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November 22nd

Deadline nears for Christmas donations

November 22, 2010

The Christmas Bureau, which served the community for decades, ended last year with the job of providing food for the needy at Christmas-time being turned over to two entities this year: Whitley County Salvation Army and Eagle Quest Church.
The two groups are now working diligently to gather donations for food for those families in need.
The Whitley County Community Foundation has promised to match up to $2,500 of donations which makes each donation given by the community worth double.

Man faces multiple charges

November 22, 2010

The Columbia City man arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department last week on several drug-related charges was in court Monday morning.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces one count each of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and controlled substances as well as failure to comply.
Weaver is also accused of possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Weaver was in Whitley County Circuit Court on Monday for an initial hearing.

Two arrested after weekend domestic disputes

November 22, 2010

A Whitley County man and one from Wabash are both being charged with several counts related to domestic disturbances over the weekend.
Anthony A. Omelian, 23 of Churubusco and Darrell W. Grizzle of Wabash were charged a variety of crimes in two separate incidents.
Omelian was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department on Friday following a reported fight in a Churubusco trailer park.
Police were called to 6755 E. U.S. 33 and were told that the male of half of a domestic disturbance had left the scene of a physical fight on foot.

Aging water lines concern superintendent

November 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — For Mike Dear and the rest of Columbia City’s water department, ensuring residents have safe water to drink is pretty much a “round-the-clock” job.
Dear reported to the city’s Board of Works and Safety on Friday and told the three-man board that the town is facing the same problem that many municipalities in the country are dealing with — breaks in half-century-old water mains.
“It’s a problem that’s hitting the whole country,” Dear said. “The cast (iron) from the ’50s and ’60s is just breaking.”

November 19th

Two suspected meth makers nabbed by police

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — A Columbia City man was arrested by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday for several drug-related charges and booked into the Whitley County Jail.
Wayne Lynn Weaver, 40, faces counts of dealing in and manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and a controlled substance and failure to comply. The charges also include the possession of two or more precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Panel identifies potential brownfields

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s committee looking into ways to turn unsightly properties within the city into viable vessels for economic development heard feedback and ideas from the general public Wednesday night.
The Columbia City Brownfields Committee held an open forum to give citizens a chance to chime in on potential “brownfields.”

Fair board grateful for work of volunteers

November 19, 2010

Giving thanks seemed to be what the annual meeting of the 4-H Inc. board of directors was all about at its annual meeting Thursday which included not turkey, but a beef and noodle dinner.
After the pledges and approval of the secretary’s report, the election for four board members was held. The terms of Cathy Heritier, Chad Nix, Aaron McDevitt and Dave Rupley were up and all four were on the ballot with Julie Frazier-Johnson, Tim Johnson and Greg Rostochak added, as well.

Expressions earn student national award

November 19, 2010

It’s been said that when one of the senses is diminished, the others will compensate. In some cases, far exceeding the capabilities for those whose senses are not impaired.
Such would appear to be the case with Kalika Lacy, an 11-year-old student at Indian Springs Middle School.
Born completely deaf in China, Kalika was adopted and brought to Columbia City at the age of four by her parents Barbara White and Paul Lacy.

Education conversation begins by sharing ideas for the future

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Dr. David Dresslar, Executive Director for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, addressed a wide group of interested Whitley County residents Nov. 9, about the status of American education and how to get from where we’ve been in the last century to where the world is going in this century.
This second installment of the conversation covers the breakout session where citizens reacted to and discussed Dresslar’s presentation of, as one attendee put it, “demoralizing” statistics regarding education.

Father relates lessons learned from tragedy

November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — Newell Cerak was the keynote speaker for the Whitley County Youth for Christ’s “Piece Rally” 2010 at the Eagle’s Nest Event Center Thursday evening. Cerak is the father of Whitney Cerak, who was misidentified after a truck-van accident on I-69 in April, 2006 when she was a freshman at Taylor University in Upland.

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