July 6th, 2014
Man accused of shooting officer had arrest record
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The father of the man police say fatally shot an Indianapolis police officer died in police custody 11 years ago.
Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. is in critical condition following surgery. He's accused of shooting 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle Saturday night on the city's north side. Davis faces a preliminary charge of murder.
Elijah and Emmalee Knetter participated in the Peabody Public Libraryâ€™s Fizz, Bang, Read craft time, in which they made constellations on Wednesday. The library offers a variety of childrenâ€™s activities and programs during the summer months. See a complete calendar of events online at www.ppl.lib.in.us.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Redevelopment Commission will meet Monday at 10 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Items on the agenda include project updates from Alan Tio with the Whitley County Economic Corporation.
South Whitleyâ€™s Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Whitley County Council members will gather for a meeting Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Whitley County Government Center, 220 W. Van Buren. St., Columbia City.
The 2014 Old Settlers Days citizen awards were presented during the festival, June 26. Virginia Grabner (right) was honored for being the longest-continuous resident and Mary Stampe (left) was recognized as the oldest resident.
CHURUBUSCO â€” With his large squash plants throwing their vines about wildly, abundant with blossoms this early in the growing season, Homer Wells has long been enjoying his retirement.
Wells, 90, welcomes weeding his onion beds and tending to his large home garden. Legally blind, he can no longer drive and must have his son Carl drive him to town once a week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Five area churches gathered to form a community service group called Impact Whitley.
Recently Impact Whitley served in four different locations throughout the county with a goal to â€śimpact Whitley County for Christ.â€ť
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Tuesdayâ€™s storm rolled in like a bully. It picked certain neighborhoods, parks and trees to smash and left others with a mere slap.
The damage visible in the southern part of Whitley County was much different than the few limbs and trees that were downed farther north.
Local experts say trees that were unlucky â€” often plucked up roots and all â€” was due to a function of the stormâ€™s selective nature and sometimes the treesâ€™ health.
Jane Yohe, of rural Whitley County, saw a large tree in her yard uprooted and so did Brad Arnold who owns a home off Meridian Road.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A Whitley County home was condemned this week after police found an active meth lab in the bathroom of a trailer near Churubusco.
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