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April 5th

Whitko back in action tonight

April 5, 2013

Whitko’s baseball team, along with its softball team, will be in action tonight. The boys travel to Argos while the girls head in the other direction, facing Bluffton. Spring sports will be in full swing next week, as 38 varsity games are scheduled in the six-day span.

SEXTING EXPOSED: Locals weigh in on dangers of growing trend

April 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The phrase “nothing lasts forever” doesn’t apply to a growing problem in the technology world.

A photograph can last forever — and people are learning the consequences of the photos they take and send on their cell phones.

Teens and adults alike are becoming more aware of the ramifications of “sexting,” a mash-up of the words “sex” and “texting.”

Sexting is defined as the sending of sexually-explicit messages or images through the use of cell phones and texting.

MORSCHES PARK: Fun in the sun

April 5, 2013

Children of all ages are enjoying Morsches Park’s new playset, located near the park office. Above, kids enjoy the final days of spring break, with temperatures nearing 60 degrees Thursday afternoon.

THE METH EPIDEMIC: Dealing

April 5, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a multi-part series on the growing problem of methamphetamine.

COLUMBIA CITY — Though many experts say AMC’s hit television series “Breaking Bad” is a fairly accurate portrayal of methamphetamine dealing in the Southwest U.S., the drug market is nearly the opposite in Whitley County.

The television show, staged in New Mexico, illustrates interactions and relations with Mexican drug cartels, along with high-level business operations in dealing meth.

COUNTY HOMESTEADS: 350 homes not yet verified

April 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — There were 350 listings of homesteads in Whitley County that were not verified as of tax bill time.

For these individuals, they will now have a higher tax bill to pay if they do not clarify with the auditor’s office.

Whitley County Auditor Jen McGuire said the biggest problem could be how long it takes for the person to realize that there is an issue.

Marylin King, 73

April 5, 2013

Marylin A. King, 73, of Columbia City, died at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital where she was admitted Saturday.
She was born October 24, 1939 in Kosciusko County a daughter of A. Ralph and Opal (Wolfe) King. Her formative years were spent in the Larwill area. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1957. She attended Indiana University, Bloomington.
She began her working career with General Electric, Fort Wayne. Moving to Colorado, she became a journeyman carpenter. She then joined Conoco, Denver, becoming a number one chemist, retiring in 1999.

Lovella Maxwell, 90

April 5, 2013

Lovella “Lucille” Maxwell, 90, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison. She was born at Delmar in Pulaski County, Ky. on Nov. 25, 1922 the daughter of Zeno and Clyda Floyd Sharp.
She was married to James Dunagan on Dec. 24, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1958. In 1963, she married Harry Maxwell and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1997.

April 4th

NO-HITTER PITCHER: Baseball great visits Columbia City

April 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – With Opening Day for Major League Baseball this week, it was only fitting that a former National League player “toe the rubber” at the Columbia City Rotary Club.

Carl Erskine, who is from Anderson, came and spoke to the Rotarians at their last meeting.

Erskine starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948-1956, and moved west to L.A. with the team in 1957, finally retiring in 1959.

He finished with 122 wins in his career. He tossed a pair of no-hitters and was on the first Dodger team to ever win the World Series (1955).

WHOLE FAMILY DEAL: CCPD’s Stoffel begins as first new officer in a decade

April 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Though Columbia City’s first hire in 10 years may be new to the department, police work is nothing new for Jonathan Stoffel.

Stoffel, 22, has been surrounded by law enforcement work for much of his life.

His father, Terry Stoffel, is currently serving his first term as Huntington County’s Sheriff. Terry was a Huntington City Police officer for 20 years, and was the chief for eight years.

Jonathan’s sister, Whitney, has spent the last six years as a Huntington PD officer.

THE METH EPIDEMIC: Cooking

April 4, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a multi-part series on the growing problem of methamphetamine.

COLUMBIA CITY — Ice. Glass. Crank. Crystal. Junk. Poop. Speed.

What could these words possibly have in common? They’re all nicknames for the same chemical — methamphetamine.

With the number of meth labs in the state of Indiana more than doubling in the last five years, many citizens have to ask themselves — are we safe?

Most meth-related injuries come from the making, or “cooking” of the drug.

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