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October 19, 2010

Commissioners declare emergency

October 19, 2010

The Whitley County Commissioners have added the exclamation point to the now week-old ban on open burning in the county.
On Monday afternoon, the three-man board signed a Declaration of Limited Local Disaster Emergency, Open Burn Ban.
The declaration states “a state of emergency exists in the county.”
The commissioners declared “a countywide burn ban affecting certain activities is an appropriate public safety response to the fire hazards presented by the current drought conditions.”

Burglars strike four city homes

October 19, 2010

A series of burglaries occurred in Columbia City over the weekend, according to city police.
The Columbia City Police Department said Monday it had reports of four burglaries or attempted burglaries which occurred between 2 and 5 a.m. Friday morning.
In three of the cases, suspects entered the homes and in all four cases, the occupants of the houses were home at the time of the crime.
“It was a situation where the weather played a factor,” said Capt. Brian Anspach of the city police department.

November is time to apply for Toys for Tots program

October 19, 2010

Last year, Toys for Tots provided nearly 700 Whitley County children with a toy for Christmas.
That number will likely increase this year, said Pat Mossburg, director of the Salvation Army which provides registration service for the program.
“There is definitely still a need in this community,” Mossburg said.
Collecting toys and making sure they are received by children who would otherwise not get a toy for Christmas is a big task and one that gets its start in early November, long before anyone is really thinking too much about Christmas.
The process starts with applications.

Man killed while mowing

October 19, 2010

A Florida man drowned Monday when the lawn mower he was driving rolled into a pond.
Leroy Herbert Thomas, 72, Avon Park, Fla. was mowing around a pond at the residence of his son, Brian on Old Trail Road, when according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, the lawnmower, he was driving tumbled down a steep bank and into the water.
Thomas was trapped under the mower and drowned, according to Whitley County Deputy Coroner C. Taron Smith.
“He just got too close to the edge of the pond,” said Smith.

 

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