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Archive - Aug 21, 2012

METH MAKING: 'Busco man pleads guilty

August 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man, 20-year-old Dallas Jones, plead guilty to the manufacture of methamphetamine, a class B felony in Circuit Court on Monday. His sentence hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.

THE CHOSEN ONE: Local photographer tabbed for Israel trip

August 21, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — A local man was chosen among 80 million people to travel to Israel.
Dave Temple, a Columbia City man, received a phone call from the people at Once In A Lifetime saying he was one of 10 photographers chosen by the students of the University of Tel Aviv (UTA).
Temple is also children’s author “Kewiki” and has 161,000 followers on Instagram, a social media site for photographers. Kewiki is the creator and illustrator of Wilbur the Ant.
He and nine other top photographers will travel Sept. 2 to 11 throughout Israel.

HELPLINE: Program to reorganize with community in mind

August 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Helpline of Whitley County has been housed on the Columbia City United Methodist Church grounds for several years, but at the moment the doors are closed.
According to Vice President, Meggan Hoag, the organization is going through a revamping phase.
“Originally, we had different volunteers take care of donations and giving out items to people who need them,” said Hoag. “That made it hard to have any consistency.”
When Helpline reopens its doors, a new partnership will have formed to help the program better serve the area.

NEWLY ACCREDITED: TROY Center receives O.K. to operate independently

August 21, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — TROY Center Alternative Learning Program, due to costs continuing to increase and available grant money continuing to decline, was faced with the possibility that doors may not stay open to youth in the community.
The County Com-missioners and Council, as well as many other departments, organization and donors, have come through with funds for TROY to maintain the program throughout the 2012-13 year.

 

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