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Meth charges net S.W. 12-year sentence

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A former South Whitley man arrested in February on drug charges was sentenced to 12 years in jail Monday in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Isaiah A. Neer, 28, pleaded guilty last month to possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more pre-cursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
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Convicted sex offender to stand trial

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The former Columbia City man facing charges of child seduction will go to trial in June and the prosecution has attached more weight to the charges.
DeWayne E. Stewart, 47, will face a trial by jury June 21 in Whitley County Circuit Court.
Following the announcement of the court date by Circuit Court Judge James Heuer, Whitley County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Rentschler approached the bench and submitted what he called an “enhancement to Count One.”
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Property taxes due

May 10, 2011

Whitley County residents are reminded that the spring installment of property taxes are due today, May 10. The treasurer's office is open until 4:30 p.m. or there is a drop-box located on the north side of the Whitley County Government Center where payments may be dropped off. If you mail your taxes, they must be postmarked with today's date.
Payments after today will incur a penalty.

Fuel call button offers helping hand to disabled motorists

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Approximately one in six Americans lives with some sort of disability.
Often those disabilities impact the individual in ways that non-disabled don’t even think about.
Like getting gas.
A task most people take for granted and usually accomplish in less than five minutes can take a disabled person 30 minutes to do.
With full-service filling stations few and far between, there is a program that provides assistance for disabled motorists.

Still open: Salvation Army office is not closing

May 10, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Contrary to rumors circulating, Whitley County Salvation Army director Pat Mossburg, the local organization is alive and well.
“Nothing has changed; we’re still here,” Mossburg said this morning.
She said that over the weekend, she had gotten several e-mails asking her if the local Salvation Army was closing its doors.
Mossburg said the Salvation Army is not leaving the community and is stronger than ever and doing the most good in Whitley County.

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