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BROADCASTING GOV'T: Some meetings may be coming to video

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — When Mayor Ryan Daniel was elected, he said he wanted the inner-workings of city government to be more accessible to the public.

Minutes of public meetings have always been available to read on the city’s website. As of the beginning of Daniel’s term, audio recordings of Columbia City Common Council and Board of Works and Safety has been made available. Now, talks have begun about adding video into the mix. "We're looking to potentially provide council and board of works live for our residents to watch,” said Daniel.

RETIRED: Mortician and wife enjoying life and dealing with death

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — He has a zest for life. Lester Sheets also has great reverence for the dead.

Lester and Doris Sheets are retired and living in Columbia City. The young couple bought a funeral home in 1950 located on Main Street in Churubusco from Frances and Dasie Sonday.

SEXUAL ASSAULT: Columbia City man arrested

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested on sexual misconduct with a minor charges this week after an anonymous report was filed with the Department of Child Services.

Rodney Scott, 19, of 413 Park Terrace, was detained after an investigation by Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively. The report stated a possible inappropriate sexual relationship between a child, age 14, and an adult male was ongoing. Scott admitted to the accusations in an interview with Hively, stating that both sexual intercourse and oral sex occurred.

MEASLES: Health Dept. on lookout

February 19, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Health Department and Whitley County schools are on the alert for measles after the Indiana State Department of Health recently confirmed 13 cases in Central Indiana. No cases have been reported in Whitley County since the outbreak affected residents of Boone and Hamilton counties.

Lisa Hatcher, health officer for the Whitley County Health Department, said the best advice she can give people who believe they have measles is to stay home and call their physician.

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