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Hall receives new trial date

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of methamphetamine manufacturing has a new trial date set in Whitley County Circuit Court.

Braidon M. Hall, 19, was originally scheduled to stand trial in February.

Monday, her new attorney, Brad Baber, said his schedule would demand a date three to four months from now.

Bayman announces re-election

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Jim Bayman has announced his intention to seek re-election for his seat on the Whitley County Council on the Republican ticket.

He currently represents Council District 4, which includes Cleveland, Jefferson and Washington Townships as well as the southern portion of Columbia Township.

Bayman has served the district since his election in 1982.

County welcomes first baby of 2014

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Whitley County’s first new citizen born in 2014 came as a healthy baby boy Thursday.

Conner Isaiah Curry was born Jan. 2, 2014, at 7:34 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

He weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and measured 19.25 inches in length.

He is the son of Kayla Curry and Nicholas Gagnon of Columbia City, and joins his older brother, Jayden, who is 4 years old.

Conner was delivered by Dr. Michelle Harrison in a C-section.

His mother, Kayla, said she did not expect to have the first baby of 2014, since the delivery was a scheduled C-section.

WEATHER UPDATE

January 3, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) -- Weather Advisory: Winter Storm ION due to arrive Saturday evening and will continue through Sunday. Six to 12 inches of snow possible. Blowing snow and below zero temperatures are expected until Tuesday.

SEVERE WINTER WEATHER WATCH

January 3, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning which will be in effect from Saturday evening until Monday morning.

Meteorologist say there is an increasing chance for winter storms to impact the Whitley County and surrounding areas. A significant winter storm will likely hit the area beginning as early as Saturday evening and persisting through Sunday evening.

A cold front is expected to bring light snow Saturday night. However the greatest concern lies with low pressure that will develop rapidly and bring an expected 6 to 12 inches by Sunday night.

Dust off your boogie shoes

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Memories will be in the making at the Columbia City Parks Department’s Father Daughter Dance in February.

The event will take place at the Whitley County 4-H Center Friday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.

As the chance for dads and daughters to gather for a night of food and entertainment draws near, Program Director Melinda Wheeler and Park Director Mark Green said tickets are on sale for $15 per person.

White stuff pile up

January 3, 2014

Derrick Schinbeckler, of Premier Earth, Inc., removes snow from the Walmart parking lot in Columbia City Thursday. Snow blanketed Whitley County Jan. 2, causing treacherous travel on area roads. Snow removal seemed to be an endless chore as windy conditions caused significant drifting and slick road conditions.

Cancer patients to benefit from Giving Circle program

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health recently announced it will offer the well known, Look Good ... Feel Better program in Whitley County for women with cancer.

The next session is planned for Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
There is no cost for the program, but advance reservations are required.
Participants can register by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 20.

Earl Keiser, 86

January 3, 2014

Earl B. Keiser, 86, of Whitley County, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Parkview Oaks where he had been a resident since December 2012.
He was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Fort Wayne, a son of Benjamin and Mable (Hepner) Keiser. His formative years were spent in Fort Wayne. He graduated from Elmhurst High School.
In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1948.
In 1950 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Barrand. They made their home in Fort Wayne until 1968 when they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Man accused of decade-old probation violation

January 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – A New Haven man is accused of having violated probation more than a decade ago in Whitley County.

James Heinzman, 37, was arrested in December in New Haven.

He was originally arrested in Whitley County in 1996. At that time, he was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Corrections for 10 years, with six to serve, for dealing a Schedule I controlled substance.

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