who graduated in 2012.
AUBURN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling team grappled against DeKalb Monday and is still without a loss.
The Eagles topped their Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference foe DeKalb by a 61-22 score.
Winners for ISMS were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Tate Homan, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Whitehead, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.
CLAYPOOL â€” A Columbia City man is behind bars after allegedly molesting a 3-year-old Claypool girl.
Zachary Robert Roderick Walsh allegedly confessed to the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department that he touched a young girl inappropriately.
He was preliminarily charged with child molesting and is currently being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
According to a press release by the Kosciusko Sheriffâ€™s Department, KCSD deputies responded to a Claypool residence Monday at approximately 11:30 p.m. in regards to a possible molestation incident.
PIERCETON â€“ With a looming roof project hovering at $700,000, Whitko Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees voted to sell off some of the districtâ€™s bonds in order to generate money for the project at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
Whitko High School is in need of roof repairs, but budget strains caused the project to be pushed off. With the boardâ€™s approval to sell the bonds, Business Manager Tom McFarland will move ahead and update the board with the financial progress at March meeting.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board of School Trustees unanimously approved the continuation of the dean of students position at Columbia City High School Monday.
WCCS Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor requested the board approve the position for an additional year.
â€śBased on ongoing needs of Columbia City High School, it is necessary to continue the position full-time,â€ť she said. â€śHe supports safety and discipline and assists with a myriad of duties and responsibilities. He is critical in supervision of all activities.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: The following is a two-part series on the radio program at Columbia City High School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Friday, members of the community gathered to hear Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel deliver his State of the City address.
Among the business leaders and city officials in the crowd, a group of students from Columbia City High School were present to broadcast the address over the radio waves.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two Whitley County men had their first court appearance after they were arrested last week for a pair of alleged drug deals that occurred in Columbia City.