April 30th, 2013
Purdue experts advising patience for corn farmers
(AP) â€” Purdue University agricultural experts are advising farmers to be patient as they wait for their fields to dry so they can begin planting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports farmers in Indiana have planted just 1 percent of the corn crop, compared with the five-year average of 30 percent by the end of April. A year ago, farmers reported they had planted 67 percent of the state's corn crop by now.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City leaders are making plans for its annual trash day. The 2013 Columbia City trash pick up will be divided up into two weekends this year.
The city will be divided down Main Street. The west side of the city will be picked up Saturday, June 8 starting at 6 a.m. The east side of the city will be picked up Saturday, June 15 starting at 6 a.m. All trash will be picked up at curb side or alley.
The Whitley County Board of Commissioners will hold a
special meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m. to review a Township Assistance appeal request. The public is welcome to attend.
Warm weather is coming into full swing, and with that comes local golf leagues. Submit information about your golf league to email@example.com.
Crooked Lake Ladies Golf League will be having an organizational meeting Wednesday (May 1) at 9 a.m. at the club house. All levels of play are welcome. Time of play in May is slated for 9 a.m., every Wednesday. In June, league will begin at 8:30 a.m. Call Frances Brown at 244-5037 with questions.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Debates regarding rules and regulations for legalizing fenced hunting have come to a standstill with Indiana legislators.
Indianaâ€™s House of Representatives voted 52 to 39 to approve a bill to legalize five fenced deer-hunting preserves in Indiana, however the measure was halted in the Senate within days.
Those legislators who voted in favor of the bill cite support for business, small farms and breeders as reason to OK the measure.
In 2005, Indiana Department of Natural Resources ruled fenced hunting illegal.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A potential need for a new high school in the Whitley County Consolidated School district (WCCS) does not necessarily mean that the academic performance of the current students is not to be overlooked.
U.S. News recently released its list of the best high schools in the nation and also gave honors state-by-state. While Columbia City High School was not one of the three schools in the state given a gold medal by the publication, it did perform well in some of the metrics used in the study.
Approximately 250 feeder calves went through 4-H weigh-in Saturday at the Whitley County Fairgrounds. 4-Hers also had the opportunity to put their animals through dehorning, castration and vaccinations â€” all necessary before the 4-H fair in July. Pictured above is Courtney Johnson, 10, a second year 4-H member, with her two feeder calves, Mike (left) and Spot. â€śTheyâ€™re going to be mad at me after today,â€ť Johnson said, after her animals were dehorned.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Medical records were ordered to be released in a pending sex abuse case in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.
Judge James Heuer said a guardian for an alleged victim in a sex abuse case can sign off the medical records. The girlâ€™s mother is out of state and could not be located.
The alleged victim, a 17-year-old girl, is alleged to have had two children with the defendant, Dean Pressler, age 39.
Charlotte Christine â€śChrisâ€ť Paulus, 62, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at her residence. Born on April 7, 1951, in Huntington, she was the daughter of William Charles Kelsey and Vivian Charlotte (Bodey) Stotts.
Charlotte grew up in Huntington and moved to Whitley County in 1967. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1970. Chris attended the Practical Nursing Program with the Class of 1977, receiving her LPN., and later received an associate degree in applied science-nursing and obtained her RN in 1991.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A turkey nearly went through the windshield of a semi truck on U.S. 30 Monday morning.
The tractor-trailer was headed westbound on U.S. 30 near the intersection of Ind. 205, when a turkey hit the windshield, shattering it.
The driver was uninjured in the crash.