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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced Samantha (Sam) Miller as the new Indiana FFA Director.

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NEW HAVEN — Columbia City High School’s Spell Bowl team won the Northeast 8 Conference title for the sixth year in a row at the first ever virtual competition hosted by New Haven High School last week.

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CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School played host to a candidate forum for the district’s three open board seats, which will be decided in November’s General Election.

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CHURUBUSCO — Four hearings, one regular board meeting, and an executive session made for a long night for the Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Education last week.

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CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco community is mourning the loss of one of its own — a 12-year-old Churubusco Junior High student, following a tragic death at the schools last week.

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CHURUBUSCO — A new school bus, a renewed school resource officer contract and advertising next year’s budget all received unanimous approval at this month’s Smith-Green Community Schools Board of Education meeting.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Those who attended the old Columbia City High School building — and those who didn’t — have an opportunity to purchase items in the school’s final auction.

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CHURUBUSCO — This year’s Homecoming celebration at Churubusco High School didn’t look the same as year’s past, but coordinators made the best of it, announcing the 2020 queen at last Friday’s football game against Prairie Heights.

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CHURUBUSCO — Smith-Green Community Schools’ Board of Trustees meeting is on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. A full agenda is available on the district’s website.

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COLUMBIA CITY — As many parents anxiously sent their children back to school after being out of the buildings since mid-March, many witnessed an inspiring sight during the first week of school.

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CHURUBUSCO—Smith-Green Community Schools students have been “unbelievably phenomenal” during the first week of classes, Superintendent Dan Hile said.

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CHURUBUSCO — One week after starting back to school, Smith-Green Community Schools has had its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

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COLUMBIA CITY — For the first time since 1958, the parking lot at the Columbia City High School building on North Whitley Street will be empty on the first day of school.

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CHURUBUSCO — “Everything is going about as well as it could.”

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CHURUBUSCO — Kids at the Churubusco Community Child Care Center will have some new playground equipment to enjoy soon, thanks to the generosity of local foundations and area donors.

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WHITLEY COUNTY — The Community Foundation of Whitley County recently announced the opportunity for Whitley County high school seniors to apply for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The Foundation is honored to once again participate in the LECS program funded by the Lilly Endowment,…

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COLUMBIA CITY — As school districts across the state and country are welcoming students back into schools for the first time since March, only one thing is for sure — flexibility is going to be necessary.

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CHURUBUSCO — Two months after school was completed and more than four months after the students last walked the halls of Churubusco High School, the Class of 2020 held its commencement program on the football field last week.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School’s Class of 2020 closed out the 61-year-old building with one last event — a graduation ceremony in July.

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SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s school board selected a new head coach for its boys basketball program — someone who has much experience with Whitley County basketball.

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COLUMBIA CITY — While the rest of the world was put on hold over the past few months due to the coronavirus, crews held a steady pace on the construction of the new Columbia City High School.

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CHURUBUSCO — Cole Hart was awarded with a $2,000 scholarship from the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. The Alliance awards four scholarships yearly to a dependent child of an employee that is a member system. With numerous applications each year, competition is fierce.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana schools must use local COVID-19 data in determining whether they can reopen this fall, said guidance provided by the Indiana Department of Education on Friday.

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CHURUBUSCO — As with many other school districts across the country, leaders at Smith-Green Community Schools have made the decision to postpone Churubusco High School’s graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.