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Archive - Mar 2014

March 3rd

Peabody Library seeks to fill vacancy on board of trustees

March 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Council is seeking applicants who would like to serve the remaining term for an open position on the Peabody Public Library's Board of Trustees.

The term is in effect until Sept. 7, 2016.

The position is unpaid, and would require attendance at monthly meetings, which take place the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Applicants must be a resident of Columbia Township, Thorncreek Township, or live within the city limits of Columbia City.

Elizabeth Karolyi, 89

March 3, 2014

Elizabeth Karolyi, 89, of Columbia City, died March 1, 2014, at The Oaks in Columbia City. Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Budapest, Hungary to Peter & Rose (Mohachi) Karolyi.
She graduated from Payne High School in Ohio and Skadron Business College in Fort Wayne. She moved to Texas in 1947 and returned to the Columbia City area in 2007.
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Burgoon of Payne, Ohio and Helen Hoy of Warsaw; and a brother, Arthur Michael (Monna) Karolyi of Fort Wayne.

LOCAL COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLET: Police: Infant tests positive for methamphetamine

March 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Two individuals were charged with neglect of a dependent, as well as drug charges, when an infant in their care tested positive for methamphetamine.

Alisha K. Carden, 19, and Lutricia L. Harris, 42, were arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Scott E. Cochran, 31, was arrested in connection with the same event, but was just charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

MONDAY'S WEATHER OUTLOOK

March 3, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY (March 3, 3014) -- Bitterly cold temperatures mark the beginning of March. Temperatures will be 25 degrees below on average this afternoon with highs only in the teens.

We will continue to feel these bitter cold temperatures tonight with lows expected to be below zero. A slow moderation of temperatures will occur the rest of the week with highs in the 20s.

Today: Mostly sunny but very cold.

High: 14°

Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and bitterly cold.

Low: -3°

Winds: N 1-5 mph

March 2nd

‘What a blessing it is to live here’: Daniel delivers State of the City address Friday

March 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce hosted Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel at Peabody Public Library for the State of the City address Friday afternoon.

Highlighting all of the city’s accomplishments from 2013, and giving an overview of 2014’s upcoming projects, Daniel concluded his speech with a sense of Columbia City pride.

“The state of our city is rising, and as long as our vision remains focused, eyes toward the prize and feet firmly planted on the ground, our city’s future will remain bright,” Daniel said.

Charges doled in ’Busco crash

March 2, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco man was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital, then charged with driving while suspended Friday morning after he crashed his vehicle head-on into a tree.

According to a police report, Donald Barge, 29, along with two passengers, was traveling southbound on Blue River Drive in Churubusco when, for an unknown reason, drove left of center, across the road and into a tree.

Barge was pinned at the legs and extracted by the Smith Township Fire Department, before being flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center by Samaritan.

March 1st

Case moves forward for man accused of meth manufacture

March 1, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine, among other drug charges, had an attorney appointed for him by Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.

Judge James Heuer appointed Jeffrey T. Jones, Jr., to represent Nathan Fugate.

Fugate was arrested in January. At his initial hearing, Fugate informed Heuer that he would have private counsel.

At a hearing Monday, Fugate told Heuer he needed a public defender and was appointed Jones.

Dirt diagnosis causes concern for Whitko construction

March 1, 2014

PIERCETON — Calendar woes have been the source of debate for school officials with weather delays and cancellations.

However, for Whitko Community School Corporation, confirming the school calendar has been hampered by pending construction more than weather.

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