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GHOULISH AREA CRIME: Kimmel man sentenced for digging up grave in Sparta Cemetery last summer

December 13, 2011

ALBION – A Kimmel man who admitted digging up a grave on a dare has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Todd Huntsman, of Kimmell, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cemetery mischief. His attorney had asked a Noble County judge to sentence Huntsman to probation and counseling.

Huntsman told the court that overnight on July 31-Aug. 1 he and 19-year-old Roberto Steven Avila, of Ligonier, dug up a grave at Sparta Cemetery containing the casket of a young man who had been dead about 18 months.

City swim competes in weekend invitationals

December 13, 2011

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s boys swim team fell seven points short of second place Saturday afternoon at the Norwell Invitational.
The girls team finished fourth out of ten teams at Wawasee Saturday morning.
“Some of the boys had tremendous time drops,” Columbia City Head Coach Kristen Swonger said.
Cole Smith won both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.
Smith was the only Eagle to place first Saturday.
“Cole keeps getting closer to breaking both school records,” Swonger said.
Swonger said the boys meet was close, coming down to the last two races.

Local dispatchers shine at county’s nerve center

December 13, 2011

Dispatcher: “911, what’s your emergency?”
Caller: “(Screams) My 3-year-old child just stopped breathing.”
Dispatcher one: “What is your location? ....can you feel a pulse?“
(Phone rings)
Dispatcher two: “911, what’s your emergency?”
Caller two: “I just saw a car flip across U.S. 30, there are people lying on the ground. They’re not moving.”
Dispatcher two: “What is your location? How many people...”
(Phone rings)
Dispatcher two: “911 what’s your emergency?”
Caller three: “My house. It’s burning down and my kids are trapped inside.”

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