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July 25th, 2012

SGCS: Board names new principal

July 25, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — In a special meeting, the Smith-Green Community Schools board of directors unanimously voted Jim Folland new principal of Churubusco Junior Senior High School Tuesday night.
Folland is a former chemistry teacher for CJSHS and has been employed at SGCS for nine years.
Ralph Bailey, interim superintendent, announced the appointment.
“I have to give thanks to this board. It took four days to get this appointment and that is something special to get it moving this quickly,” said Bailey.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

July 25, 2012

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the opening of a new business in downtown Columbia City. Mayor Ryan Daniel cut the ribbon to officially open Bugsy’s Downtown Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor. The restaurant specializes in handmade pizza, breadsticks, deep dish pizza, Bugsy Bombs and hand-dipped hard ice cream and is located at 207 West Van Buren in Columbia City across from Ball Furniture. The grand opening will continue throughout the week.

2013: County Council discusses budget

July 25, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Board of Commissioners/Council held a joint meeting Tuesday at the Whitley County Government Center to discuss the 2013 county budget, department heads, county CEDIT plan, county group insurance funding and cumulative funds 2013 rates.
While the County Council still needs answers to several questions they posed at their meeting for the 2013 budget, some issues were discussed and decided upon with a general consensus.
“This meeting is mainly for us to get answers to questions we have,” said Councilwoman Paula Reimers.

Clint Collier, 31

July 25, 2012

Clint Robert Collier, 31, of Larwill, died at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
A lifetime Whitley County resident, he was born Aug. 19, 1980, in Columbia City, the son of Robert Lee Collier and Tonya (Smith) McKay.

July 24th

COUNTY BURN BAN: Currently lifted

July 24, 2012

Today, the Whitley County Fire Chiefs Association recommended to the Whitley County Commissioners to lift the county wide ban of open burning and fireworks at this time. Due to recent rain and improving conditions they feel the ban can be lifted, but conditions will still be closely monitored. If conditions deteriorate again, or do not continue to improve, the ban may have to be put back in to effect. All county residents are asked to use consideration and caution when burning.

ONE TO WATCH: Whitley County manufacturer lauded as one of state’s top companies

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Sailrite is one of 25 companies from 13 Indiana counties to earn a place in Indiana’s fifth annual field of “Companies to Watch.”
The company, started in 1969, is owned by Matt and Hallie Grant, who recently moved it less than a year ago to its current location at a 71,000 square foot building visible from U.S. 30 East.
“It’s a great honor, and a testament to our company,” said Hallie. “A lot of our growth is because of the good employees that we have.”

SOLD

July 24, 2012

METH SUSPECTS: Pre-trial conference scheduled for Aug. 20

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Logan S. Kirk, 19, of Avilla, and Dallas M. Jones, 20, of Churubusco, both appeared in circuit court on methamphetamine charges Monday.
According to the Whitley County Drug Task Force, the two-week long investigation of stolen property and drug activity led officers to a residence on Staunton Drive in Churubusco.
According to WCSD Chief Deputy Marc Gatton, two males were in or near a vehicle parked on the street, preparing their equipment and chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine.

APPREHENDED: Suspect flees twice

July 24, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — The third time was the charm for Columbia City Police Captain Tony Hively Monday morning.
After Rafael Davila of Ohio fled from Hively twice and began a 90 mph police chase through Columbia City, Davila was taken into custody around 4 a.m.
In a police report, Hively said he was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 when he spotted a car in the westbound lane going 72 mph in a 60 mph zone.
“I turned my squad car around and caught up to the vehicle at the intersection of Ind. 9 and U.S. 30,” Hively said in the report.

July 23rd

Kelly Caskey, 68

July 23, 2012

Kelly “Popcorn” Caskey, 68, of Columbia City, died suddenly at 7:16 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his residence.
Born on April 23, 1944, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Denzil B. and Georgia (Dexter) Caskey.
He graduated from Central High School, Fort Wayne, with the class of 1962. He served in the U.S. Army. He moved in 1988 from Allen County to Whitley County.
On Oct. 1, 1988, he married Virginia “Ginny” L. Mertz at Saturn Christian Church, Columbia City. He retired from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne, with 36 years service and prior 10 years with Hi-Fy Gas Stations.

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