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Archive - Dec 5, 2012

TRACTOR DEAL: Local man accused of selling meth in fields

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A South Whitley man appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for an initial hearing Monday after allegedly dealing methamphetamine from a tractor in March and April.

Gerald Michel, 19, was arrested Nov. 11 after two arranged buys turned up evidence of one gram of methamphetamine.

Between the two buys, Michel was paid $100 for zipper bags containing a white crystal substance, later identified as methamphetamine.

WHERE ARE YOU WINTER?: Unusual temperatures bring weeds, not snow

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Unseasonably warm temperatures have left most of the Midwest double checking the date. Yes, Monday was Dec. 4 and the temperature registered a high of 64 degrees. But yesterday temperatures dropped — to a high of 60 degrees. Even with the slight dip, the temperature was still 20 degrees above the normal high of 39.

Although some have enjoyed waking up to frost-free windshields, others are concerned the strange weather patterns are indicators of a bigger problem – severe weather outbreaks.

OUTAGE: Stoplights out downtown

December 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City's downtown area is facing an outage. Street lights and store fronts are currently without power.

HUMANE SOCIETY: Council approves possible shelter budget

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Council members approved a relationship between the Whitley County Humane Society and the Whitley County Commissioners to design a contract that will work for both parties.

Lindsay Pease, the humane shelter’s director, attended Tuesday’s council meeting where she requested an approval of $25,000 for next year’s budget.

The funds would be used by the shelter for several different tasks, such as off-setting the need for donations when strays are brought in and alleviating the costs of vaccinations for animals.

FLOOD PREVENTION: WCCS board looks over storm sewer proposal

December 5, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County Consolidated Schools Board (WCCS) of School Trustees is working to prevent future flooding problems at Columbia City High School.

A storm sewer proposal could be approve as early as Dec. 17. If the board approved the project, installation of a storm sewer would begin in March of 2013 — stretching the storm sewer along the north side of the school.

“Most of it would be completed by May 30 and final completion would be June 30,” said Zickgraf.

Kay Kistler, 76

December 5, 2012

Kay A. Kistler, 76, formerly of Columbia City, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Warsaw Meadows Care Center, Warsaw where she had been a resident since 2003.
She was born Aug. 25, 1936, in Warsaw, a daughter of Floyd F. and Gladys E. (Kilgore) Kistler.
Surviving relatives include three children, six grandchildren, one brother, one niece and one nephew.
A private interment service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton will be held at a later date.

Dolores Trammel, 95

December 5, 2012

Dolores V. Trammel, 95, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born May 3, 1917, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roudolph J. and Gertrude A. (Jordan) Harpel.
She attended the Fort Wayne School system. She married Lauren Trammel in Fort Wayne. An Allen County resident until the 1960s, she moved to Noble County, and recently moved to Whitley County to live with her children.
She retired from Tokheim Corp., Albion. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion.

Paula Kemp, 83

December 5, 2012

Paula Jane Kemp, 83, of Fremont, Indiana died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
She had worked as the secretary to the vice president of Brighton Mushroom Com-pany. She also had modeled for L.S. Ayers in Fort Wayne.
She was a member of the Angola Christian Church and volunteered for the Cameron Home Health & Hospice of Angola for several years.
She was born May 29, 1929 in Indiana to Mark and Pauline (White) Snyder.

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