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January 28th, 2013

SCHOOL SAFETY: Whitko, police unite

January 28, 2013

PIERCETON — School safety has been a recurring topic of conversation between administrators at Whitko Community School Corporation.

Recently, WCSC Superintendent Steve Clason met with local law enforcement to determine how to better protect Whitko schools.

“We discussed safety plans to figure out what the best course of action should be in our buildings,” Clason said. “Luckily, we haven’t had an immediate concern, but it is best to be prepared.”

TURNING BACK TIME: Courthouse dome holds a treasure of historic graffiti

January 28, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series on the Whitley County Courthouse.

COLUMBIA CITY — “Men of all ages have built monuments which, in a broad sense, have been indicative of their social, moral and intellectual stature.”

That statement was made by the Honorable William F. McNagny as part of his speech made June 14, 1890, at the dedication of the Whitley County Courthouse.

'OUTRAGED' AT VIOLENCE: Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force

January 28, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “Dating violence is not acceptable.”

This is the message the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) is trying to impress on students and will convey in a dramatic presentation in March.

“The media has really made us numb to the violence in relationships,” said Natalie Lewis, interim president on the board of WCDVTF. “On TV, the domestic or dating violence story always has a happy ending, but that isn’t true to life.”

Lois Scott, 74

January 28, 2013

Lois Suzanne “Suzy” Scott, 74, of Columbia City, passed away at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on Dec. 10, 1938, in Gary, she was the daughter of Lyman Walter and Mary Lucile (Rockenstein) Scott.
Lois spent her childhood in Columbia City and graduated from Columbia City Joint High with the Class of 1956. She attended St. Francis University and then moved to Las Vegas in 1971, returning to Columbia City in 1996. She was homemaker and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City.

CHOIR WINNERS: City Stars champs

January 28, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School’s show choir, City Stars, won Grand Champion and Best Vocals in the Summit Invitational Saturday at Bishop Dwenger in the choir’s first performance of the season.

Doris Brandenburg, 85

January 28, 2013

Doris L. Brandenburg, 85, of South Whitley died at 10:58 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester where she had been a resident since October.
She was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Whitley County, a daughter of the late Clair C. and Georgia Doris (Rubrake) Bishop.
Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School with the Class of 1945.
On March 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Floyd R. Brandenburg. They made their home in South Whitley. Mr. Brandenburg died Aug. 29, 2009.

Ruth Wilson, 96

January 28, 2013

Ruth A. Wilson, 96, formerly of South Whitley died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Covington Manor, Fort Wayne where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born Oct. 22, 1916, in South Whitley, a daughter of Arthur and Ellen (Enos) Swank. Her formative years were spent in South Whitley. She graduated from South Whitley High School.
On April 16, 1936, she was united in marriage to Cranston “Cack” Wilson. With the exception of one year in Fort Wayne, they have always lived in South Whitley. Mr. Wilson died Sept. 13, 1963.

IN THE HEADLINES

January 28, 2013

Here are the headlines in Monday's issue:

Schools, police unite for school safety

Courthouse: Turning back time

Healthy relationships become a passionate plea for task force

Choir winners

Indiana pilot dies in Michigan small plane crash

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 28, 2013

These are the sports stories in Monday's issue:

IHSAA announces sectional pairings

20 grapplers advance to regional

'Busco falls to Central Noble

Lady Eagles win on senior night

Whitko girls drop TRC game to Wabash

January 25th

COURT DATE: Padgett appears for inital hearing

January 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man had his first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft.
Christopher Padgett, 27, was accused of committing burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a Class D felony, at his place of employment, C & R Plating Corp. in Columbia City.

Case reports said Padgett allegedly stole $326 in petty cash from the office of Cathy Dowell. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A lighter and gloves of a factory worker were found at the scene. Witnesses said they saw the defendant running around the front of the building.

 

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