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Words give window into pain

March 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Linbeth Doggendorf’s voice was barely audible as she gushed about the daughter she lost more than a year ago.
Her testimony could barely be heard in a courtroom with bad acoustics, compounded by her soft-spoken nature and muffled further by the sobs of friends and family.
“It’s turned our world upside down,” she said. “Nothing is the same. Everything’s not right anymore.”

Two face charges after meth lab explosion, death

March 30, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — A second arrest was made this week in connection with the explosion of a suspected meth lab in a rural Whitley County mobile home park that killed a woman in December of last year.
Joshua B. Angus, 25, of Fort Wayne was arrested and charged Monday with four counts stemming from the Dec. 3, 2010 explosion that killed 24-year-old Alecia Stine at Miami Village Trailer Park on Old Trail Road east of Columbia City.
A second man, Wade Burns, was charged in February.

A rare birth — mare has healthy twin foals

March 30, 2011

COESSE — For someone who bets on horses, the odds of twin foals being born alive and healthy to a healthy mare are staggeringly slim. Most websites say 1 in 10,000 are twin pregnancies and only 9 percent of those are carried to term.
But in Coesse’s Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital, a 16-year-old Paint/Pinto mare named Lil’ Miss Boutique, “Tiki,” beat those odds, delivering a colt and a filly over the weekend.

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