February 19th, 2013
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.
Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus will have an open house Monday from 3 to 7 p.m.
Attendees can learn more about Ivy Tech programs, admissions, financial aid, student life, career services, the Center for Academic Excellence, disability support services, the TRiO program, College for Working Adults, Corporate College, the American Honors Program, and the FOCUS Hospitality Internship Program.
Also on hand will be Francineâ€™s Friends mobile mammography unit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Red Cross Bloodmobile from 1 to 6:30 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Saturday nightâ€™s basketball game was most definitely a game of very contrasting halves.
The visiting Whitko Wildcats used stellar shooting from the field to win the first half, but the host Churubusco Eagles used a furious fourth quarter and an off-balance shot in the final seconds to win the second half, and the game, by a 42-40 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play â€” topping Northrop Saturday, 55-49.
The Eagles had as much as a 15-point lead over the Bruins, who knocked Columbia City out of the state tournament last season and handed the Eagles two of its eight losses in 2011-12.
Northrop has lost its last three games in a row, with Concordia and Pike setting the stage for Columbia City to beat the Bruins for the Eaglesâ€™ senior night.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturdayâ€™s sectional.
The Eagles garnered 187 team points to finish fourth. Warsaw won the meet with 498.5 points.
Eagle coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the performance overall of her team.
â€śI think the boys did a fantastic job,â€ť she said. â€śWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.â€ť