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Suspect in robbery a Col. City man; Mills allegedly robs bank, commits suicide at intersection

January 28, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Law enforcement officials have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.
After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.

According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13, at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.

After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.

RECOVERING GOALS: Hitting fitness marks challenged by weather

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.
There was also one bench trial in 2013.

For the year, there was a total of 131 new cases filed, and a total of 121 resolved. There were still 98 cases pending resolution as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Cheering on the ’Cats

January 28, 2014

Whitko’s cheerleaders rally fan support during a timeout at the girls basketball game against Rochester this month.

Uncovering fitness goals buried by winter

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Winter weather may be putting a damper on many resolutions, but as the first month of 2014 draws to a close, health and fitness experts are encouraging residents to not give up on their goals.

Jodi Parnell is a health and fitness coach for Whitley County’s YMCA. She teaches whole living workshops that spur participants to make healthier lifestyle choices.

“It’s not just about exercise,” Parnell said. “It’s about nutrition and exercise working together.”

FREEDOM'S PRICE: ISMS student awarded for photo

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — This past summer, Alissa Jagger traveled to Washington D.C. with her family.

While the photo is touching, the story behind the photo made emotions run high for Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger.

“I had chills when she told me the story,” Hilger said.

Marian upsets Foresters

January 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Huntington University was unable to pull off the season sweep against conference-rival Marian University, losing on the road Saturday.

The final score was 64-55 in favor of the host Knights.
The Foresters were led in scoring by Shane Merryman with 17 points.

Columbia City High School 2013 graduate Daniel Woll had 12 points and fellow CCHS grad Derek Hinen was third in HU scoring with eight and CCHS grad Drew Benedict was fourth with six points.

ISMS student awarded for photo

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — This past summer, Alissa Jagger traveled to Washington D.C. with her family.

While the photo (pictured right) is touching, the story behind the photo made emotions run high for Jagger’s art teacher, Mary Hilger.

“I had chills when she told me the story,” Hilger said.

The following story was written by Jagger’s mother, Amy, a columnist for The Post & Mail.

This past summer, the Jagger family went to Washington D.C.

They went to the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. They were there to look up a particular individual.

Circuit Court sees two trials in 2013

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — After a year of no jury trials, Whitley County Circuit Court had one in 2013.

There were no jury trials in 2012, but in May of last year, George A. Martin, 56, was convicted by a jury of committing home improvement fraud.

There was also one bench trial in 2013.

Exchange program promoted by 4-H

January 28, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — 4-H members in northern Indiana have the opportunity to explore “and my world” next summer in Poland. Twenty 4-H members and adults from Indiana will travel to Poland next summer to share and learn about the 4-H program.

4-H members will stay with host families, participate in 4-H activities and learn about daily living in Poland. The adults will also participate in 4-H activities and learn about Polish culture and history. The exchange will include approximately two weeks between June 16 and July 5, 2014. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2014.

 

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