Archive - Dec 18, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ âWe offered our kids a lot of T.L.C.,â said South Whitley Elementary School Principal Bruce Hansen at Tuesdayâs school board meeting.
Hansen shared with Whitko Community School Corporationâs Board of School Trustees that after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, faculty at SWES was briefed and a safety drill, which was already planned, was held.
âWe worked hard to reassure the kids that they are safe,â said Hansen. âWe gave out a lot of hugs.â
COLUMBIA CITY â A six-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries Monday night after she was struck by a car. According to police, the girl was walking home from her neighborâs house on W. Ellsworth Street in Columbia City at approximately 5:45 p.m. The girl was crossing from the south side of the road to her house at 614 W. Ellsworth St. as a car backed out and headed east.
A westbound vehicle didnât see the girl, who was âjust a few steps away from her driveway,â according to Columbia City Police Sergeant Trey Insley.
COLUMBIA CITY â A man accused of two felonies pleaded not guilty in the Whitley County Circuit Court Monday morning.Charles Norris, 29, of Cromwell, was accused of attempted escape, a Class B Felony, and intimidation with a deadly weapon, a Class C Felony.
The Class B felony carries a sentence of six to 20 years in prison, with 10 years being the advisory sentence. The Class C felony carries a sentence of two to eight years, with four being the advisory sentence.
Both crimes also have a maximum fine of $10,000 each.
COLUMBIA CITY â âWhat do you want to be when you grow up?â For high school juniors and seniors, this is a daunting question. With graduation looming in the near future, college and career choices become critical for students. But trying to make a decision with little to no real-life experience in a particular field of interest can make the selection stressful.
Laying the ground work
Judy Moore, Columbia City High Schoolâs director of Career Development and Internships saw the need for students to get first hand experience in certain careers.
David J. Riker, 70, formerly of Columbia City, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Wabash County Hospital where he had been taken following a seizure.
He was born Nov. 5, 1942, in Columbia City, a son of the late Rubim B. and Marie Elizabeth (Jones) Riker.
There are no surviving relatives.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with visitation from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service. The burial will be in the Eberhard cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to ARC of Wabash.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Garold E. Geisleman, 86, of Columbia City, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Millers Merry Manor in Columbia City.
Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Everette and Artabel Geisleman.
The World War II Army veteran retired from Slater Steel after 43 years of service. He was also a farmer.