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December 22nd

Whitko chief updates board

December 22, 2010

PIERCETON — The Whitko Community School Corporation board of school trustees held its monthly meeting Monday evening with superintendent Steve Clason providing several updates.
“The legislative session is going to pick up after Jan. 1 and the biggest item they will have on their plate is the budget. There is a lot of discussion about how they will balance the budget when the income has not re-couped yet from the recession we are in,” Clason said. “We continue to hear that we will be receiving like amounts of funding that we had last year and there will not be any reductions.”

Man faces molesting charges

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Anderson man arrested over the weekend by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and charged with two counts of child molesting was in court Monday for an initial hearing.
Terry R. Campbell, 64, was arrested in connection with alleged incidents that occurred with a five-year-old girl in July, according to the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the police report, Campbell lived in Churubusco at the time of the incidents, which the report says occurred between Jan. 1 and July 10 of this year.
The charges were filed against Campbell Dec. 3.

Boilers purchased for Marshall building

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees agreed Monday night to turn up the heat.
Corporation Business Manager Anthony Zickgraf asked the board to approve the purchase of a new heating system for the Marshall Community Building to replace the facility’s nearly deceased boiler system.
“We’ve been talking to you for about 18 months for the need of new boilers for the Marshall Building,” Zickgraf told the board.
“One of the two has already given out and the other is 45 years old,” he added.

December 20th

Remembering Kaylin: Victim described as 'wholesome'

December 20, 2010

RIDINGER LAKE — The Doggendorfs, Jason and Linbeth draw on daughters Tiana, 12, and Dreama, 10 for strength.
They are also buoyed by the support of their inner circle of friends and family as they struggle each day to honor the life of their murdered daughter while awaiting, with dread, the trial of her accused killer.
Jason and Linbeth were surrounded by friends in March when police told them the dreaded news — their eldest daughter, 14-year-old Kaylin, was found murdered across the county line in Kosciusko County.

Anderson man arrested for child molesting

December 20, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — An Anderson man was arrested over the weekend by the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department and was charged with two counts of child molesting.
Terry R. Campbell, 64, was booked into the Whitley County Jail at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.
He was scheduled to appear in Whitley Circuit Court Monday morning.
He was being held in the jail on a $100,000 surety bond.

'Our worst nightmare' Every parent’s biggest fear becomes horrible reality for Whitley County family

December 20, 2010

Part two
of a series:

This is the second of a three- part series on crimes against children.
In part one, law enforcement officials from Whitley County as well as from state and federal agencies discussed the ongoing challenge of keeping America’s youth safe from the ever-present threat of child predators.
In parts two and three, The Post & Mail talks to the heartbroken parents of a murdered girl whose life was taken earlier this year.

December 17th

Police, parents, schools combat child predators

December 17, 2010

Part one
of a series:
This is the first of a three-part series on crimes against children.
In part one, law enforcement officials from Whitley County as well as from state and federal agencies discuss the ongoing challenge of keeping America’s youth safe from the ever-present threat of child predators.
In parts two and three, The Post & Mail talks to the heartbroken parents of a murdered girl whose life was taken earlier this year.

COLUMBIA CITY — They have the effortless ability to finger paint a smile on the most despondent adult face using nothing more than a giggle.

Church opens door to services for special needs

December 17, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — St. John’s Lutheran Church, located south of town at 2465 W. Keiser Road, began a unique ministry about three months ago when they started traditional Lutheran services for people with intellectual and development disabilities.
The church has members who are personally touched by such challenges, either themselves or with loved ones. They recognized, firsthand, the need for a comfortable place where folks would be welcomed, not feeling like they made others uncomfortable, and wouldn’t feel like people would stare at them.

The music of Christmas

December 17, 2010

Resident discusses drainage issue with S. Whitley council

December 17, 2010

SOUTH WHITLEY — Resident Ed Ruckman was in attendance at Tuesday’s South Whitley Town Council meeting to voice his concerns on a continuous drainage problem in his front lawn located at 212 Collamer Road.
“Basically, since the streets have gotten redone there was originally an overflow for what it was intended for. Now that banking comes directly into my front yard,” Ruckman said. “It is pretty much destroying my yard and I’m getting all the street trash. I have picked up glass, paper and all kinds of debris that has come down from that drain.”

 

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