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Archive - Mar 2013

March 29th

EXPLOSION: Ind. naval base incident sends 5 to hospital

March 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Part of a southern Indiana naval installation was shut down Friday while the military investigated a pyrotechnic facility explosion that injured five employees the previous evening.

The explosion happened about 5:40 p.m. Thursday during routine cleanup operations at the Crane naval base facility, about 85 miles southwest of Indianapolis, said Crane Army Ammunition Activity spokesman Tom Peske. The five injured employees were examined and released from the hospital Thursday evening.

SENTENCE REMAINS: Ind. court upholds 253-year sentence for molester

March 29, 2013

ANDERSON (AP) — An Indiana man sentenced to 253 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of child molesting has lost his bid to have his sentence shortened.

The Indiana Court of Appeals this week upheld the sentence issued to 39-year-old William Everage Jr. in July 2012 by a Madison County judge.

25 YEARS AND COUNTING: South Whitley Emergency Food Bank hits milestone

March 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Soon the South Whitley Emergency Food Bank will celebrate its silver anniversary.

April 1 will mark 25 years that the food bank has served South Whitley. The food bank’s founder and former long-time director Susan Butcher is somewhat amazed that the nonprofit has stood the test of time.

EASTER EGGS: Hightailing it for the hunt

March 29, 2013

Columbia City Rotary Club sponsored an egg hunt at Morsches Park Thursday. Children hunted eggs filled with candy, money and other treats. The eggs were filled with help of Passages, Inc. Above, a group of enthusiastic egg-hunters sprint to fill their baskets.

To see more photos from the egg hunt, see our facebook page for a 152-picture photo album.

IN COURT: Herrick sentence revoked

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man who violated his probation had one year of his suspended sentence revoked Monday.

Bobby Herrick was in Whitley County Circuit Court. He admitted to violating his probation when he had a positive drug test. He and his attorney believed work release was the best place for him. He was denied work release though, which put him in a difficult spot.

CAPITAL PROJECTS: City moves to reestablish cumulative funds

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Cumulative funds were reestablished by the Columbia City Common Council Tuesday.

Cumulative fire, park and street funds were reestablished by the city and approved as resolutions unanimously by the council.

The fire and park funds are not to exceed 5 cents of each $100 of assessed valuation, and the street is not to exceed 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

Columbia City Clerk-Treasurer Rosie Coyle said the funds have paid for major projects in the past.

ONLINE POLL RESULTS

March 29, 2013

CITY COLLECTION: Board of Works hears solid waste bids

March 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Board of Works and Public Safety heard bids on the city’s solid waste collection Tuesday.

The city received bids from five companies. The board took the bids under advisement and said a decision will be made at a later date.

In other business the board of works approved the purchase of $39,815.45 in GIS mapping software equipment.

’Busco boys, Col. City girls lead county

March 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — It was the same results at a different place in this season’s Whitley County track meet.

As it ended in 2012, Columbia City’s girls and Churubusco’s boys track teams led the county.

Whitko hosted the rivalry event and placed second in both the girls and boys meets.

The competition was the first outdoor meet for all three schools, who have hardly had the opportunity to practice outside due to cold, snowy conditions.

Polar opposite from last season, which saw temperatures as high as the 80s in March.

Whitko JV defeats West Noble

March 29, 2013

LIGONIER — Whitko’s JV baseball team scored a victory over West Noble Thursday.

The Wildcats beat the Chargers 6-2. Sophomore Tanner Hughes was the winning pitcher for Whitko, allowing just one run and striking out nine in four innings. Riley Anderson went the rest of the way for the Wildcats, allowing just one run as well.

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