Archive - Dec 21, 2011 - News Article
COLUMBIA CITY â A man who was arrested on drug charges and accused of neglecting a dependent will serve 10 years behind bars.
Travis A. Wonderly, who along with Janel M. Creech was blamed for the death of Creechâs 5-month-old daughter, pleaded guilty Nov. 16 to manufacturing methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
On Monday, Wonderly was sentenced by Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer to 10 years in prison, to be fully served.
A Jan. 3 incident occurred resulting in the death of five-month old Taylor Creech.
CHURUBUSCO â Teachers at Churubusco Elementary School will combine talents with seven other schools for an evening of development to begin the new year in education.
CES Principal Shellie Miller announced the Indiana Department of Education will be in attendance on the Professional Resources learning event on Jan. 19 at CES.
âThis is a proactive way for all of us to gain more insight on our ever-changing educational programs,â said Miller.
In other school news:
â˘Churubusco Junior Senior High School had a jeans drive that raised $500 for a local family.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia City will have a new police chief beginning in 2012.
Det. Tim Longenbaugh, a former Columbia City Common Council member and 15-year veteran of the cityâs police force, was named by Mayor-elect Ryan Daniel to replace current Chief Mike Petersen.
Longenbaugh represents the cityâs only new department head.
âAfter a fairly lengthy application and interview process, I have chosen eight individuals who have the skill set and proactive foresight to lead these departments,â said Daniel.