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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.

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CHURUBUSCO — Students at Churubusco Elementary School will have new resources after the board approved the purchase of new textbooks at last week’s meeting.

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CHURUBUSCO — One of the region’s most popular jump rope clubs is gearing up for a busy spring.  The Turtletown Turners will perform their annual basketball performance at Churubusco’s boys game on Friday, Feb. 22, at halftime. Also being featured at the game are the Churubusco Chimers, who w…

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COLUMBIA CITY — On nearly any day, there are more than 100 people working at the construction site of the new Columbia City High School. Site Manager Scott Conaway said the project is progressing well, considering some weather-related struggles. “We’re progressing really well with the winter…

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High school in itself is a big change. Current eighth-graders that will be making that leap to freshman year in the fall will be adjusting both to a new school setting and also a new set of graduation pathways set to become the new standard with the class of 2023. In with the new The […]

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COLUMBIA CITY — The elementary schools of Whitley County Consolidated Schools will host Kindergarten Round-Up for 2019-20 students on Tuesday, March 26. Students are eligible for round-up screening if they will be 5 years old before Aug. 1. Contact the elementary school that would service yo…

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The stage in the Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School auditorium will celebrate the contributions and legacy of Harold Norman, a retired English teacher and theatre director. During its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, the Smith-Green Community Schools board of trustees adopted a resolution that establ…

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GARRETT — Churubusco High School’s New Era Show Choir competed at the Garrett Railroader Rush Invitational on Saturday and was named second runner-up overall and won the Best Choreography caption award. Kenzie Pittenger was selected as Churubusco’s Outstanding Performer. Other choirs in the …

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School continues to expand its definition of student success with two new vocational programs that have proven beneficial for students as well as the community. The new school year saw the launch of the welding and CNA programs at CCHS through partnerships …

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City High School continues to expand its definition of student success with two new vocational programs that have proven beneficial for students as well as the community. The new school year saw the launch of the welding and CNA programs at CCHS through partnerships …

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COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Department of Education recently announced that Whitley County Consolidated Schools was one of 47 school districts to receive an $8,000 grant. The grant is intended for the implementation of the Project Lead the Way Cybersecurity course. Awards may be used to cove…

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What started out as a class that involved the analysis of films and evaluating a story’s transition from book to film soon found itself awash in movie magic as Film Literature teacher Melanie Mason decided to move students behind the scenes. “We did lots of film analysis and wrote papers and…

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CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Business Professionals of America Chapter traveled to its Regional Leadership Conference at Heartland Career Center in Wabash on Dec. 8, where members placed in the Top 10 in many categories of academic competition. Many of the winners are now qualifiers for their r…

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COLUMBIA CITY — Two girls and two boys from each class at Northern Heights Elementary School received the PRIDE Award for respectfulness. Pictured are the students from each grade level.

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The Indiana Department of Education recently published the graduation rates for every school corporation in the state, which showed two out of three local districts reporting higher rates than 2017. According to the data from the DOE, both Whitley County Consolidated Schools and Smith-Green …

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  Whitko Community School Corporation superintendent Steve Clason announced plans to retire at the school board meeting March 19. Clason has served as Whitko superintendent for the last 10 years. During his 40-year career in education, he has served school corporations in Mishawaka and Goshe…

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By Grayson Bradberry, Julian Herron The LTES Student News Group Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of articles written by the Little Turtle Student News Group. COLUMBIA CITY — You might have noticed the new building being built while you are driving down State Road 9. That…

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CHURUBUSCO — New Era’s show choir pulled a rare doubleheader late last week. The group attended two competitions on the same day — at both the Garrett and East Noble competitions. New Era started the day by performing a preliminary performance at Garrett, then traveled to East Noble to perfo…

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  The Whitko Community School Corp. board of trustees met for a work session Feb. 26 to review funding options for consolidating the middle and high schools into a 7-12 grade campus. In January, the board voted to close Whitko Middle School in Larwill and consolidate grades 7-12 at the curre…

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  Construction is on track at the site of the new Columbia City High School, according to officials for Whitley County Consolidated Schools. Winter weather has had little impact on the project’s timeline. The school corporation broke ground on the project last June. The new 250,000-square-fo…

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  A Whitley County nonprofit is bringing new programming to area middle and high school students in 2018 as part of its outreach. The Center for Whitley County Youth started in 2005 and hosts a variety of youth development programs throughout the week for local students. It first started eng…

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  CHURUBUSCO — Seven students battled it out for the title of best speller at the 2018 Whitley County Spelling Bee at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School Jan. 24. The contestants each hold the title of champion speller at their respective schools, advancing to the county competition with winning …