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COUNTY BURN BAN: Currently lifted

July 24, 2012

Today, the Whitley County Fire Chiefs Association recommended to the Whitley County Commissioners to lift the county wide ban of open burning and fireworks at this time. Due to recent rain and improving conditions they feel the ban can be lifted, but conditions will still be closely monitored. If conditions deteriorate again, or do not continue to improve, the ban may have to be put back in to effect. All county residents are asked to use consideration and caution when burning.

ONE TO WATCH: Whitley County manufacturer lauded as one of state’s top companies

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Sailrite is one of 25 companies from 13 Indiana counties to earn a place in Indiana’s fifth annual field of “Companies to Watch.”
The company, started in 1969, is owned by Matt and Hallie Grant, who recently moved it less than a year ago to its current location at a 71,000 square foot building visible from U.S. 30 East.
“It’s a great honor, and a testament to our company,” said Hallie. “A lot of our growth is because of the good employees that we have.”

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July 24, 2012

METH SUSPECTS: Pre-trial conference scheduled for Aug. 20

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Logan S. Kirk, 19, of Avilla, and Dallas M. Jones, 20, of Churubusco, both appeared in circuit court on methamphetamine charges Monday.
According to the Whitley County Drug Task Force, the two-week long investigation of stolen property and drug activity led officers to a residence on Staunton Drive in Churubusco.
According to WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton, two males were in or near a vehicle parked on the street, preparing their equipment and chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine.

APPREHENDED: Suspect flees twice

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The third time was the charm for Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively Monday morning.
After Rafael Davila of Ohio fled from Hively twice and began a 90 mph police chase through Columbia City, Davila was taken into custody around 4 a.m.
In a police report, Hively said he was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 when he spotted a car in the westbound lane going 72 mph in a 60 mph zone.
“I turned my squad car around and caught up to the vehicle at the intersection of Ind. 9 and U.S. 30,” Hively said in the report.

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