Archive - Aug 24, 2010 - News Article
Linda Ramsey of Columbia City lost her 28-year-old daughter less than a month ago, and as hard as it is, she says sheâ€™s talking about it â€” albeit with teary eyes â€” to just about anyone who will listen.
Her daughter, Lilly Helsley, of Middletown, died July 30 after smoking K2 for the first time.
Responders found a package of the substance commonly considered to be synthetic marijuana at her home, and her family discovered text messages sheâ€™d sent to her friends that day proclaiming that K2 was â€śjust as good as weed.â€ť
If youâ€™re looking for family entertainment this weekend, travel no farther than Larwill.
The 156th annual Squawbuck Days festival kicks off Friday night, but the bulk of the activities take place Saturday.
Squawbuck is the name that early settlers used when referring to Chief Mes-qua-buck, a Potawatomi Indian whose village and home was near Oswego, located in what is now Kosciusko County, according to the Squawbuck Days guide.
Now the festival named in his honor is used to help give residents a chance to renew old acquaintances and enjoy Larwillâ€™s past and present.
A Whitley County teenager had his first court appearance Monday as an adult after he was waived from juvenile court to answer charges that he and another teen allegedly broke into several homes, including one where they were armed with guns.
Seventeen-year-old Luke Cabiya is charged with a class B felony burglary, class D felonies of theft and possession of stolen property, and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a permit.
In the summer of 2009, a group of Hoosiers concerned about the time zone in which Indiana was placed began a push to get the state on Central Time.
Since then, the momentum has continued to grow and in next yearâ€™s legislative session, a State Representative will introduce a resolution to have the state on Central Time.
In the meantime, the Central Time Coalition sent resolutions to Indianaâ€™s public schools to see if they would endorse the groupâ€™s efforts.