November 11th, 2011
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2012-2013 school calendar was proposed this week at a very brief work session for the Whitley County Consolidated School Board of Trustees.
Pending approval of the schedule at the boardâ€™s next meeting, the first day of school will be Aug. 21, 2012 and the school year will end on June 5, 2012 â€“ barring the need for any makeup days due to weather.
In other WCCS business:
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Twenty-six point two miles.
From downtown Columbia City to downtown Fort Wayne is less than a marathon; 21.7 miles.
The distance from Churubusco to South Whitley on Ind. 205 is 21.1 miles.
Whitko senior cross country runner, Dylan Cozad, ran 26.2 miles in less than three hours.
Cozad participated in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Nov. 5, winning the 19 and under age division as a 17-year-old.
The runner finished with a 2:42:48 time which calculates to a 6:12 per mile pace.
Overall, Cozad was 26th out of 2611 runners.
The first snow of the season fell in Whitley County Thursday afternoon. There has been minimal accumulation and light snow showers are expected throughout the night.
Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” In the last decade, Columbia City has won 10 out of 12 games against the Wildcats.
But Whitko canâ€™t be taken lightly this season.
The Lady â€™Cats have a game under their belt already, winning decisively over Central Noble Tuesday night, 63-33.
Whitko is under the direction of new head coach Brandon Bradley, who is working to get the Lady Wildcats their first winning season since 2008.
What better way to prove himself than a win over Columbia City?
The Lady Eagles competed in a scrimmage Tuesday, but have yet to get their first-game jitters out of the way.
Break out the snowmobiles, sleds and snow shovels, the season's first snow blew into Whitley County at 2:09 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
With temperatures barely reaching 40 degrees today, a few snowflakes at 2 p.m. turned into brief but semi-heavy snow squalls throughout the afternoon. Snow was confirmed in Columbia City and South Whitley, and from radar reports undoubtedly was present throughout Whitley County.
No accumulation was reported or expected.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko stand-out point guard Logan Irwin is going Division I.
Irwin signed with Stetson University Wednesday, a NCAA Division I school in DeLand, Fla.
Though Florida may be unfamiliar territory for Irwin, the head coach isnâ€™t.
With Irwinâ€™s father, Rob, as Head Coach at Whitko, Logan has had the opportunity to get to know several basketball coaches, including former assistant coach at Belmont (University) Head Coach Casey Alexander
â€śI knew that my relationship with Coach Alexander was the best out of all the schools Iâ€™ve looked at,â€ť Irwin said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County Consolidated Schools implemented a project last year known as the New Teacher Program.
Michelle Urban, vice principal at Indian Springs Middle School, updated the WCCS school board on the programâ€™s progress Monday.
Urban said the goal of the program is to explore best practices, provide them with educational research and create an environment for elaboration and discussion.
The program meets once a month. Following the meeting, Urban emails an account along with questions and material for the mentors to work on with their mentees.
Check out our calendar on our homepage for updated winter sports schedules for the following teams:
Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco-
Girls and Boys Basketball
Columbia City Boys and Girls Swimming
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COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Whitley County will be undergoing some minor district changes in time for the 2012 primary elections. Deb Beers of the Whitley County Clerkâ€™s office has been working on getting the new districts mapped and filed with the state. Dan Weigold and Jessica Hockemeyer have been assisting on the project. There will be slight shift in district borders, most notably moving Columbia Northwest to district two.
ALBION â€” The Lady Wildcats girls basketball team opened its season with a decisive 63-33 win over Central Noble in Albion.
Though, as Head Coach Brandon Bradley said, the first game doesnâ€™t necessarily portray how the season will go, Whitkoâ€™s girls had a lot to offer their fans Tuesday night.