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January 9th, 2012

Eagles hang on for win over Bellmont

January 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Bell-mont’s boys basketball team took nearly the same approach Saturday at Columbia City as the girls used Friday against the Lady Eagles — a low-possession, low-scoring ball game. Unfortunately for the Braves, they lost 47-38 like the girls did Friday in Decatur.

Columbia City pulled out to a 5-0 lead one minute into the game with a bucket by Daniel Woll in the first possession and a 3-point play by senior Austin Paul.

January 8th

LITTLE DRIBBLER: Pint-sized Eagle fan

January 8, 2012

Riley Martin, cousin of Columbia City center Daniel Woll plays with a basketball signed by the team Saturday after the Eagles win over Bellmont.

WCCS: Internet safety a priority

January 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – The committee in charge of reviewing bylaws and policies for Whitley County Consolidated Schools received proposed revisions from NEOLA, a consulting firm which provides school districts with a complete service for developing and updating board bylaws and policies, administrative guidelines, forms, staff handbooks and student/parent handbooks in both electronic and printed format. According to Dr. Pat O’Connor, three of the most important revisions pertain to technology use in schools.

FLOCKING TO FLORIDA: Whitley snowbirds will roost awhile in Sebring March 6

January 8, 2012

SEBRING, Fla. – The Columbia City High School Alumni Association will host its annual Snowbird Luncheon for all citizens of Whitley County on Tuesday, March 6.

The Florida luncheon and get-together will start at 11:30 a.m. at Homer’s Original Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, located on the southeast corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway.

This is billed as “a casual get-together for you to enjoy with family, friends, classmates and alumni of Whitley County, Indiana.”

There is no reservation required for this event. Luncheon amount is $10.97 per person, plus tax, at the door.

TREE STAND REMOVAL TUMBLE: Warsaw man airlifted after fall from tree stand

January 8, 2012

NORTH WEBSTER – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area near North Webster in Kosciusko County that occurred Saturday, January 7.

Kosciusko County Dispatch received a 911 call at 1:24 p.m. obtaining information that a hunter fell from an elevated location.

FOUR HOOSIER GUARDSMEN PERISH: Indiana National Guardsmen killed in Afghanistan during roadside clearing operation

January 8, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four soldiers with an Indiana-based National Guard unit were killed in Afghanistan and a fifth was injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb as they were working to clear a supply route of the improvised bombs, guard officials said Saturday.

Indiana Adjutant General Martin Umbarger said the four members of the Valparaiso-based 713th Engineer Company died Thursday morning in southern Afghanistan. He said all of the men were combat engineers who specialized in clearing major supply routes.

January 7th

SAFE & SOUND: Man rescued from Raber Elevator; trapped for 8 hours

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A man was saved early Saturday morning night after being trapped inside a silo on Raber Road for nearly eight hours.

Around 4 p.m. Friday, the man was found buried to his waist in soybeans, he wasn't removed until 12:13 a.m. Saturday.

Firefighters from Jefferson Township, Columbia City and Fort Wayne responded with ladder trucks and local farmers provided grain vacuums to lower the level of grain, allowing rescuers to free the man's legs.

PAGES WANTED: State Rep. Kathy Heuer seeks students to serve as ’12 legislative pages

January 7, 2012

Area students who are interested in serving as single-day pages in the Indiana House of Representatives are encouraged to sign up for the 2012 session.

By serving as a House page, students are given the opportunity to view and participate in the day-to-day activities of the General Assembly.

JOIN 4-H FUN: 4-H Open House is scheduled for Jan. 26

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – A 4-H Open House is scheduled for all families and young 4-H Members at the 4-H Center (West Room) Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
The 4-H Open House will last approximately one hour. Information about enrollment, projects and other activities will be available.
This will be a great opportunity for families who are not familiar with the 4-H program or are just starting 4-H to ask questions and gather information, note 4-H organizers.
Enrollment forms will be available. Open enrollment for Mini and Regular 4-H will be starting in February through April 2.

ROUND 'EM UP: Whitley County Consolidated Schools establish kindergarten roundup dates

January 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.

Parents are instructed by school officials to call each elementary school office to set up an appointment time for the appropriate date.

School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.

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