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April 26th

Col. City: Undefeated no more

April 26, 2013

HUNTINGTON — It was less than 24 hours after the Eagles’ come-from-behind, 8-7 win in a conference rivalry game against Homestead before Columbia City’s baseball team had to take the field again.

The situation was similar to the night before. Friday’s opponent, Huntington North, is a larger school than Columbia City. So is Homestead, the Eagles’ Thursday opponent. Also, both adversaries sport warrior-type mascots.

County grants Passages, Inc. funding request

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Board of Commissioners approved a request from Passages, Inc. for funding at its last meeting.

The commissioners were unanimous in their approval. Passages, Inc. had previously requested for money from the county’s CEDIT fund at the meeting of the commissioners April 1. That request was tabled.

“Now we will give it to the county council,” said Commissioner Chair George Schrumpf, referring to the next step in the process.

Passages, Inc. President Tom O’Neill was pleased with the approval of the commissioners.

Bell accused of four meth charges; appears in court

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Churubusco man accused of four meth-related crimes appeared in Whitley County Circuit Court for the first time Monday.

Christopher Bell, 26, was arrested April 12 for unlawful sale of precursors, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture meth, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

Bell’s next court date is May 20, and Whitley County Public Defender Brad Voelz will be his attorney.

According to case reports, Bell was booked on an unrelated charge earlier this year. As soon as he was released, he began purchasing pseudoephedrine.

LAYIN’ DOWN THE LAW: Middle schools host Superior Court hearings

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s Superior Courtroom went mobile Friday.

Real defendants, real prosecution and real cases traveled to Whitley County’s middle schools to give students a true feel for what goes on in the courtroom.

Real life defendants volunteered to participate in the program.

After the hearings, students had the opportunity to ask the prosecution, Judge Doug Fahl, the public defender and the defendants questions.

SWARM STOPPERS: Rain may bring swarm of mosquitoes; Wagner provides prevention methods

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Recent heavy rains have primed Whitley County to be a possible breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Scott Wagner, Whitley County’s environmental health specialist, said as the temperatures rise, standing water will become attractive pools for mosquitoes to hatch.

“Typically the mosquitoes that bite and transmit the West Nile virus start moving when the temperatures get above 65 degrees,” Wagner said. “Although we haven’t had those kind of temperatures yet, we will be getting warmer and it’s time for people to start thinking about mosquitoes.”

SEMI ROLLOVER: U.S. 30 closed

April 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY (April 26, 2013) — A tractor-trailer rollover on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon caused traffic problems for commuters heading westbound into Columbia City. No serious injuries were reported in the accident, but Whitley County’s HazMat team was called to the scene to clean up fuel and oil spills. The semi was hauling automotive parts, and rolled over in the area of U.S. 30’s intersection with County Road 100 South.

Events for Thursday

April 26, 2013

Autism group
An autism support group will meet today and every first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA.

Events for Tuesday

April 26, 2013

Barbershop music-7 p.m.
The Barbershoppers' Reunion will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the basement of Peabody Public Library. Cookies will be served. Attendees will hear award-winning barbershop quartets.

Travel Show
Pam Crone, tour director for Travel Time Senior Tours, in affiliation with the Whitley County Council on Aging, will host a travel show Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Don Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Rd., Fort Wayne to preview "The Best of the West- Great National Parks by Train" tour on August 15 to 29.

Events for Monday

April 26, 2013

Lamaze class-6 p.m.
Parkview Whitley Hospital will offer Lamaze classes designed for expecting parents to explore the physical, emotional, and social aspects of birth.
Sessions last four weeks and will be offered Mondays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in terrace level classroom C. This session will meet April 29, May 6, 13, and 20.

Parent feedback-5:30 p.m.
Whitko Community Schools announce a Title I Parent Feedback Night Monday, April 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Whitko Administration Building at 432 S. First St., Pireceton.

Events for Saturday

April 26, 2013

Red Cross course
The Red Cross is offering three courses to train those wishing to volunteer in disaster relief shelters in Whitley County. The courses will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Church of God, Columbia City.
The training is free. Snacks and drink will be provided. There will be a 45 minute lunch break.
Registration is required by Saturday, April 20 and can be done by calling First Church at 244-5959 or emailing heather@firstchurchconnect.com.

Class reunion-9 a.m.

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team fell in a 5-0 match to Manchester. The Eagles suffered...
ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls soccer team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to the...
SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco’s volleyball team traveled cross-county to South Whitley to take on the...

 

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