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December 16th

Terry Zolman, 64

December 16, 2011

Rev. Terry L. Zolman, 64, a resident of rural Albion and senior pastor of the Merriam Christian Chapel, passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
He had suffered a serious fall on Friday, and had been hospitalized since that time.
Pastor Zolman was born in Fort Wayne on July 31, 1947, a son of Clyde D. and Beulah Ella (Shaffer) Zolman.
He spent his formative years in Smith Township, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1965.

Lady ’Cats beat injury, illness, West Noble

December 16, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcat basketball team not only battled West Noble Thursday night, but fought sickness and injury to pull out a 49-35 win over the Lady Chargers.
Head Coach Brandon Bradley said several players were sick and senior Katee Reiff was out with a knee injury, posing more of a challenge than their opponents.
“To be able to play the way they did tonight and not use it as a crutch shows how tough they are,” Bradley said.
Bradley had to rely on strong play from the bench with Whitko’s main guartds, Cagney Craig and Micaela Sylvester, limited on playing time.

Columbia CIty wrestling wins in tie-breaking fashion

December 16, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle wrestling got its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win Thursday, defeating the visiting Norwell by a score of 38-37.
At one point in the dual meet, Columbia City had a 21 point advantage, however when the final match ended, the teams were tied at 37.
The referee went to the rulebook to determine the victor.
According to National Federation of State High School Association rulebook on tie-breaker scoring, subsection H, the team having the greater number (total match points) of first-points scored shall be declared the winner.

December 15th

CAT WRANGLERS: Police officers sometimes round up stray animals from streets

December 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Police Department and the Whitley County Humane Society Animal Shelter work in tandem to help both animals and residents of the city, according to Columbia City’s top police officer.
Columbia City Police Chief Mike Petersen said the city is required by the state to have at minimum one animal control officer.
In Columbia City, one officer is not assigned to this duty; the entire department participates.
“Any of our officers can work a case,” said Petersen

BREAKING NEWS: Name of policeman shot in face – as well as suspect killed – released by authorities

December 15, 2011

WATERLOO, Ind. — Indiana State Police have released the name of a northeastern Indiana police officer who was shot in the face while responding to a distress call.
State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz says 47-year-old Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, of Pleasant Lake, remained in serious condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Brady is a 13-year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department, located in DeKalb County. He was shot while responding to a report that a man and woman had knocked on someone’s door about 3 a.m. Thursday saying they needed help because their car was stuck in a ditch.

BREAKING NEWS: State police arrested suspected child molester

December 15, 2011

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police arrested a Big Lake resident late Wednesday night on two counts of child molesting and one count of failing to register as a sex offender following a two week-long investigation.
Robert S. Gibson, 39, of rural Columbia City (Big Lake in Noble County) was arrested in connection to an allegation that he had sexual contact with a female victim under the age of 14 during the summer of 2010.
He was charged with two felony counts of child molesting and also for failing to register as a sex offender.

December 14th

BREAKING NEWS - Police responding to reported burning school bus

December 14, 2011

Area police and firemen have been dispatched to U.S. 30 for a reported school bus on fire.
According to scanner traffic, the bus is believed to be empty.

UPDATE: Upon arrival by first responders, the bus is empty and according to police scanner traffic, the bus is having mechanical issues. No injuries have been reported.

BUGGY DEATH: Cruising through intersection, Amish man killed, two injured when struck by Ligonier SUV driver

December 14, 2011

A 59-year-old Amish man from northern Indiana was killed when the horse-drawn buggy he was driving across an intersection was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Marion Yoder of Goshen was killed in the collision about 2.5 miles southeast of Goshen about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder, his 53-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson were thrown from the buggy. The sheriff's department says Yoder went under the SUV.

Edith Yoder and Caleb Yoder were listed in fair condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

NOT A DONE DEAL: Mayor's raise still debated at Tuesday night's city council meeting

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The 2012 salary for elected officials – specifically a raise in the mayor’s pay – dominated Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Columbia City Common Council.
conversation.
Mayor James Fleck advocated a change to the salary at the previous meeting, which he hopes will put the position of mayor on the same pay-grade as that of department heads.
The original alteration called for over $7,228 to be added to the mayor’s salary, raising the annual salary from $54,132 currently to $61,360.

ELECTRIFYING: Accelerator installed at Iotron

December 14, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Iotron Industries USA recently installed its 2.5 ton electron-beam linear accelerator at the company’s new $15 million facility in Columbia City, according to Tino Pereira, president and CEO of Iotron. The Canadian company decided to locate its new 54,000-square-foot e-beam sterilization and materials modification operation in Northeast Indiana in 2010 following an extensive 16-month search, according to company officials.

 

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