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Archive - Mar 26, 2013

TRUSTEE DECISION: Cleveland Township's next trustee is declared

March 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY (March 26) -- It's official. After two rounds of voting, James Yeager, of South Whitley, has been named Cleveland Township's trustee.

The vote came at a caucus held tonight at the South Whitley Town Hall. After seven candidates gave a three minute speech, three committeemen voted by secret ballot.

See Wednesday's Post & Mail for complete coverage of the caucus and a more indepth introduction of Yeager.

KING SENTENCED: No jail time for former trustee

March 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A former township trustee pleaded guilty in Whitley County Superior Court to three felonies and was given probation Monday.

Roland (Ron) King, 74, of South Whitley, admitted his guilt to three counts of official misconduct. He received 4.5 years of suspended sentence to the Whitley County Jail. He was also fined and given 80 hours of community service and was required to resign his position as trustee of Cleveland Township.

While Cleveland Township trustee, King abused his position and sexually assaulted three women who came to him seeking financial assistance.

CCPD COMMENDATIONS: City police honors 7 officers

March 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “I just want to thank you all for a job well done.”

Columbia City Police Chief Tim Longenbaugh offered his appreciation to a group of officers Monday afternoon at a small awards ceremony.

The department honored seven master patrolman for their valiant efforts in the last year.

Shad Hunter was given a life-saving award for “his excellent performance in the saving of a human life.”

FROM 15TH TO 9TH: County health ranking improves

March 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County is back in the top 10 for the rankings of healthiest counties in Indiana.

Whitley is ninth among all counties for the year 2013. That is up from 15th in the year 2012.

The study was put out by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the fourth year of the study. 2012 was the only year Whitley County was out of the top 10.

While the news is exciting for the county, Whitley County Health Officer Dr. Lisa Hatcher said there are still areas for improvement.

GOOD EATS: Simplifying food has positive impact on health

March 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Eating right is not just about losing weight. For some, it’s about preventing and curing common ailments that might stem from chemically-treated foods.

Chris Lilly, of Avis Acres Farms in Columbia City, has seen a lot of change in his life since his family started their chemical-free lifestyle seven years ago.

“Genetically modified foods and chemical practices have an influence on behavioral disorders, health and cancers,” Lilly said.

Lady ’Cats hoping for strong 2013

March 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Eight players return to Whitko’s softball team with varsity experience and will lead the squad in 2013.

The Lady Wildcats finished last year with a record of 6-19. They lost to Heritage 2-1 in eight innings last year in the opening round of sectional play.

Looking at the sectional for 2013, Whitko coach Brad Clark said his team could do well against the competition.

CHURUBUSCO — Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco...
FORT WAYNE — Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle...
GOSHEN — What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent...

 

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