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Archive - Jan 2011

January 7th

Drug charges filed in relation to infant death

January 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges today in a case related to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City.
Charges relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine were filed this morning against Travis A. Wonderly, 21 and Janel M. Creech, 36.
Both suspects were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
According to court documents, police say the lab was in operation from Dec. 26 until Monday.

Backup plan for county's data weighed

January 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s information technology consultant talked about data protection this week to the county council.
Jim Becher spoke to the board about the possibility of putting in hard drives for the sole purpose of “backing up” all the data produced by the county’s various departments.
Becher also presented the less feasible option of the county going to “off-site backup.”
Becher told the board that sending the county’s computer data to an off-site storage facility in California could cost as much as $13,000 each year.

’Busco preps for tourney atomsphere

January 7, 2011

   No, its not the postseason but it will feel like it next week for Churubusco basketball teams.
   It’s one-and-done atmosphere with the annual North East Corner Conference tournament throwing its 11 girls and boys teams into brackets with a championship at the end.
   “The NECC tournament is big,” Churubusco head boys’ basketball coach said. “It’s high on what we want to accomplish.

January 6th

Churubusco seniors lead way in bounce back win over Woodlan

January 6, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — After seeing its longest winning streak under head coach Michael McBride fall last week to Westview, Churubusco could have seen the season take a turn for the worse.
   However, this season is different for the Eagles with a ban of five seniors making a difference.
   “Losing last week to Westview was a tough loss for us,” McBride noted. “Practice needless to say has been intense. We needed to get back to doing some things we did prior and I think we did that tonight.

Forrester alone in Eagles takedown by Knights

January 6, 2011

   KENDALLVILLE — With the Indiana high school wrestling sectionals just a little over three weeks away the Columbia City Eagles began the second half of their season by traveling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, East Noble Wednesday.
   The Eagles ran into a veteran Knight team and came out on the short end of a 59-10 score.
   The Knights, who Columbia City coach Blane Culp described as “by far the third best team in the conference” claimed 11 of 12 contested matches with each team picking up a forfeit win.

Ancient pipes in courthouse on the way out

January 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Beneath tons of brick and Indiana limestone, snaking through the catacombs and tunnels of the Whitley County Courthouse’s crawl space are the cast iron sewer and gas pipes that were installed as original equipment in the building back in the late 19th century.
The courthouse was built over two years from 1888 to 1890.
Much of the original plumbing is still being used and county officials say it’s time to replace the century-plus-old pipes.

WCCS's 2011-2012 calendar discussed

January 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Christmas falling on a Sunday this year created a challenge for those making the calendar for next school year at Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
Jennifer Reiff, assistant principal at Indian Springs Middle School, presented a proposed calendar to the corporation’s Board of School Trustees at its regular meeting Monday night.
The proposed calendar is scheduled for a vote by the board at its Jan. 17 regular meeting.
Because of where Christmas falls this year, students will be attending school before and after the holiday break for partial weeks.

WCCS could streamline kindergarten

January 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation is eyeing increased demand for all-day kindergarten.
The result of the school system’s study, according to Superintendent Dr. Patricia O’Connor, is some of the corporation’s elementary school’s won’t have half-day kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.
“We’re having a shift at our schools from parents wanting the children in a half-day program to parents wanting their children in a full-day program,” said O’Connor at the regular meeting of the corporation’s Board of School Trustees Monday night.

Baby's death still under investigation

January 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — While police and investigators are still putting together the case relating to the death of a five-month-old girl Monday morning in Columbia City, health officials and the Indiana State Police are saying the child was likely exposed to methamphetamine.
The Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney’s office still is not releasing any information on the death of Taylor Lynn Creech who was rushed to Parkview Whitley Hospital Monday from her home at 730 Camden Drive where she was pronounced dead.

Larwill to become home of manufacturer

January 6, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A custom molding company that hopes to increase its share of the medical device marketplace is relocating to Whitley County.
Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc. made the announcement official Tuesday after appearing before the Whitley County Council requesting a tax abatement for its new property in Larwill.
“They’re closely tied to the medical device industry,” said Alan Tio of the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.

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